There is no denying your iPad’s ability to do tons of things. You have probably found a lot of features yourself, but you should read these tips to become an advanced user. You can watch anime, browse the web, play online games and even write documents on your iPad. Continue reading for more information!
Battery life is typically shorter when using heavier applications like movies and games. Lowering the brightness on the screen can prolong the life of the battery. You may find you can enjoy your iPad without using the brightest setting possible.
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 do not always need a very bright screen to use your iPad.
TIP! You can get to all of your active apps easily on your iPad. To see what you have running, just double-click the Home button.
Pay attention to how much you spend on all those apps you buy. Because your credit card is on file with the iTunes store, it is not hard to go overboard buying apps and then get a nasty credit card statement shock. Hence, you should set a limit on how much to spend on them.
When your iPad freezes, you can reboot your device with a soft reset. To start, hold down your home and power buttons at the same time for several seconds. This will cause the device to restart. If you wish for an app to be forcefully closed, hold your home button down for a couple of seconds.
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 are able to get rid of this if you go into settings. Press on Wi-Fi and turn off the last option to discontinue these prompts.
TIP! You can reset your iPad if you see that it is frozen. For a soft reset, you will need to simultaneously hold the home button and power button for several seconds.
Is that app you just launched making too much noise? Press and hold the volume down feature until you get to mute. If you find yourself needing to mute sound frequently, you may want to set up the orientation lock button to work as a muting control.
Are you sick of your iPad asking you to become part of a Wi-Fi network? Then go to settings and eliminate the possibility. There is a selection in the Settings menu to disable Wi-Fi messages. Once set to no, you won’t be nagged again.
It is not necessary to tap the camera roll to look at your pictures. Just swipe the screen to the right and your content will appear. Previous photos of yours will show to the left.
TIP! Using shortcuts can make sending messages easier. For example, tapping the space bar twice when typing a sentence will add a period and a space.
You don’t need to press the small camera icon that’s found near the bottom left of the screen to see videos or pictures you just took. Just do a one-finger swipe to see your photo or video. For earlier pictures, just swipe left instead.
Does the battery charge icon distract you on your iPad screen? If so, then it’s possible to turn this off, and it’s quite simple. First enter the Settings menu. Under the General section, you will find Usage. In this menu, you’re able to turn off the display of battery percentage.
Do you like Google as your search page? If not, you can change it pretty easily. Visit your settings, pick “Safari,” and then open up “Search Engine.” You can then switch to Yahoo or Bing if you like them better than Google.
TIP! Switch on your auto brightness in order to add battery life. Your iPad can sense the lighting in the room you are in and adjust its own lighting to best fit the need.
Screenshots are simple to take. Just hold down the Home and Sleep buttons together. This takes the shot and places it with your other photos.
You can easily copy and paste using the iPad, just tap on the desired text, hold until the dialog box opens, then choose Select. Then push “copy” and move over into a different app. Push the screen and hold down for a second. A menu will pop up and you should tap on paste. In order to copy and paste an entire paragraph, four taps will be necessary.
It is possible to sync pages by using iTunes so that documents can be shared with Macs or PCs. Sharing your documents is no longer a hassle and the ability to interact with any brand of home computer via iTunes is irreplaceable. Things are even more easy when you’re able to send PDF’s from any location you wish online.
TIP! You might never use all of the apps on your iPad. Many of these apps cannot be deleted.
There is an iTunes store on your iPad, and there is actually quite a bit to it. One of the most interesting is called iTunes U (for university). There are many educational podcasts and you can learn a lot.
Forums online are a great way to learn more about your iPad. These sites can help you learn, and also understand, some of the problems you deal with. Introduce yourself and look through the forum archives to find useful information to fast-track your iPad talent.
Most of the time, you will hold your device on the edges when you take photographs. This makes your shutter button move, and you may start wobbling when trying to snap photos. Make use of the orientation lock. The orientation lock is right near your thumb, so it will be easy to reach. If you find that the picture came out with the wrong orientation, you can then fix it using your image editor.
TIP! Decrease the screen brightness in order for the battery to last longer. This can give you the battery longevity that you require and need.
If you want to take pictures with your iPad, you may think holding the sides is the best way to go about it. Holding the sides will make the shutter button move and ruin your picture. Instead, make use of the orientation lock feature. It ensures the shutter button is simple to reach. After you take a photo, use the image editor for rotating the image.
Keep multiple web pages open at the same time with tabs. Why depart from the webpage you are browsing just because you are clicking on a link? Pressing and holding a link will open up a menu with options. Choose “open link in new tab” so that both the new page and previous page will remain open.
TIP! Security is key to iPad safety. You could always misplace the device and someone could access all your information.
Even though you may not want them, security features are a smart idea. Since iPads can hold secure information, it is worth making sure that information is safe in case you lose it.
There are many online communities for iPad users. You can learn so much from others who already know how to use the device. This is a excellent time to share your knowledge of the iPad. Any issues you may face can be discussed there, too.
You can control all of the notifications you receive. Sometimes, it can be a hassle when you have numerous application notifications popping up. You can control these under Settings, and Notifications. Doing so lets you remove the less useful notifications from your home screen. This way you’ll only be alerted to things that you consider most important.
TIP! Read up on iPad forums. There is lots of information available this way.
Did you wish you could connect an iPad to your TV? You do need to buy an adapter, which is sold separately. The AV digital adapter will do this, or you can also use the VGA Apple adapter. Either works for your purpose.
Does you screen get scratched easily? The iPad can withstand quite a lot of wear and tear, but a protector is a good purchase if you are seeing small scratches showing up on your screen. This not only protects the Ipad, but it protects the fingers from getting micro-cuts as well.
If you have multiple apps open and want to switch between them, double-tap the home button to open the task manager. Simply tap the application that you want to open up. To go back to the previous app, do it again.
TIP! Do you need to look at a PDF file on your iPad? You need to send the PDF files to your email address so your iPad displays the open in iBooks function. If you use the book tab that is in the iTunes app, you can sync your PDFs with the iPad.
To copy text on your iPad, double-tap a word. It will be difficult to copy entire paragraphs this way, though. Tap the chosen text four times which will copy the entire paragraph. This can also work for URL’s and addresses too.
Make sure you enable your Find My iPad app in the event you ever lose it. This will show you the exact position of your iPad, and you will be able to remove any information from it, even if you don’t have it in your possession. Some people do not like the phone to track where there are, but this feature definitely has more benefits than negatives.
If you have personal information stored on your iPad, it is important to make sure you have it backed up in case your iPad is lost or stolen. In addition, it’s possible to set the iPad to eliminate all information when someone attempts to use it. Go to Settings>Password Lock and change settings to erase all information when someone puts in the wrong password 10 times.
TIP! You can move to the top of a page in Safari by tapping the title window. This saves a good deal of time over scrolling up.
Back up personal information in case of loss or theft. If your information is truly private, you should turn on your iPad’s security system. Go to Settings>Password Lock and change settings to erase all information when someone puts in the wrong password 10 times.
Since you now are more informed on how to used the iPad, you can start using it more effectively. The more you learn, the more you will see that the possibilities are endless. It will prove to be very useful and you won’t regret your purchase!
Have you ever seen a picture on the web while using your iPad that you’d like to save? This is easy! Just tap directly on the image and hold it for a second. This will then prompt you to save it. You will have the copy of the image on your iPad for whenever you need it.
TIP! If you own both an iPad and an Apple TV device, you can tether your iPad to your TV. Airplay icons will allow you to look at what you are playing, if you click on it you will see it on the TV.