The iPad can do many things for people. You can add a keyboard to make it a word processing tool. You could play games with a joystick. Add an appropriate application, and you can do video conferencing. The ideas that follow will help you achieve an optimal iPad experience.
If you fear someone might try to look at your device and read your data, it is possible to set a password so that all data will be deleted after a set number of incorrect attempts. Everything on your iPad will be deleted if there are 10 failed password attempts.
You can access all apps that are running on your iPad. Just double-click the Home button, and all the apps that are running will display at the bottom of the screen. Tap on any of these apps to access it. When you’re done, swipe the screen downwards to hide the bar.
A lot of people find it hard to type on tablets, but it gets easier the more you do it. It is possible to have your iPad convert what you say into text. Click the Home button two times and then touch the microphone. After you finish dictating, tap the microphone icon again, and you will see the text version of your dictation.
Open pages in new tabs in order to keep several open at the same time. While browsing in Safari, hold down the link and a menu will pop up. Then just pick to open the page in a brand new tab. You’ll still have your other page handy.
Shortcuts make sending messages much faster. One example is double tapping space to add a period. This will make your typing much more efficient, allowing you to get more done and text more quickly.
Do you wish you could get to your bookmarked favorite sites quicker and easier? It is possible to leave the bookmark bar up permanently. Under the Safari menu in Settings, choose the On option next to Always Show Bookmark Bar.
You can switch your search engine from Google, if you wish. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. This give you the option of choosing Bing or Yahoo as your search engine, if you prefer them to Google.
Muting your iPad quickly and easily is easy. All you need to do is press and hold volume down for a couple of seconds. That works faster than continuing to adjust your volume. Hold the button once more and the volume will return to the former setting.
It is easy to get a screenshot of a page displayed on the iPad. Just press the home and sleep buttons simultaneously. These two buttons will save a screenshot of the devices current display and save it to a directory of your choosing.
Isn’t it irritating when you encounter a hyperlink on your iPad, and you are unable to determine where it will take you? The solution is really quite simple. All you have to do is to touch and keep your finger on the word. This reveals the hyper-linked URL.
Use the following trick to quickly mute your iPad. Just press and hold the volume button down for a few seconds. This is a fast way to silence the tablet. When you want the volume to go back up, hold it again.
There is a copy/paste option from the iPad. You should tap on the sentence you need to copy, hold and tap on select in the menu that appears. A second tap will highlight a selection of text and allow you to choose the “copy” option. Paste that text by just tapping, holding, and choosing Paste.
When you are browsing a page on the iPad and you see a link, does it bother you that you do not know where the link leads you to? You can fix this easily. Since you cannot hover over the word like you can on your computer, you can just simply touch and hold the word. This will show you the URL that the word links to.
Your first instinct when taking photos with an iPad is to hold it by its sides. This will move the shutter button, which can wobble when shooting a photo. Instead, set the lock to freeze its orientation. This will keep the shutter button within easy reach of your thumb. After you’ve snapped the picture, use the image editor and rotate the picture to your liking.
If you almost always have Internet access, the cloud is very helpful. It allows you to put your data and information in a secure location without cluttering up your iPad. Make sure that you save critical documents to both your iPad and the cloud.
Use tabs to do many different things in your browser at once. Following a link or opening another page doesn’t mean you have to exit your current page. Hold the link and a list of options will appear. Choose “open link in new tab” so that both the new page and previous page will remain open.
The auto-brightness setting can help your battery last longer between recharges. Then, the iPad adjusts the lighting to its surroundings. Doing so is the perfect way to have some control over your battery life. Locate this setting in the area that is labeled “Brightness & Wallpaper”.
If you have music stored in the cloud on iTunes, you can listen to it on your iPad. There is an easy solution for syncing up all your iTunes songs quickly. Just go to “Home Sharing” in both the iPad and iTunes. Then, you can go to the app you have for music, click More and then Shared. Enjoy!
It is always wise to secure your iPad. You never know when you may accidentally lose it, and it generally has access to a lot of secure information like emails, phone numbers, addresses and possibly even bank information.
Holding your iPad on its sides when shooting photographs is comfortable for many. Your shutter button will move, and it could cause you to shake while taking the photo. Use the orientation lock on your iPad. It ensures the shutter button is simple to reach. After taking the photo, just use image editor to rotate the videos or images afterward.
Have you ever wanted to connect your iPad to your television to get more use out of the device? This can be done with a separately available adapter. You want an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Both are fine.
Tabs are a great multitasking tool. You need not leave the site you’re on because you wish to follow through to another link. Holding the link, rather than tapping, brings up the options menu. You can then choose to open a link in another tab, which allows you to keep the current page open.
Your Google maps has a feature that allows for street view. First, perform a simple search so that the red pin will show on the map. You should then tap on the pin and select the red and white icon of a person that appears and the Street View feature will load.
Your iPad lets you change the brightness of your screen depending on where you are. If you tap your Home button two times, you can then swipe to get to the brightness setting. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
It’s not always convenient to use the keyboard on your iPad, and you do not have to! It can be pretty hard to type on a small keyboard projected on your screen. There are many different Bluetooth keyboards you can use, instead. You will feel more like you’re using a laptop and be able to type more efficiently with the external keyboard.
Does the Google search on your iPad leave you dissatisfied? It’s easy to change to another search engine. Visit your Settings menu and choose Safari. Then select Search Engine. Pick out a new engine for searching from the list that appears. There are several search engine options including Bing, Google and Yahoo.
Does your screen get scratched? While iPad are quite durable, if you see scratches, you should place a screen protector on it. It protects both your iPad and your fingers from getting scratched.
If you would like to toggle between multiple apps without returning to the main area, hit the home button twice and all of the apps you are running will appear. Choose the one you would like to go to and you will be there instantly. Do this again if you want to get back to where you originally were.
Copying a single word by simply double tapping it is easy. However, it can be hard to copy a whole paragraph by using that one method. Tap the editable text you have chosen 4 times and the entire paragraph will be copied. This works for all forms of text.
Is connecting the iPad to the TV an option you have considered doing? You will need a special adapter, though. Just look for an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. You can do this with both.
Protect your children if they use your iPad to access the Internet. Go to Settings/General/Restrictions. You can then get to where you can enable setting restrictions. This will ensure your child cannot view unacceptable content. All adult programs, websites and videos are now blocked.
iPads can process PDF files. Not only can the iPad view these PDF’s, but you are able to sync your device with your home computer and transfer any documents from one to the other. Functionality like that is great for workers, businesses and students.
It makes sense to enable your “Find My iPad” option so that you can find the device if it gets lost. This feature will locate your iPad and let you delete information as needed remotely. While this probably seems like a pain, you will be thankful that you did this should you ever misplace it.
If your iPad is not charging when you plug it in the front of a computer, try to plug it in the back. You may not be aware that USB ports can have different power capabilities. The ones in the back tend to be higher powered. If your iPad still isn’t charging, try purchasing an USB adapter for an outlet.
If your volume buttons aren’t working, go to the Settings menus, and choose General/Sounds. Ensure that Change With Buttons has been selected so they work. There is also a volume slider here, which can be used to adjust the volume directly.
There is an easier way to locate your bookmarks. Just keep your Bookmarks bar held open. You can do this by adjusting the setings in Safari. This allows you to avoid doing all the clicking you had to do in the past simply to visit your favorite websites.
You should erase the history if you do not want anyone to see it. If someone is looking at your iPad or using Safari, they can see anything if they go to your history. Safari will bring up the last page that you were on every time unless you change that setting.
Is it driving you crazy to have to scroll when using the Internet with your iPad? To save yourself time, just press on the bar situated on the upper portion of the screen. This will immediately take you directly to the upper area of the page, without any need for scrolling. You can use this tip with other apps.
iPads need screen protectors, period. It is just a thin sheet of plastic, but it does a lot to keep your screen in great shape. It protects the iPad from scratches, fingerprints and things like that. This will help your iPad last much longer.
Because they are so intuitive, iPads are terrific tools. Your iPad only has one button besides the touch screen. Play with it to learn about its functions. You may be surprised with how intuitive the tablet is.
If you are an avid video watcher, purchase a cord to give you more flexibility. This will allow you to charge the iPad while you watch videos, saving the internal battery so that it is fully charged when you are away from the house.
No matter your goals, entertainment, communication, or work, the iPad helps with it all. You just have to know how to use it in the way you wish. Use the tips you just read and spend some time exploring the different features of your iPad.
You do not have to use a wall outlet when you need to charge your iPad. You can charge it with anything that has a USB plug-in. That means you are able to use your netbook or laptop to charge your iPad.