Going to buy an iPad? There are so many benefits to owning one. There are some important things you need to know to use your iPad to the fullest extent. The subject of the iPad and what it can do for you is discussed here so that you can make a fully informed choice before purchasing one.
Do you find it irritating that you have to constantly tap your bookmarks icon to view your favorite sites? It is possible to leave the bookmark bar up permanently. Turn the Always Show Bookmark bar option on in your Settings menu.
You will be using VPN networks if you are trying to get in contact with remote servers. To do this, go to Settings and choose the “Activate VPN” under the network tab. The iPad then will ask for your server address and user name. If you don’t know what the address is for the server, talk to the network administrator.
If you need to mute the audio on the iPad, do the following. Hold the volume-down key for a couple of seconds. This can be a quick way to avoid having to adjust your volume multiple times. Hold it again when you want to turn the volume up.
Do you ever find yourself browsing the web and wondering where a word that is hyperlinked will take you? There is a simple thing you can do. True, you can’t hover like on a regular computer, but you can touch and hold on the word. The hyperlink’s URL will be shown.
Have you accidentally bumped an app that makes noise by accident? Press volume down for a few seconds to mute quickly. If you use the mute button a lot, you can configure the lock orientation button to function as a mute button.
Most people use iTunes, but many are overlooking some great features. An interesting one is iTunes U (which is used for universities). It contains podcasts that focus on a variety of professional topics and is perfect for the ride home.
The email app will show you the first two lines of an email’s text unless you change this setting. You can change this to see more, if you so desire. To change this, you’ll need to open Settings, and then press on Mail. Under the mail menu, choose Contacts, and then Calender. Change the Preview options for mail to More Lines.
Switch on your auto brightness in order to add battery life. The current level of light in any room can be sensed by iPads, and they can adjust based on this. Doing so is the perfect way to have some control over your battery life. You can enable this option via the “Brightness and Wallpaper” settings.
If you use Google Calendar and want it included within the calendar app on your iPad, then go to your Mail option, followed by Contacts and finally Calendars. Navigate to Add An Account, and then tap Other. Hit Add CalDAv Account and punch in all of your Google information. Now leave the settings area and access the calendar app. Your information should now be there!
If you want to share pages with others or another device, sync them in iTunes. It is now easier than ever to share documents, and you can integrate your work with all types of computers through iTunes. Also, you can track and view your PDFs with ease.
iPad care is imperative. Never leave your iPad in your car or in direct sunlight. Battery performance is degraded with intense heat. Avoid placing it near liquids. You should buy a cover that is padded to provide further protection for the device.
The preloaded apps that came with your iPad might not correspond to your needs. The catch is that not all of the pre-loaded apps can be deleted. Place them into a separate folder and move them so that it is far from where you spend your time. Then you have more screen space for useful apps.
Do you want the option of finding your own iPad if you have lost it? Then you must go to iCloud, by going to Settings, then iCloud. Put in your Apple ID,and on the bottom of the screen where it says “Find My iPad,” turn it on. When your iPad disappears, you’ll be able to track it on iCloud.com.
Double clicking on the Home button lets you see and access all currently running apps. You’ll see all the apps which are open right now. When you close those you’re not using down, your battery will stay charged for longer.
Go to your apps that you keep running quicker and easier! Simply click the home button two times to have them all appear. Using this one little trick can save a lot of time instead of having to scroll through all of the screens to find something.
Tabs let you multitask while browsing the web. You can follow any link you want without leaving your current website. Holding the link versus tapping it can bring up your options menu. Within the options, you can arrange for the link to be opened in a new tab, and this means you don’t lose your current browsing page.
When using your iPad to take pictures, many people grasp the sides. This will cause the shutter to move slightly and could potentially rattle when attempting to snap a picture. Try using the orientation lock. Doing this will allow the shutter button to be a thumb’s distance away. Once you’ve taken the pictures, use an application like Photoshop to edit them.
Light requirements change in different settings, and that’s why you can change the lighting wherever you are. If you tap your Home button two times, you can then swipe to get to the brightness setting. This lets you manually adjust your brightness to the surroundings.
The iPad allows you to change your screen’s brightness. Screens that are typically bright are dimmable through two taps of the Home button, followed by a swipe to get the setting tool. This setting will permit you to adjust the brightness of your screen.
It is possible to view a PDF in two ways. Your options are to place your PDF in your iTunes account to synchronize with your iPad or to e mail your PDF to yourself using your iPad. Try to figure out the best way that you can access this and that you are comfortable with.
It is always wise to secure your iPad. You might lose it and people will have access to everything from your emails to your bank information.
Have you ever thought about connecting an iPad to a TV so you can watch your favorite videos on a big screen? You can do so by using an adapter that you can purchase separately. You can use a VGA Apple adapter or also a digital AV adapter. Either of these will do the job.
Join an iPad forum online. You can learn so much from others who already know how to use the device. You can also share what you know with others. Any issues you may face can be discussed there, too.
Do you want to take fast screenshots with your iPad? It’s much more easier than you think. Just press and hold on Home and Sleep/Wake at the same time. After a flash prompt, the screenshot will be saved and you can store it where you wish. You screen shots are saved automatically, so you will not need to worry about making sure to save them afterwards.
Does your screen get scratched? While iPad are quite durable, if you see scratches, you should place a screen protector on it. This protects the iPad and your finger from possible micro-cuts.
Would you like to get more out of your iPad than Google can provide? It’s easy to change to another search engine. Visit your Settings menu and choose Safari. Then select Search Engine. Then choose the search engine of your choice. You can choose between Bing, Yahoo or Google.
Do you notice your tablet is slower to load apps and isn’t as snappy in navigation? Have you cleared out old data and yet it’s not getting any faster? If so, then your next step might need to be sending all of your pictures and music to the cloud. This trick may make your iPad as quick and smooth as it was when you first bought it.
Have you thought about hooking your iPad up to a television? There are a great many benefits to doing so. Purchasing a separate adapter will allow you to do this. Look for a digital AV or Apple VGA adapter. Either of these will work.
When you are using an iPad, copying text to the clipboard is very simple. All you need to do is double-tap the text you want to copy. Copying large sections of text, however, isn’t this simple. If you tap the text four times, the whole section is copied. You can use this in both the URL bar of Safari and other apps.
It makes sense to enable your “Find My iPad” option so that you can find the device if it gets lost. Doing this will permit you to locate your iPad; it will also make it possible for you to remotely delete information stored on it. At a first glance, this may appear to be a bit of work, but it will come in handy if you ever misplace it.
Did you know you could use the Street View feature on your Google Maps app? Search and a red pin will show up on your map. Tap the pin, then choose the person icon. This loads Street View.
Do you want your iPad to stop asking to join Wi-Fi networks? You can stop this annoyance for good. Access Settings > Wi-Fi and toggle off the feature for “Ask to Join” referring to networks. There is no need to worry if you would still like to join networks. It’s still possible. All this means is that you won’t be pestered with notifications.
When typing on an iPad, you have the option of using a different keypad. Sometimes you may find difficulty using the iPad keyboard. You can buy a Bluetooth keyboard and then use it with the iPad, easily. This enables you type as easily as you do on a laptop.
If you also have Apple TV, you may stream the iPad content on your TV. On your iPad you will see the Airplay icon. This icon informs you of what can be shown on your television. To view, simply tap the icon and it will be displayed on your TV.
Has taking a fast screenshot been something you have ever needed to do? Well, it’s really quite simple. Press the ‘Home’ and ’sleep/wake’ button simultaneously. You’ll see a flash, hear a click and the screenshot will be taken. Every screen shot will be saved automatically so you’re not going to have to think about saving it later.
While the iPad is a very resistant device, you really want to avoid getting water near it. Don’t use it near water, in humid conditions, or carry it in the rain. Doing so runs the risk of causing serious damage.
Protect your children if they use your iPad to access the Internet. Set the parental controls by going into the settings and choosing General > Restrictions. In the menu that appears, tap “enable restrictions.” This will reduce the chances that your child will look at inappropriate material. Adult content in videos, websites and shows will be restricted.
You can download the pictures that you take right onto your iPad. Your new iPad can read SD cards from digital cameras. The device will act as a large-capacity storage vessel, making it a great tool for keeping documents and photos without the hassle of adding hardware.
Would you like to see PDFs on your iPad? It must be sent via email so that the iPad can open it in iBooks. If you’re near a computer, then you can synch your PDf with the iPad by going to the iTunes app and choosing the book tab.
If the iPad you own is used by multiple people, including children, make sure to activate the parental control features it has. The general settings menu should have an option called “Enable Restrictions”. Turning this on will block adult content. Just remember that parental attention is still a good idea if your young ones use an iPad to get on the Internet.
Don’t forget that you don’t need a power outlet to charge your tablet. You can also plug it into your computer through the USB port. Connect your iPad to your laptop or to your desktop computer until it is charged.
You can make it simpler to easily find your bookmarks. Always keep the Bookmarks bar visible. In Safari Settings, choose the option to keep your bookmarks bar open all the time. That way, you avoid all the clicking it used to take just so you can visit your favorite spots on the web.
The default setting provides a generic signature that indicates your email was sent via iPad. This can be boring. You can very easily change it and make it much more personal. Simply visit MAIL and choose CONTACTS. From there, you will go to CALENDAR and select SIGNATURE. Then you can make your change.
You can use your iPad for both personal pleasure and business needs. Getting everything you can from your iPad is easy so long as you learn a bit. Follow these tips when buying and using your iPad to have a great experience.
Are your fingers aching from too much typing? Use the dictation feature! Click on the microphone symbol, dictate what you want to say, and click on it once more. Tap the microphone icon again and your speech will be transcribed. You might have to make changes to the spelling.