How To Do More With Your IPad
Sales of the iPad are still skyrocketing and not without reason. They have many features, and they can help make your life much easier. To make sure your iPad is being used as it should be, you have to learn all you can about the device. Keep reading for many tips and tricks that will help you use your iPad.
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. It is unlikely that you will prefer the brightest setting and the improvement will be worth it.
You may need to reboot the iPad with a soft reset if it freezes. To do this, you must hold the home and power buttons at the same time for a few seconds. Then the iPad will reset. If you just want to force an app to close, hold down just the home button for a few seconds.
You can get to all the running apps on your tablet. Double clicking on your Home button will bring up a bar along the bottom of the screen displaying all of your currently running apps. To navigate quickly to another running app, simply tap it. Make this bar disappear by making a downward swipe on your screen.
Did you accidentally launch a loud application? If you want to mute your iPad, press and hold your volume down button for a few seconds. If you use mute often, you can set your lock orientation button as a muting alternative.
Have you ever mistakenly opened a noisy app? You can quickly turn the sound down by holding down the “vol -” button until it is muted. Alternately, you could configure the button labeled LOCK ORIENTATION to use instead of the mute button.
There is no hard-copy manual for iPad, but if you want one, you can download it and print it. The Apple company is fond of minimalism, and they prefer consumers download manuals rather than print a hardcopy one out for every product that they sell.
If you are concerned about someone seeing private information on your phone, you may set a password to erase the data after several failed attempts. This will get rid of everything on the phone if someone cannot figure out the code 10 times in a row.
Sending emails is easier when you use the shortcuts available. For instance, you can put a space or period in your sentences by tapping on the space bar two times. This automatic method will save you time so you can send your friends more messages.
On your email, you will notice that the default only allows for two visible lines. It can be helpful to see more of the content prior to opening. To change this, navigate to the mail tab of the settings menu. From Mail, choose Contacts, then go to Calendar where you can change the options to preview mail.
Do you get annoyed by the battery charge icon on your iPad’s screen? It’s simple to turn it off. To begin, open Settings. You will find Usage under General. In this menu, you are able to very simply turn off the display that shows your battery percentage.
If you are a person that needs to have a manual with whatever you buy, you need to download the iPad’s one should you need it. Apple is not providing a manual with every product to encourage customers to download a manual rather than wasting paper.
Is it annoying to press the bookmarks icon each time you need to go to your favorite sites? Turn the Bookmarks Bar on instead! To turn on, go to the Safari settings and click Show Bookmarks Bar.
It can be far simpler to transmit messages by familiarizing yourself with certain shortcuts. You can add a full stop and a space by tapping on the space button twice. This will make your typing much more efficient, allowing you to get more done and text more quickly.
Take the time to set up your contacts in FaceTime. By default, FaceTime on your iPad will include the email that you set the iPad up with, but you can add more. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.
It’s very important that you know what you’re doing when you’re taking care of your iPad. One crucial tip is to never leave your iPad in a place that could cause it to succumb to extreme weather conditions. Your battery will slowly start to hold less of a charge if it gets hot too much. Also, your iPad should not be placed around liquids that can cause damage to it. Lastly, a protective cover is a great idea to keep your iPad safe from drops and bumps.
The cloud function is great to use if you love to play around on the internet. Use the cloud to store things without taking up valuable space on the device itself. It is important that you back up your most important documents by storing them on both your iPad device and cloud.
Would you like to locate your iPod if you misplace it? If yes, go to the iCloud settings in the Settings area. Insert your Apple ID. Once you do this, the bottom of your screen will flash “Find My iPad” and tap it to turn the feature on. If you ever lose the device, just go to iCloud.com.
Most of the time, you will hold your device on the edges when you take photographs. Your shutter button will move, and it could cause you to shake while taking the photo. Instead, set the lock to freeze its orientation. This feature will cause the button to remain within thumb’s reach. If you find that the picture came out with the wrong orientation, you can then fix it using your image editor.
It is really easy to make a screenshot with an iPad. Just hold the home and sleep button simultaneously. The screenshot will be taken, and you can look at it from the photo area of your iPad.
Use tabs to multitask. You don’t necessarily have to leave your current webpage to follow links. Holding the link versus tapping it can bring up your options menu. You can then choose to open a new tab to see the link so you do not have to close the page you are viewing.
Visit your frequently used applications faster and with greater ease. Simply double click on the home button, and they’ll instantly appear in the lower portion of your screen. This is a good way to quickly access an app instead of scrolling on your screen to find the apps you need.
You should adapt the brightness settings to suit the environment you are in. You can dim the screen easily, just double tap the Home button, then swipe until you find the brightness setting. This will allow you to manually adjust the brightness to fit your surroundings.
The iPad is great for music, but are you aware of podcasts? Podcasts are short radio programs that can last anywhere from a few minute to a few hours, and are available on pretty much every imaginable topic. Podcasts are a great alternative to the standard radio hits and talk show drivel. You are likely to find a subject that fascinates you.
Listen to your iTunes music on your iPad. If you do not wish to reinstall everything from your iTunes account, there is a way to avoid that. On iTunes and the iPad, just enable “Home Sharing”. Next, go to the music app on your iPad and click “More. Then click on Shared. Enjoy your favorite sounds!
Most people use iTunes, but many are overlooking some great features. iTunes U is the most interesting of these. You can enjoy educational podcasts regarding professional and academic subjects.
Sync the pages you have with iTunes and you can share the documents you have stored on a Mac or PC. It’s very easy to interact with iTunes now and share documents. In addition, you can send your PDF documents through email and download them via a remote system.
Does the Google search on your iPad leave you dissatisfied? You can use a different search engine. In settings, you can click on Safari and change your search engine. You will see a list from which you can select a new default search engine. You’ll get the option of choosing between Bing, Yahoo, and Google.
If you want to take pictures with your iPad, you may think holding the sides is the best way to go about it. This will move the shutter button, which can wobble when shooting a photo. Give use of the orientation lock a try. Doing this will allow the shutter button to be a thumb’s distance away. Once you take the picture, utilize image editor for rotating your pictures or videos.
Tap on the home button twice to maneuver between apps. Just click the app you are interested in, and you will be there before you know it. Do the same to go back to your original app.
Tabs let you multitask while browsing the web. You don’t necessarily have to leave your current webpage to follow links. Rather than tap the link, push down on it and options will appear. You can then choose to open a link in another tab, which allows you to keep the current page open.
Have ever needed to take a screenshot? Well, it’s really quite simple. Press the ‘Home’ and ‘sleep/wake’ button simultaneously. The screen will flash and your screenshot is ready! Screenshots save automatically.
You can listen to your home iTunes library from your iPad. If you do not wish to reinstall everything from your iTunes account, there is a way to avoid that. On iTunes and the iPad, just enable “Home Sharing”. Then visit your chosen music app on your iPad, select More and follow that by selecting Shared. Start listening to your music!
Now you better understand all the benefits of owning an iPad. To make sure you are using your iPad for all its worth, remember all the advice you have read in this article and put it to good use. Use your iPad to its full potential!
Adjust settings to have control over the notifications you get. Sometimes, you’ll find alerts to be annoying. You can manage this by navigating to Settings and then Notifications. Doing so lets you remove the less useful notifications from your home screen. Then you only get useful notifications.