Oprah Winfrey has hailed the iPad as among the most momentous inventions ever. If you are new to using an iPad, it can feel very overwhelming to know where you can start. This article is a crash course in the functions of the iPad.
You can quickly get access to all the apps that are running on your iPad. If you click the Home button twice, you can see the running apps along the screen’s bottom. It is easy to switch to an app by tapping it on the bar. You should swipe the screen downwards in order to eliminate the bar.
Did you just launch a noisy app by mistake? The volume can quickly be muted by holding down the decrease volume button. If you need a mute button, change your settings so your lock orientation button becomes a mute button.
It is possible to preview more than a couple of lines of email by changing settings. Visit “settings” followed by “mail” and find the “preview” setting. You can adjust this to 5 lines. Now it is possible to preview more content from each message, making skimming quicker.
If you don’t want anyone to access your personal information, your iPad can be set to delete all data. If they don’t get it right, the iPad is factory fresh again.
Most tablet users do not enjoy typing on their device, even though they eventually get used to it. Fortunately, you can choose to have your iPad dictate what you say instead. Simply depress your home button two times, and hit the small microphone icon. Record yourself talking, tap the microphone button again and a transcription of your speech will appear.
Do you like Google as your search page? If not, you can change it pretty easily. Just click on Settings, then Safari and then Search Engine. This lets you change to Yahoo or Bing.
Screenshots are simple to take. All you need to do is press the Home button and the Sleep button at the same time. This will take a screenshot and save it with your other pictures.
You can now do a quick mute your iPad. When iPads were first out, there weren’t any buttons on it specifically for mute. With the newer iOS, you can have the button on the side do this for you. To perform a fast mute, all that you need to do is press and hold the volume-down button.
You can copy and paste easily. Just hold the text and choose Select. Next, choose copy and go into the field that you want the text. This will cause a menu to pop up, displaying Paste. Tap it. To select full paragraphs, you must tap a total of four times.
The iPad is not only great for music, but it is great for podcasts too. Podcasts are radio programs that may last only a few minutes or could run several hours, and they cover all kinds of subjects. If your radio stations aren’t playing any good music, then try some podcasts. Since podcasts encompass a wide variety of topics, you’re sure to find one which interests you.
You may be tempted to hold your iPad by its sides when you take pictures. Doing this will make the shutter button move, and you will be unsteady when you take the photograph. You can always push the lock for the orientation. This keeps your shutter button within an easier reach of a thumb. When you have taken your shot, you can make use of the image editor for rotation of your images and/or videos.
Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Be aware that if you have an early model iPad, you will not have this feature. Typically, you will find all devices that run on iOS 4.3 and higher have this capability. The volume decrease button is also a mute button.
Start using the tips you just read. To take advantage of everything the iPad has to offer, use the advice provided in this article. Learn everything you can to ensure that your investment is put to its best use.