No one would argue that the iPad has almost unlimited uses and it is a truly life-changing device. Getting the most out of an iPad, however, requires a bit of know-how. Use the advice that follows and prepare yourself to become an iPad expert.
Know which apps are running on your iPad. A good number of iPad apps are able to run seemingly in the background at the same time that you are otherwise engaged. If you would like to view the current apps that are running, double click the Home icon. A bar will appear that shows all apps running on the system. Swipe down to get rid of the bar when you are done.
Did you know that you can create folders on your iPad? Tap an app and hold the icon until it jiggles. Then, drag the app onto a second app and let go. This creates a folder with both apps inside. You can rename these folders.
If you want to review a photo or video you just shot, you do not have to select the camera icon on the bottom left of the screen. Using your finger, swipe toward the right side, and you should see your video or picture. Swipe toward the left and your previous pictures will appear.
If you want to charge your iPad quickly, avoid using an iPhone charger. Your iPad requires higher wattage to charge than an iPod does. It will take much longer to fully charge your iPad if you use the iPhone’s charger. Use the original charger instead.
If you don’t have a lot of time, avoid using your iPhone charger in order to charge your iPad. Your iPad doesn’t have the same wattage as your iPhone which is 10 watts as opposed to 5 watts on the phone. It takes much longer to fully charge the iPad with a iPhone charger. For best results, use the charger that came with your iPad.
When you stay with iPad’s default settings, you will see the first two lines of every email prior to making your selection. Sometimes, you may want to have a larger preview. To change this, head to iPad Settings and press on Mail. Under Mail select Contacts, then Calender to change the Preview mail options for more lines.
Almost everyone finds it difficult to accurately type on a tablet’s keyboard. You can utilize the speech recognition abilities of the device. Just press home button two times and tap the little microphone you see. After you finish speaking, push that icon again, and what you’ve said will appear as text.
It can be really annoying to have your iPad chime every time you receive an email. You can turn this notification off. Just go to Settings then General. Finally, click on the Sounds option. Then you can change the volume or even turn off the sound for new mail.
Your iPad is defaulted to show the first two lines of an email in preview. You might want to see more than that. To change this, you’ll need to open Settings, and then press on Mail. After you go to “mail”, choose “contacts” and “calendar” in order to see additional lines of text before opening your messages.
If you need Google Calendar to work with your iPad, get into your mail and then contacts followed by calendars. Then just Add An Account, choosing Other. Then click “Add CalDAV” and use your Google log-in. Then, exit the settings application and select your calendar application. There you have it!
The chime on the iPad that alerts you of new email can be very annoying. You can change this! To do so, go to Settings and General. After selecting General, select Sounds. Then, select the option to turn the New Mail alert off or reduce the volume of the alert.
You should know what kind of care an iPad needs. Never leave an iPad locked in a sweltering car. The battery will begin to degrade in extreme heat. Keeping your iPad away from water is rule number two. Buy a type of padded cover to add protection to the iPad.
Want to be able to find your iPad if you lose it? Simply open Settings, then iCloud. There, place in your ID. Look then to the bottom area of the page to turn on “Find My iPad.” Thus, if you lose the device, you just need to go to iCloud.com.
If you want to sync your Google Calendar with the iPad’s native calendar app, open the settings menu and navigate to Mail > Contacts > Calendars. Select Add an Account, then tap Other. Select “Add CalDAV” and enter the credentials you use for your Google account. Next, you exit the settings section in order to access the calendar app. You should see what you need.
It’s fairly easy to grab a quick screenshot on your iPad. To pull this off, just hold down both the “Home” and “Sleep” button simultaneously. That takes the shot and puts it with the rest of your pictures.
It’s essential that you know how to treat your iPad. For starters, be sure the iPad is never in direct sunlight. Also, don’t keep inside of a hot car. The battery can be damaged if it gets too hot. Keeping your iPad away from water is rule number two. Lastly, a protective cover is a great idea to keep your iPad safe from drops and bumps.
iPads are expensive, so take good care of yours. Screen protectors are purchased by many people. This thin protective sheet provides additional protection for the oil-resistant coating on the iPad’s screen. However, it’s important that you clean your iPad’s screen with a soft, slightly damp cloth. Refrain from using any household or window cleaners when cleaning your iPad.
Since your iPad plays a major part in your life, you’ll want to know how to properly care for it. Screen protectors are often used on iPads. These are thin plastic and give heightened protection to the screen area of the iPad. Get a soft cloth and dampen it with water if you need to clean your screen. Don’t use window or household cleaners on the iPad.
You can change the settings on your child’s iPad to block mature content, so you will not have to worry about them having access to unsuitable sites. You can do so in the settings area. A quick button click will stop mature content from being viewed. You can block access to mature content by labeling your content as such.
If you have bought your child an iPad and are concerned that he or she may view mature content, simply block content of this sort by changing the settings. All you have to do is turn the parental control feature on through the settings menu. This will block films that are labeled as ‘mature’ as well as bad language.
You can copy and paste easily. Just hold the text and choose Select. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to press ‘copy’, go to a different app, and press and hold again. This will cause a menu to pop up which will allow you to paste. In order to paste an entire paragraph, you must tap four times.
Do you despise surfing on an iPad and not being able to determine the location where the hyperlink will send you? There is an answer. Even though you are unable to hover over the link as you would with your computer, you are able to touch the word and hold it. That will show you the underlying URL.
Turning on auto brightness can extend battery life. With auto brightness enabled your iPad automatically adjusts screen lighting depending on the lighting available in whatever room you’re in. This can help extend your battery life, increasing your production during the day. Find the setting under “Brightness & Wallpaper” in the settings area.
If you spend a lot of time online, you will find the cloud servers your iPad can access very useful. You can store extra information this way without it using up space in the iPad’s flash memory. Ensure that your important documents are shored on your iPad and the cloud.
Use iTunes to sync your iPad with your personal computer or Mac. It is now easier than ever to share documents, and you can integrate your work with all types of computers through iTunes. It is also quite easy to send your PDF’s over the Internet and then download them from a remote system.
Most people know that they can use the iTunes store to buy apps, but they often don’t know about its less-often-used features. iTunes U is pretty interesting. This feature includes some great educational podcasts.
A forum might be useful if you’re having a hard time figuring out your iPad. Many sites are devoted to the discussion of iPads, and using them can be of tremendous help. Become a member on one of these forums and ask any questions that you may have.
If you think that it’s a little difficult to master your iPad, consider joining a forum online. There are many online sites that can help you become a pro in no time. Look into forum archives to find huge amounts of helpful information.
Click Home twice to see which apps are currently in use. A bar with all your running apps will appear and you will be able to tap on the app you want to access. When you close those you’re not using down, your battery will stay charged for longer.
Do your eyes feel like they are straining when you read on the iPad? This can be resolved by decreasing your screen’s brightness. You can go to the setting for brightness and lower it in both the Settings and the application itself.
When using your iPad to take pictures, many people grasp the sides. Doing so will make the shutter button move around, causing wobbly pictures. Turn on the orientation lock. The orientation lock is right near your thumb, so it will be easy to reach. If you find that the picture came out with the wrong orientation, you can then fix it using your image editor.
Is your iPad getting slower, causing your apps to not load as fast? Have you deleted files and data that you no longer need, but your machine is still slow? You can consider using cloud technology to store your media and photos to recoup more space. For most people, that helps the iPad to be speedy and smooth once more.
Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Earlier iPads aren’t able to do this. Running iOS 4.3+ will give you this option. You can also mute your iPad by pressing on the volume down button.
Always turn on Find My iPad in case you lose yours. By enabling this feature, you can track your iPad if it is lost and wipe the memory remotely if it is stolen. It sounds like a pain to set up, but it could be a godsend if you ever misplace your iPad.
Getting an iPad security feature is more important than you may think. You could always misplace the device and someone could access all your information. You may have bank records and passwords you don’t want stolen. There are things you may not want people to see in your emails.
If you want to get back to the top of a webpage quickly while using Safari, simply tap the top of the page. If you did not know this little trick, you likely spend a lot of energy scrolling through webpages. One quick tap, and you’re back to the top of the page.
Your iPad supports the Street View option of Google Maps. By searching, a red pin will show up on your map. Once you do this, hit the pin and then the white and red icon. This will load your iPad’s Street View feature.
If you use an Apple TV, try streaming content from your iPad to your TV. There is an Airplay icon that will allow content to immediately appear on your Apple TV.
The iPad is a revolutionary new device that has allowed people to stay in touch with the world wherever they are. Sometimes, it feels like the device is capable of anything. Use the tips that fit into how you use the device. Familiarize yourself with the different features of your iPad by applying the tips you just read.
If you are struggling to charge your iPad with your computer, plug it into the computer’s back instead of the front. 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.