Your iPad is capable of improving your life in many ways. You’ve probably already delved deep into it, but might need a little advice to expand your ability as a user. Between the games you can play, social media sites you can visit and online banking, there is not much you cannot do. Read on to find out more.
If you haven’t ever had a tablet before, you may be overwhelmed. The iPad is incredibly user-friendly and almost impossible to screw up. Just start playing with it and see how much you can figure out alone. Even the most computer inept should be able to handle an iPad.
If you’ve got a frozen iPad, do a soft reset which will reboot the device. Press the power and the home buttons together for a few seconds. Doing this properly will restart the device. If all you need is for an application to close, then hold down the home button. Keep it held for a second or two.
It’s simple to turn off notifications about joining Wi-Fi networks. Look for the option which gives you the choice of joining networks. Simply select this option, and then, those pesky invitations will stop.
Learn all the things the side switch can do on your iPad. It is a handy way to turn your audio alerts on and off without affecting your playback sound. You can also use it to lock your screen so that it does not automatically rotate. If you want to use it for some other function, you can change this in the General Settings menu.
Do you have multiple users on the same iPad? You may not want them to view your online history. You can delete the browser history quickly. Open the Settings app and tap on Safari. Once Safari is open, then tap on the Clear History button. This will clear the cache and all cookies.
It is possible to easily change the default search engine from Google to your preferred search engine on your iPad. If you prefer Safari, choose Safari from the Settings menu. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.
When you want to copy and then paste text, tap it and click Select. Once the text is selected, tap “copy”, and switch to the app you wish to paste to and hold down a tap again. Another popup menu will appear. Choose “paste,” and you’re done. If you want to copy and paste a paragraph, you will need to click the area four times.
Do you dislike when you surf with your iPad and can’t tell what will happen with a hyperlink? There is an easy way to solve this. On your computer, all you have to do is put your mouse on the word and the URL will appear. On your iPad, just tap and hold onto the word. A popup that shows the link’s URL will appear.
Most people know about accessing the iTunes store with their iPads, but they’re not aware of all the added features. One of the most interesting is called iTunes U (for university). There are many educational podcasts and you can learn a lot.
Protect the screen of your iPad with a special screen protector. These are made of a clear, adhesive film or plastic and cover the entire screen from nicks, scratches, and smudges. Screen protectors do not interfere with use in any way. Most can be purchased for well under $10. Many are already perfectly cut to fit the iPad screen.
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.
Use “erase” for your security. If someone is trying to enter your password code and gets it wrong 10 times, all the data on the device will be erased. After all, someone who is trying it 10 times in a row does not mean well, and you certainly don’t want them accessing your information.
When you are not using your iPad, make sure that your screen locks relatively quickly. Having your screen locked can keep your battery usage to a minimum, and thereby increase your battery lifespan. Look in General – Auto-Lock to find your settings, and set your device to lock as fast as it possibly for best results.
iPad Can Be a Great Tool
When you’re losing weight, the iPad can be a great tool. There are apps to help you track your progress, keep a diet diary or even receive nutritional advice. You can search the web to find how many calories are in the items you’re eating, or take photos of clothing you want to buy when you fit into the items, which makes for great motivation.
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.
There are times when battery power must be saved, and a quick way to do this is to shut down all running apps. Double press the home (square) button and you’ll see a row of apps appear at the bottom of the screen. Press the red minus circle to remove those you’re not using and save battery power.
Does your screen get scratched easily? An iPad can take some damage, but small scratches indicate that you might need a protector for it. This protects the iPad and your finger from possible micro-cuts.
Now that you have a better understanding of what to do in order to use your iPad more often, you should get started. The more your practice these tips for yourself, the more familiar you will get with them. You will surely be happy to have this handy little gem.