The iPad is an incredible machine that provides amazing functionality. There is a good reason why they are so popular with consumers. Since they’re complicated, it can take a while to learn the ins and outs of an iPad. In this article, we’ll share some excellent iPad tips and tricks to enhance your experience. Ready to start learning? Read on.
iPads now support folders. Start by putting your finger on the app. As it starts jiggling, you drag the app over another icon and then let go. Doing so creates a folder containing both of these apps. You can rename the folder whatever you want.
You can view the apps running on your iPad. A lot of iPad apps are designed to run as background processes. You can easily see the running apps by double clicking the home button. The apps currently running will appear in a bar at the bottom of your screen. To eliminate this feature, simply swipe down and you will be back to the normal setting.
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. You can also set another button to do this in the Settings menu.
If you want to charge your iPad as quickly as possible, do not use an iPhone charger. The wattage required by the iPad is twice as much as that for the iPhone. If you try to use an iPhone charger, you’ll have to wait a very long time for it to fully charge. Use the charger that comes with your iPad for best results.
For manual lovers, you must download the manual in order to read it. Apple is all about minimalism and they would rather you download one than to include one with all of their products.
Set a password to keep your information private. As long as the person that finds your iPad does not guess the code within 10 attempts your information will be safe.
By using shortcuts, sending messages is easy. You can add a full stop and a space by tapping on the space button twice. This will allow you to do it automatically, so you have more free time to speak with whoever you’re talking to.
If you need Google Calendar to work with your iPad, get into your mail and then contacts followed by calendars. Choose Other under Add An Account. Select “Add CalDAV” and enter the credentials you use for your Google account. Next, you exit the settings section in order to access the calendar app. Now you should have everything you need there!
It is possible to change your search engine from Google. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. You can then change your default search engine to Yahoo or Bing.
Do you hate having to tap the bookmark icon in order to open your bookmarked sites? Turn the Bookmarks Bar on instead! Access your Safari settings and turn on the option for always showing your bookmarks bar.
If you lose the iPad, do you want to know how to find it? Simply select iCloud under Settings. Enter your Apple ID where prompted and then turn on Find My iPad. By doing this, if you ever misplace your iPad, you can go to iCloud.com to find it.
Set up your FaceTime emails and phone numbers. FaceTime, by default, will use the email address that was used when registering your iPad. If you have more that you want set up, you can do it under settings.
If you would like to take a screenshot while you are using your iPad, it is very easy to do. The home and sleep buttons pressed together will take a screenshot. This will take the shot you want and place it with all of your other photos.
If you need to mute an iPad, try this simple trick. Just hold the “volume down” key for a few seconds. This can be a quick way to avoid having to adjust your volume multiple times. Press it down when you want the volume to go back to normal.
Since an iPad is a significant investment, it is wise to provide proper care for it. Screen protectors for the iPad are quite popular. This is plastic which adheres to the screen and protects it. Always use soft, damp cloths when cleaning iPad screens. Avoid using any cleaning products on your iPad’s screen.
When you are browsing a page on the iPad and you see a link, does it bother you that you do not know where the link leads you to? This is easily remedied. Even though you are unable to hover over the link as you would with your computer, you are able to touch the word and hold it. Doing this will cause the URL to appear.
If you don’t want your children accessing mature Internet sites, it is possible to block them. Simply access the settings and make appropriate adjustments to mature and explicit content. With the iPad you can set parental settings to block and harmful content.
Set up your FaceTime emails and phone numbers. It defaults to the email you used when you set up the iPad. If there are more emails or even phone numbers where you want FaceTime to recognize, you can set them up in the settings area of the iPad.
To protect your battery’s life, set the brightness to auto brightness. Using this option, your iPad can adjust its lighting to match the lighting where you are. 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. You can enable this option via the “Brightness and Wallpaper” settings.
If you often use the Internet, don’t forget the cloud functions your iPad offers. You can store extra information this way without it using up space in the iPad’s flash memory. Be sure to store important documents on both the cloud and device.
Different environments don’t need similar light settings, which is why you’re able to change it. The normally bright screen can be dimmed by tapping the Home button twice and swiping until you see the brightness setting. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
Many people out there think that the battery charge screen display is annoying. Thankfully, it is pretty easy to remove it from the screen. Use the settings app and navigate to General > Usage. You will find an option to turn it off. When you want it back, do the steps in reverse.
Determine if you would like the lock key for locking your tablet’s orientation or muting your sound. Earlier version of the iPad didn’t have this feature. Any iPad that runs on iOS 4.3 or above will have this feature. Pushing down on the reducing volume button will also activate the muting option.
iPads are truly hot items today. Don’t be discouraged if you haven’t figured out all the features yet – it takes time to learn! By using what you’ve learned here, you can start your path to iPad genius status. Good luck with that!