The insane popularity of the iPad is no accident. They really offer everything the owner needs. In order to get the most of an iPad, you must take the time to learn about its capabilities. Continue reading for some great tips and advice about iPad usage.
If you use your iPad all the time to watch movies, listen to music and play games, the battery is not going to last very long. Lowering the brightness on the screen can prolong the life of the battery. You can enjoy your iPad without requiring it to be on the brightest setting.
You can access all apps that are running on your iPad. Double clicking on your Home button will bring up a bar along the bottom of the screen displaying all of your currently running apps. If you want to bring up that app, just tap its icon on the bar. In order to get rid of the bar, swipe downwards on the screen.
You can reset your iPad if you see that it is frozen. Hold down both the power and home buttons for a few seconds. This will cause the device to restart. If you want to kill a running process, hold the main button for around 5 seconds.
Do you get irked each time you get a message from your iPad wanting to know if you want to join a new wifi network that it has just picked up? You can turn this feature off by going to your settings. If you would rather not be prompted, you can click the Wi-Fi button and you will not have to deal with this anymore.
If you are tired of being prompted to join various Wi-Fi networks, change your settings. Go to Settings and then Wi-Fi and look for Ask to Join. Choose that and you’ll quit getting bothered by the invites that are incoming.
Do you want to preview more of your email? Go to Settings, Mail, and Preview. Select “5 lines” for example. By doing this, you can see as much of an email as you want, which will speed up the process of viewing emails.
You don’t need to click the camera icon on your screen to view your photos. Try using one finger for swiping to the right to get to your video or photo. Swipe toward the left and your previous pictures will appear.
Avoid using an iPhone charger to charge your iPad. The iPad has a totally different wattage than the iPhone (10 watts compared to 5 watts). It will take much longer to fully charge your iPad if you use the iPhone’s charger. Instead, just use the charger that came with the iPad.
If you don’t have a lot of time, avoid using your iPhone charger in order to charge your iPad. The two devices both operate at different wattages – the iPhone at 5 watts and the iPad at 10 watts. And their chargers follow suit. Charging with the incorrect charger will delay the charge time. Charge your iPad with an iPad charger.
Shortcuts are a great feature to install to save time and reduce stress. For instance, a period and space are added when you tap the space bar two times while typing a sentence. That removes the need for you to manually do this, and you have more time to message friends.
Many people have trouble typing on tablets, although it certainly gets easier as time goes on. It is possible to have your iPad convert what you say into text. Simply depress your home button two times, and hit the small microphone icon. Record yourself talking, tap the microphone button again and a transcription of your speech will appear.
By using tabs to open websites, it’s easy to keep all the pages you need open. While browsing in Safari, hold down the link and a menu will pop up. A pop-up menu will appear. One of the options allows you to launch a new tab with that link.
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. Just visit SETTINGS and tap MAIL. From Mail, choose Contacts, then go to Calendar where you can change the options to preview mail.
You can change the settings on your child’s iPad to block mature content, so you will not have to worry about them having access to unsuitable sites. Simply access the settings and make appropriate adjustments to mature and explicit content. It is possible to ban adult content such as films.
Shortcuts make sending messages much faster. For instance, you can put a space or period in your sentences by tapping on the space bar two times. Therefore, you don’t have to manually do this yourself, which will help you save time.
A fantastic way to keep multiple pages open is by opening them in new tabs. When in Safari, tap and hold a URL to see a popup menu. Go to the pop up menu, and you can open new links.
Add extra email addresses and phone numbers to FaceTime. 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 of your iPad and customize from there.
You can switch your search engine from Google, if you wish. You can do this by going to the settings, selecting Safari and choosing Search Engine. From here, you can change your search engine preference to Yahoo, Bing, etc. if you wish.
It is easy to find out what website hyperlinked text will take you when using your iPad. There is an answer. Just touch the word and hold it. This will mimic the hovering action that you would do on a computer. You do not need to be afraid of hyperlinked text on your iPad.
It’s fairly easy to grab a quick screenshot on your iPad. Simultaneously mash down the Home and Sleep buttons. This will take the shot you want and place it with all of your other photos.
Adjust your brightness to save battery life. The iPad senses ambient lighting and makes necessary adjustments automatically. This will control the power being drawn from the battery by the screen, and you’ll be able to use the iPad for longer periods before having to charge it. Select this option in the Settings menu under Brightness and Wallpaper.
There is finally a way to silence your iPad very quickly. The original iPad did not have a simple mute button. Now the lock switch can be used to mute the iPad. Now, in order to quickly mute your iPad, simply press the volume-down button and hold it there.
Some people hold the iPad horizontally while taking photos. If you do this, the shutter button will not be stable, and you might move as you snap your picture. Try to use the orientation lock. Doing this will allow the shutter button to be a thumb’s distance away. Snap the picture and use the editor afterwards to edit the media to your liking.
To copy/paste quickly, press and then hold text and simply choose Select. Now, tap on copy, switch to another app, then tap and hold down once more. You will see a menu appear that gives you the option to “paste.” For an entire paragraph, you need to press four times.
Getting an iPad security feature is more important than you may think. What if someone steals it? Do you want them to have access to your email, contacts and banking information?
Copying and pasting text the iPad is simple. Tap and hold on the text you want to copy and choose select so you choose the sentence you want to copy. Tap again when your text gets highlighted yellow, and then choose copy. You are able to paste text by just tapping and then choosing Paste.
There are two ways to show a PDF. You can load the PDF in iTunes, which will allow you to sync it with your iPad, or you can use your iPad to send them to yourself via email. After giving both these methods a try, you can pick the one that works for you anytime you want to show a PDF.
Determine if you would like the lock key for locking your tablet’s orientation or muting your sound. The early iPad’s cannot perform this function. 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.
To move quickly from one app to another without returning to the home screen, click twice on the Home button. The apps that are running will appear. Simply tap the application that you want to open up. If you want to go back to the previous app, just repeat this process.
Tabs are a great multitasking tool. Following a link or opening another page doesn’t mean you have to exit your current page. Pressing and holding a link will open up a menu with options. From here, you can opt to open the link in a new tab, allowing you to keep your current page as well as open the new one.
Have you ever needed to take a snapshot of the screen? It is really very easy to do. Hold Home and the Sleep button at the same time. It will flash and the screenshot will be taken. Every screen shot will be saved automatically so you’re not going to have to think about saving it later.
Use your iPad to enjoy music purchased from iTunes. If you aren’t eager to download songs from your existing iTunes account, there is another option. Use the “Home Sharing” mode on iTunes and your iPad. Select your iPad Music icon, go to More and, finally, tap Shared. The next step is to enjoy your tunes!
Are you finding scratches on your screen? Although the iPad is resistant, scratches indicate that you need a screen protector. This gives your iPad some protection, but it also prevents miniature cuts on your fingers.
You can’t just change days by swiping in the calendar. Select the date you want to see by using the navigation bar instead. You’ll notice that blue marks the current day.
Do constant Wi-Fi network notifications drive you crazy? If so, there is a way to turn this off. Simply go to your settings, tap on Wi-Fi, and turn off the feature that asks if you want to join networks. If you still want to join a network, don’t worry. It is still possible to do so; the only thing that will change is you will not receive continual notifications.
If your young children use your iPad to connect to the Internet, it’s best to be safe. Click Settings, General and then Restrictions. Enable the restrictions and you should be good to go. This keeps your children safe. This restricts all adult content to keep your child safe.
The features of the iPad have played a major role in it’s success. In order to utilize your iPad, you should utilize the advice you have just learned from the above article. Enjoy your iPad!
If your iPad contains valuable personal information, be sure to back this information up in case of theft. If you’d like to take a further precaution, you can have your iPad automatically wipe its memory if a thief tries to break in. Go to “Password Lock” in settings and choose erase data.