Pretty much everyone believes that iPads have improved their lives. But, in order to really have the best experience with it, you need to learn all you can about it. Continue reading in order to gain lots of helpful information regarding boosting the usefulness of your iPad.
Folders are now supported by the iPad’s iOS. Simply tap and hold the app. It will begin to make a wiggling motion, at which point you can drag and drop the icon onto another one. This creates a folder with both apps inside. You can easily rename this folder.
Does it irritate you when you get an alert about your iPad detecting a wi-fi network? It is possible to disable this feature by accessing your settings. Select that tab that says “Wi-Fi” and choose the option that is last on the page. This will stop you from getting prompts.
Do you know what to do when your iPad freezes? It can be rebooted by using a soft reset. This is done by holding your power button and your home button down at the same time for a few seconds. This will cause your device to restart. Hold the home button down for several seconds to force-close an app.
You don’t need to press the small camera icon that’s found near the bottom left of the screen to see videos or pictures you just took. Using your finger, swipe toward the right side, and you should see your video or picture. For earlier pictures, just swipe left instead.
The chime on the iPad that alerts you of new email can be very annoying. You can turn this notification off. Just select your Settings button and then General after that. Select the Sounds option from there. Find the New Mail sound and adjust it to your preference.
Shortcuts make it far easier for you to send messages. For instance, you can put a space or period in your sentences by tapping on the space bar two times. You won’t have to add it yourself and the time you save can mean more messaging to family and friends.
You can change your search engine default easily. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. If you would rather use Yahoo or Bing, you can chose one of them instead.
It is not necessary to click on your bookmarks icon to access your favorite websites from your iPad. You can easily do this by always showing the bookmarks bar. Access your Safari settings and turn on the option for always showing your bookmarks bar.
Taking screenshots on an iPad is a cinch. Hold Home and Sleep simultaneously. Click! The photo will be taken and visible in your Photos app.
If you bought the iPad for your child and are concerned about them seeing mature content, you can change the settings to block that kind of content. Go into the settings and limit the amount of mature content that is viewable. This setting will allow you to block anything labeled adult.
A great resource for any question regarding your iPad is an online forum. There is a multitude of websites that can help you quickly master the use of this product. Look into forum archives to find huge amounts of helpful information.
Your iPad can listen to all your iTunes music. If you aren’t eager to download songs from your existing iTunes account, there is another option. Just allow “Home Sharing” on the iPad and iTunes. Then go to your music, click More, then Shared. Enjoy!
You may notice that you begin to grow tired after an extended period of reading on the iPad. You may fix that by turning down the brightness of the screen as you read. You can change this in the Settings menu, or you can use the iBook app’s built-in brightness slider.
You can show a PDF two ways. You can load the PDF in iTunes, which will allow you to sync it with your iPad, or you can use your iPad to send them to yourself via email. Do it both ways initially to identify which way is easier for you. You may find that both work well and that you use them in different circumstances.
Do you want to use your iPad with your television? You will need a special adapter, though. Look for an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. These devices will work perfectly.
Is your screen becoming marred? You need a screen protector! This avoids damage to both the iPad and your fingers.
Copying text on an iPad is easy, as all you have to do is just double tap a given keyword. Copying a paragraph won’t work well that way. If you tap the text four times, the whole section is copied. This functionality is available for many kinds of text, including paragraphs, URLs and addresses.
Protect your children while they are using your iPad to browse the Internet. Go to Settings>General>Restrictions. Then, tap Enable Restrictions. Your child will be unable to see anything that isn’t age appropriate. Anything that isn’t age appropriate, such as certain shows, videos and websites will be off limits.
Do you want to access PDF files with your iPad? Email yourself PDF files you want to read within the iBooks function. If you’re near a computer, then you can synch your PDf with the iPad by going to the iTunes app and choosing the book tab.
Always back up your iPad to your computer in case you lose it or it gets stolen. Also, there is a way to get the iPad to wipe itself clean if it detects a break in attempt. Beneath the “password lock” selection exists the setting which allows the device to erase all data in the event of 10 incorrect password attempts.
Lots of iPad users know how terrifically helpful this device can be. To maximize your iPad experience, you must first take some time to learn how to use it. This article is a great beginning down the road to iPad mastery.