A wonderful thing, the iPad. You can type, sing, record, draw and do so much more with it. Getting the most out of an iPad requires a bit of research, however. Read below to figure out how you can get the most out of your tablet.
Watch the amount of money you are putting out for iPad applications. It’s very common for iPad users to run up large bills buying music and apps. Make sure you monitor the amount of money you spend with your iPad.
Sometimes you will get a frustrating wifi-network prompt during the day. By going into your settings, you can choose to turn off this feature. Select Wi-Fi, and from there, you can turn off this feature.
It is not necessary to tap on the camera icon to view your gallery. Try using one finger for swiping to the right to get to your video or photo. You can look at previous pictures by going left.
You can change your email settings to preview more of your email. Go to Settings, Mail and find Preview. You can change this from 2 lines to 5 lines. Now it is possible to preview more content from each message, making skimming quicker.
If time is of the essence, avoid charging your iPad with an iPhone charger. This is because iPads have higher wattage requirements than iPhones. Charging with the incorrect charger will delay the charge time. You need to always use your iPad charger to charge it.
Lots of people find tablet typing to be tough, though with time, they get more comfortable. However, the iPad does have a button for speech dictation. Just double click your home button and you’ll then want to tap on the microphone icon. Dictate your text and click the icon a second time when you are finished.
If you are in the habit of reading the instruction manual for everything that you buy, you need to know that the iPad’s manual is only available via download. Apple is all about minimalism and they would rather you download one than to include one with all of their products.
It can be irritating hearing a chime every time you get an email on your iPad. You can turn this notification off. Go to the settings and tap on general. Then select Sounds. In this area, you will be able to adjust your sound settings for NEW MAIL.
If you want to sync your Google Calendar with the iPad’s native calendar app, open the settings menu and navigate to Mail > Contacts > Calendars. Select Add An Account. When prompted for the type, choose Other. Hit your “Add CalDAV” icon and add in the relevant Google information. Leave the settings menu and open the calendar app. You should now be all set.
Open new webpages using a new tab to keep your current webpage open. Instead of tapping a link quickly, hold it until a menu appears. This pop-up menu provides you with the opportunity to use a new tab to open an additional link.
Do you get annoyed by the battery charge icon on your iPad’s screen? Turn it off, then! Go to Settings. Locate the Usage setting under the General settings. Here you can turn off the battery display.
You can change your search engine from the default Google to another you prefer. Just click on Settings, then Safari and then Search Engine. In addition to Google, you have a choice of using Yahoo and Bing as your search engine.
There is a way to locate your iPad if it becomes misplaced. Enter Settings and then look at iCloud. There, place in your ID. Look then to the bottom area of the page to turn on “Find My iPad.” Now if you lose your iPad, all you need to do to find it is go to iCloud.com.
Go to the apps that you need to use frequently! Click on your home button two times, and your apps will show up on your screen. This is a good way to quickly access an app instead of scrolling on your screen to find the apps you need.
Forums online are a great way to learn more about your iPad. Most any question that you may have has probably been asked and answered by someone before on a forum. You can ask questions or just peruse the archives for useful information. Chances are, your questions have already been answered.
Use your iPad to enjoy music purchased from iTunes. If you do not want to duplicate your songs, there is an alernative way to listen to them. Simply enable ‘Home Sharing’. Then, once in your Music app, click on More, then Shared. Enjoy your favorite sounds!
You can’t do day-to-day swiping in the calendar app. The way to get from one date to the next is by using the bar located below the main calendar screen. You will see that today is presented in blue.
Always turn on Find My iPad in case you lose yours. This feature allows you to locate your iPad and remotely delete all information stored on your iPad. Although this may seem silly, you will appreciate doing this step if your iPad is ever stolen.
Using the information you have learned here, your iPad can be a much more useful tool in your daily life. Remember these tips and try sharing them with others you know who have an iPad. Helping others with the knowledge you have also will help yourself.