The iPad tablet is a wondrous gadget. You can listen to music or search the web. But, if you don’t know how to use it, you won’t get far. Read on to find some helpful hints for iPad owners who just want more from their tablet.
Unless you have a lot of time to recharge your iPad, avoid using an iPhone charger. This is because iPads have higher wattage requirements than iPhones. When you’re in a hurry, this will be a big deal. You should use the charger that came with the iPad.
The newest iPad iOS has folders. To utilize this feature, tap the app you want to until it begins to shake, then drag it where you want to drop it. This creates a folder with both apps inside. You can rename the folder whatever you want.
If you enjoy reading operating manuals and would like one for your iPad, you will need to download it. Apple changed to a downloadable version to stay green.
There is an easier way to view the video or picture you have just taken besides the film icon in the bottom corner. Swipe with one finger toward the right and your picture or your video will be displayed. You can look at previous pictures by going left.
The alert every time you have an incoming email can be very annoying. You can get rid of these alerts. First you need to go to Settings>General. Finally, click on the Sounds option. This will allow you to adjust or turn off any notifications.
To keep your personal data secure in case you are concerned about unauthorized access you can configure your password so that all data will be deleted after a specified number of unsuccessful tries. All of your data will disappear if someone makes ten failed attempts to enter the password.
You can make it much easier to send messages if you use shortcuts. Pushing the space bar two times gives you a period at the end of a sentence. This can give you the ability to send messages in volume.
The iPad’s default setting shows two lines of every email prior to it being opened. You may want to have more text available to preview. To change this, navigate to the mail tab of the settings menu. Then click on Contacts, then click Calendar and then finally select Preview Mail Options so that you can see more at one time.
Want to put in the Google Calender on the iPad calendar app? Simply navigate to Mail, Contacts, and calendars. Hit Add An Account and hit Other. Select Add CalDAV Account and then insert your Google credentials. You can then exit the settings and access the calender through the app. You should see what you need.
It is very important that you know how to take care of your iPad. Never leave your iPad in your car or in direct sunlight. Exposure to heat will damage your battery. Additionally, moisture is something that you want to avoid. You should buy a cover that is padded to provide further protection for the device.
When surfing, use tabs. When you are in Safari, just tap and hold the link until a pop-up menu shows up. You can choose to see the link in a second tab this way.
Do you feel distracted by seeing the battery charge percent icon on your iPad screen? You can disable that. Start out in the Settings menu. From here, click on Usage which is found under the General section. Here, you can turn off the display for battery usage easily.
You can switch your search engine from Google, if you wish. Open the Settings menu, select Safari and then Search Engine. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.
If you lose the iPad, do you want to know how to find it? You can go to iCloud from Settings. Then type your Apple ID. Choose the option to “Find my iPad.” That way, if you lose your iPad, you simply have to go to iCloud.com.
Because iPads are expensive, it is a good idea to care for them properly. Install a screen protector. These thin plastic sheets can give your iPad screen more protection. Use a cloth that is designed for cleaning screens whenever you wipe off your iPad. Avoid using any cleaning products on your iPad’s screen.
You can now quickly mute your iPad. When iPads were first out, there weren’t any buttons on it specifically for mute. As of iOS 4.3, there was a choice of having the lock switch lock the orientation of the iPad or mute the sound. If you want to mute the sound, just hold down the volume-down button.
There is a quick way to access your apps that are running. You simply have to quickly click the home button twice to bring up a list of running apps. Use this to avoid scrolling around to find what you need.
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. Go to the menu for settings and set up filters for mature content. You can block anything you want from here.
You probably already use your iPad for music, but have you used it for podcasts? These are actually radio shows that last from a few minutes to a few hours. When you don’t want to listen to music, or wish to learn something, try a podcast instead. Do a search on the Internet to find a podcast on a topic that interests you.
To copy/paste quickly, press and then hold text and simply choose Select. Now, pick copy and go to another application and tap while holding down again. You can then paste. For an entire paragraph, you must tap four times.
Copying and pasting text the iPad is simple. All you have to do is tap on your text and then copy it. A second tap will highlight a selection of text and allow you to choose the “copy” option. Next, just hold down in the text box and choose “paste.”
Do you dislike surfing the web on the iPad and aren’t sure where a word that’s hyperlinked will take you? You can fix this easily. Since you can’t hover over words like on a regular computer, you may touch and hold that word. That will show you the underlying URL.
Do you want your lock key to stop your tablet screen from turning, or to mute the sound? Remember that earlier iPads are not able to do that. Running iOS 4.3+ will give you this option. You may mute your iPad by holding the – volume button down.
Apple is good about not loading your new iPad with a bunch of junk third-party apps. They do pre-load many of their own tools including music, maps, iTunes, and Newsstand. However, many of these can’t be deleted. You can place these programs in a folder, then move the folder to a different page. This will your main page to only have the things you use often.
You might not believe that you have to do it, but giving your iPad security features is always a good idea. Your iPad often contains sensitive information such as phone numbers, emails, and sometimes bank information, and you can never predict losing your iPad.
Holding your iPad on its sides when shooting photographs is comfortable for many. This causes the shutter button to move, and you could wobble when you try to take the photo. Use the orientation lock. You can then put the button to push near your thumb. After taking the photo, just use image editor to rotate the videos or images afterward.
Is your iPad screen getting scratched? While your iPad can handle some damage, if small scratches are appearing, you might want to place a protective cover on it. It protects both your iPad and your fingers from getting scratched.
You can choose whether your lock orientation button functions as a way of locking the orientation or as a mute button. Only newer iPads allow for this choice. If you have not yet upgraded, you should download the iOS 4.3 version as soon as possible. You can also hold down the volume-down button to mute the device.
Always keep your children’s safety in mind when using an iPad. Go to “settings,” then “general” and then visit “restrictions.” You can enable the restrictions here. This option restricts your children from viewing inappropriate content. All adult content in shows, videos and websites will be inaccessible.
A screenshot is something that you can take on your iPad device. Press the two buttons on the top and bottom to accomplish this. You will see the screen flash then you will hear a click. Your iPad has taken a picture of the screen. This can be found under your saved pictures.
There is a feature called “Find My iPad” that you should activate if you ever lose your iPad. 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 only takes a minute and it will be a lifesaver if your precious device ever becomes lost!
If you keep important personal data stored on your iPad, be sure you have a backup of that information stored on another drive. It’s also a good idea to set your iPad up so it erases all stored data if a break-in attempt is made. Go to Settings>Password Lock and change settings to erase all information when someone puts in the wrong password 10 times.
Is the iPad default search engine leaving you dissatisfied? You can use a different search engine. Go to your Settings menu, select Safari, then Search Engine. Find your search engine on the list and make the selection. You can choose between Bing, Yahoo and Google.
There are some easy techniques for handling the battery life of an iPad. Keep it out of hot environments, such as cars. Turn down the screen brightness whenever possible. When you’re not online, use airplane mode. It also helps to turn off Push. You can manually check your calendars and email if you need to.
Your calendar will not let you move from day-to-day with just a swipe. You will need to employ the navigation bar to get this done. The day you are on will be marked blue, so it is easy to find.
Get an external keyboard you can use with your iPad. When you type a lot, be it in a texting app or word processing, this will make the job easier. A keyboard usually has a wireless connection, and they are more user friendly than the onscreen version available with your iPad.
Do constant Wi-Fi network notifications drive you crazy? If you answered in the affirmative, there is something you can do. 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, do not be concerned. You can; however, you are not going to get a million notifications.
Do you have problems scrolling when you’re searching the web? Tap the top bar vs. scrolling up to save time. You can do this with most apps.
Locate your bookmarks a little more easily. All you need to do is change your settings so that the Bookmark bar is always displayed. Do this by tapping on safari settings, and pick the option that allows you to keep the bookmarks bar on. By doing this, you reduce the clicks and taps it takes to access your favorite sites.
The user-friendly aspects of the iPad make it an amazing device. It has only a few buttons and a touch screen. Prior to reading a lot about using your device, try to experiment and figure out some items by yourself. You will be surprised how intuitive it is.
Your iPad is more useful after you implement the information presented here. If you have friends or relatives who also own iPads, be sure to pass these tips on to them, as well. You will feel great knowing you can help other people by passing on your new knowledge.
Get a good screen protector. This is a piece of plastic that goes over the screen. This protects from all types of minor damage like dirt and scratches. This will preserve your iPad for many years of use.