The uses and abilities of the iPad are truly astounding. It’s easy to see why everyone wants to own one and will pay dearly. Because they can do such much, it takes some time to learn all of the features. The following piece contains helpful tips to help you learn how to use your iPad properly. Keep reading for more information.
Do you often accidentally open loud apps? The volume can quickly be muted by holding down the decrease volume button. If you are using iOS 4.3 or later, it is possible to make the toggle switch near the volume control mute your iPad.
If you are sick and tired of being notified of a local Wi-Fi connection, change your settings. Go to Settings and then Wi-Fi and look for Ask to Join. By choosing that option, you will never again be bothered by the invitations.
You do not need to tap the small camera roll icon found in the bottom left corner to look at a picture or video you have just taken. Simply swipe your finger to the right to see the most recent video or photo. Swipe left in a continuous motion to see prior photos.
Do not use the charger for your iPhone on your iPad if you do not have a lot of time. This is because iPads have higher wattage requirements than iPhones. The iPhone charger will take much longer to fully charge your iPad. Instead, just use the charger that came with the iPad.
The iPad doesn’t come with a manual. You must download one if you require it. Apple doesn’t include manuals with their products in order to maintain a minimalistic image.
An iPad isn’t cheap, so take care of it well. Lots of people buy iPad screen protectors. These are thin plastic and give heightened protection to the screen area of the iPad. When you clean your iPad screen, use a little water on a soft cloth. Never clean your iPad with a glass cleaner or all purpose cleaner.
Muting your iPad can come in handy when needed. The original iPads did not have a mute button. When the 4.3 came out they did add the ability to mute using the lock switch to silence the iPad. Just hold the volume down button for a few seconds to mute.
When you are browsing a page on the iPad and you see a link, does it bother you that you do not know where the link leads you to? You can easily solve this. Since you are unable to hover, you can just hold the word. A popup that shows the link’s URL will appear.
It’s simple to copy some text and paste it elsewhere on the iPad. Tap and hold text you want copied, and hit select to pick the sentence you desire. Press again to highlight the text, and then press Copy. To paste the text, tap, hold and choose Paste.
Many people are aware of the iTunes store on their iPads, but they don’t always know about all the features. One feature that many people don’t know about is called iTunes U (U = university). It houses many educational podcasts on any topic you could possibly imagine.
You do not have to do this if you are in a different place, this is why you can do it this way. Just hit the Home button two times and swipe to the brightness adjuster. This lets you personally control your iPad screen illumination level so that you can match your current environment.
If you have music stored in the cloud on iTunes, you can listen to it on your iPad. If you have an account on iTunes full of songs and don’t like the idea of spending the time it takes to re-download them, there is an easy way around it. Select Home sharing in both your iPad and iTunes account. Then, once in your Music app, click on More, then Shared. Now you can listen to your heart’s content.
Would you prefer not to use Google with your iPad? This can easily be accomplished in a just one step. Just choose the search engine you want from your Safari settings. You will have a list of search engines to choose from. There will be several options like Yahoo or Bing.
You will notice that the calendar option on the iPad does not permit swiping. You will need to employ the navigation bar to get this done. You’ll notice that blue marks the current day.
It’s not always convenient to use the keyboard on your iPad, and you do not have to! Typing on your iPad’s screen keypad can be frustrating. A better option is to buy a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard, which can be used with your iPad easily. Doing this allows you to type easily, just as you would when using a laptop.
Are you having problems with a scratches screen? Although your iPad can sustain lots of damage, whenever you notice tiny scratches, then you should probably put on a screen protector. It protects both your iPad and your fingers from getting scratched.
Has your iPad started to slow down and become a bit clunky when loading applications? Even after clearing out information that you no longer use or need, is it still taking longer than you would like it to when you are trying to get things done? Additionally, you could transfer photos and media to the cloud so that you will have more space on your device. For many users, this will help the iPad become smooth and speedy once again.
The iPad is an incredibly popular tool, thanks to the array of usability options it offers. Learning all about the many features you can customize on an iPad takes a little time, however. Using all these tips will make you an iPad master. Good luck to you!