An iPad can do almost anything. You have seen some uses, but there are also more advanced uses for it. You can access social media sites, do your finances and much more with your iPad. Continue 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. You can help your battery charge last longer by adjusting the brightness of the screen. You’ll probably see that you’re not going to need the brightest setting to see your screen.
Don’t lose track of your iPad app spending. It is very easy to spend a lot very quickly when you have your CC details stored. Be aware of what you are doing when buying apps. Keep track.
Watch your currently running apps carefully. Lots of iPad applications can work in the background as you complete other tasks. To check what is running on the iPad, just double click the Home button. A bar shows up near the bottom of the screen that will list currently active apps. Swipe downwards to remove the bar from sight when you’re finished.
Many people find it difficult to type on tablets, but it gets easier with time. The iPad actually has a speech recognition function. All you have to do is quickly double click the Home button and then select the image of a microphone. When you are finished you just hit the microphone again and the text will appear on the screen.
When accessing a remote server, your iPad uses a VPN network. There is an icon in your iPad’s menu to activate a remote server through a VPN network. Just look under the network tab. Then, you’ll need to put in a username and your server address. If the server address is not something you personally know, contact your network administrator.
If you use Google Calendar and want it included within the calendar app on your iPad, then go to your Mail option, followed by Contacts and finally Calendars. Switch to Add An Account and then tap the Other button. Then click “Add CalDAV” and use your Google log-in. Next, leave the settings area and hit your calendar application. There you have it!
There is a place where you can change the settings to look at more lines of preview text in your email Open the settings app, then choose “mail” on the left side. Next, tap on the “preview” setting. Here, you can alter the preview that you see to 5 lines. This allows you to tailor how much you’ll see in the Mail app and lets you skim through your mail more efficiently.
A good way to keep the pages from closing is to open other one in a new tab. If you are using Safari, tap and hold down the link and wait until a menu pops up. Go to the pop up menu, and you can open new links.
Click Settings, Mail, Contacts and Calendars to add Google Calendar to your iPad. Go to Add An Account and tap Other. Tap the icon Add CaIDAV Account and insert your Google information. Leave the settings menu and open the calendar app. There you have it!
You can now do a quick mute your iPad. When the iPad originally came out, there wasn’t a dedicated mute button. As of iOS 4.3, there was a choice of having the lock switch lock the orientation of the iPad or mute the sound. In order to quickly mute an iPad, simply hold the volume decrease button.
A fantastic way to keep multiple pages open is by opening them in new tabs. While browsing in Safari, hold down the link and a menu will pop up. This pop-up menu provides you with the opportunity to use a new tab to open an additional link.
There is a quick way to access your apps that are running. All you have to do is double click your home button, and they will appear instantly at the bottom of whatever screen you are on. This little trick saves a ton of time, as you don’t have to scroll through screens to access something.
Do you get annoyed by the battery charge icon on your iPad’s screen? This is easy to toggle off. Start off with your Settings menu. Find the Usage category, beneath the General tab. When you’re here, the battery percentage display can easily be turned off.
The cloud function is very useful for people who are constantly onilne. This is great to store data without taking a lot of space on the hard drive of your iPad. Make sure that you save critical documents to both your iPad and the cloud.
Hate having to tap the Bookmarks icon whenever you are wanting to visit your go-to sites? It is possible to leave the bookmark bar up permanently. Go to Settings, Safari, Always Show the Bookmarks Bar, and select On.
It is possible to copy and paste words using your iPad. Tap the text you intend to copy and hold your finger down, then choose “select” from the popup menu that appears. Tap again when your text gets highlighted yellow, and then choose copy. Simply tap, hold and select paste to apply the highlighted text.
If you want to use the copy and paste feature on the iPad, you can click it and drag to select text. Next, choose copy and go into the field that you want the text. Again, a menu will come up, this time tap “paste.” In order to paste an entire paragraph, you must tap four times.
Auto brightness can help your iPad’s battery life. Your iPad has the ability to sense room lighting and can adjust its lighting to better fit the situation. 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”.
If you live on the internet, the cloud function is going to be your best friend. It keeps your content off the hard drive, leaving you space. It is important that you back up your most important documents by storing them on both your iPad device and cloud.
You can go to a iPad forum to find out more about using your iPad. There are many sites devoted to this popular device that can expedite the learning process and guide you to becoming an iPad whiz. Become a member on one of these forums and ask any questions that you may have.
To protect your battery’s life, set the brightness to auto brightness. Your iPad will adjust its brightness in function of the environment you are in. The prevents you from draining your battery unnecessarily during high light conditions. It can make a big difference in battery life between recharges. The option is listed beneath the brightness and wallpaper settings.
Double click the home button to see a list of apps that are currently running. After doing that all of the apps that are running will pop-up on the bottom of your screen, and from there you just need to click the appropriate icon. 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.
Multitask your web browsing experience using tabs. You don’t have to leave the website you are currently on just because you want to follow a link. Hold the link and a list of options will appear. Next, open up the link with a new tab. This will let you keep the page you are on and open a new one.
Your iPad is easily capable of taking a screenshot. Just depress the HOME button followed by the SLEEP/WAKE button. You will see the screen flash and here a click like a camera. That means the photo worked. The shot will appear in the Photos app where it can be emailed or viewed.
There are two simple methods for viewing a PDF on your iPad. It is possible to sync PDFs to your iPad using the iTunes app. Also, you can send PDFs to your iPad’s email. Do it both ways initially to identify which way is easier for you. You may find that both work well and that you use them in different circumstances.
One of the great things about your iPad is the ability to listen to music through iTunes. If you have songs in your iTunes account and do not wish to download these again, there is an easy answer to this. Select Home sharing in both your iPad and iTunes account. Select your iPad Music icon, go to More and, finally, tap Shared. This makes it simple to enjoy your favorite songs!
Tap on the home button twice to maneuver between apps. Simply click the app you need and presto! You’re there. Do this again if you want to get back to where you originally were.
Use the notification settings feature. If you’re using many apps, you’ll be seeing many alerts. Control these by going to Settings > Notifications. This allows you to turn off notifications that you aren’t interested in. It also helps you get only alerts for important things.
Do you ever need a quick screenshot? It’s much more easier than you think. Press home and then press the sleep/wake button. When a screenshot is taken, you will see a quick flash. The screenshot will be saved automatically, so no hassle!
Is reading on your iPad hard on your eyes? You can make the screen less bright on your iPad. Access Brightness in the Settings, or use the slider in the iBook app to dim the level.
Do you have scratches on your screen? You should protect your device if you notice it getting scratched. This not only saved the iPad from damage, but it also keeps you from developing small micro-scratches on your fingers.
You can double tap your chosen keyword, and it will be copied on your iPad. However, it may be difficult copying an entire paragraph using that method. Quadruple tap a block of text to copy the whole thing at once. This functionality is available for many kinds of text, including paragraphs, URLs and addresses.
Street View is available on the iPad’s Google Maps app. Search and a red pin will show up on your map. Touch the pin and then chose the icon that looks like a person and you will have street view.
Be sure to set up “Find My iPad” so that you can find the iPad if you misplace it. This feature will locate your iPad and let you delete information as needed remotely. It only takes a minute and it will be a lifesaver if your precious device ever becomes lost!
Are you aware that you don’t need to use the keyboard on your iPad? It is awfully small for some people to use. Just buy a BlueTooth keyboard for use with iPad. You will feel more like you’re using a laptop and be able to type more efficiently with the external keyboard.
The volume buttons may not work. If this is happening, go to settings > general > sounds. Ensure that the Change with Buttons setting is turned On. There is also a volume slider here, which can be used to adjust the volume directly.
To copy text on your iPad, double-tap a word. That being said, it’s difficult to copy an entire paragraph if you use this method. Four taps on the text will copy a whole paragraph for you. This not only works for paragraphs, but it also works for the URL bar and addresses.
You can share podcasts with family or friends easily using your iPad. You can share the podcast at the same time as you’re listening to it. Just push “e-mail” during the podcast. You will then be able to choose your recipients and send your podcast.
You should make sure you’re thinking about security when letting your children browse the Internet using your iPad. Go to your Settings menu, open up General, then Restrictions. Whenever you discover the Restrictions option, select Enable Restrictions. This setting will prevent any child from accessing material that is not appropriate for them. Adult content in videos, websites and shows will be restricted.
While the iPad is a very resistant device, you really want to avoid getting water near it. Any area of water, such as a bathtub, sauna, or outside in the rain, should be avoided while using the iPad. Water is the iPad’s enemy.
With your new knowledge, you’re ready to take the iPad to the next level. The more you learn, the more you will see that the possibilities are endless. It is a very handy device that you will be happy to have around.
There is an easy way to add a period to the end of your sentences when you are creating documents on the iPad. Just press space twice to make this happen. When you’ve double-tapped, the space and full stop are created. The full stop is excellent if you are writing a long document.