Oprah called the iPad a great modern invention. If it is new for you, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. Read on to maximize the usefulness of the Apple iPad. You’ll be surprised at what this small little gizmo can do.
It is easy to access all of the running apps on your 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. You should swipe the screen downwards in order to eliminate the bar.
If you want to stream content with your iPad, you will have to be aware of battery life. Lowering the brightness on the screen can prolong the life of the battery. You will probably find that you do not need to use the brightest possible setting to enjoy your iPad.
Don’t lose track of your iPad app spending. iTunes makes it simple to just click and buy once you have entered your credit card or gift card information. Hence, you should set a limit on how much to spend on them.
Keep track of the total funds you spend to purchase apps for your iPad. Sometimes, apps can cost a lot, especially if you purchase a lot of them. Because of this, you need to keep track of what you spend.
The current applications should be something that you pay attention to at all times. While you work on other things, some apps will continue running on your iPad in the background. Double-click the Home button if you want to find out what apps are currently running. Current apps will show up along the screen’s bottom. Swipe in the down direction to hide the bar when you’ve finished.
Watch what apps you have running. Lots of iPad applications can work in the background as you complete other tasks. You can easily see the running apps by double clicking the home button. These active apps will show up at the very bottom of your display in a bar. To eliminate this feature, simply swipe down and you will be back to the normal setting.
Did you accidentally launch a loud application? Press volume down for a few seconds to mute quickly. Alternately, you could configure the button labeled LOCK ORIENTATION to use instead of the mute button.
Go to settings and change them to stop the constant barrage of Wi-Fi network questions. There is a tab you can select to stop your iPad from asking you to join networks. Pick that option, and you will not see notifications any longer.
It is not necessary to tap on the camera icon to view your gallery. You can just swipe right with your finger, and you will see the last picture or video you took. Swipe left in a continuous motion to see prior photos.
It is possible to preview more than a couple of lines of email by changing settings. The Preview setting is Located under Mail in your general settings. The recommended setting for this is “5 lines.” This will give you a larger range to view when you are skimming.
Getting a sound alert every time you receive an email can be very annoying. You can get rid of this feature, if you find it annoying. Find your Settings tab, then go to General. Tap on the Sounds option. Then, select the option to turn the New Mail alert off or reduce the volume of the alert.
Typing on iPads is something that requires getting used to. However, you can use speech dictation as an alternative. Hit the home button before tapping on the small microphone. When you’re done speaking, tap the Microphone again to turn your dictation into text.
Shortcuts will help you send messages quickly. One shortcut is to double tap the space bar to enter a period and space after a sentence. You can save time by doing these things automatically instead of manually, so that you can easily send messages to more of your friends.
The iPad shows the first two lines of an email by deafult. It might be desirable to view more before opening the email. You can do this by choosing the mail icon in settings. From Mail, choose Contacts, then go to Calendar where you can change the options to preview mail.
Do you not like having Google set as the default search engine? If so, there is a way for you to change this. If you prefer Safari, choose Safari from the Settings menu. This lets you change to Yahoo or Bing.
It can be really annoying to have your iPad chime every time you receive an email. Thankfully, this feature can be easily disabled. Find your Settings tab, then go to General. From this tab, choose Sounds. This will allow you to adjust or turn off any notifications.
Taking screenshots is simple. You just press home and sleep together in order to do this. This will capture the image and save it with your other photos.
Muting your iPad can come in handy when needed. When iPads were first out, there weren’t any buttons on it specifically for mute. Now, you can mute the sound easily with very simple steps. Your iPad can now be quickly muted by holding the volume-down button down.
You are able to send messages more easily when you use shortcuts. For instance, tapping your space bar two times when you type a sentence can add a period with a space after it. You can save time by doing these things automatically instead of manually, so that you can easily send messages to more of your friends.
When setting up FaceTime on your iPad, make sure that your email and phone number is correct. The iPad, by default, includes the initial email you used for installation, but it is possible to add others. If you find more emails or things like phone numbers that FaceTime should recognize, go to the settings on your iPad and set them up.
You should know what kind of care an iPad needs. Start by keeping it away from direct sunlight and do not leave it inside a hot car. The battery can be damaged if it gets too hot. Also, remember to keep your iPad away from liquids, which are extremely damaging. You would be smart if you purchased a cover that will provide some extra padding for your iPad.
You can copy and paste easily. Just hold the text and choose Select. Then push “copy” and move over into a different app. Push the screen and hold down for a second. An option to paste will then come up on your screen. If you are interested in copying the entire paragraph, you will tap on the text four times.
Is the battery percentage annoying or distracting you? This can be turned off so that it does not bother you. At the outset, access the Settings Menu. Select General and then Usage. You will then have access to the battery percentage display and have the option to turn it off.
For frequently used apps, you can access them much faster. Double click the home button and a bar of recently-used and running apps will appear on the screen. Using this one little trick can save a lot of time instead of having to scroll through all of the screens to find something.
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). This area features education-related podcasts on a variety of subjects. Use them to increase your breadth of knowledge.
You can change your search engine from the default Google to another you prefer. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. This give you the option of choosing Bing or Yahoo as your search engine, if you prefer them to Google.
Choose the functionality you’d like for the lock switch, orientation lock or audio mute. The newer versions have this contemporary function added in. If your iPad comes with iOS 4.3 or a newer version, you will have this option. Holding the volume button will also give you the ability to eliminate sound from your iPad.
You can now quickly mute your iPad. In its first incarnation, the iPad lacked a specific mute button. All newer iPads now allow you to mute your iPad’s sound. Holding down the volume button helps to mute your phone fast.
Decrease the screen brightness in order for the battery to last longer. This is very beneficial if you’re out and about and expecting a vital message or email. To turn down screen brightness, try double-tapping your Home icon and looking for the sun icon.
If you want to access your documents on your PC or Mac, use iTunes to sync your iPad. It’s so simple to share to your iPad now. You can send documents, such as PDFs, over the Internet to others. You can send work documents to your home PC, as well.
Tabs are a great multitasking tool. For example, there are ways to keep a page you are viewing when you want to open a link. Holding the link, rather than tapping, brings up the options menu. This menu will allow you to open a new tab and load the new page there. This allows you to save your place on the current page.
Some of the applications that come loaded on your iPad may be useless to you. Many of these apps cannot be deleted. Drop them in a folder that is moved to a spot far away from your usual screen haunts. This ensures your home screen is full of apps you actually need.
Quite a few people think that the battery charge percentage number is annoying on their screen. Luckily, it is easily removed. You simply need to visit the settings area, hit “general” and then “usage.” You can turn the battery charge gauge off here. If, at a later time, you want to enable it again, follow the same procedure.
Do you have scratches on your screen? An iPad can take some damage, but small scratches indicate that you might need a protector for it. This protects your iPad, because the last thing you want is your crystal-clear screen becoming marred with annoying scratches.
When you take photographs, you may grasp the sides of the iPad to hold it. This will cause your shutter button to go in and out, resulting in blurry pictures. Try to use the orientation lock. This allows the shutter button to easily be reached with your thumb. After you take the photograph, you can rotate the image with an image editor.
You can double tap your chosen keyword, and it will be copied on your iPad. However, it can be hard to copy a whole paragraph by using that one method. Four taps on the text will copy a whole paragraph for you. This functionality is available for many kinds of text, including paragraphs, URLs and addresses.
Listen to your iTunes music on your iPad. If you have iTunes, you don’t need to download the songs again with this solution. Use the “Home Sharing” mode on iTunes and your iPad. Then, once in your Music app, click on More, then Shared. Then listen away!
Would you like to access your .pdf documents on the iPad? One way is to view it in iBooks after emailing the files directly to your email. If you use the book tab that is in the iTunes app, you can sync your PDFs with the iPad.
If you need to access one of the apps that you have running, all you need to do is double-click on the Home button. They will then appear at the bottom of your screen. Tap your desired app, and there you go. Go back to another the same way.
Here are some simple tips to make the most of your iPad battery life. Do not leave your iPad in your hot car. When you can, decrease its brightness. Turn on the airplane mode if you have no need for the Internet. Turning Push off helps tremendously, too. You can check your calendar and email manually if need be.
Using the Google Maps app, you will be able to make use of “Street View”. Search an address and a red pin will mark the location. When you tap down on the pin, you can then select the person icon that shows up, allowing for this viewing mode.
It is easy to save web images from your iPad. There is a very easy way to accomplish this. Just tap and hold it on the image. This will give you the option to save it. This saves it to your iPad, meaning you can access it at any time.
Armed with your newfound knowledge of the iPad, it’s time to dive right in! Use the tricks and advice here that fit your needs. Make the most of this technological wonder. Learn everything you can to ensure that your investment is put to its best use.
Before showing another person how to use Safari, be sure to double-check your iPad history. It wouldn’t be good if someone opened your browser and saw something you’d rather have kept private. The browser instantly loads the last viewed page. If you need to, go to a website that you won’t mind others seeing before showing them how to use the iPad.