IPad Utility – How To Get It All

| March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

You can do lots of fantastic things with iPad. You may think you know everything so far, but you still have a lot to learn before starting. It’s important to know what your iPad does and how to properly find and use apps. Keep reading to learn more.

iPad’s iOS supports folders now. Tap an app and hold the icon until it jiggles. Then, drag the app onto a second app and let go. This will create a folder that holds both apps with a name that describes the category the apps fall under. You can rename these folders.

TIP! When you use the iPad to stream a lot of media content, such as watching movies or listening to music, you will notice that the battery does not last as long. You can change the brightness on your screen to do this.

Are you frustrated with your iPad because it wants you to join every wifi network it detects? It is possible to disable this feature by accessing your settings. If you don’t want to be prompted again, just select Wi-Fi and the final page option to turn it off.

Soft Reset

If you’ve got a frozen iPad, do a soft reset which will reboot the device. A soft reset consists of simultaneously hitting the home and power buttons. This will restart your iPad. Whenever you need to force the closure of an app, you can do so by holding down your device’s home button for several seconds.

TIP! Did you accidentally start a loud application? Mute your iPad in an emergency by holding down the volume button. If you mute a lot, you may configure your lock button into a mute button.

Is a noisy app driving you nuts? You are able to mute volume right away by simply pressing and holding the – volume button until sound is off. The lock button can be turned into a mute button as well.

If constant barrages of Wi-Fi notifications are making you crazy, make some adjustments in “settings.” Look for an option called Ask To Join that is referring to networks. Pick that option, and you will not see notifications any longer.

Almost everyone finds it difficult to accurately type on a tablet’s keyboard. There is a speech dictation function on your iPad. Tap the home button two times and tap the microphone icon on the screen that appears. When you are finished you just hit the microphone again and the text will appear on the screen.

Calendar App

You can access your Google Calendar in the Calendar app on the iPad by choosing, “Mail,” “Contacts,” and “Calendars” under the Settings menu. Select Add an Account and tap the Other one. Choose Add CalDAV Account and enter your Google information. After you’ve done this, leave the settings, then tap the calendar app. Everything you needed should be visible.

Open pages in new tabs. If you are using Safari, you can access this feature by tapping on a link and holding your finger there for a couple seconds till a menu of options appears. Then just pick to open the page in a brand new tab. You’ll still have your other page handy.

TIP! The iPhone charger isn’t ideal for quickly charging your tablet. The iPad charger is a 10 watt charger.

Almost everyone has heard of iTunes, but most people do not realize all the things they can do with it. iTunes U is pretty interesting. It houses many educational podcasts on any topic you could possibly imagine.

To get to all the apps that are running, simply double-click your Home button. That allows you to access a bar containing all running apps. This enables you to know at any given time which apps are using up your energy and keep track of what you have recently worked on.

Adjust settings to have control over the notifications you get. If you use lots of apps, it is likely that you’ll have to deal with lots of alerts and pop-ups. You can control these under Settings, and Notifications. You can determine which apps you want a notification for and which ones you aren’t worried as much about. Therefore, all your notifications will be the ones that are the most important.

Search Engine

Are you unhappy with the Google search engine on your iPad? You can use a different search engine if you wish. Access the Settings, choose Safari and then Search Engine. You can now change your search engine. There are several search engine options including Bing, Google and Yahoo.

Tap on the home button twice to maneuver between apps. Tap the icon of the app you need and you’ll be taken directly to that app. Returning to previous apps is as simple as repeating what you just did.

TIP! If you are a person that needs to have a manual with whatever you buy, you need to download the iPad’s one should you need it. Apple is not providing a manual with every product to encourage customers to download a manual rather than wasting paper.

Have you thought about connecting your TV to your iPad? You are able to do this if you purchase a adapter. You’re looking for the digital AV adapter or the Apple VGA adapter. Either of these will work.

In the Google Maps app, the Street View can be used. Complete a search on the map and you will see a red pin appear. Once you do this, hit the pin and then the white and red icon. This will load your iPad’s Street View feature.

It is easy to deal with the hassles of life when one has an iPad. With a little bit of know-how, you’ll be using it to its fullest. The iPad lets you do things that would have required separate devices with one easy-to-use gadget.

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