So, you’ve just bought yourself an iPad. This is a big decision, and it is one that can can serve your personal or business needs. If you want to maximize your iPad use and ownership, then there are a few ideas you ought to know. The subject of the iPad and what it can do for you is discussed here so that you can make a fully informed choice before purchasing one.
Those iPad apps can be addictive, so keep a tally of how many you purchase. Because of the iPad’s convenient features, you can end up spending much more money than you like. The iPad saves your credit card information and you can click away without thinking. Therefore, you should closely watch your spending.
Do you find the Wi-Fi notifications increasingly annoying? It is possible to disable this feature by accessing your settings. You can easily turn this off in the Wi-Fi settings.
A soft reset will allow you to resume using your iPad if the screen is frozen. Hold both the home and power buttons to get your device to reload. Your device will then restart. To fix a frozen app, simply hold the home button one or two seconds.
You can view the apps running on your iPad. A lot of the apps on your tablet can keep running while you work on other things. To see what is currently running on your device, simply double click on the Home button. These active apps will show up at the very bottom of your display in a bar. After you have a chance to look through everything, simply swipe down and the bar will go away.
Did you accidentally start an app that is noisy? You can mute your volume quickly by pressing and holding on the volume down button until the sound is turned off. If you find you are in need of the mute function often, you can configure your iPad’s lock button to work as a full-time mute button.
The iPhone charger was NOT build for the iPad. The iPad charger is a 10 watt charger. The iPhone charger is a 5 watt charger. If you try to use an iPhone charger, you’ll have to wait a very long time for it to fully charge. Charge your iPad with an iPad charger.
Many people have trouble typing on tablets, although it certainly gets easier as time goes on. There is, however, a speech dictation button on the iPad. All you have to do is quickly double click the Home button and then select the image of a microphone. After you finish speaking, push that icon again, and what you’ve said will appear as text.
Having your iPad chime every time you get an email can quickly become annoying. You can get rid of these alerts. First, go to your Settings and then General. Then select Sounds. You can stop the sound for new mail or at least turn it down.
Do you want the option of finding your own iPad if you have lost it? Just go to your iPad’s Settings and then click on iCloud. Under the area labeled “Find My iPad,” enter your Apple ID and make sure the function is enabled. With this on, if you do lose the ipad, you can go to iCloud.com to find where it is located.
You can keep tabs open by opening new pages inside a new tab. While surfing using Safari, simply tap the link and hold it until a pop-up menu appears. Then just pick to open the page in a brand new tab. You’ll still have your other page handy.
You can block mature content if your child has an iPad. Just click on settings and turn on parental controls. It is possible to block adult material.
Do you hate not knowing exactly where hyperlinked words lead? This is easily remedied. 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.
The cloud function is particularly useful if you get online a lot. Doing so can save your information without running out of HD space. Make sure you save your documents on the cloud, as well as the device.
Are you worried about possibly losing your iPad? You can go to iCloud from Settings. Enter your Apple ID where prompted and then turn on Find My iPad. When your iPad disappears, you’ll be able to track it on iCloud.com.
There is an iTunes store on your iPad, and there is actually quite a bit to it. One of the more interesting is iTunes U, or iTunes University. This section has many educational podcasts about many professional subjects and can really boost your knowledge.
You can go to a iPad forum to find out more about using your iPad. There are dozens of websites dedicated to learning more about the iPad. Introduce yourself and check out the forum archives for an amazing amount of useful information that will fast-track your iPad abilities.
Think about if you want to lock your iPad’s orientation or turn off your sound with the lock key. Some early models of the iPad will not have this option. You have this option if you are using iOS 4.3 or above. Holding the volume-down button will mute your iPad.
If you want to let your children use your iPad, you need to adjust the parental settings to block mature content. Go into the settings and limit the amount of mature content that is viewable. You have the option of blocking anything that is labeled as “adult.”
Accessing your iTunes library on your iPad is simple. There is a simple solution to accessing all of the songs in your iTunes account without the bother of downloading them again. Use the “Home Sharing” mode on iTunes and your iPad. The last step is going to the shared area of your Music app to play them. Everything is now set up for your listening pleasure.
You can use your iPad to take screenshots quickly and easily. Press the two buttons on the top and bottom to accomplish this. You will then hear a click and see a small flash. This means it took a photo. Screenshots automatically go into your photo gallery.
Swiping doesn’t work in the Calendar app. It requires that you use the navigation icons that are near the bottom to get to the date you need. Today’s date will be colored blue and easily recognizable.
It is easy to copy/paste text section when working on your iPad. Tap the text you wish to copy, hold, then choose select to select the words you are interested in copying. Tap again once your text is highlighted in yellow, and choose copy. You can then paste your text by tapping, holding and selecting Paste.
An iPad is an amazing technological took that is useful in both personal and business applications. To get the most use out of your iPad, there are a few things you need to know. Just use what you’ve learned and the iPad will become indispensable.