The iPad is a great piece of technology. A little know-how goes a long way with your iPad experience. Follow the tips below, and you will be ready to use your device like a pro.
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.
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.
Know how to take a screenshot with your iPad. Simply depress the Power and Home buttons simultaneously for just a second. A photo of your screen’s contents will automatically appear in your photo folder for easy access. Be careful not to depress the buttons too long, however, because the device will reboot.
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.
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.
Do you need to type something in all caps? Instead of tapping on the shift key before every letter, turn the caps lock on by tapping your shift key twice. This works on both shift keys. This function is also available on wireless keyboards but most keyboards have a caps lock key.
Listening to music on your iPad is great, but have you heard about podcasts? These are actually radio shows that last from a few minutes to a few hours. If you do not want to listen to music anymore while commuting, try some podcasts. Do a search on the Internet to find a podcast on a topic that interests you.
Forums online are a great way to learn more about your iPad. There are quite a few sites out there that offer forums for iPads, and they will have people on them that may be able to help you. Join a forum and go through the archives to find some useful information on different tips and tricks.
You can listen to your home iTunes library from your iPad. If you do not wish to reinstall everything from your iTunes account, there is a way to avoid that. Just use Home Sharing, enabled on the computer and the iPad. In your iPad’s music app, tap More, then Shared. Then listen away!
Are you wanting to have more organization with your iPad? It is possible for you to decide which apps provide you notifications, with pop-up alerts, etc. Simply navigate to Settings, and then Notifications. This will help ensure that those annoying apps you don’t want popping up won’t interfere with your organization.
If you are listening to music on your iPad while doing something else, you don’t need to wake it up completely to change the song. Simply double click the home button and you will have access to shuffling your music, volume control, and the next and previous song buttons. This saves energy as well!
iPad via VPN
Want to connect to your iPad via VPN connection? If so, this feature is now possible. Navigate to Settings, General, and Network. Find the VPN slider and move it to the On position. Once you do this, add the configuration for the VPN onto your server and account. It’s really easy!
You can use Google Maps as an alternative to a GPS, even though there is no built-in satellite navigation in your iPad. Launch Google Maps and do a search for directions. You only have to enter your destination and your iPad will automatically figure out your current location. You will then have access to step by step directions.
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.
If you have a child or a minor using your iPad, you may be interested in turning off mature content. To do this, tap on general, restrictions, and then enable restrictions. This feature will block TV shows, movies, and apps that are “mature audience” rated. Also, podcasts that have an “explicit” tag will be blocked.
When reading on iBooks, sometimes it can be a strain on your eyes if you are in a dark location. You can adjust the brightness of your screen in iBook easily. Go to Settings and then select Brightness. iBooks also have a separate brightness slider which can be used more conveniently.
Taking a screenshot on your iPad really could not be any easier. If you wish to capture a screenshot for any reason just press down on Home and Sleep/Wake. You will hear a click, and the screen will momentarily flash to indicate that you successfully captured your screenshot. Your screenshot will be saved inside your photo gallery.
Don’t waste your money on expensive Bluetooth keyboards! A wireless Apple keyboard will work perfectly with an iPad. In fact, even a cheap Bluetooth keyboard from a discount store will work. You can find cases with built-in keyboards, too, which make toting it around with you super easy while protecting your tablet.
iPads provide technology to anyone who can afford them. There are endless applications available for download and nearly any feat can be accomplished if you know where to look. Follow the advice presented here to explore all the possibilities of iPad.