Your iPad is capable of doing so many different things! Even though you do not know about all the features yet, you have probably found a lot of intuitive commands. For starters, you’ll need to cover the basic uses of the iPad, such as applications, games, and documents. Read below to find out how.
It easy to access the currently running apps on your iPad. Double clicking on your Home button will bring up a bar along the bottom of the screen displaying all of your currently running apps. Just click the app you wish to switch to, if you so desire. To get rid of the bar, you should take your finger and swipe it down towards the bottom of the screen.
You can access all of your running apps on your iPad. By double-clicking on your Home button, you will see every running app in a bar near the bottom of the screen. You can scroll through the applications or choose one of them. Just swipe downwards on the screen to remove it.
Do you know what to do when your iPad freezes? It can be rebooted by using a soft reset. For a soft reset, you will need to simultaneously hold the home button and power button for several seconds. Doing this properly will restart the device. To fix a frozen app, simply hold the home button one or two seconds.
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. Your phone will be wiped if there are 10 failed login attempts.
Should your iPad freeze, you can reboot it by performing a soft reset. A soft reset consists of simultaneously hitting the home and power buttons. This will cause your device to restart. Hold the home button down for several seconds to force-close an app.
If you always prefer to read the owner’s manual for any new gadget, you will need to download the manual for the iPad. Apple is all about minimalism and they would rather you download one than to include one with all of their products.
If you are sick and tired of being notified of a local Wi-Fi connection, change your settings. You’ll see the option about Joining Networks. Once set to no, you won’t be nagged again.
Open pages in new tabs in order to keep several open at the same time. When using Safari, simply tap on the link and hold it until you see a pop-over menu appear. This pop-up menu offers you an option to view the new link on a new tab.
Shortcuts are a great feature to install to save time and reduce stress. You can finish up a sentence by tapping twice on the space bar to add a period and a space. That way, it will not be necessary to do it manually, and you will have additional time to transmit messages to people you know.
If you bought an iPad for a younger child and don’t want him or her to access certain things, make sure your settings are set to block mature content. In settings, you can adjust the level of mature content your child can see. You can block access to mature content by labeling your content as such.
Set up FaceTime with your phone numbers and emails. Your FaceTime will include the emails you saved into your iPad, but you should add more contacts. Go to the settings of your iPad and add the email addresses and phone numbers you want to see on FaceTime.
It is possible to easily change the default search engine from Google to your preferred search engine on your iPad. Access Safari and then Search Engine from the Settings menu. In addition to Google, you have a choice of using Yahoo and Bing as your search engine.
Your pages can be synced with iTunes to share documents with a Mac or PC. Thanks to iTunes, it’s easier than ever to share documents with a computer. This is even better when you realize you can send PDF documents via email to anyone, anywhere and download all of them remotely.
Do you hate having to tap the bookmark icon in order to open your bookmarked sites? It is possible to leave the bookmark bar up permanently. In Settings, open Safari and select the option to always show the bookmarks bar. Simply turn it on.
There are ways that you can adjust the lock feature on your iPad. Earlier iPads aren’t able to do this. If your iPad comes with iOS 4.3 or a newer version, you will have this option. Pushing down on the reducing volume button will also activate the muting option.
Muting your iPad can come in handy when needed. The first iPads did not have a mute button on them. Starting with 4.3 the lock switch was able to be used as a mute button. To do a quick mute on your iPad now, press and hold down your volume-down button.
Use your iPad to listen to any music you have in your iTunes library. There is an easy solution for syncing up all your iTunes songs quickly. Just select to enable something called “Home Sharing” on the iPad, as well as in iTunes. The last step is going to the shared area of your Music app to play them. Now you can listen to your heart’s content.
You can block mature content on an iPad that was purchased for use by your child. In settings, you can adjust the level of mature content your child can see. You can restrict mature content, including anything that has nudity or bad language.
You might not believe that you have to do it, but giving your iPad security features is always a good idea. You could always misplace the device and someone could access all your information. You may have bank records and passwords you don’t want stolen. There are things you may not want people to see in your emails.
Take the time to set up your contacts in FaceTime. The iPad, by default, includes the initial email you used for installation, 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.
Make sure that your notifications are managed. Sometimes, it can be a hassle when you have numerous application notifications popping up. You can remedy this by choosing Settings and then Notifications. You can determine which apps you want a notification for and which ones you aren’t worried as much about. That way, you only get alerts from apps that are important to you.
You can shortcut to your most used apps. All you have to do is double click your home button, and they will appear instantly at the bottom of whatever screen you are on. This can save you time when switching between apps because you don’t have to go back to the home screen and navigate to the app.
If you have multiple apps open and want to switch between them, double-tap the home button to open the task manager. Simply click the app you need and presto! You’re there. To go back to the previous app, do it again.
There are many features that you will need to be aware of that iTunes offers. One feature that many people don’t know about is called iTunes U (U = university). You are able to locate podcasts with educational themes on a variety of different subjects, which is great for growing your knowledge base.
Have ever needed to take a screenshot? It is easier than you may think it is. Press the Home button and then press your Sleep/Wake button. You’ll see a flash, and there’s your screen shot. The screenshot will be saved automatically, so no hassle!
The iPad comes preloaded with many apps you’ll likely never use. Many unwanted apps cannot be deleted. You can place these programs in a folder, then move the folder to a different page. You can then focus on getting down to business.
Is your iPad acting sluggish? If so, it’s a good idea to review all your stored information and delete some. If so, then your next step might need to be sending all of your pictures and music to the cloud. This should free enough space for your apps to run properly.
Double-click the Home button if you want access to all of the actively running apps. After doing that all of the apps that are running will pop-up on the bottom of your screen, and from there you just need to click the appropriate icon. This lets you keep an eye on what’s running on your iPad and close unneeded apps to free up RAM.
Protect your children if they use your iPad to access the Internet. Go to settings, then click on the option labeled restrictions. When you go under the restrictions tab, you should click on ‘enable. This is going to keep your kid from seeing any content that is registered or tagged as adult in nature. Adult content in videos, websites and shows will be restricted.
Reduce the brightness on your device, which can kill your battery. This is extremely helpful if you’re expecting a message or email of great importance and your battery is running low. To turn down the brightness of the screen, tap the Home button twice and search for a sun-like icon.
When you are browsing with Safari, the top of the title window can be clicked to go to the beginning of any page. Most people spend their time slowly scrolling up, and it can take a while. If you just touch the title window, it will get you to where you want to go much faster.
Identical light or brightness settings are unnecessary in varied situations, so you can make changes to these yourself. Just hit the Home button two times and swipe to the brightness adjuster. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
If you also have Apple TV, you may stream the iPad content on your TV. When something is able to be streamed, you will see an Airplay icon. Simply tap the icon and your content will be streamed to the television almost immediately.
Easily take screenshots with your iPad. Tap the Home button, followed by your Sleep/Wake button. When the screenshot is taken, you will see a flash and hear a click. This means a screenshot is taken. Screen captures are saved to your photo reel, and are treated just like any other picture so you can export and email them.
Prior to showing someone how to use Safari, take a look at the history on your iPad. You would hate for someone to see a website that you intended to remain private. Safari loads the last visited site automatically, so visit a mild page before you show off your iPad to anyone.
Have you found your iPad to be sluggish in navigation, and slower than it was in loading apps? Even when you delete unnecessarily stored data and information on your iPad, it is still too slow. Use iCloud to clear out more space! For a lot of iPad users, this can speed up the machine.
You can attach an external keyboard to your device if you do not like the default keyboard. If you type lots of documents and emails, this is a good idea and can save you a lot of time. External keyboards usually connect wirelessly with Bluetooth, and make typing much faster than the software keyboard the iPad typically uses.
If your volume buttons aren’t functioning properly, go into your Sounds Settings from the General Menu. Turn Change with Buttons On if need be. You can slide the volume up and down this way.
Do you get tired of constantly scrolling on your iPad when you are on the Internet? Tapping the bar at the top of a page is much faster than having to scroll up. This will work with almost all apps.
In Safari, you can touch the title window at the top to go back and revisit the beginning of a page. If you did not know this little trick, you likely spend a lot of energy scrolling through webpages. Just tap the title bar instead, and you can get around more rapidly.
The iPad is a great device, especially because of how user-friendly it is. The user interface is simple. There’s a single button and a touch screen. Play with your iPad and you will discover a lot of features by yourself. This will help you learn all that the device has to offer.
Your iPad will allow you to manage your daily life a lot more efficiently. The iPad can be used to organize both your personal and business life. This electronic marvel combines a number of useful features into one device.
Keep your iPad away from water. Any area of water, such as a bathtub, sauna, or outside in the rain, should be avoided while using the iPad. It is almost a sure way to ruin your expensive toy.