iPads provide service to people of all types. By adding a keyboard, you can use it as a word processing tool. You could play games with a joystick. You can even use it in the office to video conference with employees or customers. These tips help bring out the best in your iPad.
Typing on a tablet can be difficult at first but gets easier over time. There is, however, a speech dictation button on the iPad. Push your Home button two times and just tap on the tiny microphone you see. After you finish speaking, push the icon once more to see text.
If you want to stream movies, listen to music and play games on your iPad, consider that your battery life will be much shorter. If you alter the screen brightness, your battery can last longer. You can enjoy your iPad without requiring it to be on the brightest setting.
To add your Google Calender to your Calender app, you’ll need to go into your Mail, elect Contacts, and then choose Calenders. Choose Add An Account, then Other. Then click “Add CalDAV” and use your Google log-in. Click the home button to exit the settings menu and enter your calendar application. Everything you need should be right there!
It easy to access the currently running apps on your iPad. Just hit the Home button twice and a list will show up on the screen. If you want to go to one of these apps, just click it on the bottom bar. To get rid of the bar, you should take your finger and swipe it down towards the bottom of the screen.
You can change the default search engine to something besides Google if you wish. Just click on Settings, then Safari and then Search Engine. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.
You can reset your iPad if you see that it is frozen. To do so, hold the power button and home button simultaneously for several seconds. Then the iPad will reset. If you simply want to force close one app, hold only the home button.
Do you find it annoying to have to access the bookmarks icon via tapping to navigate to your saved websites? To resolve this problem, set your bookmarks bar to stay on permanently. Turn the Always Show Bookmark bar option on in your Settings menu.
The current applications should be something that you pay attention to at all times. Many different iPad applications can continue processing information in the background and do not disturb the user. If you want to know which apps are currently active, all you need to do quickly tap the home button two times in succession. A bar will appear that shows all apps running on the system. To eliminate this feature, simply swipe down and you will be back to the normal setting.
There is a safeguard to losing your iPad in place. You can go to iCloud from Settings. There, place in your ID. Look then to the bottom area of the page to turn on “Find My iPad.” With this on, if you do lose the ipad, you can go to iCloud.com to find where it is located.
Are you sick of your iPad asking you to become part of a Wi-Fi network? Then go to settings and eliminate the possibility. There is an option labeled Ask to Join Networks. Pick that option, and you will not see notifications any longer.
There is finally a way to silence your iPad very quickly. Originally, you couldn’t do this with a button. Now the lock switch can be used to mute the iPad. Now all you have to do is press the volume-down key and hold it for a few seconds.
There is an easier way to view the video or picture you have just taken besides the film icon in the bottom corner. Just swipe your finger to the right to find the video or picture you just took. To view other photos you have stores, swipe toward the left side of the screen.
If you want to let your children use your iPad, you need to adjust the parental settings to block mature content. Access the settings and set limits on the availability of mature content. This lets you block any adult content you don’t want available.
There is a place where you can change the settings to look at more lines of preview text in your email Go to the Mail menu under Settings and choose “Preview.” Change this to “5 lines.” This will give you a larger range to view when you are skimming.
If you want to copy and paste text to the iPad’s clipboard, tap and hold on the target text. Now, all you have to do is tap on the copy link and then go into another application and hold it down again. A menu will pop up and you should tap on paste. To do this with a whole paragraph, you’ll need to press four times.
It can be irritating hearing a chime every time you get an email on your iPad. You can turn them off. First, go to your Settings and then General. Tap on the Sounds option. Then you can change the volume or even turn off the sound for new mail.
For frequently used apps, you can access them much faster. You simply have to quickly click the home button twice to bring up a list of running apps. This can save you lots of time.
iPad mastery begins by joining helpful forums about this device on the Internet. There are dozens of websites dedicated to learning more about the iPad. You can ask questions or just peruse the archives for useful information. Chances are, your questions have already been answered.
You can change your search engine from the default Google to another you prefer. To change it, you’ll need to open the Settings menu, tap on Safari, and then tap Search Engine. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.
Holding your iPad on its sides when shooting photographs is comfortable for many. This causes the shutter button to move, and you could wobble when you try to take the photo. Give use of the orientation lock a try. The shutter button will be easier to access since it will be near your thumb. Snap the picture and use the editor afterwards to edit the media to your liking.
Taking screenshots on your iPad is quick and simple. All you need to do is press the Home button and the Sleep button at the same time. Click! The photo will be taken and visible in your Photos app.
Most iPad users find the battery charge icon annoying. Thankfully, it is pretty easy to remove it from the screen. All that has to be done is getting into your settings menu, tapping general, and usage after that. There, you’ll find an off button. If you decide you want it back at a later date, simply repeat the process.
Access your email and phone numbers by setting up FaceTime. FaceTime, by default, can include your iPad’s set up email, but you may add more. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.
Adjust settings to have control over the notifications you get. If tons of applications are on your device, you probably deal with lots of notifications. You can control these under Settings, and Notifications. Here you have the ability to manage the notifications allowed for each of your apps. That keeps alerts to only the most important notifications.
Do mystery hyperlinks on web pages annoy you when you use the iPad to browse the web? The solution is really quite simple. 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. The URL represented by the hyperlink will magically appear.
Say you don’t want to leave your home screen, but you do want to move from app-to-app. All you have to do is double-click your Home button to see which apps are running. Then you just need to choose the app that you were looking for instead of scrolling through all the screen. To go back to the previous app, do it again.
Turn on auto brightness to help with your battery life. The iPad senses ambient lighting and makes necessary adjustments automatically. This method is a great one for controlling your battery life with the screen brightness, which will increase the amount of time you can use your iPad whenever you aren’t charging it. Find the setting under “Brightness & Wallpaper” in the settings area.
Did you want to hook up your iPad to the TV in order to use it more often? There is an adapter you can use to do this with newer TVs. The adapter is called a VGA adapter, and is made by Apple, or you can look for a digital AV adapter. Either of these will work.
In order to see every app that is running, just double-click the “home” button. You will then see a bar that has icons for each app that is running. Pressing an icon will allow you to access an app. In this way, you will not forget about currently running apps. You will be able to shut them off when you don’t need them.
When you are using an iPad, copying text to the clipboard is very simple. All you need to do is double-tap the text you want to copy. That said, copying large amounts of text this way can be a pain. If you want to copy the entire paragraph, tap the text four times. This works well for addresses, paragraphs and the URL bar.
It’s easy to take a screenshot using your iPad. Press your Home button and then the Sleep/Wake button. There will be a flash on the screen and an audible click. This lets you know that you’ve successfully taken the photo. These screenshots will be automatically saved in the gallery with all of your other photos, which makes it simple for them to be viewed abnd/or emailed.
Back up anything personal that you keep on your iPad in the event that you lose it or someone takes it. Additionally, you must have the iPad set to erase everything in case of theft. Look for Password Lock in the Settings menu, and have it set to erase all data when your password is entered incorrectly 10 times.
There are some simple strategies that you can use to maximize the battery life on your iPad. Reduce your iPad’s exposure to heat at all times. Keep the brightness down. If you do not want to go online, select the airplane mode. Turn off Push. Instead, check calendars and emails yourself.
Is the iPad default search engine leaving you dissatisfied? You are able to switch it with something else. Select Search Engine under the Safari tab of Settings. Choose the search engine you want from the list of installed engines. Select Google, Bing or Yahoo as your new search engine.
Have you ever been on your iPad and seen an image on the web that you would like to save? It’s easy to do. Simply tap the image, then hold it. You’ll be asked if you want to save it. You can then easily access your image.
Do you notice your tablet is slower to load apps and isn’t as snappy in navigation? Have you deleted all the useless data that is on your iPad, but it still isn’t running smoothly? You can acquire additional free space when you transfer pictures and other media files to the cloud. In most cases, this makes the iPad as fast as it once was.
Make sure to look over your history before giving someone else your device. You don’t want to have them see something in the browser window you would have rather kept private. If you open Safari, it will automatically revert to your previous page, so change it if it’s of a personal nature.
No matter if you want to connect with people, play games or study, you can do these and so many other things on your iPad. It just requires you know how to use the iPad, so use the advice in this article and get ready to use it. Enjoy your gadget to the fullest by using what you have learned.
Do you hate scrolling while using your tablet as a browser? You can save quite a bit of time by just tapping the bar in the title area of the page, which sends you right back to the page’s top. You can do this in other apps, too.