The iPad is an amazing piece of technology. You can type, sing, record, draw and do so much more with it. Sadly, without some knowledge, you’ll never be able to use it to its full abilities. Read further and you’ll encounter several great tips from iPad owners wanting to teach the new users about an amazing product.
Those iPad apps can be addictive, so keep a tally of how many you purchase. It’s very common for iPad users to run up large bills buying music and apps. Make sure you monitor how much you spend.
If you plan to use your iPad to stream movies, play games or listen to music continuously, battery life may be shortened significantly. A simple way to get more play time out of each charge of the battery is to use a low screen brightness setting. You will discover that the brightest settings are rarely necessary.
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? You can go to your settings and disable this feature. Choose your Wi-Fi tab and the last option can switch off if you’re sick of prompts.
If you are irritated by repeated request to join other Wi-Fi networks, get into your settings menu and change it. Go to Settings and opt for the Ask to Join Network option. Turn that setting off, and you will finally be rid of the constant notifications.
To get a copy of the user’s manual, download one for free. Apple doesn’t want to kill trees so they encourage the download option instead.
You can access all apps that are running on your iPad. Press the Home button twice to view all of your current apps. If you want to go to one of these apps, just click it on the bottom bar. To take the bar away, just do a downward swipe on your screen.
Do you find it annoying when you’re surfing with your iPad and have no clue where hyper-linked words lead? There is a simple fix to this problem. You can’t hover over the hyperlinked words to discover the URL, but you can touch and hold on them. The hyperlink’s URL will be shown.
Copying and pasting text is easy on the iPad. You should tap on the sentence you need to copy, hold and tap on select in the menu that appears. Tap once more after the text appears in yellow highlight. Then select Copy. Tap again, hold and choose paste and your copied text will appear.
Sometimes you will get a frustrating wifi-network prompt during the day. By going into your settings, you can choose to turn off this feature. You can easily turn this off in the Wi-Fi settings.
Everyone knows that the iTunes store exists, but not everyone knows about its features. If you are interested in learning, try out the iPad’s iTunes U application. In this section, there are plenty of podcasts of an educational nature for students and anyone who loves to learn.
You can go to a iPad forum to find out more about using your iPad. There are quite a few sites out there that offer forums for iPads, and they will have people on them that may be able to help you. If you are hesitant to ask a question initially, look through the archives. When you are ready, let others know who you are and begin participating in conversations.
Tabs can help you browse more efficiently. You don’t need to leave your current website to just follow a link. Holding the link versus tapping it can bring up your options menu. This menu will allow you to open a new tab and load the new page there. This allows you to save your place on the current page.
If you store confidential data on your iPad, use the settings app to enable data wiping after a number of failed password entries. Doing this will erase all data on the iPad whenever a person attempts to input the passcode ten times.
Your iPad can listen to all your iTunes music. If you already have an iTunes account and songs in it, and don’t want to download them again, you have an easy solution. Simply go to the Home Sharing tab in your iTunes, as well as your iPad. The last step is going to the shared area of your Music app to play them. All you have left to do is enjoy the music.
Post on forums like MacRumors and iPadforums. This can give you a lot of valuable information on your device. You can also share the things you know about the iPad. Any issues you may face can be discussed there, too.
Your iPad is more than a great tool, all thanks to this information. Remember this advice next time you power-up your iPad and pass the info along to others you know who own them. The more knowledge you have, the better equipped you’ll be to help other people.
There is a feature that allows you to find a lost iPad. Go into your Settings menu and pick iCloud. Under the area labeled “Find My iPad,” enter your Apple ID and make sure the function is enabled. This way, if your iPad does get lost, all you have to do is visit iCloud.com.