Confused About Your IPad? Use This Advice For Help

TIP! It is possible to expand the amount of preview text you get for emails. Go to Settings, Mail and find Preview.

Do you like to play games? In school? Do you work all of the time? Trying to drop unwanted pounds? Are you having a baby? The iPad has apps for all of this and more! You already know there’s an app for just about everything, but iPads offer more than just clever apps. The article below will give you plenty of great advice.

TIP! Set a password to keep your information private. By using this setting, all of your information will be erased after 10 failed password attempts.

You can reboot your iPad when it freezes by doing a soft reset. This is accomplished by holding both the power and home buttons at the same time for around 10 seconds. This will restart your iPad. Hold the home button down for several seconds to force-close an app.

TIP! “Ding!” Does the chiming of your iPad whenever you receive another email drive you crazy? Are you aware of a quick way to disable that unwanted sound? Tap on “Settings”, and then select “General”. Select the Sounds option from there.

Try to keep track of what apps you leave running when you are not using them. The apps may be running while you are doing other things. Double clicking the Home button will let you know everything that is currently running. Everything that is open will be displayed in a bar located underneath all of your other information. Swipe downwards to remove the bar from sight when you’re finished.

TIP! Shortcuts are a great feature to install to save time and reduce stress. All you have to do is tap on the space bar, and it will put a period and a space there.

You know your iPad has a tiny camera image in the bottom left of the screen, but you do not actually have to tap this to view the most recently taken video or picture. You can just swipe right with your finger, and you will see the last picture or video you took. To view past pictures, swipe to the left.

TIP! If you want to browse a new web page without losing track of what you were browsing before, use the tabbed browsing feature. In Safari, touch and hold the hyperlink until a menu pops up.

If you are worried about anyone trying to get into your phone and seeing all of your private information, you can set your password to erase all data after so many failed attempts. By using this setting, all of your information will be erased after 10 failed password attempts.

TIP! If you find yourself in a situation where you must mute sound on your iPad, try this trick. Just hold the – volume button for a few seconds.

Need to quickly mute your iPad? Try this. Hold the volume-down key for a couple of seconds. This is much quicker than trying to adjust the volume over and over again. Make sure you hold it again when you want the volume turned back down.

TIP! iPad mastery begins by joining helpful forums about this device on the Internet. There are dozens of websites dedicated to learning more about the iPad.

An iPad is an expensive investment, so you need to take good care of it. Lots of people buy iPad 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.

TIP! Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Earlier iPads aren’t able to do this.

Create FaceTime phone contacts, as well as emails. When you set up FaceTime, it will remember the email you use to access iTunes, but additional emails can be added. Go to the settings of your iPad and customize from there.

TIP! In order to see every app that is running, just double-click the “home” button. This bar will display all apps that are running, and you will be able to access them using the icon located on the bar.

To copy and paste when using an iPad, tap, then hold down the text you are interested in. Then pick Select. Tapping on the text, switch to an app, and hold it down again. This will cause a menu to pop up which will allow you to paste. If you want to copy and paste a paragraph, you will need to click the area four times.

TIP! Lots of people get annoyed by the battery percentage icon. However, you can get it off of your screen rather simply.

Want to get to your running apps quicker? Double-click the Home button to have them immediately appear near the bottom of your screen. This is a good way to quickly access an app instead of scrolling on your screen to find the apps you need.

TIP! You can control notifications. If you’re using many apps, you’ll be seeing many alerts.

Text can be copied and pasted on your iPad. Whatever text that you hope to cut and paste should be tapped and then held. Then choose select to pick the particular sentence that you want. Tap the screen again, and you can select Copy. To paste the text, tap, hold and choose Paste.

TIP! Taking screenshots on an iPad is easy. Start by pressing the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button.

The lock key can either lock orientation or mute the tablet. Remember that earlier iPads are not able to do that. Running iOS 4.3+ will give you this option. The iPad can be muted by holding down the volume button.

TIP! For many people, reading books on an iPad causes their eyes to become strained and tired. This is easily remedied by adjusting the brightness level to a lower setting.

To see a list of running and recently-used apps, double click the home button. You then get a bar with the apps that are running, and to get to them you simply tap the icon there. This way, your remember the apps you have going, and you can shut down the ones you don’t need anymore.

TIP! There are several options for search engines on your iPad. It can easily be replaced with another preferred engine! Under Settings, choose Safari, and then Search Engine.

To extend the battery life of your iPad, turn down the screen brightness. This can give you the battery longevity that you require and need. Decrease the brightness by double tapping the Home icon.

TIP! Show a PDF in one of two ways. Your choices include an email containing the PDF or a second option of syncing your iPad with your iTunes after adding the PDF.

You should use tabs to facilitate your browsing. You can follow any link you want without leaving your current website. Hold the link without tapping will take you to an options menu. Then you can follow the new link in a brand new tab, and the current page stays open too.

TIP! If you want to quickly move between apps without going back to the main screen, double-click the home button and your running apps will appear. Tap your desired app, and there you go.

You cannot move from day-to-day by swiping on the calendar. Instead, try out the navigation bar on the lower end of the screen in order to choose the date. The current date will be blue, allowing you to easily notice it.

TIP! Are you interested in connecting the iPad to the TV so you can watch the content on a bigger screen? This can be done with a separately available adapter. You want either Apple’s VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter.

This article has provided you with some insight to build from. Your iPad will be with you at all times, whether it is telling you the weather or playing a song. You’ll find that you grow attached to the device because it combines so many different technologies, and the tips can help you use it to its full potential.

Eric

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