Using Your IPad: Tips And Tricks

Oprah called the iPad a great modern invention. If it is new for you, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. The following piece will give you advice you can use to be sure you’re getting the most out of it.

Your battery won’t last long if you’re using the iPad a lot. One of the ways you can extend the time your battery retains its charge is by adjusting the brightness of your screen. You may find you can enjoy your iPad without using the brightest setting possible.

If you want to watch movies, listen to music, or play a game you have to make sure you are fully charged with your battery. Adjust the brightness of your screen if you would like to extend the battery’s life. You do not always need a very bright screen to use your iPad.

Does it irritate you when you get an alert about your iPad detecting a wi-fi network? You can turn this feature off by going to your settings. Touch the tab for Wi-Fi, and you can turn off the prompt by changing the last option.

Did you know that you can create folders on your iPad? 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. This creates a folder with both apps inside. You can then rename this folder if you like.

Did you accidentally start a loud application? To quickly mute the iPad’s volume, just hold down the volume button. If you use mute often, you can set your lock orientation button as a muting alternative.

It is easy to get to all the apps that are currently running on your iPad. Double-clicking on the Home key shows all open apps at once. You are able to switch to whatever app you want, by pressing it on the bar. To make the bar disappear, simply swipe the screen downwards.

Change the settings in your inbox so you’re able to see more than a couple of lines in an email. Go to your settings, tap on mail and change the preview settings. Change the setting to 5 lines. This should help you decide if you really need to read the entire email or not.

Make sure that you budget the amount that you spend on apps. Because of the iPad’s convenient features, you can end up spending much more money than you like. The iPad saves your credit card information and you can click away without thinking. Keep to a budget to ensure you don’t overspend.

The iPad doesn’t come with a manual. You must download one if you require it. Apple doesn’t want to kill trees so they encourage the download option instead.

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You are able to send messages more effectively this way. For instance, you can put a space or period in your sentences by tapping on the space bar two times. This lets you avoid doing it manually and you can send many more messages to friends.

Have you accidentally bumped an app that makes noise by accident? The volume can quickly be muted by holding down the decrease volume button. If you use the mute button a lot, you can configure the lock orientation button to function as a mute button.

If you want to put your calendar on the iPad calendar you should click on the mail and then your contacts and then your calendar. Switch to Add An Account and then tap the Other button. Select “Add CalDAV” and enter the credentials you use for your Google account. Then, back out of that menu and choose the calendar app. Everything you need should be right there!

By using tabs to open websites, it’s easy to keep all the pages you need open. When you find a website in Safari, hold your finger on the link. A menu will appear. Then just pick to open the page in a brand new tab. You’ll still have your other page handy.

It is good to understand the right way to take care of an iPad. Don’t keep it inside a locked car and make sure it’s not in direct sunlight. The heat will hurt your battery life. Also, don’t put your iPad near places that are damaging to electronics, like chemicals or liquids. Do yourself a favor, and buy a padded cover that will protect your precious device.

Is the battery percentage annoying or distracting you? This can be simply turned off. First, you will want to locate the Settings option. From here, click on Usage which is found under the General section. Under this menu, you can easily switch off your battery percentage display.

It’s now possible to quickly mute the iPad. The original iPad didn’t have a specific mute button. Now, you can mute the sound easily with very simple steps. Your iPad can now be quickly muted by holding the volume-down button down.

If you misplaced your iPad, how would you find it easily? Go to Settings, then iCloud. Enter your Apple ID before turning on the Find My iPad feature. When you activate this feature, you only need to visit iCloud.com to locate a lost iPad.

When you want to copy and then paste text, tap it and click Select. Then you will choose copy and go to another application, then press and hold again. Again, a menu will come up, this time tap “paste.” If you want to copy and paste a complete paragraph, tap four times.

You can now quickly mute your iPad. The original iPad did not have a simple mute button. With the advent of iOS 4.3, it became possible to mute the audio easily. Just hold the volume down button for a few seconds to mute.

It is easy to access running applications quickly. Simply click the home button two times to have them all appear. This can save you lots of time.

To quickly copy and paste on an iPad, tap and hold down the desired text and then pick select. Once the text is selected, tap “copy”, and switch to the app you wish to paste to and hold down a tap again. An option to paste will then come up on your screen. If you have a significant amount of sentences to copy, you may have to tap multiple times.

If you want to share pages with others or another device, sync them in iTunes. Sharing your documents is no longer a hassle and the ability to interact with any brand of home computer via iTunes is irreplaceable. You can also email PDFs of documents to yourself to make things easier.

How do you avoid the frustration of an unknown hyperlink when browsing on your iPad? Although you cannot hover over the text to reveal its URL, you can touch and hold the text. Since you’re not able to hover over words like on a computer, touching and holding the word will work. This shows its linked URL.

Holding your iPad on its sides when shooting photographs is comfortable for many. Your shutter button will move, and it could cause you to shake while taking the photo. Give use of the orientation lock a try. Doing this will allow the shutter button to be a thumb’s distance away. When you have taken your shot, you can make use of the image editor for rotation of your images and/or videos.

Many people are aware of the iTunes store on their iPads, but they don’t always know about all the features. One of the more interesting is iTunes U, or iTunes University. It contains podcasts that focus on a variety of professional topics and is perfect for the ride home.

Think about if you want to lock your iPad’s orientation or turn off your sound with the lock key. Keep in mind that the original iPads did not have this feature. You need to have iOS 4.3 or greater. You can also mute your iPad by pressing on the volume down button.

Choose the functionality you’d like for the lock switch, orientation lock or audio mute. Keep in mind that the original iPads did not have this feature. You have this option if you have iOS 4.3 or a higher version. Another option if you want to mute your device is to press and hold the volume down button.

To see what apps are currently running, click twice on the Home screen. 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 way, your remember the apps you have going, and you can shut down the ones you don’t need anymore.

The iPad allows you to change your screen’s brightness. The normally bright screen can be dimmed by tapping the Home button twice and swiping until you see the brightness setting. This lets you adjust your brightness for your surroundings.

The settings for light aren’t really necessary depending on the environment, which is why they can be changed. The bright screen may be reduced by tapping your Home button two times and swiping it until you find the setting for brightness. This lets you adjust your brightness for your surroundings.

Even if you think this is unnecessary, it is wise to add a security feature to your iPad. What if someone steals it? Do you want them to have access to your email, contacts and banking information?

You can use iPad to listen to iTunes. There is an easy solution for syncing up all your iTunes songs quickly. Simply select Home Sharing on both the iPad and within iTunes. On your iPad, open the music application and click Shared. Then you can listen!

You can’t go from day to day by simply swiping the calendar function. Try using the navigation bar near the bottom of your screen to pick the date you wish to view. The date is always highlighted in blue.

You should always use the security feature in your iPad even if it feels like you don’t need it. You may lose it and a lot of personal information is on there.

Did you want to hook up your iPad to the TV in order to use it more often? You just need to buy an adapter to do so. You want an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Each one works well.

Have you been dissatisfied with Google searches using iPad? You may change it to another. Go to the menu for Settings, pick Safari and then Search Engine. From there, select the search engine you want to use. Your choices will be Bing, Yahoo or Google.

Have ever needed to take a screenshot? It’s easier than you might think. Press the ‘Home’ and ’sleep/wake’ button simultaneously. There will be a flash, and your sceenshot is taken. Every screen shot will be saved automatically so you’re not going to have to think about saving it later.

Have you had the desire to take a screenshot? It is easier than you think. Hold down the home and sleep buttons together. A brief flash will go off, and that’s your screenshot! You screen shots are saved automatically, so you will not need to worry about making sure to save them afterwards.

Do the Wi-Fi settings drive you crazy? If you answered “Yes!”, this can easily be rectified. Under Wi-Fi in the Settings menu, turn the “Ask to Join Network” switch to “Off.” You can still join a network if you desire. The only difference is that you won’t be notified with each join.

If you are attempting to charge your iPad using the USB dock, try plugging the dock into a USB port on the back of your computer if the one on the front panel is not working. Not every USB is high-powered, and the ones in the front usually have lower power than the other ones. You may have to purchase a USB adapter if the ones in the back don’t work either.

Now you can be a master at using your iPad. Use the tricks and advice here that fit your needs. Make the most of this technological wonder. Make sure that you find out as much as you can so that your investment in this fantastic device is worth it!

It is very easy to notify your friends and relatives about an interesting podcast. You can keep right on listening while you do it. Simply press the Email button while the podcast is playing. You will then have the option of selecting a recipient to send to.

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