There are many different uses for your iPad. Use a Bluetooth keyboard, and it becomes a netbook that is good for light productivity applications. You can use a joystick if you wish for gaming purposes. Apps can also completely change the way you see your iPad. The ideas that follow will help you achieve an optimal iPad experience.
Does it irritate you when you get an alert about your iPad detecting a wi-fi network? It is possible to disable this feature by accessing your 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.
You will be using VPN networks if you are trying to get in contact with remote servers. If this is something that you need to do, just go to Settings, click Network, and then turn the VPN feature on. At that point you just input the information that is requested, including treh server address. If you don’t know the address of the server, contact the network administrator.
Try to keep track of what apps you leave running when you are not using them. Sometimes, the current apps will not be visible in the foreground. To see the things that your iPad is running, double click the Home button. The lower bar will display the currently active apps and some brief information. Swipe down to get rid of the bar when you are done.
You can reset your iPad if you see that it is frozen. To do this, you must hold the home and power buttons at the same time for a few seconds. The iPad will then reboot. If you need to close an app, press only the home button during a few seconds.
Even if you are in a rush, don’t make the mistake of charging your iPad with the charger for your iPhone. This is because iPads have higher wattage requirements than iPhones. Charging with an iPhone charger will take far more time. Use the original charger instead.
If you have safety concerns should your iPad fall into the wrong hands, set the password to delete your personal data if someone enters the wrong password over and over. Everything on your iPad will be deleted if there are 10 failed password attempts.
People often make mistakes when typing on tablets, which leads to interesting typos in the resulting messages. It is possible to have your iPad convert what you say into text. Hit the home button before tapping on the small microphone. Once you finish, hit that microphone once more and you will see in text what you have spoken aloud.
Many people struggle to type on tablets, but it gets easier over time. A simple way to enter text is to use the speech dictation function. Hit the home button before tapping on the small microphone. When you’re done speaking, tap the Microphone again to turn your dictation into text.
It is always best to read the manual of the products you buy, but the only way to get a manual for your iPad is to download it. Apple believes in a paperless environment, and they prefer offering it digitally instead of in print.
Use shortcuts to make sending messages a breeze. For instance, hitting your space bar two times as you type automatically inserts a period and a space. You don’t have to do it manually this way.
Getting a sound alert every time you receive an email can be very annoying. Are you aware that you can turn it off? Go to the settings and tap on general. Select “Sounds” under this tab. Here, you can turn off your New Mail sound or adjust its level.
Shortcuts are a great feature to install to save time and reduce stress. For instance, when you tap the space bar two times, you will get a period and a space. You don’t have to do it manually this way.
If you want to sync your Google Calendar with the iPad’s native calendar app, open the settings menu and navigate to Mail > Contacts > Calendars. Choose Other under Add An Account. Choose “CalDAV” as the account type and type in your Google credentials. Then, back out of your settings app and single-tap your calendar app. This will get you the desired result that you are looking for.
You should know what kind of care an iPad needs. Never leave an iPad locked in a sweltering car. The heat will hurt your battery life. Also, make sure that you do not put it any place where it will come in contact with liquids. You would be smart if you purchased a cover that will provide some extra padding for your iPad.
Do you want to eliminate the battery charge level from your iPad screen? It’s simple to turn it off. Start off with your Settings menu. From here, click on Usage which is found under the General section. Access the Usage menu and turn off the display for battery percentage.
Taking a screenshot while using your iPad is extremely easy to do. Simultaneously mash down the Home and Sleep buttons. It will take the screenshot and save it with your pictures.
Do you find it annoying to have to access the bookmarks icon via tapping to navigate to your saved websites? You can easily do this by always showing the bookmarks bar. Select Settings, Safari, and choose the Always Show Bookmarks tab.
It’s simple to copy some text and paste it elsewhere on the 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 the text has been highlighted in yellow, and then choose copy. Then tap again to paste your text.
There is a way to locate your iPad if it becomes misplaced. Go to your Settings and tap on iCloud. Add your account’s Apple ID and turn on the app. Now if you lose your iPad, all you need to do to find it is go to iCloud.com.
Find a forum online to discuss any iPad issues you may be having. The Internet is full of websites where people share their knowledge of the iPad. Give the proper introduction and try to take in as much information as possible.
It’s now possible to quickly mute the iPad. When iPads were first out, there weren’t any buttons on it specifically for mute. With the iOS 4.3, you can now use the lock switch to mute the sound. Holding down the volume button helps to mute your phone fast.
The lock key can either lock orientation or mute the tablet. 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. You can also hold down the volume-down button to mute the device.
Tabs let you multitask while browsing the web. There’s no reason to lose your place when web browsing just because you found an interesting link. Hold the link and a list of options will appear. Then, it is possible to visit your link though a totally new tab, which keeps the old one open too.
Go into FaceTime and manage your numbers and email addresses. FaceTime will already have one of your email addresses in it (the one you used to register your device), but putting in more is a possibility. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.
You can easily change your brightness settings. The bright screen may be reduced by tapping your Home button two times and swiping it until you find the setting for brightness. Doing so lets you change the brightness for the ambiance.
Most people use iTunes, but many are overlooking some great features. One great feature is iTunes U. You can find lots of podcasts that are meant to teach in this section.
Many people would rather not have the percentage of battery charge displayed on their screen constantly. Fortunately, this can be removed quite easily. Just go to settings, then click the general tab, and choose usage. Here, you can turn it off. You can adjust this on and off depending on your preference.
Turning on auto brightness can extend battery life. Your iPad has the ability to sense room lighting and can adjust its lighting to better fit the situation. This feature can go a long way when it comes to the amount of time that you get cordless use in a given day. You can turn auto brightness on and off by accessing your iPad’s settings area.
Find online communities dedicated to the use of iPads. Here, you will learn a thing or two. This lets you learn and share, too. There are forums specifically geared toward problems should you run into one.
Sync your pages with iTunes and share your documents with a PC or Mac. This ability is a godsend for many. You’ll be able to email PDFs to other platforms for download.
Do you dislike having Google as your iPad’s search engine? You can use a different search engine if you wish. To do this, you’ll need to open up your Settings menu, tap Safari, and then Search Engine. Pick out a new engine for searching from the list that appears. You can choose between Bing, Yahoo and Google.
If you need to access one of the apps that you have running, all you need to do is double-click on the Home button. They will then appear at the bottom of your screen. Tap your desired app, and there you go. To get back to where you were earlier you just do the same thing again.
When you take photographs, you may grasp the sides of the iPad to hold it. If you do this, the shutter button will wobble naturally due to your body movements. Instead, set the lock to freeze its orientation. This will keep the shutter button within easy reach of your thumb. You can edit your image or videos after recording them.
Has saving an image been something you wish to do on the iPad? It is not hard at all. Just tap and hold on the image. Next, you will get a “save” prompt. Doing so saves the image directly onto your iPad.
To view running apps, simply double click the home button. This will bring up a bar at the bottom of the screen which shows all the currently running apps. To access an app, just click the app on the bar. Thus, you can’t forget which applications are running and can shut down the ones that are not being used.
There is an easier way to locate your bookmarks. Just keep your Bookmarks bar held open. In Safari Settings, choose the option to keep your bookmarks bar open all the time. This will help you visit your favorite sites without doing a lot of clicking.
Turning down the brightness of the screen can extend the life of your iPad’s battery. This is extremely helpful if you’re expecting a message or email of great importance and your battery is running low. To change the brightness, just double tap your Home button and touch the icon shaped like the sun.
Buy a screen protector to protect your device. The screen protector basically is a bit of transparent plastic you place over the screen. This helps protect the screen of your iPad from scratches and fingerprints. That will allow you to continue to have a nice iPad.
You might not believe that you have to do it, but giving your iPad security features is always a good idea. What if someone steals it? Do you want them to have access to your email, contacts and banking information?
Pictures can be downloaded with ease from the camera directly without any exterior devices. Remove the SD card from your camera and insert it into your iPad’s card reader. This makes it easy to work with documents or pictures on your iPad.
The iPad is an amazing multi-function device. You can use it to find the eigenvectors of a matrix, then talk to your language exchange partner in Roppongi. You just need to know what to do, and the advice here will help you get started. Use the things that were learned here and you’ll have more fun with your gadget.
Don’t sent people pictures in the way that is outdated. You don’t have to attach them to an email manually! GO under photos to choose one to send and then go to email.