iPads provide many hours of use. The iPad will allow you to type, play music, create art, or stay in touch with friends right out of the box. Unfortunately though, you can’t really max out its usefulness unless you have some basic knowledge about it. Keep reading to learn more tricks for iPad users who want to get the most from their device.
Soft resets can fix your iPad when it freezes. To do this, you must hold the home and power buttons at the same time for a few seconds. This will cause the tablet to restart. If you wish for an app to be forcefully closed, hold your home button down for a couple of seconds.
Do you find it irritating that you have to constantly tap your bookmarks icon to view your favorite sites? To resolve this problem, set your bookmarks bar to stay on permanently. To turn on, go to the Safari settings and click Show Bookmarks Bar.
You can listen to music on your iPad, but are you aware you can also listen to podcasts? Podcasts are short radio programs that can last anywhere from a few minute to a few hours, and are available on pretty much every imaginable topic. If your radio stations aren’t playing any good music, then try some podcasts. There are so many topics that you’re sure to find one that you find interesting.
Copying and pasting text is easy on the iPad. Simply hold down the text that you intend to copy. Tap the screen again, and you can select Copy. To paste the text, tap the screen, holding your finger down until option to paste appears. Tap on ‘paste’ and your text should appear!
A forum is a great place to learn tips and tricks about the iPad. Discussions here provide you a ton of information, plus you can ask any question you want. Establish a presence and read old forum postings to gain lots of information and learn useful tips.
Lots of people hate having to see the percentage of their iPad’s battery charge. You can turn it off, thankfully. Just select Settings, tap General, then tap Usage. This is the place to remove the indicator from your screen. If there’s a time when it’s smart to use it again, then simply return to adjust the slider.
Do you get tired eyes from reading books on your tablet? This can be fixed by reducing the screen’s brightness whenever you read. You can go to Settings to lower the brightness, or you can simply go to the eBook app and use the brightness slider.
Try using street view on the Google Maps app. Search an address and a red pin will mark the location. Once your red pin shows up, tap it and then tap the white and red person icon to load your Street View feature.
Did you know it’s not necessary to use the keyboard built into the iPad? A tiny touch keyboard that is projected on your iPad’s screen can be tough to use. Buy a inexpensive Bluetooth keyboard instead to connect to your iPad. Doing this allows you to type easily, just as you would when using a laptop.
Worried about screen scratches? You should protect your device if you notice it getting scratched. This will help protect your iPad from serious damage in case you drop it, and it also prevents your fingers from making tiny cuts.
There is a feature called “Find My iPad” that you should activate if you ever lose your iPad. This notifies you of the exact location of a lost or stolen iPad. It may seem annoying now, however you will be grateful if the iPad is ever lost.
Do you want to turn off your notifications for connecting to a Wi-Fi network. These can easily be turned off. In Wi-Fi under settings, get rid of the feature that prompts you to add or join networks. You can still join a network if you desire. The only difference is that you won’t be notified with each join.
Do you need to look at a PDF file on your iPad? If so, then email yourself the PDF files so that your iPad will open it via the iBooks function. The iTunes app has a book tab that you can use to synch PDF’s from any computer to you use with your iPad.
If you do not get any volume on your iPad all you have to do is go to the settings, and then sounds. Ensure that Change With Buttons has been selected so they work. You can slide the volume up and down this way.
Your iPad should be immediately more valuable to you, now that you’ve read the tips from this article. Remember the advice you have learned here and tell others who are having trouble with their iPads. And, spreading the knowledge to others will make you feel great as well.