The iPad is an awesome machine. You can write documents, sing karaoke, doodle and perform a variety of other tasks using this space-age gadget. Unfortunately though, you can’t really max out its usefulness unless you have some basic knowledge about it. Keep reading to get tips for iPad owners that want to get the most out of it.
If you want to watch movies, listen to music, or play a game you have to make sure you are fully charged with your battery. One way to extend the life of your battery charge is to adjust the screen brightness. Most likely it is not necessary to use the highest intensity setting to get the most from your iPad.
Be aware of the amount you are spending to purchase apps for your iPad. Because your credit card is on file with the iTunes store, it is not hard to go overboard buying apps and then get a nasty credit card statement shock. Be aware of what you are doing when buying apps. Keep track.
Does your iPad continually ask you to join different networks? Go to settings and turn this off. Just go to the tab for Wi-Fi, and there is an option to turn off the prompt. It is the final option on that page.
Change the settings in your inbox so you’re able to see more than a couple of lines in an email. Go to settings – mail – preview to change it. Adjust this to show 5 lines. This way, you can view more of the email, speeding up your skim-through process.
Does your email notification drive you crazy? Are you aware that you can turn it off? You can access your settings in the general area. After selecting General, select Sounds. This will allow you to adjust or turn off any notifications.
Know which apps are running on your iPad. Lots of iPad applications can work in the background as you complete other tasks. Double-click Home to see what’s currently running. You will see them in a bar located at the bottom. Swipe down if you want to eliminate the bar after you are done looking.
Screenshots are not hard to take on your iPad. Click both the Sleep and Home buttons and you will get a nice picture of your screen. That takes the shot and puts it with the rest of your pictures.
If you ever need to mute the sound on an iPad, you should try this tip. Just hold down the volume button for two full seconds. That works faster than continuing to adjust your volume. To restore your volume, hold down the volume down button again.
When your password is entered 10 times, your iPad erases – is this a function you’d like to turn on? Everything on your iPad will be deleted if there are 10 failed password attempts.
If you want to let your children use your iPad, you need to adjust the parental settings to block mature content. Just click on settings and turn on parental controls. You can block mature films and anything else that is labeled adult and/or has bad language.
It’s a bummer not knowing where a hyperlinked phrase is going to take you when surfing the net with your iPad. There is a remedy for this. 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. Then you will see the linked URL.
Turning on your iPad’s auto brightness feature is a great way to extend battery life. The iPad has a convenient feature to adjust the device’s brightness depending on the lighting conditions of the environment it is in. This setting will extend the battery life of your iPad. You can find this in settings under the brightness and wallpaper option on your iPad.
If you are in the habit of reading the instruction manual for everything that you buy, you need to know that the iPad’s manual is only available via download. Apple believes in a paperless environment, and they prefer offering it digitally instead of in print.
The lock key can either lock orientation or mute the tablet. Earlier iPads lack this function. You have this option if you are using iOS 4.3 or above. Using the volume button on the side works to mute the iPad, too.
Although you may deem it unnecessary, it is smart putting a safety feature on the iPad. Your iPad often contains sensitive information such as phone numbers, emails, and sometimes bank information, and you can never predict losing your iPad.
You can take control of your notifications. Whenever you have numerous apps, there are always notifications coming through, which can be very annoying. To manage all of these alerts, just go to Notifications, which is located in Settings. You can easily manage which applications send alerts and which don’t. You can customize which alerts you will be shown using this feature, as well as how often alerts are shown.
Is the battery percentage annoying or distracting you? You can disable that. Start by going to Settings. Go to your General settings and locate Usage. In this menu, you are able to very simply turn off the display that shows your battery percentage.
There are two methods to showing a PDF file. Your choices include an email containing the PDF or a second option of syncing your iPad with your iTunes after adding the PDF. After giving both these methods a try, you can pick the one that works for you anytime you want to show a PDF.
Now that you’ve read this article, you will be able to accomplish more with your iPad. Just remember this knowledge, and share them all with your family and friends. It feels good to be able to share helpful advice with others that need help with their iPad, too.