Are you into gaming? In school? Are you a businessman? Trying to shed pounds? Pregnant? The iPad is able to help you with those things, and a great deal more. There are apps for everything you can possibly imagine, but make sure that you know that your iPad can provide much more than just the apps. The following piece will give you helpful advice so you can use your iPad effectively and efficiently.
Do you get irked each time you get a message from your iPad wanting to know if you want to join a new wifi network that it has just picked up? This feature can be turned off in your settings. Select “Wi-Fi” and then turn off the notification option if you want them to disappear.
If you find that your iPad is freezing, soft reset it to make the device reboot. You can do this by holding down the power button, while at the same time pressing the home button. Hold both down for a few seconds. This will cause the iPad to restart. If you simply want to make an app close, depress the home button by itself for several seconds.
You can easily see what apps are running on your iPad. Many of the iPad’s apps can run in the background while you do other things. If you want to see what else is running on your iPad, just double-click the Home button. The apps currently running will appear in a bar at the bottom of your screen. Swipe your finger in a downward motion to close the window.
If you don’t have a lot of time, avoid using your iPhone charger in order to charge your iPad. The iPad requires a larger wattage requirement than the iPhone. If you try to use an iPhone charger, you’ll have to wait a very long time for it to fully charge. You need to always use your iPad charger to charge it.
Your iPad is defaulted to show the first two lines of an email in preview. This way you can screen your emails. You can do this by choosing the mail icon in settings. Go to Mail, Contacts, and Calendar to adjust Preview Mail Options to add more lines.
If you are worried about anyone trying to get into your phone and seeing all of your private information, you can set your password to erase all data after so many failed attempts. This will help to delete all data after a certain amount of attempts.
Make sure that you take care of your iPad at all times. Keeping it away from the sun’s damaging rays is rule number one, and never leave it in a hot car. Your battery’s performance will be degraded by the heat. Also, be sure to avoid placing your iPad in places where its electronic components could be damaged by liquids. You would be smart if you purchased a cover that will provide some extra padding for your iPad.
If you receive a lot of email, the notifications may drive you bonkers. Were you aware that this feature can be disabled? Tap on “Settings”, and then select “General”. Select Sounds. Choose to completely turn off the new mail chime or lower its volume.
Are you tired of going through the bookmark icon to visit your favorite sites? Simply enable your bookmarks bar on a permanent basis to keep your favorite websites a click away. To turn on, go to the Safari settings and click Show Bookmarks Bar.
It is easy to get a screenshot of a page displayed on the iPad. Press the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously. This will capture the image and save it with your other photos.
Go into FaceTime and manage your numbers and email addresses. The email you used to set up your iPad will be your default, but you can always add more. If you need FaceTime to recognize additional numbers or addresses, it is possible to use the “settings” area to accomplish that.
You will find that iPads now have an easy way to be muted. As you might know, previous iPad versions did not have this capability. With the iOS 4.3, you can now use the lock switch to mute the sound. Hold down the volume-down button to mute your iPad.
Many people are aware of the iTunes store on their iPads, but they don’t always know about all the features. iTunes U is one of the best selections available. It houses many educational podcasts on any topic you could possibly imagine.
If you want to access your documents on your PC or Mac, use iTunes to sync your iPad. You can trade pages back and forth through iTunes. This makes sharing convenient and iTunes works with almost any brand on the market. Also, you can track and view your PDFs with ease.
Forums online are a great way to learn more about your iPad. There are many sites devoted to this popular device that can expedite the learning process and guide you to becoming an iPad whiz. You can also tell people about yourself and look at archives for helpful information.
Go to your apps that you keep running quicker and easier! Simply click the home button two times to have them all appear. This little trick saves a ton of time, as you don’t have to scroll through screens to access something.
Decide if you would would like the lock key act as a mute for the sound of your device or lock the orientation. This is a new feature on the newer iPads. Running iOS 4.3+ will give you this option. The iPad can be muted by holding down the volume button.
Use your iPad to listen to iTunes. You do not have to log in to your iTunes account and re-download every last song. This can be done through enabling “Home Sharing.” On your iPad, open the music application and click Shared. Enjoy your favorite sounds!
You can use your iPad to take screenshots quickly and easily. Press the Home button followed by the Sleep/Wake button. You will see a flash, and then you will hear a click. This indicates that a photo has been taken. You can view your automatically saved screenshots in your gallery. You can also e mail them from this location.
Do you find your eyes straining when reading on your iPad? You may fix that by turning down the brightness of the screen as you read. Open the eBook app and use the sliding brightness control to dim the screen.
Join forums to talk about iPad capabilities. They’ll teach you about their own tips and tricks. It is a great way for you to give back to the community too! Should you ever run into issues with regard to your iPad, a forum such as this can assist you in resolving them.
Did you know you can connect an iPad to your TV? You will need a special adapter, though. You want an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Either works perfectly.
You have other options besides the on-screen keyboard. Typing on your iPad’s screen keypad can be frustrating. You can purchase any Bluetooth keyboard and hook it up to your iPad with no problem. These keyboards will make it feel like you are using a laptop keyboard.
You cannot switch from one day to another by switching on the calendar function. You should instead use the navigation bar located at the bottom of the screen to select the date you want to see. The day it currently is will be blue, so you should be able to find it easily.
You now have a foundation of knowledge on which to build. The tips you read will allow you to maximize the benefits that your iPad can provide you with. It will become an irreplaceable tool that will replace many others, and you can use these tips to do that.