The iPad is known far and wide as an amazingly innovative piece of technology. If you want to use it as it was intended, though, you have to educate yourself about it. Keep reading to learn some helpful advice about maximizing the benefits of your iPad.
Stay aware of the amount of money you are paying for the iPad apps that you download. It is so simple to use your iTunes application that you can rack up a huge bill without realizing it. Hence, you should set a limit on how much to spend on them.
You can do a soft reset in order to reboot a frozen iPad. A soft reset consists of simultaneously hitting the home and power buttons. Your device will then restart. If you simply want to force close one app, hold only the home button.
Set a password to keep your information private. By using this setting, all of your information will be erased after 10 failed password attempts.
Many people find it difficult to type on tablets, but it gets easier with time. However, you can use speech dictation as an alternative. Tap the Home button two times, and then tap the Microphone button. Once done talking, press it again and you’ll see what you said.
It can be irritating for your iPad to chime every time you get an email. This can be turned off! Tap on “Settings”, and then select “General”. Finally, click on the Sounds option. Then you can change the volume or even turn off the sound for new mail.
Does the battery percentage indicator drive you crazy? It is easy to turn off. To begin, open the Settings menu. Under the General section, you will find Usage. This menu provides an option for turning off the battery monitor information and clearing the screen.
There is an interesting way that you can turn off the sound on your device. All you need to do is press and hold volume down for a couple of seconds. Doing this is more efficient then pressing it multiple times. If you want the volume to revert back to the original level, just hold down the button again.
Because iPads are expensive, it is a good idea to care for them properly. You can use a clear cover to protect your screen. Although the screen protectors are made of plastic and are very thin, they can help protect the screen of your iPad. Use a cloth that is designed for cleaning screens whenever you wipe off your iPad. Don’t ever use products such as common window and household cleaners on the iPad’s screen.
Establish FaceTime telephone numbers and email addresses. The email that was used to set up the iPad will be used by default on FaceTime, but it is possible to add others. Just add them in the Settings app.
To copy/paste quickly, press and then hold text and simply choose Select. Now, tap on copy, switch to another app, then tap and hold down once more. You can then paste. You can also highlight a whole paragraph; tap it around four times.
Are you on the Internet nearly all the time? Then take advantage of the iPad’s cloud functions. This is a wonderful way to keep information without storing it on your device. Make sure your important documents are backed up on your device and the cloud.
Your iPad will come preloaded with apps that you may never use. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to remove these apps completely from the device. Drop them in a folder that is moved to a spot far away from your usual screen haunts. Without these apps to clutter your screen, you can do more with your preferred apps.
You can use your iPad to listen to the iTunes music you have. You don’t even have to download all your songs again. Just allow “Home Sharing” on the iPad and iTunes. In the iPad’s Music app, click on More and then Shared. Now you can listen to your heart’s content.
There are two ways to show a PDF. You can place a PDF inside of iTunes and then sync it up with your iPad or if your would like you could also email a PDF to your iPad. Try them both out to see which method is best for your needs.
Want to navigate between your apps without having to navigate to the home screen? All you have to do is double-tap Home, and all running apps will pop up. Simply tap the app that you’d like to switch to. You can find any open app using this feature.
Try using street view on the Google Maps app. Search and a red pin will show up on your map. Tap the pin and tap the icon that looks like a person. Street view will then open in the app.
Your first exposure to an iPad can leave you in awe. Anyone who wants to integrate this tool into his or her daily life should spend some time learning how to operate it. This information will give you the skills necessary to really use your iPad well.