The iPad is adored and respected by most people. Since it’s small, you can bring it anywhere. This means you can do just about anything you wish with it. The options available are greater than any one person can imagine. In this article, you will learn how to make the most of your iPad.

If you love to utilize your iPad for media, your battery life can deplete fast. Adjusting the brightness is a great way to extend battery life. You will discover that the brightest settings are rarely necessary.

You can access all apps that are running on your iPad. Press the Home button twice to view all of your current apps. You can scroll through the applications or choose one of them. When you’re done, swipe the screen downwards to hide the bar.

TIP! Did you just launch a noisy app by mistake? You can mute your volume quickly by pressing and holding on the volume down button until the sound is turned off. The lock orientation can also be configured to mute your device.

Buying apps can be like buying drugs, so budget accordingly. It’s very common for iPad users to run up large bills buying music and apps. So it is very important to keep track of what you spend.

Should your iPad freeze, you can reboot it by performing a soft reset. Simultaneously hold down the Power and Home buttons for several seconds. This will restart your iPad. Whenever you need to force the closure of an app, you can do so by holding down your device’s home button for several seconds.

Your password information can be protected by setting it to erase if someone enters it incorrectly a certain number of times. Your phone will be wiped if there are 10 failed login attempts.

Don’t use the iPhone charger for the iPad if you don’t have enough time. Your iPhone does not have the same wattage as the iPad and it can be detrimental to the health of your iPhone charger to do so. It takes much longer to fully charge the iPad with a iPhone charger. Just use the original charger that was given with the iPad.

TIP! Set a password to keep your information private. This erases everything stored on the iPad if the password is entered incorrectly ten times.

Almost everyone finds it difficult to accurately type on a tablet’s keyboard. That said, a button for speech dictation exists on your iPad. Hit the home button before tapping on the small microphone. When you finish speaking, press that icon again and the words will show up as text.

There is an interesting way that you can turn off the sound on your device. Just hold down the volume down button for a couple seconds. This is a lot easier than constantly adjusting the volume controls. When ready for original volume level, simply hold the button down again.

Your iPad is not an inexpensive mobile device; therefore, you should take proper care of it. Screen protectors are often used on iPads. This is plastic which adheres to the screen and protects it. When you clean your iPad screen, use a little water on a soft cloth. Avoid using any cleaning products on your iPad’s screen.

If you would like to include your Google Calender on your iPad’s calender app, go to mail, then contacts and then calenders. You select Other after tapping the Add An Account icon. You will see an icon that says Add CalDAV Account. Tap this to enter your Google information. Next, you exit the settings section in order to access the calendar app. You should see what you need.

TIP! Would you rather use something other than Google for a default search engine? Just navigate to the Settings button, then you can switch it to Safari if you wish. You will have the option of changing your search engine to Bing or Yahoo if you find them to be more preferable than Google.

You can easily copy and paste using the iPad, just tap on the desired text, hold until the dialog box opens, then choose Select. Select Copy, change to another app, and then select and hold again. Click Paste. If you want to copy and paste a complete paragraph, tap four times.

You can access your running apps more quickly and easily. Double click the Home button, and they appear in an instant at the very bottom of whichever screen you are currently on. Using this one little trick can save a lot of time instead of having to scroll through all of the screens to find something.

You can paste and copy text using the iPad. Select the text you wish to copy after tapping the screen. Tap the screen again (the text should be yellow) and hit copy. You can then paste your text by tapping, holding and selecting Paste.

Screenshots are not hard to take on your iPad. Simultaneously mash down the Home and Sleep buttons. That takes the shot and puts it with the rest of your pictures.

Auto Brightness

Auto brightness is a wonderful feature to conserve battery and energy. Your device is able to sense the strength of the lighting in any given room and adjust itself to fit your lighting needs. This saves a great deal of battery life and extends the length of time you can use your iPad before needing to recharge its battery. You can turn auto brightness on and off by accessing your iPad’s settings area.

You can choose whether your lock orientation button functions as a way of locking the orientation or as a mute button. The newer versions have this contemporary function added in. Any iPad that runs on iOS 4.3 or above will have this feature. The iPad can be muted by holding down the volume button.

The iPad comes preloaded with many apps you’ll likely never use. The catch is that not all of the pre-loaded apps can be deleted. Drop them in a folder that is moved to a spot far away from your usual screen haunts. This helps keep them out of your way.

TIP! Make your screen less bright in order to extend the life of your iPad’s battery. The device will automatically adjust the screen brightness depending on the environmental conditions, or you can turn it down manually.

Does the battery icon annoy you? Luckily, it is easily removed. Navigate to Settings, select General, and find Usage. You can turn off the indicator on this screen. You can adjust this on and off depending on your preference.

Get notifications well in hand. When you have many apps, you will be annoyed by all the notifications. To manage all of these alerts, just go to Notifications, which is located in Settings. This lets you choose which apps can alert you and which cannot. That will help you be notified by whatever you find most important.

You may notice that you begin to grow tired after an extended period of reading on the iPad. You can make the screen less bright on your iPad. You can find this under settings, which will allow you to make the screen lighter or darker.

You can multitask on the web browser using tabs. You no longer have to surf away from the page that you are currently looking at in order to follow a particular link somewhere else. Try holding down on the link until a menu with several option automatically pops up. Choose “open link in new tab” so that both the new page and previous page will remain open.

TIP! Take control over all of your notifications. Sometimes, you’ll find alerts to be annoying.

If you want to quickly move between apps without going back to the main screen, double-click the home button and your running apps will appear. To get to the app that you need to switch over to, simply click on it. Do the same to go back to your original app.

Don’t limit yourself to the iPad’s touch-sensitive keyboard. Big fingers and that tiny keyboard don’t mix! Any Bluetooth keyboard can be connected wirelessly with no problem. Doing this allows you to type easily, just as you would when using a laptop.

Do you want to turn off your notifications for connecting to a Wi-Fi network. You can turn off this option. Visit “settings” and then “Wi-Fi” and deactivate your “ask to join” option. This doesn’t mean you can’t join networks anymore. It’s still possible. All this means is that you won’t be pestered with notifications.

A screenshot is something that you can take on your iPad device. Press the Home button followed by the Sleep/Wake button. There will be a flash on the screen and an audible click. Your iPad has taken a picture of the screen. It is easy to view screenshots in the photo gallery after they have been saved.

TIP! Did you know you can connect your TV to your iPad? Purchasing a separate adapter will allow you to do this. Look for a digital AV or Apple VGA adapter.

There are so many things you can do on your iPad, they can’t all be listed. Your entire family can enjoy the device. You need to know how to use it to its maximum possibilities. Your life will be surprisingly improved by the gadget.

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