Your iPad is extremely useful, but perhaps you haven’t realized its full potential. All you need is some information to help build up your knowledge if you want to succeed. Read on to understand the best ways to make good use of your iPad every day.
Do you find the Wi-Fi notifications increasingly annoying? You can turn this feature off by going to your settings. If you would rather not be prompted, you can click the Wi-Fi button and you will not have to deal with this anymore.
If you use your iPad all the time to watch movies, listen to music and play games, the battery is not going to last very long. One way to make you battery last longer is to adjust your screen’s brightness. You probably won’t even miss using the brightest setting.
Your password information can be protected by setting it to erase if someone enters it incorrectly a certain number of times. If someone can’t figure out the password after 10 tries, all the data on your phone will be erased.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. You can start by holding down on your app until it jiggles, and then place it on top of a related app. Doing this creates a folder, categorizing both apps. This folder can be easily renamed.
The little beeps every time you get an email can be quite annoying. Are you aware of a quick way to disable that unwanted sound? Just select your Settings button and then General after that. After selecting General, select Sounds. Within that option, you can turn the sound off or adjust it to be less annoying and suit your needs better.
If you are tired of being prompted to join various Wi-Fi networks, change your settings. Look for the option which gives you the choice of joining networks. By choosing that option, you will never again be bothered by the invitations.
Is it annoying to press the bookmarks icon each time you need to go to your favorite sites? Well you can turn on the bookmarks bar permanently and eliminate this problem. To turn on, go to the Safari settings and click Show Bookmarks Bar.
If you have safety concerns should your iPad fall into the wrong hands, set the password to delete your personal data if someone enters the wrong password over and over. All of your data will disappear if someone makes ten failed attempts to enter the password.
Taking screenshots is simple. All you need to do is press the Home button and the Sleep button at the same time. The screenshot will be taken, and you can look at it from the photo area of your iPad.
Lots of people say that typing on a tablet is difficult; however, this problem continues to improve. It is possible to have your iPad convert what you say into text. Push Home twice and then hit the microphone. Dictate your text and click the icon a second time when you are finished.
Hold down on your text if you want to copy and paste it. Next, tap ‘copy,’ switch to a different app, then tap again and hold down. You can then paste. You can also highlight a whole paragraph; tap it around four times.
The iPad lets you see 2 lines of an email before viewing it in full. It can help for you to see more lines before you open up the email. Choose “Mail” in Settings. First go to MAIL. Choose CONTACTS. Then go to CALENDARS. At this point, you can adjust preview mail options to get more lines.
Lots of people know about the iTunes store, but some may not understand its full capability. iTunes U is pretty interesting. In this section, there are various educational audio podcasts on a variety of different subjects. You can learn nearly anything.
By using tabs to open websites, it’s easy to keep all the pages you need open. If you are using Safari, you can access this feature by tapping on a link and holding your finger there for a couple seconds till a menu of options appears. This pop-up menu offers you an option to view the new link on a new tab.
You can go to a iPad forum to find out more about using your iPad. There are a lot of great places you can go to so you can learn more about the iPad. If you are hesitant to ask a question initially, look through the archives. When you are ready, let others know who you are and begin participating in conversations.
You get to choose whether the lock key silences your iPad or freezes your screen’s orientation. Earlier version of the iPad didn’t have this feature. Running iOS 4.3+ will give you this option. Another option if you want to mute your device is to press and hold the volume down button.
If you want a search engine other than Google, you can have that. Simply visit “settings” and select “Safari” and then “search engine.” If you would rather use Yahoo or Bing, you can chose one of them instead.
If you want your iPad battery life to last longer, turn down the illumination level of the screen brightness. If you use your iPad a lot and are unable to charge it for some time, this trick is especially beneficial. Tap the Home button twice and select the icon that resembles a sun.
If you need to mute the audio on the iPad, do the following. Hold the volume down button during a few seconds. That’s faster than adjusting the volume repeatedly. If you want to readjust it, press it down once more.
Keep multiple web pages open at the same time with tabs. For example, there are ways to keep a page you are viewing when you want to open a link. Try holding down on the link until a menu with several option automatically pops up. Then, it is possible to visit your link though a totally new tab, which keeps the old one open too.
Use FaceTime for phone numbers and emails. Facetime can then sync up the information that you input with your contact. If you have more that you want set up, you can do it under settings.
You should adapt the brightness settings to suit the environment you are in. Tap your home button two times and swipe several times until the brightness setting appears. This allows you to control your brightness level.
When reading books with your iPad, do you find your eyes becoming tired? To remedy this, dim the screen’s brightness while you read. You can change this in the Settings menu, or you can use the iBook app’s built-in brightness slider.
When you take photos, don’t fall into the trap of holding the device by the sides. This will move the shutter button, which can wobble when shooting a photo. Turn on the orientation lock. This helps your thumb reach the shutter button easier. After you’ve snapped the picture, use the image editor and rotate the picture to your liking.
Would you like to get more out of your iPad than Google can provide? You can use a different search engine. Select Search Engine under the Safari tab of Settings. A list will display with the search engines that you can choose from. The initial choices include Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Your iPad lets you change the brightness of your screen depending on where you are. 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 alter the brightness and save some battery life.
Is connecting the iPad to the TV an option you have considered doing? You can do so by using an adapter that you can purchase separately. You’re looking for the digital AV adapter or the Apple VGA adapter. Both will work out just fine.
A screenshot is something that you can take on your iPad device. You can do this by pressing the button that says sleep/wake after you have tapped the home button. You will see the screen flash and here a click like a camera. Your iPad has taken a picture of the screen. Screenshots are automatically saved, and you can find them in the gallery of Photos. There, you can view them or email them.
You can use the Google Maps app in order to utilize Street View. Search for an address. A red pin will appear on your map. Just tap the pin, the person icon, and then you will be in street view.
Have you found your iPad to be sluggish in navigation, and slower than it was in loading apps? Perhaps you have set about deleting unnecessary data, but have yet to see your iPad regain its past speed. One way to free up even more space is to use Apple’s cloud storage service to store your data. This final choice is almost always the solution that iPad users needed for a better running iPad.
Protect your children if they use your iPad to access the Internet. Go to Settings, General, and then Restrictions. You can enable the restrictions here. You can then block your children from seeing content they shouldn’t be seeing. Anything adult will be blocked.
It is simple to copy text on your iPad by just double-tapping on a keyword. Copying large sections of text, however, isn’t this simple. Quadruple tap a block of text to copy the whole thing at once. This also works for URL addresses.
Manage your iPad’s battery life in a few simple ways. Reduce your iPad’s exposure to heat at all times. Turn the brightness of your screen down to the lowest comfortable setting. If you don’t nee the Internet, switch to airplane mode. It is also helps to turn Push off. You can check your calendar and email manually if need be.
You should enable the Find My iPad feature in case it is ever lost. It will let you know exactly where your iPad is located and it will allow you to delete any information on it from a remote location. It sounds like a pain to set up, but it could be a godsend if you ever misplace your iPad.
Be sure that you clear your browser’s history on your iPad before showing someone how Safari functions. Lord knows what the last thing you might have searched is! The browser instantly loads the last viewed page. If you need to, go to a website that you won’t mind others seeing before showing them how to use the iPad.
If you are using the Safari browser, you will want to touch or click on the top of the Safari window to go back. Sometimes scrolling just takes too long. Tapping your title window helps speed things up.
If your iPad is not charging when you plug it in the front of a computer, try to plug it in the back. The front USB panels are often not as powerful as the rear panels. If you still have trouble, simply purchase an adapter for a wall socket.
If you use Apple TV, your iPad can stream media to your TV. The Airplay icon lets you know what can be streamed, just tap it and whatever you’re viewing, be it a photographic slideshow or a video, will appear on your TV screen in seconds.
Easily share podcasts with friends and family. You don’t even have to stop the playback! Just choose the email option it is playing. A screen asking for recipient info will appear. Just enter your friend’s email address and the notification will be sent right away.
Although the iPad is pretty resistant, you want to avoid using it around water. Obviously, using it in the bathtub is off-limits, but you should also avoid using it in the rain or in extremely humid areas like a sauna. You can damage it quickly that way.
Locate your bookmarks a little more easily. Just keep your Bookmarks bar held open. To do this, go into your Safari settings and choose to always have the bookmarks bar on. By using this setting, you’ll be able to quickly access your favorite Internet spots.
Sending pictures to your friend does not have to be complicated. No longer do you have to make an email and attach files to it. GO under photos to choose one to send and then go to email.
With your new knowledge, it should be easy to utilize the iPad for lots of your routine tasks. You will find a wide variety of daily uses for this powerful, easy to use device. What you’ve learned here will help you truly enjoy your tablet.
Do you want to change your email signature? This is pretty boring, and a lot of people leave it that way. It is quite easy to change to a customized signature that helps to set you apart from the norm. Under mail, you will have to go to contacts and calendar, at which point you can alter your signature.