So, it’s time to jump into the tablet age of technology and purchase an iPad. This is a good investment that will help you organize your professional life and your leisure time more efficiently. First, consider these things about your iPad. Read on to learn more.
Your folders are now supported with iOS. Start by tapping and holding your finger on the app you desire. It will begin to jiggle. Then you can drag it onto another icon and release it. Your iPad will then create a folder with both apps. The folder will show the name representing the category associated with those apps. Pick any name you wish for this group.
You can bring up a list of every app currently running on your iPad. Press the Home button twice to view all of your current apps. This is a great way to switch between apps. Hit the Home button to get rid of the bar.
You can set your iPad to preview five lines of a single email. Go to Settings, Mail and find Preview. Change this to “5 lines.” This will give you a larger range to view when you are skimming.
Are you getting annoyed every time your iPad asks you if you would like to join a wifi network it detected? You are able to get rid of this if you go into settings. Choose your Wi-Fi tab and the last option can switch off if you’re sick of prompts.
Many people have trouble typing on tablets, although it certainly gets easier as time goes on. However, the iPad does have a button for speech dictation. All you have to do is quickly double click the Home button and then select the image of a microphone. After you have finished dictating the words, hit the microphone button again to see how it came out in text form.
iPad care is imperative. Start by keeping it away from direct sunlight and do not leave it inside a hot car. Heat degrades battery performance. Also, your iPad should not be placed around liquids that can cause damage to it. Finally, be sure that you have a cover that can protect your iPad from scratches and other dangers.
You can reboot your iPad when it freezes by doing a soft reset. For a soft reset, you will need to simultaneously hold the home button and power button for several seconds. Your device then restarts itself. To force an app closed, hold down the home button around a few seconds.
There is an easier way to open your favorite websites than tapping the bookmarks icon. Within the iPad you can, simply by enabling the bookmarks bar. Go to your Settings, tap on Safari and turn on the bookmark bar.
The current applications should be something that you pay attention to at all times. Most of the time, an application can remain open while you surf the Internet or attend to other business. If you want to know which apps are currently active, all you need to do quickly tap the home button two times in succession. The apps which are currently running appear in the bar located low on your screen. When you are finished looking at it, swipe down to close the bar.
To easily copy and paste, all that you need to do is press and hold the text and choose Select. Tapping on the text, switch to an app, and hold it down again. A menu will come up that will let you click on paste. For an entire paragraph, you need to press four times.
Do you have trouble hunting and pecking on smaller devices? A lot of people do not like typing on the iPad. Alternately, you can use the speech dictation feature of iPad. Simply push home twice and a small microphone will pop up. After you finish dictating, tap the microphone icon again, and you will see the text version of your dictation.
It is easy to access running applications quickly. Simply click the home button two times to have them all appear. That one trick saves you time so you don’t need to scroll through everything to find what you need.
The iPad lets you see 2 lines of an email before viewing it in full. You may want to have more text available to preview. You can select mail from your settings. You should then choose contacts. tap on calendar and adjust the preview mail option.
You can use the copy and paste feature on your iPad. Tap the text and hold down on it if you wish to copy it. A menu will pop up allowing you to select that sentence. Tap again when your text gets highlighted yellow, and then choose copy. You are able to paste text by just tapping and then choosing Paste.
It can be irritating hearing a chime every time you get an email on your iPad. Did you know you can turn off this annoying feature? Just select your Settings button and then General after that. Select Sounds. This should display all of your sound options, including the ability to mute or damped new email notifications.
Use the auto brightness feature of your iPad. The current level of light in any room can be sensed by iPads, and they can adjust based on this. This is a great way to control the amount of battery being used with screen brightness, extending your iPad sessions without plugging in. You can turn auto brightness on and off by accessing your iPad’s settings area.
Is the battery percentage annoying or distracting you? This is easy to toggle off. Start out in the Settings menu. Look under General to find Usage. Here you can turn off the battery display.
You can share the documents or music that you have with your iPad and other devices. Sharing documents isn’t a pain anymore and being able to interact with nearly any home computer using iTunes is incredibly helpful. Things are even more easy when you’re able to send PDF’s from any location you wish online.
Would you like the ability to locate your iPad should it go missing? In Settings, you will find an option that says iCloud. Then type your Apple ID. Choose the option to “Find my iPad.” Now if you lose your iPad, all you need to do to find it is go to iCloud.com.
When taking photos, you might hold the iPad on the sides. If you do this, the shutter button will not be stable, and you might move as you snap your picture. Consider setting the orientation lock. When you do this, you will be able to access the shutter button easily with your thumb. You can edit your image or videos after recording them.
Do your best to take care of your iPad so you do not have to replace this expensive device anytime soon. Quite a few people find that screen protectors work well with their iPads. These thin plastic sheets can give your iPad screen more protection. However, it’s important that you clean your iPad’s screen with a soft, slightly damp cloth. Never clean your iPad with a glass cleaner or all purpose cleaner.
Do you find your eyes straining when reading on your iPad? To avoid this, you can reduce your screen’s brightness level. You can find this under settings, which will allow you to make the screen lighter or darker.
The iPad can perform a quick mute. The original iPad didn’t have a specific mute button. Once iOS 4.3 came out, there was an option added where your lock switch can mute the sound. If you want to mute the sound, just hold down the volume-down button.
Is the iPad default search engine leaving you dissatisfied? You can use a different search engine. Visit your Settings menu and choose Safari. Then select Search Engine. Pick another engine you’d prefer. There are several search engine options including Bing, Google and Yahoo.
You can copy and paste text on your iPad. Simply hold down the text that you intend to copy. Tap the screen again (the text should be yellow) and hit copy. You can paste, then, by pressing, then holding, and choosing “paste”.
Have you thought about connecting your TV to your iPad? You are able to do this if you purchase a adapter. You want either Apple’s VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. These devices will work perfectly.
A lot of iPad owners know that their device has an iTunes store, but might not be aware of everything that it has to offer. 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.
Is your screen getting scratched up? Although the iPad is pretty sturdy, if a lot of small scratches are beginning to become visible, you may want to add a protector to your device. It protects both your iPad and your fingers from getting scratched.
If you want to share pages with others or another device, sync them in iTunes. Sharing documents isn’t a pain anymore and being able to interact with nearly any home computer using iTunes is incredibly helpful. Functions like emailing and downloading PDFs have become very easy.
If you want to copy text on your iPad, just double tap the keyword. Sometimes it’s hard to copy an entire paragraph with that technique. Tap your editable, chosen text and that will copy the entire paragraph. This functionality is available for many kinds of text, including paragraphs, URLs and addresses.
To extend the battery life of your iPad, turn down the screen brightness. This can be really helpful to you if you are out and about with no place to recharge, or you are waiting on a vital communication coming in. To change the brightness, just double tap your Home button and touch the icon shaped like the sun.
Do you want to turn off your Wi-Fi notifications? If you answered “Yes!”, this can easily be rectified. Click on Settings, then Wi-Fi and then turn off the asking feature. If you are still interested in joining a network, do not be concerned. It is still possible; annoying notifications just will not pop up.
You can multitask on the web browser using tabs. You don’t necessarily have to leave your current webpage to follow links. Hold the link without tapping will take you to an options menu. 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.
If you store important data on an iPad, then you need to have this data backed up. Also, set the option that wipes your iPad if someone tries to crack the password using brute force. Go to “Password Lock” in settings and choose erase data.
While it may seen unnecessary, you must place some kind of security feature on an iPad. You have no idea when or where you might misplace your iPad or get separated from it, and it has a lot of personal information on it.
Are your sound buttons not working? Check your sound settings in Settings, General, Sounds. Set the Change with Buttons to On and the buttons will work. You can also use the volume slider here to fine-tune your volume.
It is possible to view a PDF in two ways. You could either access your PDFs via iTunes and then sync your iPad so you can view your PDFs on your computer, or send the PDFs to yourself via email. Experiment with each method to determine which works for you.
Have you ever seen something on your iPad that you want to keep? It’s easy to do. Just tap and hold on the image. You will them be prompted to save. Doing so saves the image directly onto your iPad.
You can use your iPad for both personal pleasure and business needs. Getting everything you can from your iPad is easy so long as you learn a bit. Follow these tips when buying and using your iPad to have a great experience.
You should erase the history if you do not want anyone to see it. It wouldn’t be good if someone opened your browser and saw something you’d rather have kept private. Safari loads the last visited site automatically, so visit a mild page before you show off your iPad to anyone.