The iPad is a multi-function electronic appliance that can accomplish a variety of tasks. You’ve found some ways to use it, however, you need to learn more to become an advanced user. Your iPad can become your one stop shop for paying the bills, checking your Facebook, playing games, and much more. Read on to discover more!
Your folders are now supported with iOS. To create a folder, you will need to place and hold a finger on the app until it begins to jiggle. Once it is jiggling, drag your finger and app to another icon and release. This action will make a folder that contains both apps named with whatever category the apps are. You can rename the folder, too.
The latest operating system for the iPad supports folders. You can start by holding down on your app until it jiggles, and then place it on top of a related app. This creates a folder with both apps inside. You can rename the folder, too.
You can access all apps that are 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. This is a great way to switch between apps. To get rid of the bar, you should take your finger and swipe it down towards the bottom of the screen.
Are you getting annoyed every time your iPad asks you if you would like to join a wifi network it detected? This prompt can be totally eliminated by checking your device settings. Select Wi-Fi, and from there, you can turn off this feature.
Does it annoy you whenever the iPad asks if you want to join any wifi network it has detected? This feature can be turned off under your settings. Open the Wi-Fi tab of the settings menu and choose the last item in the list that appears if you don’t wish to receive network prompts.
Soft reset your iPad if it freezes. Press the power and the home buttons together for a few seconds. This will cause the device to restart. Hold the home button down for several seconds to force-close an app.
Because iPads are not cheap, it makes sense to care for yours well. A lot of people get screen protectors. It may seem like a flimsy piece of plastic, but it will do a good job of protecting your iPad’s screen. When cleaning your iPad’s screen, be sure to use a cloth that is soft and lint-free. You may lightly dampen the cloth with water to aid in the cleaning process. Don’t ever use products such as common window and household cleaners on the iPad’s screen.
Even if you are in a rush, don’t make the mistake of charging your iPad with the charger for your iPhone. The two devices both operate at different wattages – the iPhone at 5 watts and the iPad at 10 watts. And their chargers follow suit. Charging with the incorrect charger will delay the charge time. Use the charger that comes with your iPad for best results.
FaceTime is great for getting email and keeping contacts. FaceTime, by default, will use the email address that was used when registering your iPad. Go to the settings of your iPad and add the email addresses and phone numbers you want to see on FaceTime.
Do you find it annoying when you’re surfing with your iPad and have no clue where hyper-linked words lead? You can fix this easily. This will tell you the URL and you make it easier for you to decide if you want to visit that site. You do not need to be afraid of hyperlinked text on your iPad.
To include Google calender events on the iPad, select Mail > Contacts > Calenders. Choose Add An Account, then Other. Pick the CalDAV icon and enter your personal Google Calender information. Next, leave the settings area and hit your calendar application. Your information should now be there!
If you have near-constant Internet access, make use of the cloud features introduced in iOS 5. In this way, you can store information and save iPad hard drive space. Important documents should be stored in both locations.
Open pages in new tabs. In Safari, you can simply tap the link you want until a menu shows up. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.
Your iPad can easily copy, cut, and paste text similar to a home computer. Tap on the section of text that you want to reproduce and choose the select function. Tap again when your text gets highlighted yellow, and then choose copy. You can paste, then, by pressing, then holding, and choosing “paste”.
Do you find it irritating that you have to constantly tap your bookmarks icon to view your favorite sites? You can easily do this by always showing the bookmarks bar. To turn on, go to the Safari settings and click Show Bookmarks Bar.
There is an iTunes store on your iPad, and there is actually quite a bit to it. There is an interesting feature of the iTunes store called iTunes U. This will give you podcasts that are educational in nature so that you can broaden your learning base.
If you don’t want your children accessing mature Internet sites, it is possible to block them. Just click on settings and turn on parental controls. This setting will allow you to block anything labeled adult.
Auto-brightness can help you keep your battery charged. The iPad automatically senses the amount of light that is in the room, and it will adjust its lighting to the best amount. This method lets you manipulate how much battery power goes to screen illumination, which means you get to go longer between recharges. Select this option in the Settings menu under Brightness and Wallpaper.
The quickest way to paste and copy on the iPad is to tap and select the needed text and hold your finger on it for a few seconds. After clicking copy, you can go into another application and place your finger down where you would like the text to go. A menu will pop up and you should tap on paste. If you want to copy and paste a complete paragraph, tap four times.
Sync your pages with iTunes and share your documents with a PC or Mac. It is no longer hard to share share files; the ability to use iTunes to share files with any computer equipment has made this indispensable. You can also email PDFs of documents to yourself to make things easier.
Do mystery hyperlinks on web pages annoy you when you use the iPad to browse the web? You can solve this problem on your iPad rather easily. On your computer, all you have to do is put your mouse on the word and the URL will appear. On your iPad, just tap and hold onto the word. Doing so shows you the URL.
There are many preloaded apps that you will probably never use. Many of them cannot be deleted. However, you do have the option to move these unwanted apps into a single folder, which can then be stored out of the way. This lets you keep your focus on the things you use quite a bit.
Determine whether you wish your lock key to just lock tablet orientation or mute sounds. Note that early versions of the iPad do not have this capability. However, if you have iOS 4.3 or better, you can do so. Another option if you want to mute your device is to press and hold the volume down button.
You can manage the notifications that come through on your iPad. When you have many apps, you will be annoyed by all the notifications. You can adjust this setting by going into settings and then notifications. This can help you manage the apps that alert you and turn off those which you do not need alerts from. That keeps alerts to only the most important notifications.
You can enjoy music through iTunes on the iPad. If you have songs stored on iTunes, you can play them right from the cloud. Select Home sharing in both your iPad and iTunes account. The last step is going to the shared area of your Music app to play them. Everything is now set up for your listening pleasure.
Do you find your Ipad Google search app unsatisfactory? Simply try selecting a different search engine. Tap on Settings, then Safari and lastly, Search Engine. Then choose the search engine of your choice. You can choose between Bing, Yahoo and Google.
It is always a good idea to utilize the security features of your iPad, even if you don’t think you need them. 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.
You can’t do day-to-day swiping in the calendar app. Try using navigation so you can choose your date. If you are looking for the current date, it should always be blue.
Many people find the battery charge percentage on their screen annoying. But you can remove it! All that has to be done is getting into your settings menu, tapping general, and usage after that. This is the place to remove the indicator from your screen. You can follow the same procedure if you want to turn the indicator back on.
Have you thought about connecting your TV to your iPad? You will need a special adapter, though. The AV digital adapter will do this, or you can also use the VGA Apple adapter. Both products function with the iPad but you need to choose the adapter that corresponds to the ports of your TV.
Has your iPad slowed down in performance? If so, it’s a good idea to review all your stored information and delete some. One way to free up even more space is to use Apple’s cloud storage service to store your data. In most cases, this makes the iPad as fast as it once was.
Do your eyes feel like they are straining when you read on the iPad? This is easily remedied by adjusting the brightness level to a lower setting. Do this by accessing your settings and adjusting the brightness level, or use the eBook app to reduce the brightness by utilizing the dedicated slider.
Kids need to be protected from the Internet. Visit the Settings menu, then General, followed by Restrictions. When you go under the restrictions tab, you should click on ‘enable. You can protect your kid from things they should not see. Adult videos and other mature content will be restricted.
Double-clicking the home key will allow you to change open apps very quickly. Choose the one you would like to go to and you will be there instantly. Do the same to go back to your original app.
Be sure to set your phone up so that its Find My iPad function is always running. This tells you the precise location of your iPad and gives you the option of deleting sensitive material contained on your device. You might think it is a hassle, but it can help you recover a lost iPad.
Your iPad supports the Street View option of Google Maps. Search on it and a red pin will show up on your map. Click the pin and then the person and you’ll be in Street View.
Do you get annoyed with multitudes of Wi-Fi network notifications? If you can you can get rid of it. Simply go to your settings, tap on Wi-Fi, and turn off the feature that asks if you want to join networks. If at some point you decide to join up with a network, there is no need to worry. This can easily be achieved, but you won’t have to deal with high numbers of notifications in the interim.
Would you like to access your .pdf documents on the iPad? You can do this by emailing the file to yourself and selecting to send the file to iBooks. Additionally, you can sync your PDFs and your iPad in the iTunes app.
You can stream content on your Apple TV directly from your iPad. You can tell what content can be streamed by the Airplay icon; if you touch it, it can display an image, slideshow, and even a video on your television.
Have you ever wanted to save an image you saw while browsing the web with your iPad. This is easy! You just need to tap on it and hold the tap. It will then give you the option to save. You will have the copy of the image on your iPad for whenever you need it.
A power outlet is not a necessity for charging your device. A USD input is the only thing that you will require. Thus, it is possible to charge from a laptop if you need to charge the iPad when traveling.
Get started with using your iPad, now that you understand it better. The more you learn, the more you will see how infinite the uses of iPad truly are. Your iPad is an incredible tool in your arsenal, and when used right, you’ll get more than your money’s worth out of it.
Do not send people photos the complicated, old fashioned way anymore. There is a quicker way than sending an email with an attachment. Simply access your photos and make your choices. You will see an arrow in the uppermost right-hand corner of your screen. Click this and select e mail. Then you can send your photo.