iPads pack a whole lot of functionality into a slim little package. The first time you go to use your iPad, you may be completely overwhelmed at how to work it. Read the below article for some excellent tips on how to better use this innovative new device.
Be aware that your battery may be short-lived if you make use of your iPad for listening to music, playing games or streaming movies. One way to extend the life of your battery charge is to adjust the screen brightness. You do not always need a very bright screen to use your iPad.
Try a soft reset if your iPad is frozen. This is accomplished by holding both the power and home buttons at the same time for around 10 seconds. This will prompt your device to restart. If you need to close an app, press only the home button during a few seconds.
Do you want to preview more of your email? Go to your settings, tap on mail and change the preview settings. The recommended setting for this is “5 lines.” Now you’ll be able to see every email that you have in your inbox, which really speeds things up.
If you want to charge your iPad quickly, avoid using an iPhone charger. This is because it has a different wattage than an iPad charger. Charging with an iPhone charger will take far more time. You would be better off using the one that came with the iPad.
If privacy is a big concern for you, you can set the iPad to erase its data if too many login attempts fail in a row. Doing so will completely wipe your phone after 10 attempts.
As an alternative to a bulky manual, you can download the manual onto your iPad. Apple is all about minimalism and they would rather you download one than to include one with all of their products.
Sending emails is easier when you use the shortcuts available. Pushing the space bar two times gives you a period at the end of a sentence. This lets you avoid doing it manually and you can send many more messages to friends.
A great way to keep pages open is to open new pages in a new tab. In Safari, tap and hold that link until a menu pops up. You can select the option to have another tab created with the new link content.
Muting your iPad’s sound is actually pretty simple. Just hold down the volume down button for a couple seconds. This is a fast way to silence the tablet. When you want to hear your device at a normal level again, just hold the volume down for the same amount of time.
Now you can quickly mute your iPad. Originally, the mute button was not on an iPad. When the 4.3 came out they did add the ability to mute using the lock switch to silence the iPad. To quickly mute your iPad now, just press and hold the volume-down button.
Take the time to set up your contacts in FaceTime. Your iPad’s FaceTime includes the email you used to set it up with by default; however, it’s possible to add more addresses. If you have more than one email or number, the settings section is where you want to go.
If you want to copy text on your device, push on the wording that you want and hit Select. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to press ‘copy’, go to a different app, and press and hold again. An option to paste will then come up on your screen. For an entire paragraph, you need to press four times.
It’s time to experience all of those fascinating applications for yourself. Just double click the home button, and you’ll see them on the bottom of the screen. This is a good way to quickly access an app instead of scrolling on your screen to find the apps you need.
You are probably aware that your iPad is an excellent device for playing music, but what about podcasts? These radio programs cover a wide variety of topic and typically range from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours in length. If music is failing to hold your interest, see if podcasts are for you. It is almost inevitable that you will find something that you like.
iPad mastery begins by joining helpful forums about this device on the Internet. The Internet is full of websites where people share their knowledge of the iPad. All you have to do is check some forums to find out more about the iPad.
Has linking your iPad to a TV been something you have wanted to do? You can if you get the right adapter. You can use a VGA Apple adapter or also a digital AV adapter. Either will do the job for you.
Were you aware that the Google Maps app lets you use the feature “Street View?” Search for a destination and look for a red pin to show up on the map. Tap the pin and tap the icon that looks like a person. Street view will then open in the app.
Have you found your iPad to be sluggish in navigation, and slower than it was in loading apps? Even when you delete unnecessarily stored data and information on your iPad, it is still too slow. You can consider using cloud technology to store your media and photos to recoup more space. This trick may make your iPad as quick and smooth as it was when you first bought it.
The iPad has so many different capabilities that fit your needs. The iPad is rather expensive, so you want to use as many of the device’s features to get the most out of your purchase. Use these tips to make sure you get all you can out of your iPad.