iPad technology will only work for you if you know how to control it. Get a firm grip on all the nuances of this interesting technology. The following article was composed for every iPad owner looking to get the most from their awesome little gadget, so keep reading!
Monitor how much you spend on iPad apps. When you have an iPad, you can run up your iTune’s bill quickly because it contains your credit card information and it only takes a few clicks to buy an app. Make sure you monitor the amount of money you spend with your iPad.
You can easily access all running apps on an iPad. Double-click on Home, and you’ll see your running apps at the bottom of the screen. You can easily switch to a running app, by just tapping on it in the bar. To get rid of the bar, you should take your finger and swipe it down towards the bottom of the screen.
You can access a remote server using a VPN. 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 you aren’t sure about the address of the server, the network administrator can help you.
Those iPad apps can be addictive, so keep a tally of how many you purchase. It is very easy to accidentally spend more than you intended on iTunes, for example. The app stores your credit information, so you can just buy, buy, buy with a single click! You should monitor the spending and limit the time to a strict deadline.
You can change alert notifications that you get for Wi-Fi networks with ease. You will see the choice that asks if you want to join networks. Choose that and this will no longer pop up.
Do you know what to do when your iPad freezes? It can be rebooted by using a soft reset. Hold both the home and power buttons to get your device to reload. The iPad will then reboot. If you would rather just close down the application that you are in, push down on the home button instead.
Take good care of your iPad and it will last longer. One crucial tip is to never leave your iPad in a place that could cause it to succumb to extreme weather conditions. The heat will degrade a battery’s performance. Additionally, never mix liquids and iPads, or else you risk damage. A padded cover will offer your iPad additional protection.
Lots of people initially find it difficult to type on a tablet. The iPad also has a button for speech dictation. Click the Home button two times and then touch the microphone. When you are finished you just hit the microphone again and the text will appear on the screen.
Are you distracted by the battery charge measurements that you see on your iPad screen? It is easy to banish this totally useless information from your iPad’s screen. To turn off, simply enter the Settings menu. Find the Usage category, beneath the General tab. Here, you can turn off the display for battery usage easily.
It is always best to read the manual of the products you buy, but the only way to get a manual for your iPad is to download it. Their products do not include a physical manual, but the downloadable version includes in-depth information regarding all applicable uses.
Is it annoying to press the bookmarks icon each time you need to go to your favorite sites? You can permanently turn on your Bookmarks bar. To turn on, go to the Safari settings and click Show Bookmarks Bar.
Open new webpages using a new tab to keep your current webpage open. While browsing in Safari, hold down the link and a menu will pop up. Then just pick to open the page in a brand new tab. You’ll still have your other page handy.
Would you like to locate your iPad if it is misplaced? Simply select iCloud under Settings. Put your Apple ID in, and where it says to “Find My iPad,” click the button to turn it on. By doing this, if you ever misplace your iPad, you can go to iCloud.com to find it.
Take good care of your iPad and it will last longer. Don’t keep it inside a locked car and make sure it’s not in direct sunlight. The heat will ruin the performance of your battery. Also, be sure to avoid placing your iPad in places where its electronic components could be damaged by liquids. Use a covering to prevent liquid from getting into your iPad.
Use FaceTime for phone numbers and emails. The default option is to use FaceTime with your primary email, but this can be changed. If you want additional emails or phone number to be recognized by FaceTime, you can use the settings are of your iPad to add them.
You can access your running apps more quickly and easily. All you must do is to click Home twice, and they appear at the lower edge of the screen. This trick alone will save you lots of time.
You can shortcut to your most used apps. Simply click the home button two times to have them all appear. This tip can save you lots of time because you don’t have to manually scroll through each screen.
How do you avoid the frustration of an unknown hyperlink when browsing on your iPad? The solution is really quite simple. Hovering isn’t an option, but if you hold the word down your problem is solved. You do not need to be afraid of hyperlinked text on your iPad.
If you have near-constant Internet access, make use of the cloud features introduced in iOS 5. It allows you to put your data and information in a secure location without cluttering up your iPad. You can store your important documents both on your device and on the cloud.
You are probably aware that your iPad is an excellent device for playing music, but what about podcasts? Podcasts are short radio programs that can last anywhere from a few minute to a few hours, and are available on pretty much every imaginable topic. Podcasts are a great alternative to the standard radio hits and talk show drivel. You are sure to find something that peaks your interest.
The preloaded apps that came with your iPad might not correspond to your needs. Many of them cannot be deleted. One way to get them out of your hair is to create a new page of apps and put all of the preloaded apps you don’t use into a folder on that page. This will allow you to focus on what you do use much more.
If you are doing photography with the iPad, watch out if you are holding it by the sides. Sadly, this leads to blurry photos. Try using the orientation lock. When you do this, you will be able to access the shutter button easily with your thumb. Once you’ve captured the photo, the image editor can be used to rotate your images or videos.
Use your iPad to listen to any music you have in your iTunes library. If you have songs in your iTunes account and do not wish to download these again, there is an easy answer to this. Simply enable “Home Sharing” in iTunes and on your iPad. Select your iPad Music icon, go to More and, finally, tap Shared. Enjoy!
A double click on the iPad Home button will display all apps that are currently in use. A little bar will pop up that gives you access to your apps. This will allow you to easily keep track of which apps you have running, and close the ones that you aren’t using.
Does the battery percentage irritate you? Thankfully, it is pretty easy to remove it from the screen. You just need to change your settings. Go to general, then usage. You will find an option to turn it off. However, if you want to turn this feature back on, perform the same steps again.
Some people are annoyed by the battery charge indicator that is always onscreen. It can be hidden easily. All you need to do is go to settings, tap on general, and then usage. This is the place to remove the indicator from your screen. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.
Swiping doesn’t work in the Calendar app. Using the navigation bar, pick the date instead. You will see that today is presented in blue.
To switch between apps as quickly as possible, click on Home two times. This will show all apps that are currently running. Tap the icon of the app you need and you’ll be taken directly to that app. Do the same to go back to your original app.
Have you thought about hooking your iPad up to a television? There are a great many benefits to doing so. If you wish to do this you will need to purchase a separate adapter. Seek out a digital AV or an Apple VGA adapter. Either works for your purpose.
Do you notice that your screen is getting badly scratched? An iPad can take some damage, but small scratches indicate that you might need a protector for it. Not only does this protect the iPad, it also protects your fingers from micro-cuts.
Are you getting scratches on your screen? You need a screen protector! This will help protect your iPad from serious damage in case you drop it, and it also prevents your fingers from making tiny cuts.
Would you like to get rid of the constant invitations from other Wi-Fi networks to join? You can stop this annoyance for good. Tap settings, Wi-Fi, and then turn off the feature that asks you to join networks. If you are still interested in joining a network, have no fear. You can still join a network whenever you want, you just no longer have to deal with annoying, constant notifications.
You should turn on the iPad finding feature in case you lose your iPad. This will make it so that if your iPad is lost or stolen you can find it using its internal GPS system or even delete information from it instantly if need be. You might think it is a hassle, but it can help you recover a lost iPad.
Do you get annoyed with multitudes of Wi-Fi network notifications? If you can you can get rid of it. Visit settings and look for Wi-Fi. Go to the “ask to join network” area and turn it off. If you would like to join networks later on, fear not. It is still possible; annoying notifications just will not pop up.
Always backup your personal information just in case of iPad theft. You can also set up your iPad to delete personal information should someone try to get into it. Go to “Password Lock” underneath general settings then set to erase the data whenever an incorrect password is entered ten times.
You can move to the top of a page in Safari by tapping the title window. Sometimes scrolling just takes too long. If you just touch the title window, it will get you to where you want to go much faster.
If you own both an iPad and an Apple TV device, you can tether your iPad to your TV. You can make anything appear on the TV in mere seconds, may it be a slideshow or video, by using the Airplay icon on the iPad.
Apple TV owners can stream content directly from the iPad. You can choose to send specific programming right to your TV by tapping on any video or slideshow that has the Airplay icon.
In order to get more out of your iPad, try using these tips. You can find that new opportunities are available to you using an iPad and the information above.
If you are going to be sharing your iPad with others, be careful which pages you visit on Safari. Lord knows what the last thing you might have searched is! Safari automatically displays the last page visited, so be sure that you end with something generic before you show your iPad to somebody.