Those who have previously used the iPad know that it is one of the greatest inventions of all time. If you want to use it as it was intended, though, you have to educate yourself about it. Keep reading, and gain great information on having an optimized experience with the iPad.
If WiFi join notifications annoy you, simply get rid of them. There is an opportunity for you to turn this off. Pick that option, and you will not see notifications any longer.
Are tired of having your iPad constantly ask you whether or not you wish to connect with detected WiFi network. This feature can be turned off in your settings. Select Wi-Fi, and from there, you can turn off this feature.
If you want to review a photo or video you just shot, you do not have to select the camera icon on the bottom left of the screen. Simple swipe right with a single finger and you will see your video or photo. Swipe left in a continuous motion to see prior photos.
Try a soft reset if your iPad is frozen. This is accomplished by holding both the power and home buttons at the same time for around 10 seconds. The device will restart. If you would rather just close down the application that you are in, push down on the home button instead.
If you are one of those people that like to read a manual when you buy a new toy, you can download one onto the iPad if you need it. Apple doesn’t include manuals with their products in order to maintain a minimalistic image.
If you are irritated by repeated request to join other Wi-Fi networks, get into your settings menu and change it. The Ask/Join networks feature can be used to facilitate this. Once set to no, you won’t be nagged again.
If you would like to include your Google Calender on your iPad’s calender app, go to mail, then contacts and then calenders. Click on Add Account and then Other. Tap that you wish to Add CalDAV Account and then put in the information for Google. You can then exit the settings and access the calender through the app. There you have it!
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. You won’t need to labor over your messages using this method.
A great way to keep pages open is to open new pages in a new tab. If you use Safari, tap the link and hold it until the menu option becomes visible. You can choose to see the link in a second tab this way.
Is the battery percentage annoying or distracting you? It can be easily turned off. To start with, go to your Settings menu. Select General and next locate Usage. In this menu, you are able to very simply turn off the display that shows your battery percentage.
Does the battery percentage indicator drive you crazy? It is easy to banish this totally useless information from your iPad’s screen. To begin, open the Settings menu. Go to General, then Usage. This menu provides an option for turning off the battery monitor information and clearing the screen.
Taking screenshots on an iPad is a cinch. Press the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously. This will take a screenshot and save it with your other pictures.
You can change your search engine default easily. You can do this by going to the settings, selecting Safari and choosing Search Engine. You can use alternatives like Bing or Yahoo instead of Google.
Because your iPad is a huge investment, it’s smart to care for it well. Many people buy screen protectors for use with their iPads. These are thin plastic sheets that cover the screen of the iPad to provide extra protection. When it’s time to clean the screen on your iPad, take a water dampened soft cloth and wipe it off. Do not use chemical products to clean your iPad.
Are you tired of tapping the bookmark icon over and over so you can visit your favorite sites? Well you can turn on the bookmarks bar permanently and eliminate this problem. Enter the Settings menu, select Safari, and enable Always Show Bookmarks.
Would you like to locate your iPad if it is misplaced? Go to Settings, then iCloud. Under the area labeled “Find My iPad,” enter your Apple ID and make sure the function is enabled. Then you can visit iCloud.com to find your iPad.
The iPad can perform a quick mute. When the iPad first came out, you couldn’t quickly mute it. Prior to iOS 4.3 you had to use the lock switch to mute the sound or lock your iPad’s orientation. Now, you can quickly mute your iPad by holding the “down” half of the volume button.
iPads are great for music, but are you familiar with podcasts? Podcasts are radio programs that may last only a few minutes or could run several hours, and they cover all kinds of subjects. Podcasts are a great alternative to the standard radio hits and talk show drivel. You will surely find many subjects which interest you.
If you bought the iPad for your child and are concerned about them seeing mature content, you can change the settings to block that kind of content. Access the settings and set limits on the availability of mature content. You can restrict mature films, bad language, and inappropriate content.
Most people find it helpful to hold the iPad along its sides whenever they are taking pictures. This will cause your shutter button to go in and out, resulting in blurry pictures. Instead, make use of the orientation lock feature. It ensures the shutter button is simple to reach. Once you take the picture, utilize image editor for rotating your pictures or videos.
It’s simple to copy some text and paste it elsewhere on the iPad. Simply hold down the text that you intend to copy. Tap the screen again (the text should be yellow) and hit copy. Tap again, hold and choose paste and your copied text will appear.
Adjusting the brightness of your screen can help you extend the life of your iPad’s battery. This is very beneficial if you’re out and about and expecting a vital message or email. On the Home page of your iPad, you can change the screen’s brightness by adjusting the setting that shows as a sun icon.
You might not think you have to but you should activate a extra security on the iPad. It’s always possible that you could lose it, and your iPad typically contains lots of personal information, such as phone numbers, emails, and maybe even your bank information or social security number.
Use tabs to multi-task your experience with web browsing. You can follow a link without leaving the site you’re on. Holding the link versus tapping it can bring up your options menu. You can then choose to open a link in another tab, which allows you to keep the current page open.
The calender doesn’t let you go from one calendar day to another by just swiping it. You should instead use the navigation bar located at the bottom of the screen to select the date you want to see. Today’s date will be colored blue and easily recognizable.
Brightness can be altered depending on where you are. You can dim the screen easily, just double tap the Home button, then swipe until you find the brightness setting. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
There are two ways you can view PDFs on the iPad. Your PDF can either be inputted into iTunes and synced with your iPad, or you can just email the documents to yourself. Try both to see which is easier for you to use or use each method as you need.
It is easy to obtain a screenshot from your iPad. You need to tap the home button and the sleep/wake one. You’ll see a flash and hear a clicking noise. Your photo has been taken. You can find your screenshots in your photos, where they are automatically saved for future use.
Were you aware that the Google Maps app lets you use the feature “Street View?” Type in an address to get a red pin on the map you are viewing. You should then tap on the pin and select the red and white icon of a person that appears and the Street View feature will load.
Join forums to talk about iPad capabilities. The people in these communities may provide you with helpful information. Also, you can share some of the things that you learned about the iPad. There are forums specifically geared toward problems should you run into one.
Kids need to be protected from the Internet. Go to Settings, General, and then Restrictions. Within the Restrictions setting, you can turn on the Enable Restrictions choice with a tap. Now your child is protected from exposure to age inappropriate content. They will not have access to websites, videos or other items that are not age-appropriate.
Make sure your kids are safe when using your iPad online. First visit your SETTINGS menu. Next, go to GENERAL. Then go to RESTRICTIONS. When you are in the Restrictions area, hit the option that will allow you to enable restrictions. This will stop your child from viewing mature content. Videos and websites that contain mature content will be blocked.
“Find My iPad” is a helpful feature to use in case you ever lose track of your iPad. This will make it so that if your iPad is lost or stolen you can find it using its internal GPS system or even delete information from it instantly if need be. While it may seem troublesome, if you lose your iPad, you’ll be thankful that you took the time to do so.
Do you want your iPad to stop asking to join Wi-Fi networks? You can turn this off to get rid of this annoyance. You can turn off this feature by accessing the Wi-Fi settings. If you would like to join networks later on, fear not. This will only eliminate the notifications that you will get.
The first time someone uses an iPad can be an astounding experience. If you want to become a user, you need to educate yourself about what all it can do. By using what you learned, you can take full advantage of all your iPad has to offer.
Always backup your personal information just in case of iPad theft. Additionally, you must have the iPad set to erase everything in case of theft. 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.