The iPad represents a major innovation in everyday technology. If you are hoping to maximize the iPad’s functionality, you’ll need to take a moment and learn all you can about the device. Read on to find out a variety of things you might not know.
You can now create folders with your iPad to store valuable information. Just drag on app onto another one to create a folder. This action will make a folder that contains both apps named with whatever category the apps are. If you don’t like the label, you can rename the folder.
If you want to stream movies, listen to music and play games on your iPad, consider that your battery life will be much shorter. Lowering the brightness on the screen can prolong the life of the battery. It is unlikely that you will prefer the brightest setting and the improvement will be worth it.
Try to keep track of what apps you leave running when you are not using them. 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. The lower bar will display the currently active apps and some brief information. When you are finished looking at it, swipe down to close the bar.
If WiFi join notifications annoy you, simply get rid of them. You will find an option that says to ask if you want to join networks. Once set to no, you won’t be nagged again.
Have you accidentally bumped an app that makes noise by accident? You can quickly turn the sound down by holding down the “vol -” button until it is muted. If you need a mute button, change your settings so your lock orientation button becomes a mute button.
The cloud function is very useful for people who are constantly onilne. It allows you to put your data and information in a secure location without cluttering up your iPad. Store documents that are important on both the iPad and the cloud.
There is a place where you can change the settings to look at more lines of preview text in your email Go to the Settings, go to the section that says Mail and seek out the setting that says Preview. Change the preview feature to increase the lines you see. This allows you to tailor how much you’ll see in the Mail app and lets you skim through your mail more efficiently.
A lot of people know that their iPads have iTunes, but they do not know all that they can do with it. A great feature is iTunes U, which you can access on your iPad. In this section, there are various educational audio podcasts on a variety of different subjects. You can learn nearly anything.
Do you have trouble hunting and pecking on smaller devices? A lot of people do not like typing on the iPad. Fortunately, you can choose to have your iPad dictate what you say instead. Hit the home button before tapping on the small microphone. After you have finished dictating the words, hit the microphone button again to see how it came out in text form.
Online forums can help you master your iPad. There are a lot of great places you can go to so you can learn more about the iPad. All you have to do is check some forums to find out more about the iPad.
By using shortcuts, sending messages is easy. One example is double tapping space to add a period. Thus, you will not have to do it manually, and you will be able to send a greater number of messages.
Your first instinct when taking photos with an iPad is to hold it by its sides. Sadly, this leads to blurry photos. Instead, make use of the orientation lock feature. It ensures the shutter button is simple to reach. After you take a photo, use the image editor for rotating the image.
To include Google calender events on the iPad, select Mail > Contacts > Calenders. Hit Add An Account and hit Other. Hit your “Add CalDAV” icon and add in the relevant Google information. Then navigate out of settings and click on the calendar application. You should have everything you need now.
To access all running apps, just double-click the Home button. This will open up a bar with all currently running apps and you can select each of them individually. This will allow you to easily keep track of which apps you have running, and close the ones that you aren’t using.
Open pages in new tabs in order to keep several open at the same time. In Safari, you can simply tap the link you want until a menu shows up. In this menu, you’ll be able to get links opened in new tabs.
To extend the battery life of your iPad, turn down the screen brightness. This is very useful if you are out and waiting for an important email. To turn down screen brightness, try double-tapping your Home icon and looking for the sun icon.
Do you wish it were easier to access your Internet bookmarks? You can eliminate this annoyance by turning the bookmarks bar on permanently. Go to your Settings, tap on Safari and turn on the bookmark bar.
Tabs are a great multitasking tool. You no longer have to surf away from the page that you are currently looking at in order to follow a particular link somewhere else. Hold the link and a list of options will appear. Within the options, you can arrange for the link to be opened in a new tab, and this means you don’t lose your current browsing page.
Muting your iPad quickly and easily is easy. All you need to do is press and hold volume down for a couple of seconds. This is a fast solution when you need the iPad to be silent for whatever reason. Press it down when you want the volume to go back to normal.
You can use your iPad to listen to the iTunes music you have. You do not have to log in to your iTunes account and re-download every last song. Just select to enable something called “Home Sharing” on the iPad, as well as in iTunes. In the iPad’s Music app, click on More and then Shared. This makes it simple to enjoy your favorite songs!
You can now quickly mute your iPad. When the iPad originally came out, there wasn’t a dedicated mute button. Prior to iOS 4.3 you had to use the lock switch to mute the sound or lock your iPad’s orientation. To do a quick mute on your iPad now, press and hold down your volume-down button.
Many people find the battery charge percentage on their screen annoying. Fortunately, this can be removed quite easily. Find the “General” settings menu and follow down into the “usage” subcategory for further instruction. In this area of the menus, you can easily turn the icon On or Off instantly. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.
When you want to copy and then paste text, tap it and click Select. Once the text is selected, tap “copy”, and switch to the app you wish to paste to and hold down a tap 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.
You can easily take a screenshot with your iPad. Just press the home and sleep/wake buttons at the same time. You will see the screen flash then you will hear a click. This means a photo has been taken. This can be found under your saved pictures.
Many people know their iPads have an iTune store, but are not aware of all its features. One great feature is iTunes U (the ‘U’ is for university). This application has podcasts that are education-related for many professional topics and can help you to learn more.
Have you ever wanted to connect your iPad to your television to get more use out of the device? You can use an adapter that can be bought separately. You want an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Either one will work.
To see a list of running and recently-used apps, double click the home button. This bar shows all running apps and they can be accessed by pressing the icon in that bar. Doing so lets you remember which apps are currently open.
Does you screen get scratched easily? An iPad can take some damage, but small scratches indicate that you might need a protector for it. This gives your iPad some protection, but it also prevents miniature cuts on your fingers.
Screenshots are quite simple to take with the help of an iPad. Simply press the home button at the same time as the sleep button. You will see a flash and hear a click. This means it took a photo. All of the screenshots that you take are saved inside of your iPad’s photo gallery.
It is so simple to copy text when you are using the iPad; a simple double click of the word does it for you. Copying large sections of text, however, isn’t this simple. Tap the text you’ve chosen four times to copy the entire paragraph. This also works well for email and website addresses.
Be sure to set up “Find My iPad” so that you can find the iPad if you misplace it. It will allow you to track your iPad to wherever it is located and you can also delete whatever you want from a location that’s remote. It sounds like a pain to set up, but it could be a godsend if you ever misplace your iPad.
There are several options for search engines on your iPad. There is a way that you can change this. In settings, you can click on Safari and change your search engine. Then choose the search engine of your choice. Bing, Yahoo and Google are the choices which can be selected.
Do you want the ability to read PDF files on your iPad? Just send them to your email and open them on the iPad using iBooks. If you also use a computer, it is possible to sync up PDF files with the iPad if you just utilize the iTunes book tab.
You cannot switch from one day to another by switching on the calendar function. Try using the navigation bar near the bottom of your screen to pick the date you wish to view. The day you are on will be marked blue, so it is easy to find.
If there is personal data stored on an iPad, backup all of the information in case of a future emergency. It’s also a good idea to set your iPad up so it erases all stored data if a break-in attempt is made. Look for Password Lock in the Settings menu, and have it set to erase all data when your password is entered incorrectly 10 times.
Try using street view on the Google Maps app. Complete a search on the map and you will see a red pin appear. Tap this pin and then select the little red and white person icon. Next, you will see the “Street View” feature.
If your volume buttons seem unresponsive, you can reset them by visiting “sounds” under “general settings”. Switch on, Change with Buttons to get the buttons to work. You can use the slider to change the volume, too.
It’s not always convenient to use the keyboard on your iPad, and you do not have to! Many people find the iPad’s on screen keyboard difficult to use. If you find it difficult, you can simply purchase a Bluetooth enabled keyboard for your iPad. They will make typing much easier.
The iPad can sync up with any Apple Television. There is an Airplay icon that will allow content to immediately appear on your Apple TV.
The iPad is a revolutionary new device that has allowed people to stay in touch with the world wherever they are. With so many features and applications, the possibilities of this device are nearly endless. Using this advice will have you soon reaping the advantages of the iPad.
Looking at a PDF file is difficult on any computer. Thankfully, the iPad helps to make the viewing of these particular documents easier due to excellent apps. In addition to being able to view the documents on your iPad, you can also sync up with other devices to view the documents on them. You can trade them back and forth, as well. This is a great tool to carry your school project or your work with you all the time.