Today, everyone want a tablet or iPad. You would be surprised on what you are missing if you don’t yet own one of these. The iPad has something for everyone, from soccer moms to network admins. This article is filled with information and tips to help you get the most out of your iPad.
You may need to reboot the iPad with a soft reset if it freezes. For a soft reset, you will need to simultaneously hold the home button and power button for several seconds. This will cause the tablet to restart. To close an application, click the home button and hold it.
It easy to access the currently running apps on your iPad. Press the Home button twice to view all of your current apps. To navigate quickly to another running app, simply tap it. To remove the bar, swipe your screen downwards.
Would you like to see more than 2 lines of text when previewing an email? The Preview setting is Located under Mail in your general settings. Change the setting to 5 lines. This will allow you to see more, which will make it faster for you to skim through your emails.
The iPhone charger isn’t ideal for quickly charging your tablet. Your iPad requires higher wattage to charge than an iPod does. You will not be able to charge your iPad as quickly if you are using your iPhone charger. Instead, just use the charger that came with the iPad.
Did you accidentally launch a loud app? Muting your volume is as simple as pressing and holding the volume button down. If you find yourself needing a mute button often, you can set the screen lock button to work as a permanent mute button.
“Ding!” Does the chiming of your iPad whenever you receive another email drive you crazy? This can be turned off! Just go to Settings then General. Select Sounds below the General tab. Here, you can turn off your New Mail sound or adjust its level.
You should adjust your settings to preview more than a few lines of the emails you receive. Go to settings – mail – preview to change it. Change the setting to 5 lines. Now you’ll be able to see every email that you have in your inbox, which really speeds things up.
If you need to mute your iPad’s sound in a pinch, use this handy technique. Simply hold down the ‘volume down’ button for two seconds. This can be a quick way to avoid having to adjust your volume multiple times. Hold it one more time to revert the volume.
The iPhone charger was NOT build for the iPad. The iPad uses 10 watts, while the iPhone uses 5 watts. It will take much longer to fully charge your iPad if you use the iPhone’s charger. Stick with the charger sent with the iPad.
You can set your iPad to block mature content if your child will be using it. This can be done through the settings on your iPad. It is possible to ban adult content such as films.
Do you hate having to tap the bookmark icon in order to open your bookmarked sites? To resolve this problem, set your bookmarks bar to stay on permanently. Search out Safari within the Settings menu. Change the Always Show Bookmarks to On and you’re done.
FaceTime is great for getting email and keeping contacts. The default option is to use FaceTime with your primary email, but this can be changed. If you have other email accounts associated with FaceTime, change the information in the Settings.
What happens if your iPad is stolen or lost? Simply open Settings, then iCloud. Locate ‘Find My iPad’ at the bottom of your screen and enter your Apple ID. Now if you lose your iPad, all you need to do to find it is go to iCloud.com.
Lots of people know about the iTunes store, but some may not understand its full capability. Within the store you can locate a subsection known as iTunes U which caters to university students. This will give you podcasts that are educational in nature so that you can broaden your learning base.
There is a way to keep your kids safe as they surf on the iPad. Go into the settings and limit the amount of mature content that is viewable. This setting will allow you to block anything labeled adult.
Sync the pages you have with iTunes and you can share the documents you have stored on a Mac or PC. It’s very easy to interact with iTunes now and share documents. When you also use email, you can literally send anything to the iPad.
It’s time to experience all of those fascinating applications for yourself. Just double-tap the home button, and your running apps will instantly appear on the bottom of your screen. Rather than scrolling for apps, you’ll be able to find them instantly.
Keep multiple web pages open at the same time with tabs. Why depart from the webpage you are browsing just because you are clicking on a link? Holding the link will bring you to the options menu. Next, open up the link with a new tab. This will let you keep the page you are on and open a new one.
Do not dismiss the iPad’s cloud function if you are always connected online. This is a wonderful way to keep information without storing it on your device. You can store your important documents both on your device and on the cloud.
Use your iPad to listen to any music you have in your iTunes library. If you do not wish to reinstall everything from your iTunes account, there is a way to avoid that. Simply select Home Sharing on both the iPad and within iTunes. Next, visit your existing music app on iPad. Click More followed by Shared. Now you just have to listen!
Everyone has heard of the popular iTunes applications, but not everyone is aware of its vast capabilities. iTunes U is pretty interesting. You can enjoy educational podcasts regarding professional and academic subjects.
Do you get tired eyes from reading books on your tablet? This is easily remedied by adjusting the brightness level to a lower setting. Open the eBook app and use the sliding brightness control to dim the screen.
There are two ways in which you can display a PDF. Your options are to place your PDF in your iTunes account to synchronize with your iPad or to e mail your PDF to yourself using your iPad. Try both methods and perhaps you could use iTunes to access PDFs at home and send emails to yourself when you cannot access your home computer.
Your pages can be synced with iTunes to share documents with a Mac or PC. By sharing documents with iTunes, you can avoid the hassle and be able to share documents with all brands of computers. Things are even more easy when you’re able to send PDF’s from any location you wish online.
Do you want to connect your TV and iPad? You can, you just need a separately purchased adapter. You can either get a VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter from an Apple store. Either of these will do the job.
iPads come with apps many don’t ever use. Many of these apps cannot be deleted. However, you do have the option to move these unwanted apps into a single folder, which can then be stored out of the way. You can then focus on getting down to business.
You can use the Google Maps app in order to utilize Street View. Just enter a search first and look for the red pin. Once your red pin shows up, tap it and then tap the white and red person icon to load your Street View feature.
If you want to take pictures with your iPad, you may think holding the sides is the best way to go about it. Doing this will make the shutter button move, and you will be unsteady when you take the photograph. You can always push the lock for the orientation. This allows the shutter button to easily be reached with your thumb. After you take a photo, use the image editor for rotating the image.
Has taking a fast screenshot been something you have ever needed to do? You’d be surprised how easy this is. Just use the sleep and home button at the same time. When a screenshot is taken, you will see a quick flash. Every screenshot is saved automatically, so you don’t need to save them yourself.
Decide whether you want the lock key to lock the orientation of your tablet or mute the sound. Earlier iPads lack this function. Running iOS 4.3+ will give you this option. You are able to turn down the volume by holding in the button.
Would you like to get rid of the constant invitations from other Wi-Fi networks to join? You can stop them. Access Settings > Wi-Fi and toggle off the feature for “Ask to Join” referring to networks. If you are still interested in joining a network, have no fear. You can; however, you are not going to get a million notifications.
Does reading on your iPad make your eyes tired? To avoid this, you can reduce your screen’s brightness level. You can access the level of brightness in the settings or directly reduce the brightness on the eBook application by adjusting the slider for the brightness.
Would you like to access your PDF docs on the iPad? By sending the PDF to your email, the iPad can use iBooks to display it. 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.
It is possible to view a PDF in two ways. You can email the PDF to yourself or place it into iTunes. Try both to see which is easier for you to use or use each method as you need.
Important information stored on the iPad should always be backed up. In addition, it’s possible to set the iPad to eliminate all information when someone attempts to use it. Go to Settings>Password Lock and change settings to erase all information when someone puts in the wrong password 10 times.
Have you ever needed to take a snapshot of the screen? It’s easier than you might think. Click Home, then Sleep/Wake. It will flash and the screenshot will be taken. Your iPad conveniently saves all screen shots automatically.
Have you ever been on your iPad and seen an image on the web that you would like to save? Making this happen is not complicated. Just tap and hold it on the image. This will give you the option to save it. Doing so saves the image directly onto your iPad.
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. You may choose to use a USB wall outlet if the iPad still isn’t charging very fast.
It is important to protect your children’s safety when they use an iPad to surf the web. Go to “settings,” then “general” and then visit “restrictions.” When Restrictions is open, tap on Enable Restrictions. This will stop your child from viewing mature content. Videos and websites that contain mature content will be blocked.
Get an external keyboard you can use with your iPad. When you type a lot, then you will save a lot of time with an external keyboard. The keyboards typically connect wirelessly, and they are easier to use than the onscreen keyboard that your iPad comes with.
Back up anything personal that you keep on your iPad in the event that you lose it or someone takes it. There are also settings which allow the iPad to delete all memory if someone attempts to crack the password. Under the “Password Lock” feature, select the general settings tab, and click to delete information if an incorrect password is entered into your device 10 times.
Your email signature will say “Sent from iPad” automatically from the factory. Many people simply leave it, even though it is boring. You can personalize your signature by changing the setting. Visit “mail” in “settings,” select “contacts” followed by “calendar,” and then select “signature” to make your changes.
There are some simple strategies that you can use to maximize the battery life on your iPad. Do not let it sit in a hot space, particularly in a car. Lower that screen brightness whenever you can. You can use airplane mode whenever you’re not online. Turn off Push. Just check your email and calendars manually, instead.
Are you sick of typing all of the time? Use dictation on your iPad instead. Simply tap the microphone on the keyboard to dictate text. Then, tap it once more. When you click on it again you can turn the words that you said into text and edit them.
You can get more from your iPad with the tips from this article. Just put these tips to use every day for maximum potential. It would be very useful to bookmark this article so that you can refer back to it if you forget a tip.
Does you iPad make too much noise? There are sound options under your Settings tab. You can shut off all noisy email and calendar alerts. If you need to keep these on, you can always adjust their sound level.