Sales of iPads have risen significantly for a good reason. They have many features, and they can help make your life much easier. You should learn as much as you can about the iPad so you can maximize your usage. This article is filled with great iPad usage tips and advice, so read on to learn more.
It’s simple to turn off notifications about joining Wi-Fi networks. Opt out of the Ask To Join setting. This will reduce the frustration that you face with your iPad.
Getting a sound alert every time you receive an email can be very annoying. You can shut off that feature. Go to the Settings and select the General tab. Tap on the Sounds option. Then you can change the volume or even turn off the sound for new mail.
Shortcuts make sending messages much faster. One shortcut is to double tap the space bar to enter a period and space after a sentence. You don’t have to do it manually this way.
You can keep tabs open by opening new pages inside a new tab. If you are in the Safari browser you can tap on it and then a menu will pops up. You can select the option to have another tab created with the new link content.
Do you just hate knowing how much charge remains in your iPad battery? If, so you can turn it off. Begin by entering the menu for your Settings. Find Usage under the General tab. Here, you will be able to turn off the display of battery percentage.
Your iPad is not an inexpensive mobile device; therefore, you should take proper care of it. Many people buy screen protectors for use with their iPads. Screen protectors are simply thin plastic and give you more protection. To clean the screen, be sure to use a lightly water dampened, soft cloth. Never use a household cleaning product!
Isn’t it the worst when you don’t know where a hyperlink will take you? There is a remedy for this. On your computer, all you have to do is put your mouse on the word and the URL will appear. On your iPad, just tap and hold onto the word. Then you will see the linked URL.
If you have near-constant Internet access, make use of the cloud features introduced in iOS 5. This is a great way to store information without taking up space on your iPad’s hard drive. For especially important documents, save them on both your device and the cloud.
When taking photos, you might hold the iPad on the sides. This will cause your shutter button to go in and out, resulting in blurry pictures. Give the orientation lock a try. That way, your shutter button is easily reachable. After you take a photo, use the image editor for rotating the image.
You can decide if you want to mute your sound or not. Remember that earlier versions of the iPad did not offer this capability. However, if you have iOS 4.3 or better, you can do so. The volume decrease button is also a mute button.
Double click on the home key to see all currently running apps. This opens up a menu that shows all running apps. To switch to one of those apps, just tap its icon. This will allow you to easily keep track of which apps you have running, and close the ones that you aren’t using.
Multitask your web browsing experience using tabs. There’s no reason to lose your place when web browsing just because you found an interesting link. Hold your link rather than tapping it to see a menu of options. Next, open up the link with a new tab. This will let you keep the page you are on and open a new one.
Use your iPad to listen to iTunes. You don’t even have to download all your songs again. Simply enable “Home Sharing” in iTunes and on your iPad. Then, once in your Music app, click on More, then Shared. Everything is now set up for your listening pleasure.
Even though you may not want them, security features are a smart idea. You don’t know when you could lose it by accident and someone could find it and access your bank information, addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc.
There are two ways to view a PDF. Your options are to place your PDF in your iTunes account to synchronize with your iPad or to e mail your PDF to yourself using your iPad. Give both methods a shot and see which one fits into your life bests. It may even be the case that using a combination of both methods works for you.
Would you like to read PDFs on your iPad? To do so, you must email yourself the PDF files so that the iPad can open them in iBooks. The iTunes app has a book tab that you can use to synch PDF’s from any computer to you use with your iPad.
When your volume buttons don’t work, go to Settings, then General, and click on Sounds. Select Change With Buttons and it will work again. You can slide the volume up and down this way.
As we said before, the sales of iPads have gone up because they such a fabulous device. To make sure that you’re getting the full potential of your iPad, remember the advice from this article the next time you use it. Enjoy your new gadget!