Learning The Ins And Outs Of Your IPad

August 2, 2016

TIP! Folders are now supported by the iPad’s iOS. Start by putting your finger on the app.

The iPad has been discussed at length. Many people think it is a toy, but others know it is a life-enhancing tool. If you think it is both, this article has great tips for you.

TIP! Sometimes you will get a frustrating wifi-network prompt during the day. Go to settings and turn this off.

If you plan to use your iPad to stream movies, play games or listen to music continuously, battery life may be shortened significantly. If you alter the screen brightness, your battery can last longer. You probably won’t even miss using the brightest setting.

TIP! Soft resets can fix your iPad when it freezes. For a soft reset, you will need to simultaneously hold the home button and power button for several seconds.

Did you know that you can create folders on your iPad? You can start by holding down on your app until it jiggles, and then place it on top of a related app. This creates a folder with both apps inside. You can change the name to better describe the apps within.

TIP! You can view the apps running on your iPad. Sometimes, the current apps will not be visible in the foreground.

Have you ever mistakenly opened a noisy app? Mute the volume quick by pressing and then holding your volume down button. Do this until you can’t hear anything. If you need to mute often, you can set your lock button to mute, too.

TIP! 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. All you have to do is swipe the screen right and your video or picture will appear.

If you are sick and tired of being notified of a local Wi-Fi connection, change your settings. You can go to the tab to opt out of joining a network. If you choose that option, you will not receive incoming invitations anymore.

TIP! You view two lines by default when you see new emails. This can often help to see content before opening the email.

If you want to keep current pages open, just open new ones in a different tab. When in Safari, tap and hold a URL to see a popup menu. You will be given the choice to open the website of choice in an additional tab in the pop-up menu.

TIP! You must learn how to take care of your iPad properly. Firstly, you must keep the iPad away from the sun, and make sure it’s not locked in your car when it’s hot.

Do you want the option of finding your own iPad if you have lost it? In Settings, you will find an option that says iCloud. Locate ‘Find My iPad’ at the bottom of your screen and enter your Apple ID. Now if you lose your iPad, all you need to do to find it is go to iCloud.com.

TIP! Are you tired of tapping the bookmark icon over and over so you can visit your favorite sites? Well, you’re able to keep the bookmarks bar on forever if you want to rid yourself of this problem. In Settings, open Safari and select the option to always show the bookmarks bar.

Do you find it annoying when you’re surfing with your iPad and have no clue where hyper-linked words lead? There is a way to get around this that’s simple. Just touch the word and hold it. This will mimic the hovering action that you would do on a computer. That will show you the URL from the hyperlink.

TIP! If you don’t want your children accessing mature Internet sites, it is possible to block them. Just click on settings and turn on parental controls.

Think about if you want to lock your iPad’s orientation or turn off your sound with the lock key. Remember that earlier iPads are not able to do that. If you are using iOS 4.3 or beyond, you have this ability. You can also hold down the volume-down button to mute the device.

TIP! Set up your FaceTime emails and phone numbers. FaceTime, by default, will use the email address that was used when registering your iPad.

Decrease the screen brightness in order for the battery to last longer. This can help when you need to have as much battery life as possible. Decrease the brightness by double tapping the Home icon.

TIP! Your iPad will come preloaded with apps that you may never use. However, it’s hard to delete some of these.

Security is key to iPad safety. 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.

TIP! Decide if you would would like the lock key act as a mute for the sound of your device or lock the orientation. Note that early versions of the iPad do not have this capability.

Some people don’t want to know how much charge remains in their iPad’s battery. Fortunately, there is a way to easily remove this feature. To turn off, simply go into your General Settings and click Usage. You can turn off the indicator on this screen. You can adjust this on and off depending on your preference.

TIP! There are two ways to view a PDF. Send it to yourself through email on your device or open it up in iTunes.

Does reading on your iPad make your eyes tired? Remedy this by adjusting the brightness level of the screen. You can change this in the Settings menu, or you can use the iBook app’s built-in brightness slider.

TIP! Have you thought about connecting your TV to your iPad? If you wish to do this you will need to purchase a separate adapter. You want an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter.

Have you had a poor experience using the Google engine via your iPad? You can use a different search engine if you wish. Find the Settings menu and the option is listed beneath the “Safari” subheading. Here, you will find a list of search engines to choose from. You can use Bing or Yahoo if you don’t like Google.

TIP! Is your iPad acting sluggish? Start by getting rid of the data you do not use anymore to free some space. Use iCloud to clear out more space! This gets your iPad back up to speed.

Connecting your television to your iPad is getting the most out of your device. You can do so by using an adapter that you can purchase separately. The adapter is called a VGA adapter, and is made by Apple, or you can look for a digital AV adapter. Both are fine.

TIP! Have you ever lost an important item and felt terrible? Well, you don’t have to worry about this with your iPad thanks to its “Find My iPad” option. This feature allows you to determine your iPad’s current location and do a remote wipe of confidential information.

Your iPad can be so much more than just a game-playing device. This article just helps you with a little of what you can learn with the iPad. With continued learning, you will be an experienced iPad user before you know it!

Eric

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