The insane popularity of the iPad is no accident. 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 to get more out of your iPad than before.
Lots of people initially find it difficult to type on a tablet. That said, a button for speech dictation exists on your iPad. To access this, hit the Home icon twice, then choose the small microphone in this menu. After you finish dictating, tap the microphone icon again, and you will see the text version of your dictation.
Battery life is typically shorter when using heavier applications like movies and games. Lowering the brightness of the screen can help keep your battery charge. You’ll probably see that you’re not going to need the brightest setting to see your screen.
Your iPad is defaulted to show the first two lines of an email in preview. You can change this to see more, if you so desire. Just access your Setting and the select Mail. You should then choose contacts. tap on calendar and adjust the preview mail option.
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. It is the Apple policy to provide minimal paper and give you the choice of downloading a manual or not.
Do you want to get rid of the chime when you receive a new email? You can turn this notification off. First you need to go to Settings>General. Select Sounds under the General heading. You may turn off the New Mail sound, or lower its volume.
Stay aware of the amount of money you are paying for the iPad apps that you download. With all the exciting apps, and the easy way to buy them, it is easy to go overboard. You should monitor the spending and limit the time to a strict deadline.
Shortcuts let you send messages quickly. Just tap your space bar two times as you type a sentence, and a period and space will appear at the end. You don’t have to do it manually this way.
If you need to mute the audio on the iPad, do the following. Just hold the – volume button for a few seconds. You can pull this off faster than trying to fumble with the volume button each time you want to mute. When you want to restore the volume, simply hold down the button again.
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 changed to a downloadable version to stay green.
You will find that iPads now have an easy way to be muted. In its first incarnation, the iPad lacked a specific mute button. The iOS 4.3 allowed its users to utilize the switch-lock. To do a quick mute on your iPad now, press and hold down your volume-down button.
If you bought an iPad for a younger child and don’t want him or her to access certain things, make sure your settings are set to block mature content. This can be done through the settings on your iPad. You can block anything you want from here.
Like most computers and electronics, the new iPad comes with pre-installed apps that are of no use to you. Unfortunately, some of them cannot be erased. For convenience’s sake, move any of these apps out of your iPad’s main work area. Without these apps to clutter your screen, you can do more with your preferred apps.
Shortcuts are a simple way to get out messages. You can add a full stop and a space by tapping on the space button twice. This lets you avoid doing it manually and you can send many more messages to friends.
Do you want your lock key to stop your tablet screen from turning, or to mute the sound? Some early models of the iPad will not have this option. You have this option if you are using iOS 4.3 or above. Holding down the “volume down” key allows you to mute the iPad as well.
Do your eyes feel like they are straining when you read on the iPad? Your best bet is to adjust the brightness of the screen, especially if you plan to read for longer periods of time. You can change this in the Settings menu, or you can use the iBook app’s built-in brightness slider.
It is easy to quickly mute your iPad. When iPads were first out, there weren’t any buttons on it specifically for mute. Once iOS 4.3 came out, there was an option added where your lock switch can mute the sound. In order to quickly mute an iPad, simply hold the volume decrease button.
Google Maps offers a Street View feature. First, perform a simple search so that the red pin will show on the map. Touch the pin and then chose the icon that looks like a person and you will have street view.
You should turn on the iPad finding feature in case you lose your iPad. By enabling this feature, you can track your iPad if it is lost and wipe the memory remotely if it is stolen. You will be incredibly grateful to have enabled this feature should your iPad ever become lost or stolen.
Do you get annoyed by all the Wi-Fi notifications? If you can you can get rid of it. Under Wi-Fi in the Settings menu, turn the “Ask to Join Network” switch to “Off.” Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this means you can’t voluntarily join a network. You still can; you just won’t be bothered by constant notifications.
Do you dislike when you surf with your iPad and can’t tell what will happen with a hyperlink? There is a simple fix to this problem. You can’t hover, but you can tap and hold the link. This will reveal its URL.
Would you like to see PDFs on your iPad? By sending the PDF to your email, the iPad can use iBooks to display it. You can also sync the files to your iPad by putting them into iTunes.
There are some simple strategies that you can use to maximize the battery life on your iPad. Do not leave your iPad in your hot car. Lower that screen brightness whenever you can. When you won’t be using the Internet, use airplane mode. Deactivating Push is useful as well. Instead, manually refresh your email when you have the time.
Get to the sounds under general settings if your side buttons aren’t performing their functions. Ensure that Change With Buttons has been selected so they work. The volume slider that is also here will help you fine-tune the volume.
Sync the pages you have with iTunes and you can share the documents you have stored on a Mac or PC. It is no longer hard to share share files; the ability to use iTunes to share files with any computer equipment has made this indispensable. You can send documents, such as PDFs, over the Internet to others. You can send work documents to your home PC, as well.
If you are attempting to charge your iPad using the USB dock, try plugging the dock into a USB port on the back of your computer if the one on the front panel is not working. The USB ports in the front often don’t provide the correct amount of power. If that doesn’t work, you may need to purchase a USB adapter for the outlet.
Chances are, you are now certain that the iPad is the device for you and that the features they offer are one-of-a-kind. To ensure that you are getting everything that you can out of your iPad, take advantage of all of the knowledge you have learned about by reading this article and apply it. Use your iPad to its full potential!