The iPad offers something different to every user. When you attach a keyboard, you can perform word processing tasks. Others use it to play games, and even add on accessories like joysticks. Put the right app on and it’s a video conferencing system. The tips here are going to help you do what you want with the iPad and even more.
It is easy to access your running apps on the iPad. Simply double-click the Home button. A bar near the bottom of the screen will indicate which apps are in use. To navigate quickly to another running app, simply tap it. To make the bar disappear, simply swipe the screen downwards.
You can reboot your iPad when it freezes by doing a soft reset. Simply press down on the home button and the power button at the same time. Wait until your iPad begins to restart. If you wish for an app to be forcefully closed, hold your home button down for a couple of seconds.
Keep track of the total funds you spend to purchase apps for your iPad. There are many, many helpful apps and it is easy to go overboard. Make sure you monitor how much you spend.
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. Double click the home button and tap the microphone icon. Record yourself talking, tap the microphone button again and a transcription of your speech will appear.
If you want to sync your Google and iPad calendars, go to Mail, Contact then Calendars. Select Add an Account, then tap Other. Hit Add CalDAv Account and punch in all of your Google information. Then navigate out of settings and click on the calendar application. You should now be set to go.
It is possible to expand the amount of preview text you get for emails. In the mail section, you can adjust this with the preview setting. If you select five lines, you will be able to get a good idea of what your emails are about before you open them. Now you can see more of each email in your inbox, speeding up the skimming process.
When surfing, use tabs. When you are in Safari, just tap and hold the link until a pop-up menu shows up. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.
If you need to mute the sound on an iPad, try this tip. Just hold the – volume button for a few seconds. This is far faster than changing the volume level all the time. To restore your volume, hold down the volume down button again.
A lot of people find it hard to type on tablets, but it gets easier the more you do it. There is, however, a speech dictation button on the iPad. Push Home twice and then hit the microphone. Once done talking, press it again and you’ll see what you said.
You can set your iPad to block mature content if your child will be using it. Under the settings function, simply limit the mature content that can be viewed. This will block films that are labeled as ‘mature’ as well as bad language.
Everyone knows that the iTunes store exists, but not everyone knows about its features. An interesting one is iTunes U (which is used for universities). This area features education-related podcasts on a variety of subjects. Use them to increase your breadth of knowledge.
When taking photos, you might hold the iPad on the sides. Sadly, this leads to blurry photos. Instead, make use of the orientation lock feature. The shutter button will be easier to access since it will be near your thumb. After you snap the picture, edit the image with the editor and rotate the video or image at a later time.
To add your Google Calender to your Calender app, you’ll need to go into your Mail, elect Contacts, and then choose Calenders. Hit Add An Account and hit Other. Select “Add CalDAV” and enter the credentials you use for your Google account. Leave the settings menu and open the calendar app. You should all be there.
Double-click the Home button to access all apps that are currently running. This bar will display all apps that are running, and you will be able to access them using the icon located on the bar. In this way, you will not forget about currently running apps. You will be able to shut them off when you don’t need them.
The iPad allows you to change your screen’s brightness. You can find the brightness setting by double clicking the Home button. Then you can change the brightness to your taste.
It is possible to easily change the default search engine from Google to your preferred search engine on your iPad. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. You can use alternatives like Bing or Yahoo instead of Google.
Lots of people hate having to see the percentage of their iPad’s battery charge. Luckily, it can easily be removed from your screen. All you need to do is go to settings, tap on general, and then usage. There, you’ll find an off button. If there’s a time when it’s smart to use it again, then simply return to adjust the slider.
Have you been dissatisfied with Google searches using iPad? Change it! Just choose the search engine you want from your Safari settings. Look at the options, then simply select an alternate search engine. You have the choice between Google, Bing or Yahoo.
There are two ways to show a PDF. It is possible to sync PDFs to your iPad using the iTunes app. Also, you can send PDFs to your iPad’s email. Try both to see which is easier for you to use or use each method as you need.
Make use of tabs to multitask Internet surfing. You do not need to leave the site you’re on in order to go to a link. Hold the link without tapping will take you to an options menu. Then just click on the Open in New Tab option, and the device will create a new page for you to view seperately from the one you are currently on.
You can use the Google Maps app in order to utilize Street View. Complete a search on the map and you will see a red pin appear. 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.
Is your iPad screen getting scratched? The device is designed to put up with some punishment, but if you see scratches, get a protective cover of some kind. This not only saved the iPad from damage, but it also keeps you from developing small micro-scratches on your fingers.
Some people are annoyed by the battery charge indicator that is always onscreen. Luckily, you can easily take this off of your screen. In general under settings, click on the usage function. In this area of the menus, you can easily turn the icon On or Off instantly. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.
Have you recently noticed a problem with slow screen transitions or sluggish app load times? Have you deleted useless apps and info without any increase in performance? You can consider using cloud technology to store your media and photos to recoup more space. Following this process, your iPad should speed up.
Find My iPad is an indispensable feature on the iPad. This feature allows you to locate your iPad and remotely delete all information stored on your iPad. It only takes a minute and it will be a lifesaver if your precious device ever becomes lost!
Your iPad has many functions, including games, reading, researching, and much more. You just have to know how to properly use the iPad so that you’re ready to use it when you get one. Use what you’ve learned and enjoy your gadget more.
It is easy to use the iPad to take a screenshot. Just depress the HOME button followed by the SLEEP/WAKE button. This will yield a flash, which will mean that you took a picture. Your photo has been taken. You can view your automatically saved screenshots in your gallery. You can also e mail them from this location.