Making IPads Work For You In The Way You Want

You can do plenty of things with your iPad. When first using your iPad, you may be overwhelmed with all its features. Using these easy tricks and tips can help you learn how great a device an iPad may be!

Know which apps are running on your iPad. A lot of the apps on your iPad can run behind the scenes while you work on other things. To see what is currently running on your device, simply double click on the Home button. The apps in use will appear on the bottom of the screen. To make the bar disappear, swipe downward.

Is a noisy app driving you nuts? Muting your volume is as simple as pressing and holding the volume button down. The lock button can be turned into a mute button as well.

Do you have trouble hunting and pecking on smaller devices? A lot of people do not like typing on the iPad. The iPad also has a button for speech dictation. Press the home button of your iPad twice and select the microphone icon that appears. After you’re through dictating, you can hit the icon once again and text will start appearing.

The iPad doesn’t come with a manual. You must download one if you require it. Apple has a minimalist approach towards their products.

Bookmarks Bar

Is clicking the Bookmarks button driving you nuts? Enable your bookmarks bar for permanent status, and you will never again have this issue. Just click on Settings, then Safari, then turn on Always Show the Bookmarks Bar.

As a parent, you can adjust the parental controls for your kids in the settings area. Go to settings and choose the setting that allows you to control mature content. You can block anything you want from here.

If you live on the internet, the cloud function is going to be your best friend. You can store your files on this server without taking too much space on your iPad. Make sure that important documents are stored on both your iPad and the cloud function.

Most people hold an iPad on its sides when they take a photo. This makes your shutter button move, and you may start wobbling when trying to snap photos. Try using the lock for orientation. When you do this, you will be able to access the shutter button easily with your thumb. After taking the photo, just use image editor to rotate the videos or images afterward.

Currently Running Apps

Double click on the home key to see all currently running apps. This will open up a bar with all currently running apps and you can select each of them individually. This lets you keep an eye on what’s running on your iPad and close unneeded apps to free up RAM.

Turn down the brightness for extended battery life. This is really important if you expect anything important such as a message or email. To reduce screen brightness simply double press on Home and then find the sun shaped icon.

For many people, reading books on an iPad causes their eyes to become strained and tired. Your best bet is to adjust the brightness of the screen, especially if you plan to read for longer periods of time. To lower screen brightness, either go to iPad Settings or use the iBook app’s brightness control.

You can’t do day-to-day swiping in the calendar app. Select the date you want to see by using the navigation bar instead. Blue marks the current day, which is easily noticeable.

Here are a couple of ways to display a PDF. You could either access your PDFs via iTunes and then sync your iPad so you can view your PDFs on your computer, or send the PDFs to yourself via email. Either way works well, so try both and see which you prefer.

The iPad can truly be customized to meet all of your needs. Taking advantage of these options helps you get the most value from your device. Use all or some of these tips to find out what the iPad can offer you.