It seems like everyone loves and wants an iPad. It’s smaller than a laptop, so it’s very portable. With it, you can manage your business dealings, work or play games anywhere. The iPad is only limited by the imaginations of those who use it. Read the article that follows to know that you’re getting the most out of it.
Soft reset your iPad if it freezes. This is done by holding your power button and your home button down at the same time for a few seconds. This will cause your device to restart. To force close an app, just hold down the home button until it closes.
Did you accidentally launch an app that makes a lot of noise? Mute your iPad in an emergency by holding down the volume button. If you need to mute often, you can set your lock button to mute, too.
Don’t use the iPhone charger for the iPad if you don’t have enough time. The two devices both operate at different wattages – the iPhone at 5 watts and the iPad at 10 watts. And their chargers follow suit. The iPhone charger will take much longer to fully charge your iPad. Instead, just use the charger that came with the iPad.
Many people struggle to type on tablets, but it gets easier over time. If you have issues, use speech dictation instead. Push Home twice and then hit the microphone. After you finish speaking, push that icon again, and what you’ve said will appear as text.
It’s fairly easy to grab a quick screenshot on your iPad. To pull this off, just hold down both the “Home” and “Sleep” button simultaneously. It will take the screenshot and save it with your pictures.
Because iPads are not cheap, it makes sense to care for yours well. Lots of iPad owners buy screen protectors. This thin protective sheet provides additional protection for the oil-resistant coating on the iPad’s screen. When it’s time to clean the screen on your iPad, take a water dampened soft cloth and wipe it off. Avoid using window cleaners or household cleaners for cleaning the screen of your iPad.
If you almost always have Internet access, the cloud is very helpful. This is a wonderful way to keep information without storing it on your device. Make sure you save your documents on the cloud, as well as the device.
You probably already use your iPad for music, but have you used it for podcasts? Podcasts are radio programs that may last only a few minutes or could run several hours, and they cover all kinds of subjects. Sometimes, a podcast can be a great variation to radio music. You’ll always find something of interest.
Auto brightness really helps extend battery life. Using this option, your iPad can adjust its lighting to match the lighting where you are. The iPad’s backlight gobbles up battery, so this function can easily extend the amount of time that you can use the iPad before charging it. You can change it in “Brightness & Wallpaper” within the settings.
Light requirements change in different settings, and that’s why you can change the lighting wherever you are. If you tap your Home button two times, you can then swipe to get to the brightness setting. Doing so lets you change the brightness for the ambiance.
There are many groups online for iPad owners. You can learn so much from others who already know how to use the device. You can also give people pointers that they might not have picked up on their own. You will also be able to find solutions to the technical issues you encounter with your iPad.
There is just about nothing that the iPad can’t do. This can be used by the whole family. You need to know how to use it to its maximum possibilities. You may be shocked at the improvements it can have on your life.
A wonderful thing, the iPad. It lets you type, sing along, record yourself, draw pictures, anything and everything. Unless you learn the ins and outs of it, you won’t ever be able to utilize it to it’s total potential. Read on to find some helpful hints for iPad owners who just want more from their tablet.
Do you know what to do when your iPad freezes? It can be rebooted by using a soft reset. You can do this by holding down the power button, while at the same time pressing the home button. Hold both down for a few seconds. You’ll see the screen go black and then a white apple will appear. If you just want to force an app to close, hold down just the home button for a few seconds.
Which apps are running? The apps may be running while you are doing other things. Click your Home button twice to get the view of all apps that are open. The apps which are currently running appear in the bar located low on your screen. To make the bar disappear, swipe downward.
If you are tired of being prompted to join various Wi-Fi networks, change your settings. There is an option labeled Ask to Join Networks. Select that and you will no longer be bugged by all of the incoming invites.
If you are concerned about someone seeing private information on your phone, you may set a password to erase the data after several failed attempts. Everything on your iPad will be deleted if there are 10 failed password attempts.
The iPad’s default setting shows two lines of every email prior to it being opened. This way you can screen your emails. Choose “Mail” in Settings. First go to MAIL. Choose CONTACTS. Then go to CALENDARS. At this point, you can adjust preview mail options to get more lines.
It can be irritating for your iPad to chime every time you get an email. Thankfully, this feature can be easily disabled. Go to the settings and tap on general. Select “Sounds” under this tab. You will be able to turn the sound off here or adjust the volume.
It is important to know how to provide proper care for your iPad. First of all, keep your iPad out of direct sunlight and don’t leave it locked inside your hot car. One problem that could result is a faulty or poorly working battery. Keeping your iPad away from water is rule number two. You would be smart if you purchased a cover that will provide some extra padding for your iPad.
If you want to quickly mute your iPad, just follow this simple step. Hold the volume down button during a few seconds. Doing this is more efficient then pressing it multiple times. Hold it again to return your iPad’s sound back to its previous level.
To copy and paste quickly on your iPad, try tapping and holding the text you want, then choosing Select. Next, choose copy and go into the field that you want the text. A popup menu appears, from which you should choose ‘paste’. If you want to copy and paste a paragraph, you will need to click the area four times.
A lot of iPad owners know that their device has an iTunes store, but might not be aware of everything that it has to offer. One such feature is iTunes U. The U stands for university. It houses many educational podcasts on any topic you could possibly imagine.
To show all of the apps that you have running, you’ll need to double tap the Home button. This action with show you a bar of all of your running apps. To access them, all you have to do is press the icon. You can see what you have running, and close any you are not using to save on memory requirements.
These tips will make your iPad an even more useful tool. Take what you’ve just learned to heart, and spread your knowledge with everyone you know. And, spreading the knowledge to others will make you feel great as well.