Are you into gaming? Are you a student at this moment in time? Do you work all of the time? Are you losing weight? Having a baby? The iPad can be helpful in many situations such as these. There is an app for nearly everything, but this device is way more than apps. The following piece will give you helpful advice so you can use your iPad effectively and efficiently.
The iOS on the iPad now supports folders. To create a folder, move an app and put it on top one. This will create a folder which holds the two apps. The name of the folder will represent the category of what the apps are. You can change the name to better describe the apps within.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. To do this, press and hold on an app for a while, and it will start to jiggle. Then, drag the app over the top of a different icon and release. This will create a folder with both apps. Also, you can rename the folder to increase your level of personalization.
It’s simple to find out which apps are currently running on your iPad. Double-clicking on your Home button will show all the running apps in the bar at your screen’s bottom. This is a great way to switch between apps. To get rid of this bar, swipe the screen in a downward direction.
Are tired of having your iPad constantly ask you whether or not you wish to connect with detected WiFi network. This prompt can be totally eliminated by checking your device settings. Select that tab that says “Wi-Fi” and choose the option that is last on the page. This will stop you from getting prompts.
A lot of people aren’t very good at typing on a tablet, even though it gets easier later. There is a solution to this in the form of speech dictation on your iPad. Simply push home twice and a small microphone will pop up. Once done talking, press it again and you’ll see what you said.
If you are in the habit of reading the instruction manual for everything that you buy, you need to know that the iPad’s manual is only available via download. Apple doesn’t include manuals with their products in order to maintain a minimalistic image.
Your iPad will charge slower if you are using your iPhone charger. Your iPad doesn’t have the same wattage as your iPhone which is 10 watts as opposed to 5 watts on the phone. If you use your iPhone charger for your iPad, it will take forever to charge. You would be better off using the one that came with the iPad.
If you use Google Calendar and want it included within the calendar app on your iPad, then go to your Mail option, followed by Contacts and finally Calendars. You can then go to Add An Account and then Other. Choose “CalDAV” as the account type and type in your Google credentials. Then, exit the settings application and select your calendar application. All that you need should be right there.
Lots of people find tablet typing to be tough, though with time, they get more comfortable. You can utilize the speech recognition abilities of the device. Hit the home button before tapping on the small microphone. When you are done talking, push the icon again and your words will be shown as text.
Do you find it irritating that you have to constantly tap your bookmarks icon to view your favorite sites? It is possible to leave the bookmark bar up permanently. This can be done in Settings, Safari, Always Show Bookmarks.
If you need Google Calendar to work with your iPad, get into your mail and then contacts followed by calendars. Switch to Add An Account and then tap the Other button. Hit Add CalDAv Account and punch in all of your Google information. Then exit the settings appplication. Next, tap your calendar app. There you have it!
Would you like to locate your iPod if you misplace it? Visit Settings and then iCloud. There, place in your ID. Look then to the bottom area of the page to turn on “Find My iPad.” When your iPad disappears, you’ll be able to track it on iCloud.com.
Are you irritated by the percentage of battery icon on the top right of your screen? You can easily turn it off if you like. Start off with your Settings menu. From here, click on Usage which is found under the General section. In this menu, you are able to very simply turn off the display that shows your battery percentage.
If you want to mute the volume on the iPad, try this. 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.
If you have bought your child an iPad and are concerned that he or she may view mature content, simply block content of this sort by changing the settings. There is an option in the settings that lets you block this kind of content. This can block anything that you would not want your child to see.
If you have bought your child an iPad and are concerned that he or she may view mature content, simply block content of this sort by changing the settings. All you have to do is turn the parental control feature on through the settings menu. This will block films that are labeled as ‘mature’ as well as bad language.
Take the time to set up your contacts in FaceTime. When you set up FaceTime, it will remember the email you use to access iTunes, but additional emails can be added. If you have more than one email or number, the settings section is where you want to go.
Sync the pages you have with iTunes and you can share the documents you have stored on a Mac or PC. You will then be able to transfer documents from your iPad to your computer. When you also use email, you can literally send anything to the iPad.
Auto-brightness can help you keep your battery charged. Using this option, your iPad can adjust its lighting to match the lighting where you are. This technique gives you longer battery life without the need to recharge so often. You can change it in “Brightness & Wallpaper” within the settings.
iPads come with apps many don’t ever use. Many of these apps cannot be deleted. Create a folder for these apps and place it toward the bottom of your home screen. You can then focus on getting down to business.
To see every app that is current running, double click the home button. This action with show you a bar of all of your running apps. To access them, all you have to do is press the icon. This lets you keep an eye on what’s running on your iPad and close unneeded apps to free up RAM.
By turning down the brightness, you increase battery life. This is good to know if you need to save your battery because you are expecting an email. To turn down screen brightness, try double-tapping your Home icon and looking for the sun icon.
You can multitask on the web browser using tabs. For example, there are ways to keep a page you are viewing when you want to open a link. Holding the link, rather than tapping, brings up the options menu. Select “Open Link in New Tab” and you’ll be able to go back whenever you wish.
You do not have to do this if you are in a different place, this is why you can do it this way. You can change this setting by hitting Home twice, and going to Brightness. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
You might think it’s not necessary to do this, but it’s great to have security on your iPad. You do not know when it may accidentally get lost, and it normally provides access to lots of secure data like phone numbers, addresses, emails and possibly bank information.
You can listen to your home iTunes library from your iPad. If you have songs in an account on iTunes, there is an easy way to get to them on your iPad. Just select to enable something called “Home Sharing” on the iPad, as well as in iTunes. Then visit your chosen music app on your iPad, select More and follow that by selecting Shared. Everything is now set up for your listening pleasure.
Do you find your eyes straining when reading on your iPad? Simply adjust your screen brightness to address this issue. 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.
The battery icon annoys many consumers and they quickly begin searching for a way to remove the nuisance. The removal process is actually incredibly easy! In general under settings, click on the usage function. You can turn off the indicator on this screen. The same procedure is required to return the icon at a later date.
Join one of the many online forums devoted to iPad fans and users. You can learn so much from others who already know how to use the device. It is a chance for you to let others know about things you have learned to do with it. Any issues you may face can be discussed there, too.
Are you unhappy with the Google search engine on your iPad? Simply try selecting a different search engine. Click on Settings, then Safari and finally Search Engine. Pick which search engine you desire. Select Google, Bing or Yahoo as your new search engine.
There are two ways in which you can display a PDF. You can place a PDF inside of iTunes and then sync it up with your iPad or if your would like you could also email a PDF to your iPad. Try them both out to see which method is best for your needs.
Were you aware the the Google Maps application has Street View? By searching, a red pin will show up on your map. Once your red pin shows up, tap it and then tap the white and red person icon to load your Street View feature.
Google Maps lets you view addresses using street view. Search and a red pin will show up on your map. Tap that pin to select the white and red person icon, which will load Street View.
Is your screen becoming marred? You should protect your device if you notice it getting scratched. This gives your iPad some protection, but it also prevents miniature cuts on your fingers.
Always back up your iPad to your computer in case you lose it or it gets stolen. You should make sure that your tablet will erase everything if someone attempts to hack it. Go to your general settings, select “Password Lock” and look for the option that instructs the iPad to erase data.
If you want to copy text on your iPad, just double tap the keyword. It will be difficult to copy entire paragraphs this way, though. Tap your chosen editable text four times and you will have copied out the whole paragraph. This works well for addresses, paragraphs and the URL bar.
Safari allows you to tap the bar at the top to return to the top of the page. Scrolling is just too much effort. Remember this tip so that you do not waste any time you could use doing something more interesting than scrolling.
Now your iPad will truly start working for you. Your iPad can be used for a number of things, like figuring out the weather or doing your banking. You will discover that this device can literally do it all, which will allow you to get rid of your useless gadgets.
Before letting other people search the web with your iPad’s Safari search, make sure that you clear your history. Private websites that you visited should not be seen by others. Safari automatically displays the last page visited, so be sure that you end with something generic before you show your iPad to somebody.