There isn’t anyone who doesn’t love the iPad. It relatively small size makes it very convenient to carry around. It’s capable of reading iBooks, playing groundbreaking video-games, or performing tedious business tasks. The iPad has a number of features. Keep reading to understand ways to optimize your device.
Stay aware of the amount of money you are paying for the iPad apps that you download. When you have an iPad, you can run up your iTune’s bill quickly because it contains your credit card information and it only takes a few clicks to buy an app. Keep to a budget to ensure you don’t overspend.
It is easy to access all of the running apps on your iPad. Double-click on Home, and you’ll see your running apps at the bottom of the screen. It is easy to switch to an app by tapping it on the bar. To remove the bar, swipe your screen downwards.
You do not have to deal with the question asking you to join new Wi-Fi networks. There is an option labeled Ask to Join Networks. Simply select this option, and then, those pesky invitations will stop.
Do you get irked each time you get a message from your iPad wanting to know if you want to join a new wifi network that it has just picked up? By going into your settings, you can choose to turn off this feature. You can easily turn this off in the Wi-Fi settings.
The iPad shows the first two lines of an email by deafult. It might be desirable to view more before opening the email. To change this, navigate to the mail tab of the settings menu. From Mail, choose Contacts, then go to Calendar where you can change the options to preview mail.
A soft reset will allow you to resume using your iPad if the screen is frozen. Just hold Home and Sleep at the same time for about a minute. The iPad will then reboot. To force an app closed, hold down the home button around a few seconds.
To get a copy of the user’s manual, download one for free. Apple changed to a downloadable version to stay green.
If WiFi join notifications annoy you, simply get rid of them. Opt out of the Ask To Join setting. Turn that setting off, and you will finally be rid of the constant notifications.
To add your Google Calendar to your iPad calendar app, select Mail, Contacts and Calendars. You select Other after tapping the Add An Account icon. Select Add CalDAV Account and then insert your Google credentials. Then navigate out of settings and click on the calendar application. The calendar should now be updated.
If you are concerned about someone seeing private information on your phone, you may set a password to erase the data after several failed attempts. As long as the person that finds your iPad does not guess the code within 10 attempts your information will be safe.
Taking screenshots is simple. Just hold the home and sleep button simultaneously. Click! The photo will be taken and visible in your Photos app.
If you are like most people, you receive many emails each day and do not need to be notified each time. Did you know you can turn off this annoying feature? First you need to go to Settings>General. Select Sounds below the General tab. You can stop the sound for new mail or at least turn it down.
Sync pages using iTunes to share documents with both a Mac and a PC. It’s so simple to share to your iPad now. This is even better when you realize you can send PDF documents via email to anyone, anywhere and download all of them remotely.
This a useful trick if you need to mute the sound of your iPad quickly. The volume down button, when held for two seconds, gets this done. This is quicker than adjusting the volume repeatedly. Hold the button once more and the volume will return to the former setting.
Forums online are a great way to learn more about your iPad. There are dozens of websites dedicated to learning more about the iPad. Just say hi to get started.
Set up your email addresses and phone numbers in FaceTime. By default, FaceTime on your iPad will include the email that you set the iPad up with, but you can add more. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.
To get to all the apps that are running, simply double-click your Home button. This bar will display all apps that are running, and you will be able to access them using the icon located on the bar. This lets you keep an eye on what’s running on your iPad and close unneeded apps to free up RAM.
Want to get to your running apps quicker? All you must do is to click Home twice, and they appear at the lower edge of the screen. This is a good way to quickly access an app instead of scrolling on your screen to find the apps you need.
The settings for light aren’t really necessary depending on the environment, which is why they can be changed. The screen can be made dimmer by pressing “Home” two times; swipe until you get to the settings for brightness. You can then adjust the amount of brightness you have.
Use your iPad to enjoy music purchased from iTunes. You don’t even have to download all your songs again. Just allow “Home Sharing” on the iPad and iTunes. Next, enter the Music app on your iPad, select More and then Shared. Start listening to your music!
When you’re snapping photographs, you may want to hold your iPad by its sides. This way, the shutter button might move, and there could be wobbling as you shoot the photo. Use the orientation lock on your iPad. That way, your shutter button is easily reachable. After you snap your photo, use your editor feature to shift your images or videos.
Some people are annoyed by the battery charge indicator that is always onscreen. Luckily, it is easily removed. Go to settings, then go to general, and then usage. There, you’ll find an off button. You can adjust this on and off depending on your preference.
You can choose whether your lock orientation button functions as a way of locking the orientation or as a mute button. Remember that earlier versions of the iPad did not offer this capability. However, if you have iOS 4.3 or better, you can do so. Holding down the “volume down” key allows you to mute the iPad as well.
You can’t go from day to day by simply swiping the calendar function. Try using navigation so you can choose your date. You’ll notice that blue marks the current day.
Light requirements change in different settings, and that’s why you can change the lighting wherever you are. You can change this setting by hitting Home twice, and going to Brightness. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
In the Google Maps app, the Street View can be used. A search will make a red pin show up for your location on your map. Just tap the pin, the person icon, and then you will be in street view.
You should always use the security feature in your iPad even if it feels like you don’t need it. You may lose it and a lot of personal information is on there.
If you do not get any volume on your iPad all you have to do is go to the settings, and then sounds. Turn on the Change with Buttons option and your volume buttons will become usable. You can use the slider to change the volume, too.
You can take control of your notifications. Having a large number of apps can result in numerous and constant alerts. You can tame these apps using the notifications tab of the settings app. You can use this to manage the different applications and turn off the alerts for those that aren’t needed. This allows you to use the system to your advantage.
You can move to the top of a page in Safari by tapping the title window. Lots of people waste time scrolling back to the top. It is much faster to tap the title window and be on your way.
There are two ways to show a PDF. Either place the PDF inside iTunes and sync it with the iPad, or send an email to yourself on your iPad. Try out both methods to see which one is easier for you.
You’ve probably wanted to save an image using your iPad before. Making this happen is not complicated. Simply tap, then hold the image. It will then give you the option to save. The saved image will be on your iPad in the Photos folder, ready for whenever you need it.
Do you ever need a quick screenshot? It is far simpler than you may have imagined. Press the Home button and then press your Sleep/Wake button. This will cause a flash, indicating that your picture has been taken. You screen shots are saved automatically, so you will not need to worry about making sure to save them afterwards.
Don’t show anyone how to use Safari on your iPad unless you’re confident that your browser history won’t show them anything you don’t want them to see. In this way, you can avoid accidentally displaying things you would prefer to keep private. Just go to Google and let that be the last visited page.
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 chosen text four times which will copy the entire paragraph. That works for addresses, paragraphs and the URL bar.
Sending podcasts to your family and friends is easy. If you are currently listening to the podcast that you’re going to share, you don’t even have to stop it if you wish to share it. To do this, all that you need to do is press on the Email button. You will have the chance to send it right there.
Make sure your kids are safe when using your iPad online. You will locate Restrictions in the Settings menu in the General section. Then, tap Enable Restrictions. That will make sure your child does not see things beyond what is appropriate for their age. Your child will not be able to view adult pages.
There is an easy way to scroll through the Internet. Tapping on the bar found at the topmost part of the page will return you to the webpage’s top immediately rather than scrolling up, thus saving you some time. This works for all of your apps.
Important information stored on the iPad should always be backed up. Also, make sure your iPad is set to erase all the information in case anyone tries to get into it. In the Settings menu, under Password Lock, choose to erase data after 10 failed attempts.
Get a good screen protector. This is a piece of plastic that goes over the screen. The level of protection that this offers can save you a lot of wear and tear on your device. A screen protector is essential because a scratched or smeared screen is difficult to use.
There are tons of different apps that let you do many different things on your iPad. There are apps for the entire family. If one is in your possession, make sure that you care for it, but also educate yourself about its full potential and possibilities. It’s amazing how beneficial this device can be to your life.
The iPad is built Tonka tough, but it’s still an electronic device, so you want to keep it away from water. The bathtub is a no-no, but also avoid using your iPad in rainy weather or very humid spots such as a sauna. This will likely cause damage to the iPad.