Technology Got You Down? Check Out These IPad Tips

The iPad represents a major innovation in everyday technology. However, to maximize the potential of your iPad, knowing a little more about it can be important. Try these tips to get the most from your iPad.

It’s simple to find out which apps are currently running on your iPad. Just push the Home button twice in succession to show an icon for each running app. You are able to switch to whatever app you want, by pressing it on the bar. To make the bar disappear, simply swipe the screen downwards.

Are you getting annoyed every time your iPad asks you if you would like to join a wifi network it detected? This can be turned off in settings. Touch the tab for Wi-Fi, and you can turn off the prompt by changing the last option.

You can get access to remote servers by using VPN networks. There is an icon in your iPad’s menu to activate a remote server through a VPN network. Just look under the network tab. You will be able to put in a server address and then your user name. If you are unsure about the address, talk to your network administrator.

Do you know what to do when your iPad freezes? It can be rebooted by using a soft reset. To do this, you must hold the home and power buttons at the same time for a few seconds. This will cause the iPad to restart. To force close an app, just hold down the home button until it closes.

Watch what apps you have running. A lot of the apps on your iPad can run behind the scenes while you work on other things. To see what is currently running on your device, simply double click on the Home button. Any applications running at the time will be shown at the screen’s bottom in a bar. Swipe in the down direction to hide the bar when you’ve finished.

Did you accidentally start a loud application? Here is how to mute volume quickly: Press and hold the volume button. Your sound will be turned off fast. If you are using iOS 4.3 or later, it is possible to make the toggle switch near the volume control mute your iPad.

If you are irritated by repeated request to join other Wi-Fi networks, get into your settings menu and change it. The Ask/Join networks feature can be used to facilitate this. Turn that setting off, and you will finally be rid of the constant notifications.

You don’t need to press the small camera icon that’s found near the bottom left of the screen to see videos or pictures you just took. All you have to do is swipe the screen right and your video or picture will appear. To view previous photos you have taken, just keep swiping to the left.

Do you hate only being able to preview two lines of your new emails? If so, you can change this option. Open the settings app, then choose “mail” on the left side. Next, tap on the “preview” setting. Change this to “5 lines.” By using the five lines option, you can quickly skim your emails.

If you iPad is set to default you will be able to see a few sentences of your email before you read it. Sometimes, you may want to have a larger preview. To change this, you’ll need to open Settings, and then press on Mail. Select Contacts under Mail, then select Calendar to alter the options for additional lines in Preview mail.

When your password is entered 10 times, your iPad erases – is this a function you’d like to turn on? All of your data will disappear if someone makes ten failed attempts to enter the password.

The iPad has a downloadable manual for those that want to know all of the information Apple has to provide. Apple doesn’t want to kill trees so they encourage the download option instead.

When you need to keep multiple pages open at the same time, display each new page as a new tab. While surfing using Safari, simply tap the link and hold it until a pop-up menu appears. In this menu, you’ll be able to get links opened in new tabs.

Are you annoyed when your iPad audibly alerts you to every new email? Thankfully, this feature can be easily disabled. Start by going to Setting and General. Then select Sounds. You will be able to turn the sound off here or adjust the volume.

Is the battery percentage annoying or distracting you? You can disable that. To begin, open the Settings menu. Look under General to find Usage. You can quickly turn on or off the battery display.

Settings Menu

If you need to mute an iPad, try this simple trick. The volume down button, when held for two seconds, gets this done. This saves a lot of time. Hold the button once more and the volume will return to the former setting.

If you want to sync your Google Calendar with the iPad’s native calendar app, open the settings menu and navigate to Mail > Contacts > Calendars. You select Other after tapping the Add An Account icon. Hit your “Add CalDAV” icon and add in the relevant Google information. Click the home button to exit the settings menu and enter your calendar application. All that you need should be right there.

Set up FaceTime with your phone numbers and emails. The iPad, by default, includes the initial email you used for installation, but it is possible to add others. 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.

Is it annoying to press the bookmarks icon each time you need to go to your favorite sites? It is possible for your bookmark option to be permanent. Select Settings, Safari, and choose the Always Show Bookmarks tab.

Isn’t it irritating when you encounter a hyperlink on your iPad, and you are unable to determine where it will take you? There’s a way to see the link’s URL. Since hovering over a word isn’t possible, you’ll need to press and hold the hyperlinked word. Doing this will cause the URL to appear.

Are you afraid that the link you are about to click on in Safari is inappropriate? This is easy to solve. All you have to do is to touch and keep your finger on the word. A popup that shows the link’s URL will appear.

There are many features that you will need to be aware of that iTunes offers. iTunes U is one of the best selections available. It houses many educational podcasts on any topic you could possibly imagine.

You can go to a iPad forum to find out more about using your iPad. There are a number of sites dedicated to learning how to use iPads. Just say hi to get started.

Switch on your auto brightness in order to add battery life. The iPad will automatically adjust its brightness depending on the room that you are in. This ensures your battery stays charged for longer. Navigate to Settings and then choose ‘Brightness & Wallpaper’.

The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. The normal screen brightness can be lowered if you double click the Home button and then swipe the brightness setting. There, you can select options to match the brightness to the ambient light in your environment.

You can choose whether your lock orientation button functions as a way of locking the orientation or as a mute button. Keep in mind that the original iPads did not have this feature. If you are running the operating system iOS at 4.3 or later, you can. Using the volume button on the side works to mute the iPad, too.

Use your iPad to listen to music on iTunes. You don’t even have to download all your songs again. Just allow “Home Sharing” on the iPad and iTunes. Next, visit your existing music app on iPad. Click More followed by Shared. Enjoy your favorite sounds!

Easily take screenshots with your iPad. Start by pressing the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button. The screen will flash and you’ll hear a click. That tells you the photo has been snapped. Screenshots automatically go into your photo gallery.

It is always wise to secure your iPad. It’s always possible that you could lose it, and your iPad typically contains lots of personal information, such as phone numbers, emails, and maybe even your bank information or social security number.

You can’t go from day to day by simply swiping the calendar function. Instead, try out the navigation bar on the lower end of the screen in order to choose the date. The current date will be blue, allowing you to easily notice it.

Use the notification settings feature. With multiple apps, you are sure to see lots of alerts and whatnot popping up all the time. Control these by going to Settings > Notifications. This way, you can manage which apps give you alerts and turn off apps that you don’t need constant alerts from. Therefore, all your notifications will be the ones that are the most important.

Did you know you could use the Street View feature on your Google Maps app? Do a search so a red pin appears on your map. If you press on the pin, and choose the person icon, the Street View will load.

Search Engine

Did you know it’s not necessary to use the keyboard built into the iPad? It’s hard to type with a small keyboard on the screen. Any Bluetooth keyboard will work perfectly. This allows you to type with the same ease that you regularly enjoy on your laptop or desktop computer.

Do you dislike having Google as your iPad’s search engine? Simply try selecting a different search engine. Visit your Settings menu and choose Safari. Then select Search Engine. Here, you will find a list of search engines to choose from. The initial choices include Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

Have you had the desire to take a screenshot? This can be accomplished much easier than you might have believed. Press home and then press the sleep/wake button. You’ll see a flash, hear a click and the screenshot will be taken. These shots save automatically, reducing your worry that you will lose them.

You have other options besides the on-screen keyboard. Typing on your iPad’s screen keypad can be frustrating. Any Bluetooth keyboard will work perfectly. This is of great use to professionals and students.

“Find My iPad” is a helpful feature to use in case you ever lose track of your iPad. This notifies you of the exact location of a lost or stolen iPad. It may seem annoying now, however you will be grateful if the iPad is ever lost.

Do you notice that your screen is getting badly scratched? The iPad is very durable, but use a screen protector if you notice any scratches or other damages. This protects the iPad and your finger from possible micro-cuts.

Accessing your bookmarks can be quick and easy. Leave it open all the time! You can do this by navigating to Safari settings and selecting the option to always have your bookmarks bar open. This ensures you don’t have to click a million times to get anywhere.

Turn on the device’s Find My iPad option, which will help in the event your iPad is lost. This feature allows you to locate your iPad and remotely delete all information stored on your iPad. Although this may seem silly, you will appreciate doing this step if your iPad is ever stolen.

Using an iPad with a wireless keyboard is a great idea. It is possible for an external keyboard to save you lots of time if you plan to type on your iPad a great deal. You can find keyboards that connect to the iPad as a wireless device, and these work better than the keyboard that comes stock with the iPad.

The iPad has passed milestones and revolutionized the way people see hand-held technology. Sometimes, it feels like the device is capable of anything. Use the tips that fit into how you use the device. Familiarize yourself with the different features of your iPad by applying the tips you just read.

Do you find scrolling while browsing the Internet tedious when you are on your iPad? Save some time and tap the title bar at the top of the page to go to the top of the page. You can do this with most apps.

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