Simple IPad Strategies To Get More Use

TIP! Keep track of the total funds you spend to purchase apps for your iPad. It’s simple to keep spending where there is so much to download.

The iPad is an awesome machine. The iPad will allow you to type, play music, create art, or stay in touch with friends right out of the box. However, if you do not know what you’re doing, it can be a frustrating device. Keep reading for useful iPad tips for iPad owners that want to get more out of their tablets.

TIP! It’s simple to turn off notifications about joining Wi-Fi networks. The Ask/Join networks feature can be used to facilitate this.

You can get to all the running apps on your tablet. Double clicking on your Home button will bring up a bar along the bottom of the screen displaying all of your currently running apps. You can easily switch to a running app, by just tapping on it in the bar. Swipe downward on the screen to make the bar disappear.

TIP! You can make it much easier to send messages if you use shortcuts. For instance, you can put a space or period in your sentences by tapping on the space bar two times.

If you find that your iPad is freezing, soft reset it to make the device reboot. Just hold the power and home button at the same time and for a few seconds to do this. Doing this properly will restart the device. If you want an application to shut down, hold your home button down for several seconds.

TIP! If you are a Google-phobe and want to use some other search engine as your primary search provider, it is possible to make this happen. In the Settings menu, pick Safari, then Search Engine.

Did you accidentally start a loud application? To quickly mute the iPad’s volume, just hold down the volume button. You can also set another button to do this in the Settings menu.

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TIP! Muting your iPad’s sound is actually pretty simple. The volume down button, when held for two seconds, gets this done.

Your iPad will charge slower if you are using your iPhone charger. The iPhone charger supplies half the watts the iPad charger does. When you’re in a hurry, this will be a big deal. Instead, use the charging cables that came with your iPad.

TIP! Now you can quickly mute your iPad. The original iPads did not have a mute button.

If you are a person that needs to have a manual with whatever you buy, you need to download the iPad’s one should you need it. The Apple company is fond of minimalism, and they prefer consumers download manuals rather than print a hardcopy one out for every product that they sell.

TIP! If you are almost always connected to the internet in one way or another, then don’t overlook the cloud function of the iPad. You can use the cloud to store files and information so that you leave your iPad storage free and clear.

You are able to send messages more easily when you use shortcuts. One example is double tapping space to add a period. Doing this means you no longer need to do it manually every time.

TIP! Use the auto brightness feature of your iPad. The iPad knows when your room is bright or dark and will adjust accordingly.

Do you want to eliminate the battery charge level from your iPad screen? It is easy to turn off. To turn off, simply enter the Settings menu. Once there, go to General and locate Usage. You will then have access to the battery percentage display and have the option to turn it off.

TIP! There are some online forums you can join to learn more about the iPad. There are quite a few sites out there that offer forums for iPads, and they will have people on them that may be able to help you.

Do you find it irritating that you have to constantly tap your bookmarks icon to view your favorite sites? Simply enable your bookmarks bar on a permanent basis to keep your favorite websites a click away. Under the Safari menu in Settings, choose the On option next to Always Show Bookmark Bar.

TIP! Different lighting is needed for different environments, and you can change it on your iPad. Screens that are typically bright are dimmable through two taps of the Home button, followed by a swipe to get the setting tool.

You can easily take screenshots while using your iPad. You just press home and sleep together in order to do this. This takes a screenshot and automatically saves it with your stored photos.

TIP! Even if you think this is unnecessary, it is wise to add a security feature to your iPad. You have no idea when or where you might misplace your iPad or get separated from it, and it has a lot of personal information on it.

Because iPads are not cheap, it makes sense to care for yours well. Screen protectors are purchased by many people. A screen protector is a thin, plastic sheet that will help protect your screen. Use a soft microfiber cloth when cleaning your iPad screen. Don’t use any special cleaners while cleaning your tablet.

TIP! Try controlling notifications. Having many apps means you will receive alerts all the time.

Visit your frequently used applications faster and with greater ease. Double click the home button and a bar of recently-used and running apps will appear on the screen. When you use this trick, you’ll save time as compared to scrolling screen-to-screen.

TIP! Join a special iPad forum or online community. They’ll teach you about their own tips and tricks.

You can use the copy and paste feature on your iPad. Simply hold down the text that you intend to copy. If the text has a yellow highlight, you’ve done it correctly. Choose “copy” to save the text to the clipboard. You are able to paste text by just tapping and then choosing Paste.

TIP! Do you find that your iPad is not as fast as it used to be and apps do not lead right away? Have you deleted useless apps and info without any increase in performance? If so, then transfer some of your pictures and media to the cloud so that you can have even more free space. This trick may make your iPad as quick and smooth as it was when you first bought it.

A lot of people know that their iPads have iTunes, but they do not know all that they can do with it. One great feature is iTunes U (the ‘U’ is for university). It houses many educational podcasts on any topic you could possibly imagine.

TIP! The battery life on your iPad needs to be managed to maximize functionality. Reduce your iPad’s exposure to heat at all times.

A bright screen drains your battery, so turn down the brightness. This is very beneficial if you’re out and about and expecting a vital message or email. You can decrease the brightness by double tapping the Home button and looking for the sun icon.

TIP! If you want to get back to the top of a webpage quickly while using Safari, simply tap the top of the page. Scrolling is just too much effort.

Identical light or brightness settings are unnecessary in varied situations, so you can make changes to these yourself. The brightness can be turned down by pressing the home button two times and then choosing the proper setting. Then you can adjust things by hand to suit the environment.

TIP! It is easy to stream all kinds of things using your iPad and Apple TV. There is an Airplay icon that will allow content to immediately appear on your Apple TV.

Make sure your iPad contains a security feature, even though you may think this is unnecessary. You do not know when it may accidentally get lost, and it normally provides access to lots of secure data like phone numbers, addresses, emails and possibly bank information.

TIP! Clear your history if you plan to let someone else use your Safari app. The last thing you need is to open the browser and display something you wanted to keep private.

Get notifications well in hand. If you have a lot of apps, things are always alerting you and popping up. Make some changes in the “Notifications” area of the settings. This will allow you to easily manage the apps that alert you, and you can turn off the ones you don’t need. This way you’ll only be alerted to things that you consider most important.

TIP! Find the bookmarks on your iPad easier. Have your Bookmarks tab always open.

Join a special iPad forum or online community. You will learn a lot from other users who have had their device for a while. Also, you can share some of the things that you learned about the iPad. Forums are a great way to solve iPad problems as well.

TIP! Consider purchasing an external keyboard for your iPad. You can use this keyboard to type documents and emails in no time at all.

You will find your iPad to be more useful after reading the information here. Remember this advice next time you power-up your iPad and pass the info along to others you know who own them. Helping others with the knowledge you have also will help yourself.

Eric

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