There is a reason that iPad sales have skyrocketed over the past few years. They have many features, and they can help make your life much easier. Learn all about your iPad so you can get the most from the features available. Keep reading to learn more about using your iPad.
It is easy to access all of the running apps on your iPad. Just double-click the Home button, and all the apps that are running will display at the bottom of the screen. If you want to bring up that app, just tap its icon on the bar. When you no longer want to see it, swipe downwards to eliminate the bar from your screen.
You can view the apps running on your iPad. A lot of the apps on your tablet can keep running while you work on other things. If you want to know which apps are currently active, all you need to do quickly tap the home button two times in succession. This will show you the current apps at the bottom. Swipe your finger in a downward motion to close the window.
Are you frustrated with your iPad because it wants you to join every wifi network it detects? Just turn the notifications off! If you don’t want to be prompted again, just select Wi-Fi and the final page option to turn it off.
There is no need to hit your small camera icon just to see something you just shot. All you have to do is swipe the screen right and your video or picture will appear. Previous photos can be seen by swiping left.
Is a noisy app driving you nuts? Press volume down for a few seconds to mute quickly. If you mute often, you can set your lock orientation button as a tool to mute.
The iPhone charger was NOT build for the iPad. The iPad carries 10 watts as opposed to just 5 watts for the iPhone. If you charge the iPad with an iPhone charger, it can take double the amount of time to charge. You should use the charger that came with the iPad.
The iPhone charger isn’t ideal for quickly charging your tablet. The two devices both operate at different wattages – the iPhone at 5 watts and the iPad at 10 watts. And their chargers follow suit. Using an iPhone charger to fully charge an iPad battery will take quite a long time. Just use the original charger that was given with the iPad.
When you stay with iPad’s default settings, you will see the first two lines of every email prior to making your selection. You may want to have more text available to preview. You can select mail from your settings. After you go to “mail”, choose “contacts” and “calendar” in order to see additional lines of text before opening your messages.
Go to the apps that you need to use frequently! By double clicking the home button, the apps will come up immediately on the bottom of your device. This is a good way to quickly access an app instead of scrolling on your screen to find the apps you need.
You can use shortcuts for messages. Pushing the space bar two times gives you a period at the end of a sentence. This will make your typing much more efficient, allowing you to get more done and text more quickly.
The cloud function is particularly useful if you get online a lot. You can store extra information this way without it using up space in the iPad’s flash memory. Make sure you store your most critical items on the cloud as well as the device.
Do you get annoyed by the battery charge icon on your iPad’s screen? This can be turned off so that it does not bother you. Begin by going to your iPad’s Settings. Then click Usage under the General Settings. You will then have access to the battery percentage display and have the option to turn it off.
You can paste and copy text using the iPad. You should tap on the sentence you need to copy, hold and tap on select in the menu that appears. If the text has a yellow highlight, you’ve done it correctly. Choose “copy” to save the text to the clipboard. Paste that text by just tapping, holding, and choosing Paste.
If you are almost always connected to the internet in one way or another, then don’t overlook the cloud function of the iPad. You can store your files on this server without taking too much space on your iPad. Important documents should be stored in both locations.
A lot of people know that their iPads have iTunes, but they do not know all that they can do with it. One of the most interesting is called iTunes U (for university). You can enjoy educational podcasts regarding professional and academic subjects.
Take advantage of the iPad’s brightness features to extend battery life. The current level of light in any room can be sensed by iPads, and they can adjust based on this. This will control the power being drawn from the battery by the screen, and you’ll be able to use the iPad for longer periods before having to charge it. Locate this setting in the area that is labeled “Brightness & Wallpaper”.
Light requirements change in different settings, and that’s why you can change the lighting wherever you are. If you tap your Home button two times, you can then swipe to get to the brightness setting. This lets you personally control your iPad screen illumination level so that you can match your current environment.
Some people are annoyed by the battery charge indicator that is always onscreen. But you can remove it! Find the “General” settings menu and follow down into the “usage” subcategory for further instruction. This is the place to remove the indicator from your screen. If you need to place it back, then just follow the steps again.
You should always use the security feature in your iPad even if it feels like you don’t need it. 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.
Control your notifications. Many apps have a habit of alerting you about every little thing. You can remedy this by choosing Settings and then Notifications. This allows you to disable alerts from apps where instant notification isn’t necessary. Then you only get useful notifications.
You can control all of the notifications you receive. Having a large number of apps can result in numerous and constant alerts. Go to Settings, then Notifications. This allows you to turn off notifications that you aren’t interested in. Then you only get useful notifications.
Did you know you could take screenshots with your iPad? Just press the home and sleep/wake buttons at the same time. You will see the screen flash then you will hear a click. That is how you know the picture was taken. This can be found under your saved pictures.
Taking screenshots on an iPad is easy. You need to tap the home button and the sleep/wake one. You will see the screen flash then you will hear a click. That means the photo worked. You can find your screenshots in your photos, where they are automatically saved for future use.
Have you been dissatisfied with Google searches using iPad? You can use a different search engine. To access this feature open your Settings menu, click Safari and then click Search Engine. You will see a list from which you can select a new default search engine. Your choices will be Bing, Yahoo or Google.
If you want to quickly move between apps without going back to the main screen, double-click the home button and your running apps will appear. Simply tap the app that you’d like to switch to. To go back, do the same thing.
Would you prefer not to use Google with your iPad? Just change it out for a different one. Just choose the search engine you want from your Safari settings. You can now change your search engine. There are several search engine options including Bing, Google and Yahoo.
Would you like to quickly take a screenshot? You’d be surprised how easy this is. Press the Home button and then press your Sleep/Wake button. This will cause a flash, indicating that your picture has been taken. Every screen shot saves automatically, so you need not worry about then saving them.
Have you ever wanted to take a quick screenshot before? It’s easier than you might think. Push the home button and then push the button that puts your device to sleep. A brief flash will go off, and that’s your screenshot! These shots save automatically, reducing your worry that you will lose them.
You can double tap your chosen keyword, and it will be copied on your iPad. Copying a paragraph won’t work well that way. Tap the chosen text four times which will copy the entire paragraph. That works for addresses, paragraphs and the URL bar.
Do you notice your tablet is slower to load apps and isn’t as snappy in navigation? Perhaps you have set about deleting unnecessary data, but have yet to see your iPad regain its past speed. Think about putting pictures and media in iCloud to free up more space. For a lot of iPad users, this can speed up the machine.
Enable the feature entitled Find My iPad, which will allow you to retrieve a lost or misplaced unit. This will show you the exact position of your iPad, and you will be able to remove any information from it, even if you don’t have it in your possession. It only takes a minute and it will be a lifesaver if your precious device ever becomes lost!
Be sure to set up “Find My iPad” so that you can find the iPad if you misplace it. This tells you the precise location of your iPad and gives you the option of deleting sensitive material contained on your device. At a first glance, this may appear to be a bit of work, but it will come in handy if you ever misplace it.
Does your iPad contain personal information? If so, then ensure that you backup your iPad in case you lose it or someone steals it. If your information is truly private, you should turn on your iPad’s security system. In the Settings menu, under Password Lock, choose to erase data after 10 failed attempts.
Would you like to see PDFs on your iPad? It must be sent via email so that the iPad can open it in iBooks. If you have access to a computer, you can choose to sync PDFs with your iPad by using the book tab on the iTunes app.
PDFs are simple to see on the iPad. The iPad can view PDF’s and synch with your computer to transfer documents back and forth. This is a great tool to carry your school project or your work with you all the time.
If you have trouble getting your side volume buttons to work, head to “settings” and “general” followed by “sounds.” Make sure Change With Buttons is set to On and your buttons will work. You may use the slider as well.
If you find your iPad isn’t charging when plugged into the front of your computer, try plugging it into the back. USB outlets don’t always have a lot of power, and front ports tend to be the lowest of the bunch. If you continue having trouble, purchase a USB adapter for outlets.
In Safari, in order to get back to the top of a page, just click at the beginning of the title window. Most people end up scrolling up, but that takes a lot of time. Remember this tip so that you do not waste any time you could use doing something more interesting than scrolling.
Look into external iPad keyboards. If you will be doing a lot of typing on your iPad, whether that be emails or documents, an external keyboard can be a huge timesaver. Usually, you can wirelessly connect this keyboard. Also, they tend to be simpler to use compared to the keyboard onscreen that the iPad comes with.
As this article discussed in the beginning, there have been more and more iPad sales recently because the product is great. Use the information you’ve learned to get the most from your iPad. Take a little time to sit down with your iPad and enjoy playing around with all of the new things that you have learned.
You can download the images from your digital camera quickly and easily to your iPad, and this is possible without another machine. All you need to do is pull your SD card from the camera and plug it straight into the iPad’s new SD-card reader. This treats the device as a mass-storage disk and is a perfect solution for working with pictures or documents without additional installations.