Apple created the iPad after the success of the iPod, and this larger version has really taken the world by storm. The first tablet with such a wide selection of apps available has become the desire of millions around the world. This article aims to help you learn how to use your iPad successfully.
Fed up with being asked to join different Wi-Fi networks? There is an easy way to fix this issue in the Wi-Fi Settings. Simply turn off the Ask to Join settings. You will still be able to join networks; however, you will need to go to Wi-Fi settings and join from there.
Are your spotlight searches taking too long? You can restrict the folders that are searched by going into your settings. Tap on general and select Spotlight search. You can then choose which folders will be included in your search, which is very useful if you only use this search feature to find media content.
A great feature of the iPad is the zoom features. You can easily zoom in and out of any website by pinching with two fingers on the screen. This will help you select tiny links or features when they are larger. You can also double-tap on any image or text to enable auto-zoom.
This a useful trick if you need to mute the sound of your device quickly. Just hold down the volume down button for a couple seconds. This is far faster than changing the volume level all the time. When you want to hear your device at a normal level again, just hold the volume down for the same amount of time.
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.
Go to the apps that you need to use frequently! Just double click the Home Button, and you will see them all along the bottom of your current screen. This trick alone will save you lots of time.
If you almost always have Internet access, the cloud is very helpful. You can store your files on this server without taking too much space on your device. Make sure that important documents are stored on both your iPad and the cloud function.
The iPad is a wonderfully portable device, but always be sure to store it correctly. Keep your device away from excessive heat or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Heat and sunlight can seriously diminish your battery life, and thereby decrease the amount of time you can use your iPad before you have to plug it in.
Want a faster than light screenshot with your device? It’s now quicker and easier than ever; simply hold down the home and power buttons simultaneously and your screenshot is instantly saved. Look for it later in the Photos App under saved photos albums. You don’t have to do anything else!
There are a couple of ways to view PDF’s on your iPad. You can email them to yourself and then open in iBooks. You can also drop and drag these files into your iTunes. When you sync your device and click on the Books tabs, you select the PDFs and it is automatically transferred to your library in iBooks.
Would you rather use a search engine other than Google on your iPad? You can easily change the default to your favorite search engine. Under your Safari Settings menu, select Search Engine. Once you are there, you will see options for Yahoo and Bing in addition to the default Google browser.
Spotlight searches can be easily restricted on an iPad. Start by swiping left to bring up Spotlight. This search is set up by default to look at everything, which also includes events, apps, podcasts, and songs on your iPod. It can be restricted to not include these categories by going to Settings, General, and Spotlight Search.
Are you finding scratches on your screen? The iPad is very durable if you see scratches you should put a screen protector on it. It keeps your iPad clean, safe from scratches and working for many years to come.
You can share music between your computer and iPad through Home Sharing. Go to iTunes on your computer and set Home Sharing to on and then go to Settings on the iPad and enter your Apple ID in the Music/Video area. Open the music or video app on your iPad and you’ll be good to go.
Do you wish to open PDF files with an iPad? To do this, you’ll need to move the files to an email address to display them with the iBooks function. You can add the files to iTunes in order to sync with your iPad.
iPad is A Great Entertainment Tool
The iPad is a great entertainment tool, but it can also be great for education. There are podcasts available for higher learning, as well as dozens of educational games and applications for younger children. There are also great math programs to help elementary children learn their multiplication or division tables.
Invest money into Bluetooth’s audio if you are worried about having a volume that is super loud. The speakers on an iPad are not that great, and it would not be practical to try attaching speakers to it. A Bluetooth will allow you to set up some wireless speakers to work with it.
If you are using the Safari web browser and want to return to the beginning of a page, just click the top of the title window. A lot of people just scroll up, which is time-consuming. Simply giving your title window a tap will allow you to go quite a bit faster.
These tips and tricks truly are priceless. Put them to work to ensure your iPad lives up to your standards. Putting them into use is the most important thing you can do, so keep them in mind as you install apps, create videos, listen to music or read recipes online.