In the hands of a skilled user, an iPad is a powerful, revolutionary device. You should take the time to learn all about the features and abilities of it. Read below to optimize the use of your iPad.
Are you getting annoyed every time your iPad asks you if you would like to join a wifi network it detected? Get rid of this by going into the settings menu. If you don’t want to be prompted again, just select Wi-Fi and the final page option to turn it off.
Your folders are now supported with iOS. Just drag on app onto another one to create a folder. As a result of this, you will be prompted to create a folder to store and categorize both apps. You can change the name to better describe the apps within.
Did you just launch a noisy app by mistake? Press and hold the button used to turn down the volume, and the device will mute automatically. If you use mute often, you can set the lock orientation key to act as your mute button.
Watch how much money you spend on apps. 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. Make sure you monitor the amount of money you spend with your iPad.
It is not necessary to tap on the camera icon to view your gallery. Just do a one-finger swipe to see your photo or video. To view other photos you have stores, swipe toward the left side of the screen.
Keep track of the apps your are running. Some apps can continue to run simultaneously with other things on the iPad. If you would like to view the current apps that are running, double click the Home icon. The apps which are currently running appear in the bar located low on your screen. Swipe in the down direction to hide the bar when you’ve finished.
Do you hate only being able to preview two lines of your new emails? If so, you can change this option. Visit “settings” followed by “mail” and find the “preview” setting. Change the preview feature to increase the lines you see. By doing this, you can see as much of an email as you want, which will speed up the process of viewing emails.
Shortcuts let you send messages quickly. Pushing the space bar two times gives you a period at the end of a sentence. You can save time by doing these things automatically instead of manually, so that you can easily send messages to more of your friends.
Is a noisy app driving you nuts? Press and hold the volume down feature until you get to mute. If you use the mute button a lot, you can configure the lock orientation button to function as a mute button.
If you want to sync your Google and iPad calendars, go to Mail, Contact then Calendars. Navigate to Add An Account, and then tap Other. Use the Add CalDAV icon to input your information for Google. Then you have to go from the settings app to the calendar app. You should now be all set.
If you think there is a chance someone may be able to see your private data on your iPad, there is a way to create a password that deletes data after a certain amount of failed attempts. Your phone will be wiped if there are 10 failed login attempts.
Open pages in new tabs. In Safari, tap and hold that link until a menu pops up. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.
Does your email notification drive you crazy? You can turn them off. Just go to Settings then General. Select Sounds. Within that option, you can turn the sound off or adjust it to be less annoying and suit your needs better.
It is good to understand the right way to take care of an iPad. Keeping it away from the sun’s damaging rays is rule number one, and never leave it in a hot car. Your battery will slowly start to hold less of a charge if it gets hot too much. Avoid placing it near liquids. You should buy a cover that is padded to provide further protection for the device.
It can be far simpler to transmit messages by familiarizing yourself with certain shortcuts. If you double tap the space bar, you’ll get a period followed by a space, for example. This automatic method will save you time so you can send your friends more messages.
It is possible to shift away from using Google as the search engine, from which the iPad defaults. Just navigate to the Settings button, then you can switch it to Safari if you wish. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.
If you need Google Calendar to work with your iPad, get into your mail and then contacts followed by calendars. Select Add An Account. When prompted for the type, choose Other. Tap the icon Add CaIDAV Account and insert your Google information. Next, leave settings and open the calender. You should now be set to go.
Does it seem like a pain to tap on the bookmarks icon every time you want to access your favorite websites? To resolve this problem, set your bookmarks bar to stay on permanently. Access your Safari settings and turn on the option for always showing your bookmarks bar.
It is very important that you know how to take care of your iPad. One crucial tip is to never leave your iPad in a place that could cause it to succumb to extreme weather conditions. Exposure to heat will damage your battery. Also, remember to keep your iPad away from liquids, which are extremely damaging. It’s also a good idea to buy a cover that’s padded so your iPad is more protected.
Want to be able to find your iPad if you lose it? Enter Settings and then look at iCloud. There, place in your ID. Look then to the bottom area of the page to turn on “Find My iPad.” Now if you lose your iPad, all you need to do to find it is go to iCloud.com.
Do you just hate knowing how much charge remains in your iPad battery? It is easy to banish this totally useless information from your iPad’s screen. Start off with your Settings menu. You will find Usage under General. Here, you can turn off the battery percentage indicator if it bothers you.
If you would like to take a screenshot while you are using your iPad, it is very easy to do. Hold Home and Sleep simultaneously. Then you will have a screenshot you can organize with your other photos.
Muting your iPad can come in handy when needed. When the iPad originally came out, there wasn’t a dedicated mute button. All newer iPads now allow you to mute your iPad’s sound. Just tap and hold volume-down to quickly mute sound.
Are you tired of tapping the bookmark icon over and over so you can visit your favorite sites? You can permanently turn on your Bookmarks bar. Access your Safari settings and turn on the option for always showing your bookmarks bar.
If you’re constantly online, don’t overlook the iPad’s cloud function. You can store your files on this server without taking too much space on your iPad. It is important that you back up your most important documents by storing them on both your iPad device and cloud.
There is finally a way to silence your iPad very quickly. Originally, you couldn’t do this with a button. The iOS 4.3 allowed its users to utilize the switch-lock. If you want to mute the sound, just hold down the volume-down button.
You can use the copy and paste feature on your iPad. Tap on the text and hold to copy. Next choose select for the text you would like to copy. Tap once more after the text appears in yellow highlight. Then select Copy. You are then able to paste by tapping, then holding and then selecting the paste option.
You can block mature content if your child has an iPad. To do this, just go into settings and find the mature content option. With the iPad you can set parental settings to block and harmful content.
There are many online forums for iPad users. These communities will help you learn strategies to get the most out of your iPad. Also, you can share some of the things that you learned about the iPad. This is a great place to go for your problems, as it serves as a wonderful support system.
Do you dislike using Google as a search engine on the iPad? It can easily be replaced with another preferred engine! Go to the menu for Settings, pick Safari and then Search Engine. You can now change your search engine. You will be presented with the options of Google, Yahoo or Bing to use.
Holding your iPad on its sides when shooting photographs is comfortable for many. This will cause your shutter button to go in and out, resulting in blurry pictures. Use the orientation lock on your iPad. The orientation lock is right near your thumb, so it will be easy to reach. The photo can be rotated in image editor afterwards.
You can display a PDF in either of two ways. You can sync through iTunes, or send the file through email. Try both to see which is easier for you to use or use each method as you need.
Use tabs to multitask when you use the browser. You need not leave the site you’re on because you wish to follow through to another link. Pressing and holding a link will open up a menu with options. From here, you can opt to open the link in a new tab, allowing you to keep your current page as well as open the new one.
Would you like to take a screenshot of something? It’s simple! Press home and then press the sleep/wake button. There will be a momentary flash and the screenshot will be visible. These shots save automatically, reducing your worry that you will lose them.
The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. You can dim the screen easily, just double tap the Home button, then swipe until you find the brightness setting. Then you can adjust things by hand to suit the environment.
Has your iPad been slowing down, not loading things as quickly and taking longer to download apps? Have you erased the things you don’t need anymore, yet your device is running slow? You can gain more space by saving your music and videos to the cloud server. This final choice is almost always the solution that iPad users needed for a better running iPad.
Do your eyes get tired when you read books on your iPad? This can be fixed by reducing the screen’s brightness whenever you read. Open the eBook app and use the sliding brightness control to dim the screen.
Do you wish to open PDF files with an iPad? Simply send them to your email and then open them through iBooks. If you use the book tab that is in the iTunes app, you can sync your PDFs with the iPad.
Backup your iPad. If your information is truly private, you should turn on your iPad’s security system. Go to general settings and then click on Password Lock. This will erase data in the event that an incorrect password is entered more than 10 times.
Does your iPad seem to be slowing down when loading up apps? Your iPad may still be slow after you have sifted through your files and gotten rid of old, useless ones. Perhaps you should transfer your pictures and media to the cloud and gain some additional free space. The extra free space that you gain should help you to regain the speed that your iPad once had.
If you find yourself watching lots of videos on your iPad, you may want to consider purchasing a longer power cord. This allows you to continue watching video as the device charges without draining the internal battery power.
Anyone who has picked up an iPad knows how amazing it is. To take advantage of all an iPad can do, it does take some knowledge. This information will provide you with what you need for your iPad.
Since the iPad can be enjoyed by the entire family, if you have young children, you might want to take advantage of the parental controls. Try clicking on ‘enable restrictions’ when you go under settings, and you can get rid of any content you do not want kids to see. This will keep your child away from inappropriate sites while browsing the web.