Your iPad is helpful, but maybe you haven’t tapped into how helpful it can be. You will succeed if you have the correct information and know-how. Continue reading this article to help you gain a better understanding of how to use your iPad daily.
You do not have to deal with the question asking you to join new Wi-Fi networks. You will find an option that says to ask if you want to join networks. By selecting that, you’ll no longer receive all of the invites.
Your folders are now supported with iOS. To start, hold your finger over and app until it jiggles. Then drag the jiggling app onto another icon and let go. The folder that is created will be named with the category of the applications that are inside it. You can easily rename your folder.
You can adjust the settings so you can see more than a couple of lines from the emails in your inbox. Go to settings and then to mail, locate the preview setting. If you select five lines, you will be able to get a good idea of what your emails are about before you open them. By using the five lines option, you can quickly skim your emails.
Stay aware of the amount of money you are paying for the iPad apps that you download. It is so simple to use your iTunes application that you can rack up a huge bill without realizing it. Because of this, you need to keep track of what you spend.
Tablet typing isn’t simple. There is a speech dictation function on your iPad. Tap the home button two times and tap the microphone icon on the screen that appears. When you are done talking, push the icon again and your words will be shown as text.
Many people have trouble typing on tablets, although it certainly gets easier as time goes on. The iPad actually has a speech recognition function. Simply push home twice and a small microphone will pop up. Dictate your text and click the icon a second time when you are finished.
Considering your iPad is quite a big investment, you must care for it properly. Purchasing a screen protector is a good idea. A screen protector is a thin, plastic sheet that will help protect your screen. To clean the screen, be sure to use a lightly water dampened, soft cloth. Don’t use things like window cleaners when you’re trying to wash your iPad off.
The iPad lets you see 2 lines of an email before viewing it in full. If you would rather see more before you open it, there is an option. You can do this by choosing the mail icon in settings. From Mail, choose Contacts, then go to Calendar where you can change the options to preview mail.
The quickest way to paste and copy on the iPad is to tap and select the needed text and hold your finger on it for a few seconds. Then click Copy, go where you want to paste, then tap again. You will see a menu appear that gives you the option to “paste.” If you want to copy and paste a paragraph, you will need to click the area four times.
Go to the apps that you need to use frequently! Click on your home button two times, and your apps will show up on your screen. This trick will save you time, versus scrolling through separate screens to find what you are looking for.
You probably already use your iPad for music, but have you used it for podcasts? Podcasts are radio programs that last anywhere from two minutes to two hours, and they can be on all sorts of topics. If you feel like you’re growing bored of music while commuting, check out some podcasts. No matter what your interests are, you can bet there is someone making a podcast to suit you.
Do not dismiss the iPad’s cloud function if you are always connected online. In this way, you can store information and save iPad hard drive space. Important documents should be stored in both locations.
You can copy and paste text on your iPad. Press at the beginning of the text and choose Select. A second tap will highlight a selection of text and allow you to choose the “copy” option. Then, tap and hold for a few seconds and choose Paste.
The iPad has a clipboard for copying and pasting, just like a full-size computer. Press and hold the text and press Select. All you have to do is tap it once and then copy. Then, tap and hold for a few seconds and choose Paste.
The auto brightness setting will help extend your iPad’s battery life. Your device is able to sense the strength of the lighting in any given room and adjust itself to fit your lighting needs. This will control the power being drawn from the battery by the screen, and you’ll be able to use the iPad for longer periods before having to charge it. To set this up, look in the settings for Brightness and Wallpaper.
Many people are aware of the iTunes store on their iPads, but they don’t always know about all the features. One great feature is iTunes U (the ‘U’ is for university). This will give you podcasts that are educational in nature so that you can broaden your learning base.
Your iPad will come preloaded with apps that you may never use. That said, they can’t be removed, either. Put the programs you don’t use elsewhere so you can make room for the ones you do use. This frees up space so that you can easily access apps you actually use.
A double click on the iPad Home button will display all apps that are currently in use. This will open up a bar with all currently running apps and you can select each of them individually. Thus, you can’t forget which applications are running and can shut down the ones that are not being used.
You can choose whether your lock orientation button functions as a way of locking the orientation or as a mute button. Remember that earlier versions of the iPad did not offer this capability. You have this option if you have iOS 4.3 or a higher version. Holding down the “volume down” key allows you to mute the iPad as well.
If you want your battery to last longer, reduce your screen’s brightness level. This is extremely helpful if you’re expecting a message or email of great importance and your battery is running low. To decrease your screen’s brightness, double tap the Home icon and look for the icon that looks like a sun.
Identical light or brightness settings are unnecessary in varied situations, so you can make changes to these yourself. You can find the brightness setting by double clicking the Home button. This allows you to control your brightness level.
The iPad allows you to change your screen’s brightness. Screens that are typically bright are dimmable through two taps of the Home button, followed by a swipe to get the setting tool. Then you can adjust things by hand to suit the environment.
Even though you may not want them, security features are a smart idea. If you were to lose your iPad, all kinds of personal information would be in the hands of others.
Your iPad is a great tool for listening to music. If you already have an iTunes account and songs in it, and don’t want to download them again, you have an easy solution. Just use Home Sharing, enabled on the computer and the iPad. Next, enter the Music app on your iPad, select More and then Shared. Now you can listen to your heart’s content.
A lot of folks think the battery percentage gauge is a very annoying feature on an iPad. Removing this can improve the appearance of your device. Go to settings, then go to general, and then usage. This is where it is possible to turn it off. If, for whatever reason, you want to put it back on, follow the same steps.
There are two ways to show a PDF. You can load the PDF in iTunes, which will allow you to sync it with your iPad, or you can use your iPad to send them to yourself via email. Use both methods so you can determine which one is best for you, or make use of both as you see fit.
Did you know you could take screenshots with your iPad? Press down the Home button and then press the Sleep/Wake key. You will see the screen flash then you will hear a click. This tells you that the screen has been captured. Screenshots are automatically saved, and you can find them in the gallery of Photos. There, you can view them or email them.
Have you ever thought about connecting an iPad to a TV so you can watch your favorite videos on a big screen? You can do so by using an adapter that you can purchase separately. The adapter is called a VGA adapter, and is made by Apple, or you can look for a digital AV adapter. Both products function with the iPad but you need to choose the adapter that corresponds to the ports of your TV.
Do you get tired eyes from reading books on your tablet? You may fix that by turning down the brightness of the screen as you read. You can find this under settings, which will allow you to make the screen lighter or darker.
Do you want to maintain your battery’s integrity. Keep it away from excessive heat. Keep the brightness down. When you’re not online, use airplane mode. Deactivating Push is useful as well. Instead, you can check calendars and email manually.
Copying text on an iPad is easy, as all you have to do is just double tap a given keyword. However, it may be difficult copying an entire paragraph using that method. Instead, quadruple tap the text you’d like to copy and the whole paragraph will automatically be copied. You can use this in both the URL bar of Safari and other apps.
Has saving an image been something you wish to do on the iPad? This is easy! Simply tap, then hold the image. You will then be prompted to save the image. You will have a copy on the iPad which can be retrieved at any time.
Backup your iPad. Also, set the option that wipes your iPad if someone tries to crack the password using brute force. 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.
Getting a PDF to display can be tricky regardless of the equipment you are using, but using the iPad makes the process easier. Not only can the iPad view these PDF’s, but you are able to sync your device with your home computer and transfer any documents from one to the other. Functionality like that is great for workers, businesses and students.
Manage your iPad’s battery life in a few simple ways. Reduce your iPad’s exposure to heat at all times. Also, reduce the brightness when you do not require it. When you are not using the Internet, set it to airplane mode. You can also turn off your Push function. Instead, manually refresh your email when you have the time.
Did you ever stumble across a picture you wanted to save to your iPad? This is a breeze. The only thing you need to do is give it a tap and hold it down. Next, you will get a “save” prompt. This saves it to your iPad, meaning you can access it at any time.
If you are struggling to charge your iPad with your computer, plug it into the computer’s back instead of the front. USB powers tend to have lower power in the front of the computer, as USB powers can be different. If you are still having problems, get a USB adapter that plugs into a wall outlet.
What is on your browser history? Lord knows what the last thing you might have searched is! Safari will load the last page that was visited when opened. Keep this in mind, and choose which pages you visit accordingly.
You should now know much more about using the iPad. The iPad is an incredible device that can be used for virtually any purpose. Keep all of this information in mind as you start to take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you.
If your iPad does not charge when you plug it into the USB ports on the front panel of the computer, try using the ones on the back instead. Not all USB ports provide the same levels of power, and frontside USB ports tend to have lower power priority than rear ports. If that does not work, get a power outlet USB adapter.