The iPad is, according to Oprah, one of the greatest inventions of our time. If you are new to it, you might be overwhelmed with just how much it can do for you. The following piece will give you advice you can use to be sure you’re getting the most out of it.
You may see significant shortening of your battery life if you frequently watch movies, listen to continuous music, or play a lot of games on your iPad. Lowering the brightness of the screen can help keep your battery charge. Most likely it is not necessary to use the highest intensity setting to get the most from your iPad.
iPad’s iOS supports folders now. To begin, tap and hold your finger on an app until it starts jiggling, drag that app on top of another icon, and then let it go. You will then have a folder with both applications together, sporting the same of the application category. You can rename the folder, if you like.
You can get to all the running apps on your tablet. All you have to do is quickly double click your Home button. You may switch to another running app, just by tapping that app in that bar. When you no longer want to see it, swipe downwards to eliminate the bar from your screen.
Keep track of the apps your are running. Most of the time, an application can remain open while you surf the Internet or attend to other business. In order to view currently running applications, just click your Home button twice. The apps which are currently running appear in the bar located low on your screen. To make the bar disappear, swipe downward.
If you need to charge up in a hurry, do not use an iPhone charger on the iPad. Your iPad doesn’t have the same wattage as your iPhone which is 10 watts as opposed to 5 watts on the phone. It takes much longer to fully charge the iPad with a iPhone charger. Use the original charger instead.
You do not need to tap the small camera roll icon found in the bottom left corner to look at a picture or video you have just taken. You can just swipe right with your finger, and you will see the last picture or video you took. To view photos you’ve taken in the past, continue swiping left.
Do you want to preview more of your email? Go to mail in settings and then preview. Adjust this to show 5 lines. This should help you decide if you really need to read the entire email or not.
It can be really annoying to have your iPad chime every time you receive an email. You can turn this notification off. First you need to go to Settings>General. Tap on the Sounds option. Here, you can turn off your New Mail sound or adjust its level.
Avoid using an iPhone charger to charge your iPad. Your iPad requires higher wattage to charge than an iPod does. It takes much longer to fully charge the iPad with a iPhone charger. Instead, just use the charger that came with the iPad.
Typing on a tablet can be difficult at first but gets easier over time. However, you can use speech dictation as an alternative. Tap the home button two times and tap the microphone icon on the screen that appears. After you have dictated your piece, tap the icon one more time and your text will display.
The iPad’s default setting shows two lines of every email prior to it being opened. If you would rather see more before you open it, there is an option. Choose “Mail” in Settings. Select Contacts under Mail, then select Calendar to alter the options for additional lines in Preview mail.
Add extra email addresses and phone numbers to FaceTime. When you set up FaceTime, it will remember the email you use to access iTunes, but additional emails can be added. If you need FaceTime to recognize additional numbers or addresses, it is possible to use the “settings” area to accomplish that.
You can change the default search engine if you are not fond of Google. Open the Settings menu, select Safari and then Search Engine. This give you the option of choosing Bing or Yahoo as your search engine, if you prefer them to Google.
There is finally a way to silence your iPad very quickly. In its first incarnation, the iPad lacked a specific mute button. With the iOS 4.3, you can now use the lock switch to mute the sound. Now, you can quickly mute your iPad by holding the “down” half of the volume button.
If you almost always have Internet access, the cloud is very helpful. This is a convenient method of storing information without using up valuable hard drive space. Be sure to store important documents on both the cloud and device.
The iPad has great musical functions, but what about podcasts? These audio programs last in length from a few minutes to a couple of hours, and are available on a number of topics. When music loses your interest, podcasts can provide alternative entertainment. You are likely to find a subject that fascinates you.
A forum might be useful if you’re having a hard time figuring out your iPad. There are quite a few sites out there that offer forums for iPads, and they will have people on them that may be able to help you. Just say hi to get started.
Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. However, some of the older iPads will not have this option. You need to have iOS 4.3 or greater. The iPad can be muted by holding down the volume button.
You should use tabs to facilitate your browsing. Following a link or opening another page doesn’t mean you have to exit your current page. Hold the link and a list of options will appear. This menu will allow you to open a new tab and load the new page there. This allows you to save your place on the current page.
Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Be aware that if you have an early model iPad, you will not have this feature. Check to see what OS your iPad is running. If it is iOS 4.3 or a later version, you should be able to choose what the lock key does. Another option if you want to mute your device is to press and hold the volume down button.
Adjust settings to have control over the notifications you get. Sometimes, it can be a hassle when you have numerous application notifications popping up. You can adjust this setting by going into settings and then notifications. This allows you to disable alerts from apps where instant notification isn’t necessary. This way you’ll only be alerted to things that you consider most important.
Given your new knowledge of the iPad, using it to its full advantage should be easy. Follow these sound tricks and tips for iPad to have the best experience ever. Find out all that you can in order to get all that you can out of your iPad investment.