Knowing how to really use your iPad can make a huge difference in the quality of your experience with it. Once you learn all of its ins and outs, you can easily accomplish so much. This article can help any iPad owner that wishes to get more out of their iPad, so keep reading.
You can wipe out your iPad battery pretty quick if you use the device to game, play music or stream video content for long periods of time. Lowering the brightness of the screen can help keep your battery charge. In most cases, there is no need to keep the maximum brightness level to read, surf the Internet or tinker with apps.
Battery life is typically shorter when using heavier applications like movies and games. One way to make you battery last longer is to adjust your screen’s brightness. You will probably find that you do not need to use the brightest possible setting to enjoy your iPad.
Did you know that you can create folders on your iPad? Start by tapping and holding your finger on the app you desire. It will begin to jiggle. Then you can drag it onto another icon and release it. This will create a folder with both apps. You can rename these folders.
Did you accidentally start a noisy app? To quickly mute the iPad’s volume, just hold down the volume button. If you are using iOS 4.3 or later, it is possible to make the toggle switch near the volume control mute your iPad.
You can bring up a list of every app currently running on your iPad. If you double-click on the Home button, it will show you all running apps in a bar on the bottom of your screen. To navigate quickly to another running app, simply tap it. Just swipe your finger down to get rid of the bar.
Typing on a tablet can be difficult at first but gets easier over time. You can utilize the speech recognition abilities of the device. Tap the home button two times and tap the microphone icon on the screen that appears. When you are done talking, push the icon again and your words will be shown as text.
Monitor your iPad app spending. Because your credit card is on file with the iTunes store, it is not hard to go overboard buying apps and then get a nasty credit card statement shock. Because of this, you need to keep track of what you spend.
If you are one of those people that like to read a manual when you buy a new toy, you can download one onto the iPad if you need it. Apple changed to a downloadable version to stay green.
VPN networks are used to access remote servers. In order to connect to a VPN network through your iPad, navigate to Settings and select the Network tab. Then, select the VPN feature. At that point you just input the information that is requested, including treh server address. If you aren’t sure about the address of the server, the network administrator can help you.
Are you being nagged by the battery charge notification? It is easy to banish this totally useless information from your iPad’s screen. Begin by going to your iPad’s Settings. Find the Usage category, beneath the General tab. When you’re here, the battery percentage display can easily be turned off.
Now you can quickly mute your iPad. Originally, the mute button was not on an iPad. Prior to iOS 4.3 you had to use the lock switch to mute the sound or lock your iPad’s orientation. Now all you have to do is press the volume-down key and hold it for a few seconds.
What happens if your iPad is stolen or lost? Simply navigate to Settings and then select iCloud. Enter your Apple ID where prompted and then turn on Find My iPad. This way, if your iPad does get lost, all you have to do is visit iCloud.com.
Want to get to your running apps quicker? Double-click the Home button to have them immediately appear near the bottom of your screen. Use this to avoid scrolling around to find what you need.
As a parent, you can adjust the parental controls for your kids in the settings area. Under settings, you can limit how much mature content they can see. This will block films that are labeled as ‘mature’ as well as bad language.
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 also easier since you can email PDF’s online and download them using a remote system.
Set up your email addresses and phone numbers in FaceTime. The email that was used to set up the iPad will be used by default on FaceTime, but it is possible to add others. If you have other email accounts associated with FaceTime, change the information in the Settings.
iPad mastery begins by joining helpful forums about this device on the Internet. There are dozens of websites dedicated to learning more about the iPad. Give the proper introduction and try to take in as much information as possible.
The auto brightness setting will help extend your iPad’s battery life. The iPad has a convenient feature to adjust the device’s brightness depending on the lighting conditions of the environment it is in. This ensures your battery stays charged for longer. Go to Settings/Brightness and Wallpaper.
You can multitask on the web browser using tabs. There is no need to abandon your current site simply to visit a link. Holding the link will bring you to the options menu. Then, it is possible to visit your link though a totally new tab, which keeps the old one open too.
There are some online forums you can join to learn more about the iPad. There are many quality sites designed to help you learn all the features of your iPad and guide you as you explore different apps. Give the proper introduction and try to take in as much information as possible.
Your iPad is a great tool for listening to music. If you have an account on iTunes full of songs and don’t like the idea of spending the time it takes to re-download them, there is an easy way around it. Simply go to the Home Sharing tab in your iTunes, as well as your iPad. In the iPad’s Music app, click on More and then Shared. Then listen away!
The lock key can either lock orientation or mute the tablet. Some early models of the iPad will not have this option. If you are using iOS 4.3 or more, you have this option. Holding down the “volume down” key allows you to mute the iPad as well.
You might think it’s not necessary to do this, but it’s great to have security on your iPad. You have no idea when or where you might misplace your iPad or get separated from it, and it has a lot of personal information on it.
To extend the battery life of your iPad, turn down the screen brightness. This can be really helpful to you if you are out and about with no place to recharge, or you are waiting on a vital communication coming in. You can decrease the brightness by double tapping the Home button and looking for the sun icon.
The battery icon annoys many consumers and they quickly begin searching for a way to remove the nuisance. Thankfully, it is pretty easy to remove it from the screen. To turn off, simply go into your General Settings and click Usage. You will find an option to turn it off. If there’s a time when it’s smart to use it again, then simply return to adjust the slider.
Just tap twice on the home icon to see what apps are running. Then, tap the app which you want to go to. To get back to where you were earlier you just do the same thing again.
There are several options for search engines on your iPad. It can easily be replaced with another preferred engine! To do this, you’ll need to open up your Settings menu, tap Safari, and then Search Engine. Pick another search engine from that list. You can choose from Bing, Yahoo, or Google.
Did you know you can connect an iPad to your TV? This can be done through a special adapter. You want either Apple’s VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Each one works well.
You can’t go from day to day by simply swiping the calendar function. Instead, try out the navigation bar on the lower end of the screen in order to choose the date. You’ll notice that blue marks the current day.
Are you aware you don’t need to use the iPad’s keyboard? The small keyboard on an iPad can be difficult to type on. Just buy a BlueTooth keyboard for use with iPad. This enables you type as easily as you do on a laptop.
Have you had the desire to take a screenshot? It’s actually really quite simple. Tap Home and then Sleep/Wake. This will cause a flash, indicating that your picture has been taken. Your iPad conveniently saves all screen shots automatically.
Are you having problems with a scratches screen? While the iPad can take quite a bit of damage, if you start to notice small scratches, then it may be time to put a protector on your device. This protects both your iPad and your fingers.
It is so simple to copy text when you are using the iPad; a simple double click of the word does it for you. But, this is not the ideal method to use if you need to copy a large volume of text. Tap the text you’ve chosen four times to copy the entire paragraph. This works for URL’s, addresses, and paragraphs.
Has your iPad been slowing down, not loading things as quickly and taking longer to download apps? Perhaps you have set about deleting unnecessary data, but have yet to see your iPad regain its past speed. Start storing less important data or pictures on the cloud. This usually speeds things up quite a bit.
Do you want the ability to read PDF files on your iPad? To do so, you must email yourself the PDF files so that the iPad can open them in iBooks. The iTunes app has a book tab that you can use to synch PDF’s from any computer to you use with your iPad.
Do constant Wi-Fi network notifications drive you crazy? This is easy to turn off. Visit “settings” and then “Wi-Fi” and deactivate your “ask to join” option. If you are still interested in joining a network, have no fear. You can easily join at any time without the notifications annoying you constantly.
When browsing the web with Safari, click the title window to go back to the beginning of the page. This is a good trick if you do not want to waste your time scrolling up. Just tap the title bar instead, and you can get around more rapidly.
Plugging your iPad into the back of your computer to charge works better than the front sometimes. Not all USB powers provide high power, and those on the front of a computer tend to be lower powered than the rest. If you still have problems, you can purchase a USB adapter to be used with a standard wall socket.
Does you iPad take longer to charge when it is plugged into your computer’s front USB port? Plug it into the rear instead. Not all USB powers provide high power, and those on the front of a computer tend to be lower powered than the rest. If you still have trouble, try buying a separate USB adapter.
You can attach an external keyboard to your device if you do not like the default keyboard. It will save you a lot of time if you plan on typing frequently on your iPad. External keyboards usually connect wirelessly with Bluetooth, and make typing much faster than the software keyboard the iPad typically uses.
It is simple to share podcasts with other people on your iPad. You do not even have to quit listening to share podcasts. You can continue listening while you share. Just press Email button during the podcast. Enter the recipients and send.
It’s up to you to use what you’ve read here. Suddenly, a whole new world will be opened up to you. Take advantage of it.
The iPad is rather resistant but you should do your best to avoid exposing it to water. Therefore, you should never use your iPad in the tub. In addition, you shouldn’t use it outside when it’s raining or in areas of extreme humidity, such as a sauna. Using it in these conditions can easily damage it.