While you know you want an iPad, do you really know how to make it an exceptional gadget? Can you turn it into all the things you need, from a camera to a camcorder to a computer to a voice recorder? Read on to find tips to turn your iPad into a multi-use machine.
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.
Think carefully before you decide to jailbreak your iPad. The advantage of jailbreaking your iPad is that it will provide you with lots of additional features. However, jailbreaking your iPad can make it more vulnerable to hackers. Furthermore, jailbreaking voids your warranty from Apple, and it can have a considerable impact on your iPad’s battery life.
One of the great things about the iPad is that it allows you to quickly check your email. If you receive a large volume of emails throughout the day, it may actually be draining your battery. The device is configured to check for new messages frequently and automatically. Instead of setting it to notify you of new messages every few minutes, go into the Mail, Contacts and Calendars settings to adjust the frequency of mail checks.
Are you sick of your iPad asking you to become part of a Wi-Fi network? Then go to settings and eliminate the possibility. Go to Settings and opt for the Ask to Join Network option. Turn that setting off, and you will finally be rid of the constant notifications.
You can display your Ipad screen on an HD TV. All you need is an Apple Digital AV adapter or an Apple VGA adapter depending on the kind of TV you have. This first product can be plugged into an HDMI port while the second one requires a VGA port.
Do you have trouble hunting and pecking on smaller devices? A lot of people do not like typing on the iPad. However, you can use speech dictation as an alternative. Simply push home twice and a small microphone will pop up. When you’re done speaking, tap the Microphone again to turn your dictation into text.
If you enjoy frequently using a smiley face or alternate emoticons, have the Emoji keyboard. To get this keyboard, tap Settings, then General, and finally, Keyboard. Tap the international keyboards’ icon and look for Emoji. To add it, all you have to do is simply tap it. The next time you see the onscreen keyboard, it will be there.
Turn on Apple’s iCloud as soon as you get an iPad. iCloud acts as an important backup to your most critical documents, photos, music, and more. The beauty of it is that it just works. No need to manually force it to back your items up; it does it behind the scenes.
Mute iPad Instantly
Learn how to mute your iPad instantly. Use this helpful tip. Just hold down the volume down button for a couple seconds. This is a lot quicker than going through the settings. When you want the volume to go back up, hold it again.
Do you want to make sure everything you bookmark on your computer is also bookmarked in Safari on your iPad? This is easy to do using iTunes. On the Info tab, you go to the Other option and select the option to sync your bookmarks with Safari or your other preferred browser.
Don’t forget about multitasking gestures. There are three to be aware of. These include a four finger swipe (either to the left or to the right) to move seamlessly between apps that you are using and a four finger swipe to take you back to the home screen. These make your life easier, so take advantage of them.
The iPad is a great tool for taking and emailing pictures. Once you have a picture that you want to share on your iPad, sending it via email is simple. Just open the photo on your iPad and look for the rectangle in the upper right-hand corner. Click on that and you will be given an opportunity to share via email. Simply choose that option and type in your recipients to send.
There are ways that you can adjust the lock feature on your iPad. Remember that earlier iPads are not able to do that. Typically, you will find all devices that run on iOS 4.3 and higher have this capability. In addition, you can mute your iPad by tapping and holding the volume-down button.
If you are one of those people that like sharing a lot of the information you find enjoyable with your friends, there is a very easy way to share podcasts. All you have to do is press the Email button while the podcast is open and email it to whoever you like.
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 want to add extra security to your iPad, you have a few options. The first is built into your device in the setting’s tab. If you want further security, you can download a variety of free or paid apps that will add extra layers of protection to your iPad.
Whether you want to replace your laptop, camera, recipe book or telephone, the iPad can do it all and more. It can be your gaming system, timer or voice recorder, but only if you know how to get it working for you. Keep the advice here in mind as you use your iPad and you’ll find you love it even more.