A wonderful thing, the iPad. You can write documents, sing karaoke, doodle and perform a variety of other tasks using this space-age gadget. If you don’t know what the iPad offers, you’ll never take full advantage of it. Keep reading to learn how you can get more out of your device.
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. You can help your battery charge last longer by adjusting the brightness of the screen. You will discover that the brightest settings are rarely necessary.
You may see significant shortening of your battery life if you frequently watch movies, listen to continuous music, or play a lot of games on your iPad. Adjust the brightness of your screen if you would like to extend the battery’s life. It is unlikely that you will prefer the brightest setting and the improvement will be worth it.
You can bring up a list of every app currently running on your iPad. Press the Home button twice and a bar with the running apps will appear. If you tap on a app in the bar, you can quickly switch to it. Swipe downward on the screen to make the bar disappear.
When accessing a remote server, your iPad uses a VPN network. To do this, go to Settings and choose the “Activate VPN” under the network tab. Enter the required username and server address. If the server address is not something you personally know, contact your network administrator.
You can easily access all running apps on an iPad. Just push the Home button twice in succession to show an icon for each running app. You may switch to another running app, just by tapping that app in that bar. When you no longer want to see it, swipe downwards to eliminate the bar from your screen.
Watch your currently running apps carefully. Most of the time, an application can remain open while you surf the Internet or attend to other business. Click the Home button twice to see which are open right now. The apps currently running will appear in a bar at the bottom of your screen. After you have a chance to look through everything, simply swipe down and the bar will go away.
Typing on iPads is something that requires getting used to. There is a solution to this in the form of speech dictation on your iPad. Hit the home button before tapping on the small microphone. After you have finished dictating the words, hit the microphone button again to see how it came out in text form.
If you are one of those people that like to read a manual when you buy a new toy, you can download one onto the iPad if you need it. Apple changed to a downloadable version to stay green.
Do you know what to do when your iPad freezes? It can be rebooted by using a soft reset. Just hold the power and home button at the same time and for a few seconds to do this. Wait for your iPad to reboot. To fix a frozen app, simply hold the home button one or two seconds.
You can make it much easier to send messages if you use shortcuts. For instance, if you tap your space bar two times when you’re typing a sentence, both a space and a period will be added at the end of your sentence. This will allow you to do it automatically, so you have more free time to speak with whoever you’re talking to.
Do you want the option of finding your own iPad if you have lost it? Simply visit Settings and then iCloud. Then type your Apple ID. Choose the option to “Find my iPad.” If you ever have the misfortune of losing the iPad, then hop onto iCloud.com.
If your children regularly use your iPad and you don’t want them exposed to pornography and violence, enable the parental controls. To do this, just go into settings and find the mature content option. You can block mature films and anything else that is labeled adult and/or has bad language.
When you get your iPad it is set to only show the first two lines of any given message in the preview mode. It is helpful sometimes to get a preview of the email contact. You can select mail from your settings. Then choose Contacts, go to Calender, then pick the Preview option to increase the number of lines.
If you are almost always connected to the internet in one way or another, then don’t overlook the cloud function of the iPad. This is the best way to store your information while saving space on the hard drive for the iPad. Make sure that you save critical documents to both your iPad and the cloud.
It is easy to copy/paste text section when working on your iPad. Hold down on your text if you want to copy it. Tap the screen again (the text should be yellow) and hit copy. You are then able to paste by tapping, then holding and then selecting the paste option.
Turn on auto brightness to help with your battery life. Using this option, your iPad can adjust its lighting to match the lighting where you are. This feature can go a long way when it comes to the amount of time that you get cordless use in a given day. This setting can be located in the section labeled “Brightness & Wallpaper”.
Make sure that you take care of your iPad at all times. Firstly, you must keep the iPad away from the sun, and make sure it’s not locked in your car when it’s hot. One problem that could result is a faulty or poorly working battery. Also, make sure that you do not put it any place where it will come in contact with liquids. Use a covering to prevent liquid from getting into your iPad.
You can share documents between your iPad and PC or mac by using iTunes to sync your pages. It’s so simple to share to your iPad now. Things become even easier as you are able to email your PDF’s across the Internet and download them on a remote system.
Online forums can help you master your iPad. Discussions here provide you a ton of information, plus you can ask any question you want. Become a member on one of these forums and ask any questions that you may have.
Tabs can help you browse more efficiently. For example, there are ways to keep a page you are viewing when you want to open a link. Hold the link and a list of options will appear. In this options menu, you can choose to look at your desired link inside a different tab, so that your current and new pages are both up at the same time.
If you need to mute your iPad’s sound in a pinch, use this handy technique. Just depress the volume button for only 2 seconds. This will allow you to get the job done fast and efficiently. When you want to hear your device at a normal level again, just hold the volume down for the same amount of time.
Use your iPad’s security features wisely. You could lose it accidentally at any time, and it stores a great deal of sensitive information, such as phone numbers, emails, addresses and maybe even bank account information.
You now know how to use your iPad in a variety of ways. Keep all of this in mind and share it with others that own iPads. As much as you know, the more you are able to assist others and you will feel good too.