In just a short amount of time, the iPad has become a favorite tool for many people. You can take this tiny marvel with you in all your travels. It is great for oganization, reading, games, or even work. There are limitless features on the iPad. Keep reading to understand ways to optimize your device.

Currently Active

Do not use the charger for your iPhone on your iPad if you do not have a lot of time. The wattage required by the iPad is twice as much as that for the iPhone. If you use that iPhone battery charger, it will be twice the time to charge. Use the proper iPad charger.

TIP! If you don’t want anyone to access your personal information, your iPad can be set to delete all data. This will get rid of everything on the phone if someone cannot figure out the code 10 times in a row.

You can view the apps running on your iPad. Most of the time, an application can remain open while you surf the Internet or attend to other business. If you want to know which apps are currently active, all you need to do quickly tap the home button two times in succession. The lower bar will display the currently active apps and some brief information. Swipe downwards to remove the bar from sight when you’re finished.

Sending emails is easier when you use the shortcuts available. One shortcut is to double tap the space bar to enter a period and space after a sentence. This will allow you to do it automatically, so you have more free time to speak with whoever you’re talking to.

Calendar App

You can access your Google Calendar in the Calendar app on the iPad by choosing, “Mail,” “Contacts,” and “Calendars” under the Settings menu. Click on Add Account and choose the Other option. Then click “Add CalDAV” and use your Google log-in. Then, back out of your settings app and single-tap your calendar app. Now, you should be ready.

TIP! Open pages in new tabs. When in Safari, tap and hold a URL to see a popup menu.

If you use Google Calendar and want it included within the calendar app on your iPad, then go to your Mail option, followed by Contacts and finally Calendars. Go to Add An Account and tap Other. Tap the icon Add CaIDAV Account and insert your Google information. Then you have to go from the settings app to the calendar app. Now, all you need ought to be there!

You can access your running apps more quickly and easily. Just double click the “home” button, and you will see them all along the bottom of your current screen. The easy tip will save you quite a bit of time scrolling through pages and pages of apps trying to find the one you are looking for.

If you live on the internet, the cloud function is going to be your best friend. You can use it to store documents, photos and other information to save on space on your iPad. Be sure to store important documents on both the cloud and device.

Does the battery percentage indicator drive you crazy? This is easy to toggle off. To begin, enter the menu for your Settings. Then click Usage under the General Settings. This menu provides an option for turning off the battery monitor information and clearing the screen.

TIP! It is possible to change your search engine from Google. In the Settings menu, pick Safari, then Search Engine.

Sync the pages you have with iTunes and you can share the documents you have stored on a Mac or PC. It’s so simple to share to your iPad now. You can also email PDFs of documents to yourself to make things easier.

You might never use all of the apps on your iPad. Sadly, many can’t be deleted. You can put them in a folder and location where they won’t be in your way. Without these apps to clutter your screen, you can do more with your preferred apps.

There are ways that you can adjust the lock feature on your iPad. Keep in mind that the original iPads did not have this feature. You have this option if you are using iOS 4.3 or above. Holding the volume-down button will mute your iPad.

Do you find it annoying to have to tap your bookmarks icon whenever you need to go to the websites you use the most? Well, you’re able to keep the bookmarks bar on forever if you want to rid yourself of this problem. This can be done in Settings, Safari, Always Show Bookmarks.

TIP! There is a safeguard to losing your iPad in place. Then go to Settings, then iCloud.

A double click on the iPad Home button will display all apps that are currently in use. This action with show you a bar of all of your running apps. To access them, all you have to do is press the icon. Doing so lets you remember which apps are currently open.

If you want your battery to last longer, reduce your screen’s brightness level. This is really important if you expect anything important such as a message or email. If you want the brightness lowered, look on the menu for the icon with a sun.

Brightness can be altered depending on where you are. You can dim your screen by pushing on the Home button two times and then swiping. You will then be able to adjust the brightness in function of the environment.

If you have purchased an iPad for your child and are worried about them viewing mature content, change the settings so that this type of content is blocked. Simply access the settings and make appropriate adjustments to mature and explicit content. You can block mature films and anything else that is labeled adult and/or has bad language.

TIP! Your FaceTime phone numbers and emails should be set up. The email that was used to set up the iPad will be used by default on FaceTime, but it is possible to add others.

Lots of people hate having to see the percentage of their iPad’s battery charge. Luckily, you can easily take this off of your screen. Simply go into the Settings menu, tap on General, and look under Usage. Here, you can turn it off. The same procedure is required to return the icon at a later date.

Taking screenshots on an iPad is easy. Press down the Home button and then press the Sleep/Wake key. You will hear a click and see a flash on your screen. This lets you know that you’ve successfully taken the photo. These screenshots will be automatically saved in the gallery with all of your other photos, which makes it simple for them to be viewed abnd/or emailed.

Search Engine

To copy and paste when using an iPad, tap, then hold down the text you are interested in. Then pick Select. If you move to another application, you can paste the desired text by tapping again. Another popup menu will appear. Choose “paste,” and you’re done. If you want to copy and paste a complete paragraph, tap four times.

TIP! If you often use the Internet, don’t forget the cloud functions your iPad offers. You can store your files on this server without taking too much space on your iPad.

Do you dislike having Google as your iPad’s search engine? You can use a different search engine. Find the Settings menu and the option is listed beneath the “Safari” subheading. Look at the options, then simply select an alternate search engine. Bing, Yahoo and Google are the choices which can be selected.

Show a PDF in one of two ways. Your choices include an email containing the PDF or a second option of syncing your iPad with your iTunes after adding the PDF. Try both ways and see which ones works best for you.

Have you ever wanted to connect your iPad to your television to get more use out of the device? There is an adapter available for purchase which can assist you in this. Either an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter can be used. Both are fine.

A lot of people know about the iTunes store, but they aren’t always well-versed on the features that are available. There is an interesting feature of the iTunes store called iTunes U. In this section, there are various educational audio podcasts on a variety of different subjects. You can learn nearly anything.

TIP! Some of the applications that come loaded on your iPad may be useless to you. You are also not able to take some of these apps off.

There are limitless features to the iPad. The whole family can enjoy this. Educate yourself about all of its capabilities and how to properly maintain it. You will be amazed at how much of your life this tool can benefit.

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