When used properly, the iPad is a fantastic tool that can accomplish a lot of tasks. There are so many uses, though, you probably do not know everything the iPad is capable of doing. In the following article, you will be given advice to ensure that you are making the most of this wonderful device.
You may see significant shortening of your battery life if you frequently watch movies, listen to continuous music, or play a lot of games on your iPad. Your battery will last longer if you reduce the brightness of your screen. You may find you can enjoy your iPad without using the brightest setting possible.
You can bring up a list of every app currently running on your iPad. Double-clicking on the Home key shows all open apps at once. Simply tap on the app you want to view. To make the bar disappear, simply swipe the screen downwards.
You can now create folders with your iPad to store valuable information. Start by tapping and holding your finger on the app you desire. It will begin to jiggle. Then you can drag it onto another icon and release it. When you do that, it creates a folder containing the two apps and labels them with an appropriate category. Also, you can rename the folder to increase your level of personalization.
If you are in the habit of reading the instruction manual for everything that you buy, you need to know that the iPad’s manual is only available via download. Apple wants to be as minimalistic as possible and wants you to get one off the Internet instead of shipping them with their products.
You can get access to remote servers by using VPN networks. The network tab is where you can change anything related to VPN connections. Enter the required username and server address. If you are not sure what the server address is, you should contact the person who administrate the VPN network.
If you are a Google-phobe and want to use some other search engine as your primary search provider, it is possible to make this happen. In the Settings menu, pick Safari, then Search Engine. In addition to Google, you have a choice of using Yahoo and Bing as your search engine.
Watch what apps you have running. A lot of the apps on your tablet can keep running while you work on other things. If you want to see what else is running on your iPad, just double-click the Home button. Current apps will show up along the screen’s bottom. To eliminate this feature, simply swipe down and you will be back to the normal setting.
What happens if your iPad is stolen or lost? Simply open Settings, then iCloud. Enter your Apple ID before turning on the Find My iPad feature. This way, if your iPad does get lost, all you have to do is visit iCloud.com.
Is a noisy app driving you nuts? You can mute your volume quickly by pressing and holding on the volume down button until the sound is turned off. The lock orientation can also be configured to mute your device.
Since an iPad is a significant investment, it is wise to provide proper care for it. You can use a clear cover to protect your screen. These thin plastic sheets can give your iPad screen more protection. Clean the screen only with a soft, damp cloth. Never use a cleaning solution that you use around the house.
The iPhone charger was NOT build for the iPad. All iPhone chargers uses only 5 watts, while an iPad charger uses 10 watts. It takes much longer to fully charge the iPad with a iPhone charger. Use the charger that came with your iPad instead.
You will find that iPads now have an easy way to be muted. Originally, the mute button was not on an iPad. With the iOS 4.3, you can now use the lock switch to mute the sound. Holding down the volume button helps to mute your phone fast.
If you are worried about anyone trying to get into your phone and seeing all of your private information, you can set your password to erase all data after so many failed attempts. If they don’t get it right, the iPad is factory fresh again.
To copy/paste quickly, press and then hold text and simply choose Select. Now, pick copy and go to another application and tap while holding down again. A pop-up menu will appear, from which you should tap ‘paste.’ To select full paragraphs, you must tap a total of four times.
You may be annoyed by the chiming whenever you get an email. You can turn them off. Under the Settings menu, choose “General”. When you are in General, then go to Sounds. This will allow you to adjust or turn off any notifications.
Lots of people know about the store for iTunes on the iPad, but don’t really know what all it offers. One interesting function is iTunes U. The U stands for university. This section has educational podcasts about all types of professoinal subjects and can be a great way to increase your know-how.
If you want to keep current pages open, just open new ones in a different tab. If you use Safari, tap the link and hold it until the menu option becomes visible. In this pop-up menu, you will have the option to open the new link in a new tab.
Try to sync all of your pages with your iTunes and then you can share it with any operating system. It’s so simple to share to your iPad now. This is also easier since you can email PDF’s online and download them using a remote system.
Is it annoying to press the bookmarks icon each time you need to go to your favorite sites? To resolve this problem, set your bookmarks bar to stay on permanently. Go to your Settings screen, click Safari and then go to Always Show Bookmarks and switch this to the On position.
Differing environments mean variable need for brightness settings, which is exactly why Apple gives you the controls to adjust things. The screen is naturally bright, but you can dim it through the brightness controls. You can find these settings by double clicking your Home button, then swiping through. You can then adjust the amount of brightness you have.
Would you like to locate your iPad if it is misplaced? Simply visit Settings and then iCloud. Fill in your ID when prompted, which will log your system into the database. When you do this, you will simply need to go to iCloud.com to find your iPad if it goes missing.
Use your iPad to listen to iTunes. You don’t even have to download all your songs again. Simply select Home Sharing on both the iPad and within iTunes. Then go to your music, click More, then Shared. Now you can start listening.
If you are wanting to do a fast copy and paste, simply select and hold the text and tap the Select button. Now, pick copy and go to another application and tap while holding down again. This will cause a menu to pop up, displaying Paste. Tap it. If you want to copy and paste a paragraph, you will need to click the area four times.
Your iPad is easily capable of taking a screenshot. Just press the home and sleep/wake buttons at the same time. You will hear a click and see a flash on your screen. This indicates that it has taken a photo. Screenshots automatically go into your photo gallery.
Go to the apps that you usually run easier and quicker. Just double click the home button, and you’ll see them on the bottom of the screen. This tip can save you lots of time because you don’t have to manually scroll through each screen.
Does the Google search on your iPad leave you dissatisfied? You can use a different search engine if you wish. Visit your Settings menu and choose Safari. Then select Search Engine. Look at the options, then simply select an alternate search engine. You have the choice between Google, Bing or Yahoo.
Do you download podcasts yet? These are actually radio shows that last from a few minutes to a few hours. You might try listening to a podcast instead of music on your way to work. There are so many topics that you’re sure to find one that you find interesting.
You can’t just change days by swiping in the calendar. You can select the appropriate date using the navigation bar. The date is always highlighted in blue.
Have you had the desire to take a screenshot? It is even easier than you imagine. Tap Home and then tap Sleep/Wake. You’ll see a flash, hear a click and the screenshot will be taken. Screenshots are automatically save.
Everyone knows that the iTunes store exists, but not everyone knows about its features. For example, iTunes U. This area features education-related podcasts on a variety of subjects. Use them to increase your breadth of knowledge.
Does your screen get scratched? If so, use a screen protector. It protects both your iPad and your fingers from getting scratched.
In order to see every app that is running, just double-click the “home” button. That will give you a bar that includes all the running apps, and you can access them by pressing on the icon in the bar. Use this function to check which apps are running, and close the ones you do not need.
To copy text on your iPad, double-tap a word. That said, copying large amounts of text this way can be a pain. Tap your chosen editable text four times and you will have copied out the whole paragraph. This works well for addresses, paragraphs and the URL bar.
Your iPad is a great tool for listening to music. If you’re already a member of iTunes, and don’t wish to get your songs downloaded again, you will find that there’s an easy way to get to them. Just enable the “Home Sharing” feature in your iTunes settings on your computer, in addition to your iPad. On your iPad, open the music application and click Shared. The next step is to enjoy your tunes!
Kids need to be protected from the Internet. You will locate Restrictions in the Settings menu in the General section. Next, you will tap ENABLE RESTRICTIONS. This will stop your child from viewing mature content. Anything adult will be blocked.
The calendar function does not allow you to navigate from one day to the next by swiping. You can select the appropriate date using the navigation bar. If you are looking for the current date, it should always be blue.
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. In the Settings menu, under Password Lock, choose to erase data after 10 failed attempts.
Did you know that you don’t have to use your iPad’s keyboard? It can be pretty hard to type on a small keyboard projected on your screen. You can buy a Bluetooth keyboard and then use it with the iPad, easily. Then you can type just as if you were using a laptop.
Manage the life of the battery of your iPad. Keep it away from excessive heat. Keep the brightness down. When you won’t be using the Internet, use airplane mode. You can also turn the Push option off, also. Check your mailbox and your calendar manually, or choose an interval of a few minutes.
Most people will say that the iPad is an amazing creation. But it is likely the iPad can do even more than you realize. Most people do not use the iPad to its full potential. Using the advice offered above, you are now ready to put your iPad to full use.
Ensure you are regularly checking your iPad’s history prior to allowing others to handle your iPad. You would hate for someone to see a website that you intended to remain private. When you start a Safari session, the browser fetches the most recent page you were browsing, so go to the Disney site if you’re going to show grandma how your iPad works.