When you first discover how great an iPad is, you probably forget about all the other great things it can do. There are hundreds of great insider tips that can make using this device super easy. The following article will provide you with some sound advice on making your iPad work to fit your needs.
The latest operating system, iOS, allows you to use folders on your iPad. Just drag on app onto another one to create a folder. This will create a folder that holds both apps with a name that describes the category the apps fall under. If you don’t like the label, you can rename the folder.
If you own an iPad, it is a good idea to make a backup. You can force iTunes to make a back up so that your data is properly saved. Go to iTunes and right-click on devices list and select backup. You can also use the same feature in iCloud to backup as well.
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.
Many people struggle to type on tablets, but it gets easier over time. Fortunately, you can choose to have your iPad dictate what you say instead. All you have to do is quickly double click the Home button and then select the image of a microphone. When you finish talking, press the icon button again and you will see your words appear as text.
Here is a quick tip to finding text on a page with your iPad. When you are in Safari, type your search word into the Google box. This will give you a list of suggestions. Near the bottom of these suggestions, you will see “on this page” and tap on it to show the word on the page you are viewing.
When viewing web content on your iPad, you may have to scroll down for what seems like forever. Scrolling your way back to the top of the page is time-consuming and annoying. To move instantly back to the top without scrolling, simply tap on the title bar, which is located at the top of your screen.
Before allowing your children to use your iPad, restrict access to adult content. Under Settings, navigate to General and then to Restrictions. Select the Enable Restrictions option. This setting can protect young eyes and ears from explicit language and mature content in apps, games, podcasts, movies, TV shows and more.
Taking screenshots is simple. Just press the home and sleep buttons simultaneously. Then you will have a screenshot you can organize with your other photos.
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.
If a four-digit passcode is not substantial enough for you, change it. Under the Settings menu, navigate to General and then to Passcode Lock. Disable the Simple Passcode option. This allows you to use any password to lock and unlock your device. Your email and attachments will also be more secure with a more complex passcode.
Does your iPad contain private information that you don’t want other people to access? If so, then your iPad has a feature that will erase all its data whenever the passcode has been incorrectly inputted ten times. Simply go to the Settings tab, go to General, Passcode Lock, and finally Erase Data. Just make sure you don’t forget your passcode!
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.
Think about getting a screen protector for your iPad, even if you are not keen on them. Despite its technological marvel, the screen of the iPad still collects fingerprints quickly, sometimes even distorting your view. You can pick up a screen protector for a very reasonable price and it will also help minimize scratching.
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.
Print right from your iPad. You don’t have to email a document anymore. If you have the right kind of printer, you can simply print from your Share menu with AirPrinter. Many Hewlett Packard printers are compatible, and you can also use Printopia for printers that are connected to Macs.
If you have already been using an iPhone or iPod touch then you already know quite a bit about the iPad. Apple implemented a lot of the same features in all of their devices to make it easier for users to go back and forth between them, so don’t fret!
You may come to a situation where you need to mute your iPad. Whatever your reason is, you can easily mute your iPad with one simple step. Hold down your volume button for about two seconds and it should cut the sound from your speakers. This simple step enables you to get out of many uncomfortable situations.
Apple has come up with some great products over the years and iPad is one of the most popular. It is the perfect device for many people, but it can be overwhelming to know how to use it all. Apply the tips you’ve just read this article to make sure you are getting the most out of your device!