An iPad is an amazing piece of technology. It is small, portable and capable of so much. But, what can your iPad do? When you have an iPad, it is capable of so much, and sometimes you need a little help to show you how to do everything you want to do. That is where this article comes in handy.
Some newer iPads have a mute button instead of a lock orientation one. If you prefer the lock orientation feature, you should go into your settings and tap on the general section. You will be able to choose which function you want to associate with this button. Save your changes when you are done.
If you use your iPad to store sensitive information, you can turn on a feature that will delete all this data in case a wrong password is entered ten times. Go to your settings, tap on general and select the passcode lock feature. Use a password you will not easily forget.
To protect your sensitive data the iPad has a feature that will erase all data if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. To access this feature go to Settings and click Passcode Lock; then click Erase Data. This privacy feature will restore your iPad to its factory default settings.
Extend The Life of iPad’s Battery
You can extend the life of your iPad’s battery by using the device in Airplane Mode. In Airplane Mode, WiFi and wireless radio are disabled. This is ideal if you do not require an Internet connection to use your iPad. You will still be able to use your tablet to read e-books, play games and use certain apps without draining the battery.
It is possible to expand the amount of preview text you get for emails. Go to Settings, Mail and find Preview. Select “5 lines” for example. Now it is possible to preview more content from each message, making skimming quicker.
Your iPad is defaulted to show the first two lines of an email in the preview. It might be desirable to view more before opening the email. Go to the Settings and then tap on Mail. First, go to MAIL. Choose CONTACTS. Then go to CALENDARS. At this point, you can adjust preview mail options to get more lines.
Do you need to switch from one app to another? You should activate the multitasking gestures in the general tab of your settings. You will then be able to swipe left or right to switch apps, swipe up to see your multitasking bar and pinch your fingers if you want to access your home.
Do you like to email your iPad pictures to friends and family? There is a really simple way to do this. Just pick the photo you want to share, then press the arrow button in the top right corner. You will see a selection there that you can use to email the photo.
Most people know that an SD card can be plugged into the iPad directly from their camera to view photos. Many people do not know that a connection kit can be purchased to connect your camera to your iPad. You can search the online Apple Store to find one for your camera.
You do not have to save documents to your iPad to share them. Access them via the Internet and open your share menu. You will then have access to a list of all the documents you opened. Tap on the document you want to share. If you want to share an entire page, you will be able to send it as a Word document or as a PDF.
Copy / Paste
Did you know that the iPad has the ability to cut and paste snippets of text? Press and hold the text and press Select. Tap the screen again, and you can select Copy. Finally, to paste the text, hold at the target location and choose “Paste” from the popup menu.
By clicking two times on your iPad’s Home button you can quickly view a list of the applications that are currently running. They will appear in a bar located at the bottom of your iPad’s screen. If you want to change to a new app, just tap on it once. You can remove this bar by swiping the screen down.
Connect to An HD Television
The new iPad and iPad 2 can be connected to an HD television. This can be done with an Apple Digital AV Adapter that is connected from the 30-pin Dock adapter to the HDMI port or even a regular Apple VGA Adaptor. Both of these iPads support video mirroring, which allows your whole Home screen to appear on the television, not just your videos.
Want to see all your running apps? All you have to do is tap the Home button twice. A little bar will pop up that gives you access to your apps. Doing so lets you remember which apps are currently open.
Quotation in The Text
Do you need to include a quotation in the text you are typing? You could either access the second screen of your keyboard or save time and use the hidden quotation mark on the first screen. Tap and hold on the interrogation point key and a quotation mark will appear. You can select it by sliding your finger.
If you’d like to see a list of all apps which are running, press the home (square) button twice. All the running apps will appear at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to close those which aren’t in use by touching and holding them until they jiggle, then clicking the minus icon.
Dim or Brighten The Screen Within The iBooks App
Dim or brighten the screen within the iBooks app itself. Rather than entering the Settings menu while you are reading, select the sun-shaped icon in the upper right of the screen. Use the slider to adjust the brightness of the screen. This shortcut allows you to tweak the brightness without navigating away from your book.
You should now have a little more iPad knowledge. As you can see, your iPad is able to do a lot of neat and helpful things, some things you may have never imagined. Use what you have learned here and you can make the most of your iPad’s capabilities.