Your iPad is a great tool, but you might not know how to fully take advantage of it just yet. You should spend some time learning about your iPad to understand all of the things that it can do. Keep reading for some useful tips and tricks that will help you use your iPad.
Did you accidentally launch a loud application? Mute your iPad in an emergency by holding down the volume button. If you find you are in need of the mute function often, you can configure your iPad’s lock button to work as a full-time mute button.
Remote servers can be accessed by your iPad through VPN networks. The network tab is where you can change anything related to VPN connections. You will be asked to provide a server address and a username. If you don’t know what the address is for the server, talk to the network administrator.
There are alternatives to viewing pictures if you do not want to click on the camera roll icon. Swipe with one finger toward the right and your picture or your video will be displayed. To view past pictures, swipe to the left.
Are tired of having your iPad constantly ask you whether or not you wish to connect with detected WiFi network. It is possible to disable this feature by accessing your settings. Open the Wi-Fi tab of the settings menu and choose the last item in the list that appears if you don’t wish to receive network prompts.
It is possible to preview more than a couple of lines of email by changing settings. The Preview setting is Located under Mail in your general settings. Change the setting to 5 lines. Now it is possible to preview more content from each message, making skimming quicker.
Wi-Fi notifications can quickly become irritating, so change them in the settings application. You will find an option that says to ask if you want to join networks. By choosing that option, you will never again be bothered by the invitations.
Most tablet users do not enjoy typing on their device, even though they eventually get used to it. You can dictate your speech through a button on your iPad. Click the Home button two times and then touch the microphone. After you finish speaking, push that icon again, and what you’ve said will appear as text.
Adjust the settings in order to see more than just two lines from emails prior to opening them. Go to your mail settings under the general heading. You can change this from 2 lines to 5 lines. It will be easier to go through your emails if you can eliminate the unimportant ones right away.
Taking screenshots on an iPad is a cinch. Just press your Home button as well as the Sleep button simultaneously. Instantly, a screenshot will be taken and stored with the rest of your images.
Shortcuts are a great feature to install to save time and reduce stress. One shortcut is to double tap the space bar to enter a period and space after a sentence. This will make your typing much more efficient, allowing you to get more done and text more quickly.
It’s now possible to quickly mute the iPad. The first iPads did not have a mute button on them. All newer iPads now allow you to mute your iPad’s sound. In order to quickly mute an iPad, simply hold the volume decrease button.
Do you just hate knowing how much charge remains in your iPad battery? If you want, you have the power to turn that off. To begin, open the Settings menu. Then find General and next go to Usage. In this menu, you are able to very simply turn off the display that shows your battery percentage.
Your first instinct when taking photos with an iPad is to hold it by its sides. Doing this will make the shutter button move, and you will be unsteady when you take the photograph. Give the orientation lock a try. This will make it easier for you to hit the shutter button when you go to take a picture. When you have taken your shot, you can make use of the image editor for rotation of your images and/or videos.
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. If you are using iOS 4.3 or more, you have this option. Another way to shut off the sound quickly is to hold the volume down button for a couple seconds.
If your child will be using your iPad and you don’t want them seeing mature content, you can change your settings so these items become blocked. Under the settings function, simply limit the mature content that can be viewed. It is possible to block pornography, “R” rated movies and pages with bad words on them.
The settings for light aren’t really necessary depending on the environment, which is why they can be changed. Dim your screen by clicking the Home button two times and swiping. You will then be able to adjust the brightness in function of the environment.
If you are on the Internet constantly you can use the cloud storage for your iPad. Use the cloud to store things without taking up valuable space on the device itself. You can store your important documents both on your device and on the cloud.
Do you find reading e-books on the iPad hurts your eyes? You can fix this by lowering the brightness of your screen when you read. The brightness adjustment can be made through the Settings menu or via the iBook application using a graphical slider.
iTunes lets you sync documents with your computer. This ability is a godsend for many. You can email PDF’s and then download them to another computer.
Is the iPad default search engine leaving you dissatisfied? You can switch it for another. Under Settings, choose Safari, and then Search Engine. A list will display with the search engines that you can choose from. You’ll get the option of choosing between Bing, Yahoo, and Google.
The iPad is pre-loaded with lots of apps you have no use for. But some of these apps cannot be removed. You can put them away in a folder and they will not get in your way. This lets you keep your focus on the things you use quite a bit.
Tap on the home button twice to maneuver between apps. Click on the app you want to switch to and you’ll be there in a snap. Go back to another the same way.
By turning down the brightness, you increase battery life. This is especially beneficial if you are on the go and are expecting an important email or message. Just press Home twice and choose the “sun” icon.
Are you aware that you don’t need to use the keyboard on your iPad? The small keyboard on an iPad can be difficult to type on. In this case, you can purchase a Bluetooth keyboard that connects to your iPad. This allows you a high level of flexibility and comfort with your device.
Make use of tabs to multitask Internet surfing. You no longer have to surf away from the page that you are currently looking at in order to follow a particular link somewhere else. Hold the link so that the options menu appears. From this point, opt to open that link inside a new tab to remain on your current tab while the new one opens.
Do you want to take fast screenshots with your iPad? It’s much more easier than you think. Press Home followed by the sleep/wake button. A brief flash will go off, and that’s your screenshot! All screen shots are automatically saved, so you don’t have to worry about saving them afterwards.
You can easily change your brightness settings. You can dim the screen easily, just double tap the Home button, then swipe until you find the brightness setting. You can then adjust the amount of brightness you have.
Always backup your personal information just in case of iPad theft. The iPad also contains a feature allowing you to erase all personal data if an unauthorized user attempts to hack into it. 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.
You might not think you have to but you should activate a extra security on the iPad. If you were to lose your iPad, all kinds of personal information would be in the hands of others.
Safari allows you to tap the bar at the top to return to the top of the page. Lots of people waste time scrolling back to the top. Pushing the title window isn’t difficult and lets you get more accomplished in a shorter period of time.
Have you ever seen something on your iPad that you want to keep? It is very easy to accomplish this. Just tap and hold it on the image. You will them be prompted to save. This will keep a copy on your iPad, easily accessible whenever you want it.
Is Google not your favorite search engine? You can easily swap it for another. Visit your Settings menu and choose Safari. Then select Search Engine. Pick another search engine from that list. Your choices will be Bing, Yahoo or Google.
Start locating your bookmarks with ease! You can simply keep the bar for bookmarks open. This involves going to Safari, finding the settings and selecting the “on” position for your bookmarks bar. This allows you to avoid doing all the clicking you had to do in the past simply to visit your favorite websites.
If you need to read a PDF on your iPad, there are two ways to do it. Your options are to place your PDF in your iTunes account to synchronize with your iPad or to e mail your PDF to yourself using your iPad. Either way works well, so try both and see which you prefer.
Pick up a Bluetooth keyboard and connect it to your iPad. If you type a lot on the iPad, whether documents or email, an external keyboard may save tons of time. These keyboards are wireless, easy to transport and will help you type more efficiently than the virtual keyboard of your iPad.
Have you thought about hooking your iPad up to a television? There are a great many benefits to doing so. Purchasing a separate adapter will allow you to do this. You can use a VGA Apple adapter or also a digital AV adapter. Either of these will work.
Are you aware that it is possible to migrate your own Google Calendar into your calendar app? All you need to do is go into your Settings, click on Mail, choose Contacts, and then hit the Calendar option. Click to add an account and then press Other. Select CalDAV Account and enter your Google credentials.
Have you noticed that your screen is really scratched up? While your iPad can handle some damage, if small scratches are appearing, you might want to place a protective cover on it. This protects your iPad, because the last thing you want is your crystal-clear screen becoming marred with annoying scratches.
Although the iPad is strong, try not to get water on it. The bathtub is a no-no, but also avoid using your iPad in rainy weather or very humid spots such as a sauna. Moisture and humidity can easily damage the iPad.
If your volume buttons aren’t working, go to the Settings menus, and choose General/Sounds. Set the Change with Buttons to On and the buttons will work. You can slide the volume up and down this way.
To charge the battery on your iPad, you do not have to find a power outlet. You may also charge it using devices with USP ports. Thus, it is possible to charge from a laptop if you need to charge the iPad when traveling.
Adjust your brightness on your screen to make it easier to read or play games depending on the lighting in the room and your mood. It is quite simple to change your brightness settings under options. Additionally, this saves energy and gives your iPad a longer battery life.
When using Safari, you can easily jump to the beginning of the page by clicking the top of the title window. This is a good trick if you do not want to waste your time scrolling up. It is much faster to tap the title window and be on your way.
Reading on the iPad may be easier with the backlight a little dimmer. You probably already know how to dim your screen using the settings menu, however if you are in the iBooks app, there is a shortcut. The iBooks app also has its own brightness adjustor that you can adjust quickly.
You should now understand a little more about the many uses of your iPad. The iPad is an incredible device that can be used for virtually any purpose. Remember these tips to really use your iPad!
Use the iPad Smart Cover to its full potential. There are many different functions associated with the cover. Closing it puts your iPad in sleep mode, for example. These covers attach to your iPad using magnets. The cover is a reasonable price to keep your iPad safe.