Everybody–young and old–has an iPad these days. Kids can use it to help with homework or to play games, and adults can put it to use for just about everything. There literally is an app for everything. The following article will discuss many of the amazing features offered on this cutting-edge device.
You can quickly get access to all the apps that are running on your iPad. To see what you have running, just double-click the Home button. The apps will show up on the bar at the bottom of the screen. This is a great way to switch between apps. To make the bar disappear, simply swipe the screen downwards.
Is a noisy app driving you nuts? Mute your iPad by pushing the volume button down for a few seconds. Alternately, you could configure the button labeled LOCK ORIENTATION to use instead of the mute button.
The iPad’s default setting shows two lines of every email prior to it being opened. It is helpful sometimes to get a preview of the email contact. Under Settings, tap on Mail. Select Contacts under Mail, then select Calendar to alter the options for additional lines in Preview mail.
Want to put in the Google Calender on the iPad calendar app? Simply navigate to Mail, Contacts, and calendars. Select Add An Account. When prompted for the type, choose Other. Choose “CalDAV” as the account type and type in your Google credentials. Then, get out of the settings app and tap the calender app. All that you need should be right there.
Make sure that you take care of your iPad at all times. Try to move your device out of the sun and heat, as this can cause burnout. Heat degrades battery performance. Don’t let it get wet either. Use a covering to prevent liquid from getting into your iPad.
Do you feel distracted by seeing the battery charge percent icon on your iPad screen? It’s simple to turn it off. Go to Settings. Find Usage under the General tab. Here, you will be able to turn off the display of battery percentage.
You can change your search engine from the default Google to another you prefer. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. You can then change the default search engine if you desire to do so.
There is a way to keep your kids safe as they surf on the iPad. Access the settings menu and limit any mature content that they can view. This will block films that are labeled as ‘mature’ as well as bad language.
FaceTime phone numbers and emails should be set up. FaceTime, by default, can include your iPad’s set up email, but you may add more. In order to enter these additional emails and phone numbers, go to the settings menu and choose the FaceTime tab.
There is a quick way to access your apps that are running. Click on your home button two times, and your apps will show up on your screen. Use this to avoid scrolling around to find what you need.
How do you avoid the frustration of an unknown hyperlink when browsing on your iPad? The solution is really quite simple. True, you can’t hover like on a regular computer, but you can touch and hold on the word. The URL associated with the hyperlink will be displayed.
Copy and pasting is another great feature that the iPad offers. Hold down on your text if you want to copy it. Once the text is yellow, select copy. You are then able to paste by tapping, then holding and then selecting the paste option.
A lot of people know that their iPads have iTunes, but they do not know all that they can do with it. A great feature is iTunes U, which you can access on your iPad. In this section, there are plenty of podcasts of an educational nature for students and anyone who loves to learn.
If you want your battery to last longer, reduce your screen’s brightness level. This is good to know if you need to save your battery because you are expecting an email. To decrease your screen’s brightness, double tap the Home icon and look for the icon that looks like a sun.
It is easy to obtain a screenshot from your iPad. Press your Home button and then the Sleep/Wake button. The screen will flash and you will hear a click. This means it took a photo. The shot will appear in the Photos app where it can be emailed or viewed.
Are you aware that you may use Street View in the Google Maps app? By searching, a red pin will show up on your map. Just tap the pin, the person icon, and then you will be in street view.
After reading this article, you should know a little more about this wonderful tool and how it can benefit your daily life. Try these new features and broaden your horizons. When you learn all you can about it, you will see how great it really is.