In just a short amount of time, the iPad has become a favorite tool for many people. Its size makes it extremely portable. Also, you can use it for almost anything that you can imagine. There are hundreds of thousands of apps offering different functionality. Read the following piece to find out how to take advantage of this device.
You can now use folders on the iOS iPad. You can start by holding down on your app until it jiggles, and then place it on top of a related app. The result will be a folder containing both of your apps together. You can easily rename your folder.
If you want to stream content with your iPad, you will have to be aware of battery life. Adjusting screen brightness can help to lengthen your battery life. You do not always need a very bright screen to use your iPad.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. To use, hold down your finger on the app you want until it moves, drag that app atop another icon, and finally, let it go. This creates a folder with both apps inside. You can then rename this folder if you like.
Avoid using an iPhone charger to charge your iPad. The iPad charger is a 10 watt charger. The iPhone charger is a 5 watt charger. If you use that iPhone battery charger, it will be twice the time to charge. Use the charger that came with your iPad instead.
If you’ve ever been interrupted by your iPad at a bad time you likely want to know how to silence it quickly. It is easy to mute the volume on the iPad. All you have to do is hold down the volume-down key until it turns off. If you use mute often, you can set your lock orientation button as a muting alternative.
You can change your email settings to preview more of your email. In your Settings menu, click on Mail, and then find the Preview setting. You can change this from 2 lines to 5 lines. You will now see more lines of the email while in the inbox.
You can keep tabs open by opening new pages inside a new tab. While browsing in Safari, hold down the link and a menu will pop up. In this menu, you’ll be able to get links opened in new tabs.
If time is of the essence, avoid charging your iPad with an iPhone charger. The wattage required by the iPad is twice as much as that for the iPhone. If you use that iPhone battery charger, it will be twice the time to charge. You should use the charger that came with the iPad.
Most tablet users do not enjoy typing on their device, even though they eventually get used to it. There is, however, a speech dictation button on the iPad. Simply depress the HOME button two times. Following that, you will tap on the microphone icon. After you have dictated your piece, tap the icon one more time and your text will display.
You can now do a quick mute your iPad. The original iPads did not have a mute button. Once iOS 4.3 came out, there was an option added where your lock switch can mute the sound. Now, in order to quickly mute your iPad, simply press the volume-down button and hold it there.
If you enjoy reading operating manuals and would like one for your iPad, you will need to download it. It is the Apple policy to provide minimal paper and give you the choice of downloading a manual or not.
To include Google calender events on the iPad, select Mail > Contacts > Calenders. Choose Other under Add An Account. Choose “CalDAV” as the account type and type in your Google credentials. Now leave the settings area and access the calendar app. Your information should now be there!
Establish FaceTime telephone numbers and email addresses. FaceTime will already have one of your email addresses in it (the one you used to register your device), but putting in more is a possibility. Go to the settings of your iPad and add the email addresses and phone numbers you want to see on FaceTime.
Do you dislike when you surf with your iPad and can’t tell what will happen with a hyperlink? You can fix this easily. You can’t hover, but you can tap and hold the link. Doing so shows you the URL.
A lot of people know that their iPads have iTunes, but they do not know all that they can do with it. One great feature is iTunes U. This section has educational podcasts about all types of professoinal subjects and can be a great way to increase your know-how.
Use tabs to multi-task your experience with web browsing. You no longer have to surf away from the page that you are currently looking at in order to follow a particular link somewhere else. Try holding down on the link until a menu with several option automatically pops up. Then, it is possible to visit your link though a totally new tab, which keeps the old one open too.
The battery icon annoys many consumers and they quickly begin searching for a way to remove the nuisance. Removing this can improve the appearance of your device. Just select Settings, tap General, then tap Usage. Here is where you can disable it. If, for whatever reason, you want to put it back on, follow the same steps.
You can take control of your notifications. If tons of applications are on your device, you probably deal with lots of notifications. These can be changed under notifications, which is found in settings. This can help you manage the apps that alert you and turn off those which you do not need alerts from. Then you only get useful notifications.
You can’t just change days by swiping in the calendar. Select the date you want to see by using the navigation bar instead. Today’s date will be colored blue and easily recognizable.
Does reading on your iPad make your eyes tired? Reduce the brightness to ease the strain on your eyes. To lower screen brightness, either go to iPad Settings or use the iBook app’s brightness control.
Join an online forum for iPad users. There is much you can learn from others who utilize this tool in various ways. This is a excellent time to share your knowledge of the iPad. If your iPad causes you trouble, forums can be great places to find answers.
If you want to copy text on your iPad, just double tap the keyword. Copying large sections of text, however, isn’t this simple. To do this, tap the text 4 times, on it should have copied the whole paragraph. You can also use this method for the web address bar.
Default Search Engine
Is the iPad default search engine leaving you dissatisfied? It’s easy to change to another search engine. Find the Settings menu and the option is listed beneath the “Safari” subheading. You will see a list from which you can select a new default search engine. You can use Bing or Yahoo if you don’t like Google.
Be sure to set up “Find My iPad” so that you can find the iPad if you misplace it. This notifies you of the exact location of a lost or stolen iPad. If you ever need to use this app, it will become indispensable.
Is connecting the iPad to the TV an option you have considered doing? You can if you get the right adapter. Look for a digital AV or Apple VGA adapter. Both are fine.
Were you aware that the Google Maps app lets you use the feature “Street View?” Search for a destination and look for a red pin to show up on the map. You should then tap on the pin and select the red and white icon of a person that appears and the Street View feature will load.
It is easy to save web images from your iPad. This is a breeze. Just tap and hold it on the image. This prompts you to save the image. Doing so saves the image directly onto your iPad.
There are so many things you can do on your iPad, they can’t all be listed. Your whole family can use this. If you are an iPad owner, take good care of it and learn all the ins and outs of it. It’s amazing how beneficial this device can be to your life.