Everyone has heard the hype surrounding the iPad. Some think it’s a toy, while others think it’s a helpful tool for the future. If you know you want to learn more about the iPad, keep reading these tips.
Keep up with your spending on apps. When you own an iPad, it is incredibly easy to run up a large itunes bill due to the fact that itunes stores your credit card details and buying apps only involves a few clicks. Hence, you should set a limit on how much to spend on them.
You can easily access all running apps on an iPad. All you have to do is quickly double click your Home button. Simply tap on the app you want to view. To take the bar away, just do a downward swipe on your screen.
Don’t forget how many apps you are running at once. A lot of the apps on your iPad can run behind the scenes while you work on other things. Double clicking the Home button will let you know everything that is currently running. The more you have running, the more battery you’ll use, so close those you don’t need. Click the home button once or do a downward one finger swipe to close the bar.
If you don’t have a lot of time, avoid using your iPhone charger in order to charge your iPad. The wattage is different, causing a delay. The iPhone charger will take much longer to fully charge your iPad. Just use the original charger that was given with the iPad.
If your iPad freezes, perform a soft reset to reboot your device. To start, hold down your home and power buttons at the same time for several seconds. Wait until your iPad begins to restart. If you want to kill a running process, hold the main button for around 5 seconds.
Are you annoyed by the battery charge display? It may be useful to know that they are easy to turn off. To begin, open Settings. Go to your General settings and locate Usage. Under this menu, you can easily switch off your battery percentage display.
Do you not like having Google set as the default search engine? If so, there is a way for you to change this. In the settings app, navigate to Safari > Search Engine. If you’d rather use Yahoo or Bing, this is where you’d make those changes.
There is a feature that allows you to find a lost iPad. Then go to Settings, then iCloud. 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. Now if you lose your iPad, all you need to do to find it is go to iCloud.com.
If you want to put your calendar on the iPad calendar you should click on the mail and then your contacts and then your calendar. You can then go to Add An Account and then Other. Choose “CalDAV” as the account type and type in your Google credentials. Then, get out of the settings app and tap the calender app. Now you should have everything you need there!
Here’s a quick trick to mute your iPad sound. Simply hold down the ‘volume down’ button for two seconds. This is far faster than changing the volume level all the time. Hold it one more time to revert the volume.
You can block mature content if your child has an iPad. In settings, you can adjust the level of mature content your child can see. This lets you block any adult content you don’t want available.
Do you find it annoying to have to tap your bookmarks icon whenever you need to go to the websites you use the most? Remedy this by having the bookmarks bar turned on permanently. Search out Safari within the Settings menu. Change the Always Show Bookmarks to On and you’re done.
Do you hate it when you are surfing on your iPad and you cannot tell where a hyperlinked word will lead you? You can fix this easily. True, you can’t hover like on a regular computer, but you can touch and hold on the word. Then you will see the linked URL.
Everyone knows that the iTunes store exists, but not everyone knows about its features. For example, iTunes U. You are able to locate podcasts with educational themes on a variety of different subjects, which is great for growing your knowledge base.
Muting the iPad is fast and easy. In its first incarnation, the iPad lacked a specific 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.
If you want to access your documents on your PC or Mac, use iTunes to sync your iPad. It is so easy to send your documents from the iPad to the computer, you will soon forget how you ever did it the old way. In addition, you can send your PDF documents through email and download them via a remote system.
When you take photos, don’t fall into the trap of holding the device by the sides. This will cause the shutter to move slightly and could potentially rattle when attempting to snap a picture. Check out the orientation lock. When you do this, you will be able to access the shutter button easily with your thumb. Once you’ve taken the pictures, use an application like Photoshop to edit them.
The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. Screens that are typically bright are dimmable through two taps of the Home button, followed by a swipe to get the setting tool. There, you can select options to match the brightness to the ambient light in your environment.
The auto-brightness setting can help your battery last longer between recharges. This feature senses the ambient light in the room and adjusts the backlight to suit your surroundings. The iPad’s backlight gobbles up battery, so this function can easily extend the amount of time that you can use the iPad before charging it. Go to Settings and then Brightness & Wallpaper to change it.
Adjust settings to have control over the notifications you get. When you have many apps, you will be annoyed by all the notifications. You can control these under Settings, and Notifications. You can determine which apps you want a notification for and which ones you aren’t worried as much about. This allows you to use the system to your advantage.
Each iPad owner uses their device in a different way. The tips you’ve learned here are just a few of the many ways to more fully utilize this powerful tablet. Learn more, and you will find out more all the time.