iPads are deceptively simple in their use. All you have to do is start playing around, right? This is true, for the most part, but you can turbocharge your iPad experience if you take the time to read some simple tips.
Remote servers can be accessed by your iPad through VPN networks. If you want to establish a connection to a VPN with your iPad, locate the tab labeled Network and enable the VPN feature. After configuration, it will request your screen-name and the address for the server. If you don’t know what the server address is, contact the network administrator.
You are able to send messages more easily when you use shortcuts. Try pushing the space bar two times when you are writing something. A period and then a space will be added in. You can save time by doing these things automatically instead of manually, so that you can easily send messages to more of your friends.
It is possible to expand the amount of preview text you get for emails. The Preview setting is Located under Mail in your general settings. Change the setting to 5 lines. This will give you a larger range to view when you are skimming.
If you need Google Calendar to work with your iPad, get into your mail and then contacts followed by calendars. Select Add an Account, then tap Other. Choose Add CalDAV Account and enter your Google information. Once done, click the calendar app. All that you need should be right there.
Open new pages with tabs in order to keep them open. If you are using Safari, tap and hold down the link and wait until a menu pops up. A pop-up menu will appear. One of the options allows you to launch a new tab with that link.
Would you like to have a way to locate your iPad in case you misplace it? Enter Settings and then look at iCloud. Type in you personal Apple ID code and make sure the “Find My iPad” function is turned on. You will then be able to see where your iPad is on a map by visiting iCloud.com and logging in with your Apple ID.
You must learn how to take care of your iPad properly. Make sure it’s never in direct sunlight, or in very hot conditions. Your battery will slowly start to hold less of a charge if it gets hot too much. Additionally, moisture is something that you want to avoid. Lastly, a protective cover is a great idea to keep your iPad safe from drops and bumps.
You can easily take screenshots while using your iPad. All you need to do is press the Home button and the Sleep button at the same time. Then you will have a screenshot you can organize with your other photos.
Are you annoyed by the battery charge display? This is easy to toggle off. Start off with your Settings menu. You will find Usage under General. Under the Usage menu, you will be able to turn off the display.
An iPad isn’t cheap, so take care of it well. Screen protectors for the iPad are quite popular. This is a simple plastic cover that offers protection to the screen. When it’s time to clean the screen on your iPad, take a water dampened soft cloth and wipe it off. Don’t use window cleaner or other household cleaning supplies.
Are you tired of tapping your bookmarks icon when you want to get to your usual websites? You can stop this by permanently enabling the bookmark bar. Enter the Settings menu, select Safari, and enable Always Show Bookmarks.
There is finally a way to silence your iPad very quickly. The original iPad didn’t have a specific mute button. Once iOS 4.3 came out, there was an option added where your lock switch can mute the sound. To perform a fast mute, all that you need to do is press and hold the volume-down button.
There is a safeguard to losing your iPad in place. In Settings, you will find an option that says iCloud. Add your account’s Apple ID and turn on the app. This way, if your iPad does get lost, all you have to do is visit iCloud.com.
In order to extend your iPad’s battery life, turn on the auto-brightness feature. Then, the iPad adjusts the lighting to its surroundings. This is a good way to get more from your battery. Locate this setting in the area that is labeled “Brightness & Wallpaper”.
If you need to mute your iPad’s sound in a pinch, use this handy technique. Simply hold the volume down button for a couple of seconds. This is much quicker than trying to adjust the volume over and over again. When you want to restore the volume, simply hold down the button again.
Do not dismiss the iPad’s cloud function if you are always connected online. This is a great way to store information without taking up space on your iPad’s hard drive. Be sure to store important documents on both the cloud and device.
Taking pictures often means turning the iPad to the side. Doing this will make the shutter button move, which could cause you to move while attempting to take a picture. To get around this issue, use the orientation lock instead. This keeps your shutter button within an easier reach of a thumb. After you take the photograph, you can rotate the image with an image editor.
You should activate the auto brightness features to improve the duration of your battery. Then, the iPad adjusts the lighting to its surroundings. This will help preserve the battery, which means you can use your iPad longer without having to plug it in. Select this option in the Settings menu under Brightness and Wallpaper.
A double click on the iPad Home button will display all apps that are currently in use. This opens up a menu that shows all running apps. To switch to one of those apps, just tap its icon. This way, your remember the apps you have going, and you can shut down the ones you don’t need anymore.
If you want to share pages with others or another device, sync them in iTunes. This ability is a godsend for many. You can send documents, such as PDFs, over the Internet to others. You can send work documents to your home PC, as well.
Your battery will last longer if you reduce the brightness of your screen. This is really important when you are driving around town waiting on important information. You can decrease the brightness by double tapping the Home button and looking for the sun icon.
When using your iPad to take pictures, many people grasp the sides. This will cause your shutter button to go in and out, resulting in blurry pictures. Give use of the orientation lock a try. You can then put the button to push near your thumb. After you take the photograph, you can rotate the image with an image editor.
Even if you think this is unnecessary, it is wise to add a security feature to your iPad. You don’t know when you could lose it by accident and someone could find it and access your bank information, addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc.
Double clicking on the Home button lets you see and access all currently running apps. This will allow you to see all of the running apps that you have. This ensures that you never forget which apps you’re running and gives you an easy way to shut off apps you don’t need any longer.
Lots of people hate having to see the percentage of their iPad’s battery charge. However, you can get it off of your screen rather simply. Find the “General” settings menu and follow down into the “usage” subcategory for further instruction. This is where it is possible to turn it off. Do the reverse to turn it right back on.
Reduce the brightness of your screen in order to increase the battery life of your iPad. This can help when you need to have as much battery life as possible. Double touch the Home button and find the sun icon to reduce the level of light on your screen.
Taking screenshots on an iPad is easy. Tap the Home button, followed by your Sleep/Wake button. You will see a flash, and then you will hear a click. It means that a photo has been taken. You can find your screenshots in your photos, where they are automatically saved for future use.
You can control notifications. If you use lots of apps, it is likely that you’ll have to deal with lots of alerts and pop-ups. You can tame these apps using the notifications tab of the settings app. You can decide which apps you want to send alerts and which apps you do not. Then you only get useful notifications.
It is important to protect your children from inappropriate sites when they are surfing the web on your iPad. Go to Settings>General>Restrictions. Next, you will tap ENABLE RESTRICTIONS. Now your child is protected from exposure to age inappropriate content. Adult content on sites and videos are going to be restricted.
Do you want to connect your TV and iPad? You can if you get the right adapter. You’re looking for the digital AV adapter or the Apple VGA adapter. Either of these will do the job.
Have you ever lost an important item and felt terrible? Well, you don’t have to worry about this with your iPad thanks to its “Find My iPad” option. By enabling this feature, you can track your iPad if it is lost and wipe the memory remotely if it is stolen. At a first glance, this may appear to be a bit of work, but it will come in handy if you ever misplace it.
Always back up your stored information in the event that your iPad gets lost or stolen. There are also settings which allow the iPad to delete all memory if someone attempts to crack the password. Under the “Password Lock” feature, select the general settings tab, and click to delete information if an incorrect password is entered into your device 10 times.
Are sick of receiving notifications asking you to join Wi-Fi networks? You can stop this annoyance for good. Click on Settings, then Wi-Fi and then turn off the asking feature. If you would like to join networks later on, fear not. This setting simply turns off random notifications, not joining networks altogether.
If you discover that plugging your iPad into the front side of your computer does not charge it, then try plugging instead into the rear of the machine. USB outlets don’t always have a lot of power, and front ports tend to be the lowest of the bunch. Another option would be to purchase the outlet USB adapter if it still will not work.
Have you had the experience of seeing an image on the screen of your iPad and wishing you could keep it? Making this happen is quite easy indeed. Just tap and hold. This will then prompt you to save it. Choosing Yes will save it to your iPad for you to view whenever you like.
Do you get tired of constantly scrolling on your iPad when you are on the Internet? You can reach the top of the page by tapping the title bar. You’ll spend less time using this method than you would with scrolling. This can be used for other apps also.
Though they are simple to use, iPads can do far more than many people may realize. Implement what you’ve just learned for a great iPad experience. You can use your iPad for a lot of different tasks if you are familiar with all its features.
Did you know you can add your Google Calendar into the Calendar app? It is accomplished by clicking on the Settings icon, followed by Mail, then click Contacts and finally, Calendars. Click, then add an account, then select Other. Select Add CalDAV Account, and enter your login info for Google.