Oprah Winfrey has said that she considers the iPad to be one of the premier inventions of modern times. If you are new to using one, there is some research you should do to know all the tricks. The following paragraphs have lots of ideas and information that can enable you to make the most of an iPad.
Do you find the Wi-Fi notifications increasingly annoying? This feature can be turned off under your settings. Open the Wi-Fi tab of the settings menu and choose the last item in the list that appears if you don’t wish to receive network prompts.
You can easily access all running apps on an iPad. Double-click on Home, and you’ll see your running apps at the bottom of the screen. Just click the app you wish to switch to, if you so desire. Swipe downward on the screen to make the bar disappear.
Avoid using an iPhone charger to charge your iPad. The iPad carries 10 watts as opposed to just 5 watts for the iPhone. If you use your iPhone charger for your iPad, it will take forever to charge. Use the charger that came with your iPad instead.
If you think there is a chance someone may be able to see your private data on your iPad, there is a way to create a password that deletes data after a certain amount of failed attempts. If they don’t get it right, the iPad is factory fresh again.
You know your iPad has a tiny camera image in the bottom left of the screen, but you do not actually have to tap this to view the most recently taken video or picture. Swipe with one finger toward the right and your picture or your video will be displayed. To view photos you’ve taken in the past, continue swiping left.
You view two lines by default when you see new emails. It can help to see more content before opening it. Head to “settings” and hit “mail.” From Mail, choose Contacts, then go to Calendar where you can change the options to preview mail.
Getting a sound alert every time you receive an email can be very annoying. Were you aware that this feature can be disabled? First you need to go to Settings>General. Then select Sounds. Turn off the chime or adjust the volume of it.
If you misplaced your iPad, how would you find it easily? In Settings, you will find an option that says iCloud. Enter your ID for Apple at the base of the screen. You will see the notation: FIND MY IPAD. Turn this function on. With this on, if you do lose the ipad, you can go to iCloud.com to find where it is located.
Use shortcuts to make sending messages a breeze. Just tap your space bar two times as you type a sentence, and a period and space will appear at the end. You can save time by doing these things automatically instead of manually, so that you can easily send messages to more of your friends.
To quickly copy and paste on an iPad, tap and hold down the desired text and then pick select. If you move to another application, you can paste the desired text by tapping again. Again, a menu will come up, this time tap “paste.” To select full paragraphs, you must tap a total of four times.
Do not dismiss the iPad’s cloud function if you are always connected online. You can store your files on this server without taking too much space on your iPad. Ensure that your important documents are shored on your iPad and the cloud.
You can now do a quick mute your iPad. When the iPad first came out, you couldn’t quickly mute it. Starting with 4.3 the lock switch was able to be used as a mute button. Now all you have to do is press the volume-down key and hold it for a few seconds.
It is easy to copy/paste text section when working on your iPad. You should tap on the sentence you need to copy, hold and tap on select in the menu that appears. Tap again when the text has been highlighted in yellow, and then choose copy. Then, tap and hold for a few seconds and choose Paste.
Lots of people know about the store for iTunes on the iPad, but don’t really know what all it offers. There is an interesting feature of the iTunes store called iTunes U. In this section, you will find a lot of educational presentations that are very helpful.
You can shortcut to your most used apps. Just double-tap the home button, and you will see them on the bottom of the 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.
Many people out there think that the battery charge screen display is annoying. Fortunately, there is a way to easily remove this feature. Simply go into the Settings menu, tap on General, and look under Usage. You can turn the battery charge gauge off here. If you later wish to replace it, visit the same places.
Do you need to look at a PDF file on your iPad? It must be sent via email so that the iPad can open it in iBooks. If you’re near a computer, then you can synch your PDf with the iPad by going to the iTunes app and choosing the book tab.
Always backup your personal information just in case of iPad theft. In addition, it’s possible to set the iPad to eliminate all information when someone attempts to use it. Go to Settings, General and then turn on Password Lock so that the data on your iPad will be wiped if someone tries to break into it.
You can listen to music on your iPad, but are you aware you can also listen to podcasts? Podcasts are radio programs that last anywhere from two minutes to two hours, and they can be on all sorts of topics. You might try listening to a podcast instead of music on your way to work. Since podcasts encompass a wide variety of topics, you’re sure to find one which interests you.
Battery life can be extended with some key changes. Reduce your iPad’s exposure to heat at all times. Turn down the screen brightness whenever possible. If you don’t nee the Internet, switch to airplane mode. It also helps to turn Push off. Then just check calendars and email manually.
Now that you know more about the iPad, you are ready to hit the ground running. These tricks and advice help you to maximize your iPad. Be sure that you learn as much as possible so your can make the most out of your investment!