The Ins And Outs Of Using The IPad

TIP! Is there anything more annoying than accidentally launching a seriously noisy app? You can quickly turn the sound down by holding down the “vol -” button until it is muted. If you need to mute often, you can set your lock button to mute, too.

Everyone from toddlers to grandpas can enjoy what the iPad has to offer. There is an almost endless number of tasks it can do. But, in order to truly maximize the potential of this machine, a bit of education can pay huge dividends. Continue perusing the piece that follows to get the tips you need.

TIP! In your inbox, you may want to see more than the first few lines. Under Settings, navigate to Mail, and look for the Preview setting.

Keep track of how much you are spending on iPad apps. iTunes makes it simple to just click and buy once you have entered your credit card or gift card information. Be aware of what you are doing when buying apps. Keep track.

TIP! It is a pain when you get an email and your iPad chimes every time. Thankfully, this feature can be easily disabled.

If you are concerned about someone seeing private information on your phone, you may set a password to erase the data after several failed attempts. Everything on your iPad will be deleted if there are 10 failed password attempts.

TIP! If you need Google Calendar to work with your iPad, get into your mail and then contacts followed by calendars. Choose Add An Account, then Other.

The factory setting for previewing an email shows you two lines before opening it. You can change this to see more, if you so desire. To do this, go to Settings>Mail. Open the mail tab in the settings app, then navigate to Contacts > Calendar. Once there, choose the number of lines to preview using the “preview mail” option.

The iPad doesn’t come with a paper manual so it will need to be downloaded if you want to read it. Apple has a minimalist approach towards their products.

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You are able to send messages more effectively this way. All you have to do is tap on the space bar, and it will put a period and a space there. That way, it will not be necessary to do it manually, and you will have additional time to transmit messages to people you know.

Bookmarks Bar

TIP! Visit your frequently used applications faster and with greater ease. Just double-tap the home button, and you will see them on the bottom of the screen.

Is clicking the Bookmarks button driving you nuts? Well you can turn on the bookmarks bar permanently and eliminate this problem. Go to Settings, Safari, and then select Always Show Bookmarks Bar and turn it to On.

TIP! Most people use iTunes, but many are overlooking some great features. iTunes U is the most interesting of these.

Taking screenshots on your iPad is quick and simple. Just press the home and sleep buttons simultaneously. The iPad will take your screenshot and store it where it stores all your photos.

TIP! When using the internet it is easy to do many things at one time. You don’t need to leave your current website to just follow a link.

You can set your iPad to block mature content if your child will be using it. Under settings, you can limit how much mature content they can see. You can block anything you want from here.

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Hold down on your text if you want to copy and paste it. Then press copy, go to another application, then press and hold again. You will then see the option to paste. Click on that. If you want to copy a large chunk of text, you’ll need to quad-tap to get the whole block.

TIP! Lots of people hate having to see the percentage of their iPad’s battery charge. Fortunately, there is a way to easily remove this feature.

A lot of people know about the iTunes store, but they aren’t always well-versed on the features that are available. Within the store you can locate a subsection known as iTunes U which caters to university students. In this section, there are plenty of podcasts of an educational nature for students and anyone who loves to learn.

TIP! You will notice that the calendar option on the iPad does not permit swiping. You can select the appropriate date using the navigation bar.

The auto brightness setting will help extend your iPad’s battery life. The iPad senses ambient lighting and makes necessary adjustments automatically. This is a great way to control the amount of battery being used with screen brightness, extending your iPad sessions without plugging in. Go to Settings/Brightness and Wallpaper.

TIP! Want to navigate between your apps without having to navigate to the home screen? All you have to do is double-tap Home, and all running apps will pop up. Choose the icon of the specific app you want and click.

Do your eyes get tired when you read books on your iPad? This can be fixed by lowering the screen’s brightness as you read. You can change this in the Settings menu, or you can use the iBook app’s built-in brightness slider.

TIP! Is connecting the iPad to the TV an option you have considered doing? You can use an adapter that can be bought separately. Just look for an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter.

Join forums to talk about iPad capabilities. This can give you a lot of valuable information on your device. It is a great way for you to give back to the community too! You will also be able to find solutions to the technical issues you encounter with your iPad.

TIP! Did you know you could use the Street View feature on your Google Maps app? Search for a destination and look for a red pin to show up on the map. Tap the pin and a small icon will appear.

Show a PDF in one of two ways. It is possible to sync PDFs to your iPad using the iTunes app. Also, you can send PDFs to your iPad’s email. Try to figure out the best way that you can access this and that you are comfortable with.

Street View

TIP! Do you wish to see PDF files on your iPad? Simply send them to your email and then open them through iBooks. If you’re near a desktop computer, you can also sync PDFs with the iTunes app Book Tab and your IPad.

Google Maps lets you view addresses using street view. By searching, a red pin will show up on your map. You should then tap on the pin and select the red and white icon of a person that appears and the Street View feature will load.

TIP! If you keep personal data in your tablet, it is critical you back it up for if you lose the tablet or someone steals it. It’s also a good idea to set your iPad up so it erases all stored data if a break-in attempt is made.

Do you ever have the urge to snap a quick screenshot of your display? You’d be surprised how easy this is. Press Home followed by the sleep/wake button. When you see a flash, you will know that a screenshot was taken. These shots save automatically, reducing your worry that you will lose them.

TIP! There are some easy techniques for handling the battery life of an iPad. Avoid storing it in hot areas, like a car.

The iPad is the latest in technology and almost everyone loves it. But, learning all about its features is the only way to really use this device to your advantage. You can unlock the incredible potential that the iPad has to offer by reading all of the information above and following it closely.

Eric

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