So, it’s time to jump into the tablet age of technology and purchase an iPad. This decision is one that many individuals have found to be a smart one for both business and personal reasons. That said, you need to know how to use it to the fullest. This article will discuss the iPad and help you to make an educated purchase.
Do you know what to do when your iPad freezes? It can be rebooted by using a soft reset. A soft reset consists of simultaneously hitting the home and power buttons. Wait until your iPad begins to restart. Hold the home button down for several seconds to force-close an app.
Folders are now supported by the iPad’s iOS. To create a folder, you will need to place and hold a finger on the app until it begins to jiggle. Once it is jiggling, drag your finger and app to another icon and release. Your iPad will then create a folder with both apps. The folder will show the name representing the category associated with those apps. You can rename the folder, too.
Don’t forget how many apps you are running at once. A good number of iPad apps are able to run seemingly in the background at the same time that you are otherwise engaged. Click your Home button twice to get the view of all apps that are open. Any applications running at the time will be shown at the screen’s bottom in a bar. Swipe down if you want to eliminate the bar after you are done looking.
Many people have trouble typing on tablets, although it certainly gets easier as time goes on. It is possible to have your iPad convert what you say into text. Just push the home button twice and then tap on the little microphone that you see. Once you finish, hit that microphone once more and you will see in text what you have spoken aloud.
Is there anything more annoying than accidentally launching a seriously noisy app? Muting your volume is as simple as pressing and holding the volume button down. If you find yourself needing to mute sound frequently, you may want to set up the orientation lock button to work as a muting control.
The factory setting for previewing an email shows you two lines before opening it. You might want to see more than that, though. Navigate to Settings and select Mail. From Mail, choose Contacts, then go to Calendar where you can change the options to preview mail.
In your inbox, you may want to see more than the first few lines. Go to Settings/Mail/Preview. Reset the number so that it shows five lines at one time This ensures you know what your emails say.
Shortcuts let you send messages quickly. You can finish up a sentence by tapping twice on the space bar to add a period and a space. This will eliminate the need to manually do it and give you more time to send more messages to your friends.
Open new pages by using a new tab to enable you to keep multiple pages open at once. When in Safari, tap and hold a URL to see a popup menu. In this pop-up menu, you will have the option to open the new link in a new tab.
A fantastic way to keep multiple pages open is by opening them in new tabs. When you are in Safari, just tap and hold the link until a pop-up menu shows up. You can choose to see the link in a second tab this way.
To protect your investment, you need to understand how to properly care for your new iPad. Never leave an iPad locked in a sweltering car. Your battery will slowly start to hold less of a charge if it gets hot too much. Keep your iPad away from liquids so electronic components are not damaged. Use a covering to prevent liquid from getting into your iPad.
Are you being nagged by the battery charge notification? It may be useful to know that they are easy to turn off. Start by going to the Settings. Once there, go to General and locate Usage. Here, you will be able to turn off the display of battery percentage.
You can easily take screenshots while using your iPad. Press the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously. These two buttons will save a screenshot of the devices current display and save it to a directory of your choosing.
An iPad is an expensive investment, so you need to take good care of it. Many people buy screen protectors for use with their iPads. These are thin plastic and give heightened protection to the screen area of the iPad. To clean the screen, be sure to use a lightly water dampened, soft cloth. Do not use any harsh cleaning agents to clean your iPad.
Does it seem like a pain to tap on the bookmarks icon every time you want to access your favorite websites? Turn the Bookmarks Bar on instead! Go to Settings, Safari, Always Show the Bookmarks Bar, and select On.
Easily find your running apps fast! Double click the home button and a bar of recently-used and running apps will appear on the screen. This trick will save you time, versus scrolling through separate screens to find what you are looking for.
It is easy to quickly mute your iPad. When the iPad originally came out, there wasn’t a dedicated mute button. With the release of iOS 4.3, you have the option of locking the iPad orientation or have the sound muted. Holding down the volume button helps to mute your phone fast.
A great resource for any question regarding your iPad is an online forum. There are a number of sites dedicated to learning how to use iPads. If you don’t feel comfortable submitting a question right away, browse the archives and eventually introduce yourself and get in on the conversations.
Use FaceTime for phone numbers and emails. The email that was used to set up the iPad will be used by default on FaceTime, but it is possible to add others. If there are several phone numbers or emails that you need FaceTime to know, set them up inside your iPad settings.
Your iPad will come preloaded with apps that you may never use. However, it’s hard to delete some of these. Place them into a separate folder and move them so that it is far from where you spend your time. This frees up space so that you can easily access apps you actually use.
To copy/paste quickly, press and then hold text and simply choose Select. Then click Copy, go where you want to paste, then tap again. An option to paste will then come up on your screen. In order to copy and paste an entire paragraph, four taps will be necessary.
If you have music stored in the cloud on iTunes, you can listen to it on your iPad. There is an easy solution for syncing up all your iTunes songs quickly. Simply go to the Home Sharing tab in your iTunes, as well as your iPad. Select your iPad Music icon, go to More and, finally, tap Shared. Then, listen to your music!
Notifications can be controlled. Having a large number of apps can result in numerous and constant alerts. Make some changes in the “Notifications” area of the settings. By controlling your notifications, you can avoid constant alerts. This way you’ll only be alerted to things that you consider most important.
The cloud function is great to use if you love to play around on the internet. Doing so can save your information without running out of HD space. Make sure that important documents are stored on both your iPad and the cloud function.
Join an iPad forum online. These communities will help you learn strategies to get the most out of your iPad. You can also give people pointers that they might not have picked up on their own. Forums are a great way to solve iPad problems as well.
A lot of iPad owners know that their device has an iTunes store, but might not be aware of everything that it has to offer. iTunes U is the most interesting of these. You can enjoy educational podcasts regarding professional and academic subjects.
Are you unhappy with the Google search engine on your iPad? You can choose another search engine with a minimum of fuss. Under Settings, choose Safari, and then Search Engine. Choose the search engine you want from the list of installed engines. You have the choice between Google, Bing or Yahoo.
You might think it’s not necessary to do this, but it’s great to have security on your iPad. You never know when you may accidentally lose it, and it generally has access to a lot of secure information like emails, phone numbers, addresses and possibly even bank information.
Has linking your iPad to a TV been something you have wanted to do? You are able to do this if you purchase a adapter. There are two types – VGA or digital AV. Either will work for your purposes.
There are many online forums for iPad users. There is lots of information available this way. This lets you learn and share, too. If you ever have problems with your iPad, a special forum like this can help you address your problems.
Were you aware that the Google Maps app lets you use the feature “Street View?” Type in an address to get a red pin on the map you are viewing. Tap the pin and a small icon will appear. Tap this icon and you will be able to access Street View.
Are you interested in using your iPad to access files in a PDF format? By sending the PDF to your email, the iPad can use iBooks to display it. The iTunes app has a book tab that you can use to synch PDF’s from any computer to you use with your iPad.
Does your screen get scratched? Although your iPad can sustain lots of damage, whenever you notice tiny scratches, then you should probably put on a screen protector. It will protect the iPad and stop your fingers from getting tiny cuts on them.
If you have an Apple TV, it is possible to stream content from the iPad to the television. Use the Airplay icon to stream whatever you are looking at to your TV in a matter of seconds.
If you want to copy text on your iPad, just double tap the keyword. That said, copying large amounts of text this way can be a pain. Instead, tap four times on the text you want to copy and the paragraph will be highlighted. This can also work for URL’s and addresses too.
Did you ever stumble across a picture you wanted to save to your iPad? It will not cause you any headaches to do this. Simply tap the image and hold your finger for a couple seconds. You’ll be asked if you want to save it. This saves a local copy of the image so you can retrieve it later, even if you’re offline.
Share podcasts with your family and friends easily. You do not even have to quit listening to share podcasts. You can continue listening while you share. Just press Email button during the podcast. You then get the chance to choose recipients. Then you may send it right away.
If you use Apple TV, your iPad can stream media to your TV. You can choose to send specific programming right to your TV by tapping on any video or slideshow that has the Airplay icon.
There is an easier way to locate your bookmarks. Just keep your Bookmark bar open. This involves going to Safari, finding the settings and selecting the “on” position for your bookmarks bar. This means you don’t have to root around in the menu just to find your bookmarks.
Plugging your iPad into the back of your computer to charge works better than the front sometimes. Your computer’s USB ports are not equal in the power they give off. When your iPad still doesn’t charge, buy a wall adapter.
Get an external keyboard you can use with your iPad. It will save you a lot of time if you plan on typing frequently on your iPad. Also, there is a wireless connect, which makes it very convenient to use.
You can locate bookmarks more easily. Keep the Bookmarks bar visible at all times and running. In Safari Settings, choose the option to keep your bookmarks bar open all the time. This will help you visit your favorite sites without doing a lot of clicking.
An iPad can be great for personal and business reasons. Getting everything you can from your iPad is easy so long as you learn a bit. Use these tips, explore the different apps you downloaded and you will be an advanced user in no time.
Purchase a screen protector for your iPad. This is a piece of plastic that goes over the screen. You can keep your iPad screen safe from tiny scratches and fingerprints, among other risks. Your iPad can now last for years with confidence.