There are many wonderful uses of the iPad. Even though you do not know about all the features yet, you have probably found a lot of intuitive commands. It’s important to know what your iPad does and how to properly find and use apps. Read below to find out how.
Know which apps are running on your iPad. A good number of iPad apps are able to run seemingly in the background at the same time that you are otherwise engaged. Double-click the Home button if you want to find out what apps are currently running. The apps currently running will appear in a bar at the bottom of your screen. After you see what is running, close the bar by swiping downward.
It is easy to access your running apps on the iPad. To see the currently running apps, just tap the Home button twice and you can see them quite clearly. Simply tap on the app you want to view. You should swipe the screen downwards in order to eliminate the bar.
A lot of people aren’t very good at typing on a tablet, even though it gets easier later. That said, a button for speech dictation exists on your iPad. Push Home twice and then hit the microphone. When you are finished you just hit the microphone again and the text will appear on the screen.
Are you sick of your iPad asking you to become part of a Wi-Fi network? Then go to settings and eliminate the possibility. Go to your Settings and access the Wi-Fi tab. Choose that and you won’t be bothered with incoming invites.
Does your email notification drive you crazy? You can get rid of these alerts. To do so, go to Settings and General. Then select Sounds. Then, select the option to turn the New Mail alert off or reduce the volume of the alert.
If you want to review a photo or video you just shot, you do not have to select the camera icon on the bottom left of the screen. Rather, you can swipe with one finger toward the right, and there is your video or picture! To see the other photos, keep swiping left.
Everyone should know how to best take care of their very valuable iPad. Never use your iPad in bright sunlight and do not leave it in your hot car. Your battery’s performance will be degraded by the heat. Avoid placing it near liquids. Finally, be sure that you have a cover that can protect your iPad from scratches and other dangers.
Adjust the settings in order to see more than just two lines from emails prior to opening them. In the mail section, you can adjust this with the preview setting. Switch this to show more text; perhaps five lines. By using the five lines option, you can quickly skim your emails.
If you want to take a screenshot when using your tablet, it’s easy. Click both the Sleep and Home buttons and you will get a nice picture of your screen. The iPad will take your screenshot and store it where it stores all your photos.
Open pages in new tabs. Instead of tapping a link quickly, hold it until a menu appears. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.
Copying and pasting text is easy on the iPad. Tap the text you wish to copy, hold, then choose select to select the words you are interested in copying. When the text appears highlighted in yellow, you can select copy. Paste that text by just tapping, holding, and choosing Paste.
Are you annoyed or distracted by the constant battery life percentage displayed on your iPad’s screen? Turn it off, then! First, you will want to locate the Settings option. Go to your General settings and locate Usage. This allows you to turn off the battery percentage notifications.
If you are finding mastering your new iPad a bit challenging, join an online forum. Your question is bound to have been asked before on any number of forums. You can also tell people about yourself and look at archives for helpful information.
There is now an easy way to mute your iPad. The first iPads did not have a mute button on them. As of iOS 4.3, there was a choice of having the lock switch lock the orientation of the iPad or mute the sound. To quickly mute your iPad now, just press and hold the volume-down button.
You may be tempted to hold your iPad by its sides when you take pictures. This will move the shutter button, which can wobble when shooting a photo. Turn on the orientation lock. When you do this, you will be able to access the shutter button easily with your thumb. You can edit your image or videos after recording them.
To copy/paste quickly, press and then hold text and simply choose Select. Now, tap on copy, switch to another app, then tap and hold down once more. You can then paste. If you have a significant amount of sentences to copy, you may have to tap multiple times.
Determine if you would like the lock key for locking your tablet’s orientation or muting your sound. Remember that earlier iPads are not able to do that. However, if you have iOS 4.3 or better, you can do so. You may mute your iPad by holding the – volume button down.
Do not dismiss the iPad’s cloud function if you are always connected online. This helps to safeguard and store your information on the hard drive. Use the cloud service as well as the device for storing important documents.
Double clicking on the Home button lets you see and access all currently running apps. This action with show you a bar of all of your running apps. To access them, all you have to do is press the icon. Doing so lets you remember which apps are currently open.
Lots of people know about the store for iTunes on the iPad, but don’t really know what all it offers. One feature that many people don’t know about is called iTunes U (U = university). This section has many educational podcasts about many professional subjects and can really boost your knowledge.
Turn down the brightness for extended battery life. This is good to know if you need to save your battery because you are expecting an email. To change the brightness, just double tap your Home button and touch the icon shaped like the sun.
Online forums can help you master your iPad. Your question is bound to have been asked before on any number of forums. Become a member on one of these forums and ask any questions that you may have.
Tabs are a great multitasking tool. There’s no reason to lose your place when web browsing just because you found an interesting link. Instead of tapping on a link, hold it and you will have access to a menu. Next, open up the link with a new tab. This will let you keep the page you are on and open a new one.
Tabs are a great multitasking tool. You do not have to close a webpage when you click on a link that opens another. Just hold the link rather than tapping it. This will give you a menu of options. Then just click on the Open in New Tab option, and the device will create a new page for you to view seperately from the one you are currently on.
Listen to your iTunes music on your iPad. If you already have an iTunes account and songs in it, and don’t want to download them again, you have an easy solution. Instead, use the “Home Sharing” option on your iTunes account. Then, you can go to the app you have for music, click More and then Shared. Enjoy your music!
Most iPad users find the battery charge icon annoying. Thankfully, it is pretty easy to remove it from the screen. Simply access Settings > General > Usage. In this area of the menus, you can easily turn the icon On or Off instantly. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.
A lot of folks think the battery percentage gauge is a very annoying feature on an iPad. Luckily, it can easily be removed from your screen. Just enter your iPad settings, tap on the general option and then select usage. This option will give you the ability to erase this percentage indicator. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.
When you use your iPad to read books, do your eyes tire easily? Adjusting the brightness will help cure this problem and make reading enjoyable once again. You can adjust your brightness settings yourself or use the slider to adjust brightness in your eBook app.
Do you dislike Google search on your iPad? You can choose another search engine with a minimum of fuss. Access the Settings, choose Safari and then Search Engine. Pick out a new engine for searching from the list that appears. You can choose between Bing, Yahoo and Google.
Post on forums like MacRumors and iPadforums. This can give you a lot of valuable information on your device. You can also share your own tips and ask some questions. These forums are also great for peer-to-peer tech support.
Click Home twice to see all apps that are open. Tap the icon of the app you need and you’ll be taken directly to that app. Do the same thing when you want to go back to the one you were using previously.
You cannot navigate between days by swiping using the calendar function. Select the date you want to see by using the navigation bar instead. The date you are looking at now is highlighted in blue for easy reference.
Does your iPad seem to be slowing down when loading up apps? Have you gone through all of the information and data you have stored on your machine and deleted all that you aren’t using anymore, but your iPad is still slow? Additionally, you could transfer photos and media to the cloud so that you will have more space on your device. This usually speeds things up quite a bit.
Were you aware that it is not necessary to utilize the keyboard on your iPad? Typing on your iPad’s screen keypad can be frustrating. It is possible to connect any Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad. This enables you type as easily as you do on a laptop.
You should make sure, should you lose the iPad, you can use the “Find My iPad” app. You can find your iPad’s location from your home computer. You might think it is a hassle, but it can help you recover a lost iPad.
There are easy ways to help you manage the battery of your iPad. Do not leave your iPad in your hot car. Adjust screen brightness downward if you can. If you don’t nee the Internet, switch to airplane mode. Turning Push off helps tremendously, too. You can manually check your calendars and email if you need to.
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. You can also copy an entire paragraph at once. Tap your editable, chosen text and that will copy the entire paragraph. This can also work for URL’s and addresses too.
When you are browsing with Safari, the top of the title window can be clicked to go to the beginning of any page. While scrolling is possible, it is time consuming. If you just tap, you will save a lot of time.
Put parental controls in place on your iPad. Go to settings, then click on the option labeled restrictions. Whenever you discover the Restrictions option, select Enable Restrictions. That will make sure your child does not see things beyond what is appropriate for their age. Adult content in videos, websites and shows will be restricted.
It is easy to save web images from your iPad. It’s easy to do. Simply tap the image and hold your finger for a couple seconds. The iPad will ask you if you want to save it. You’ll have it available in your Photo app.
If the iPad does not charge when attached to your computer’s front, see if trying the back works better. The USB ports in the front often don’t provide the correct amount of power. If you are still having problems, get a USB adapter that plugs into a wall outlet.
Google calendar can be synced to your iPad calendar. To get this set up, click on Settings, Mail, Contacts, and Calendars, in that order. Tap Add Account and then Other. Once you have done this, use the Add CalDAV Account option and enter the Google log-in info.
An iPad can help to make a lot of hassles easier to deal with. If you learn how to use the iPad, it can be wonderful. An iPad can help you combine many of the technologies you currently own separately.
You don’t need an extra machine for downloading pictures from your camera onto your iPad. Your new iPad can read SD cards from digital cameras. This will turn your SD card into a storage disk, allowing you to work on your documents or pictures without having to install them.