Does Your IPad Work The Way You Want It? – Try These Tips

TIP! Did you accidentally launch a loud application? You can quickly mute the volume by pressing the volume-down button. The lock button can be turned into a mute button as well.

You can do a lot of things with your iPad. You may not be fully aware of all the great things it offers, but you will be soon! You should learn all about the apps and any tips or tricks that can help you use your iPad efficiently. Keep on reading this article!

TIP! If you are one of those people that like to read a manual when you buy a new toy, you can download one onto the iPad if you need it. Apple, following a minimalist approach, don’t include a user manual with their iPad.

There is a way that you can check all the running applications that you have at a given time. To see the currently running apps, just tap the Home button twice and you can see them quite clearly. To switch between apps, just tap the one you want to access. Make this bar disappear by making a downward swipe on your screen.

TIP! Are you annoyed when your iPad audibly alerts you to every new email? The great thing is that you do not have to be. Under the Settings menu, choose “General”.

Don’t forget how many apps you are running at once. A lot of the apps on your tablet can keep running while you work on other things. If you want to know which apps are currently active, all you need to do quickly tap the home button two times in succession. The apps in use will appear on the bottom of the screen. When you are finished looking at it, swipe down to close the bar.

TIP! You are able to send messages more effectively this way. If you double tap the space bar, you’ll get a period followed by a space, for example.

If you store confidential data on your iPad, use the settings app to enable data wiping after a number of failed password entries. This will enable erasure of all data on your phone after 10 unsuccessful login attempts.

TIP! There is now an easy way to mute your iPad. As you might know, previous iPad versions did not have this capability.

To add your Google Calendar to your iPad calendar app, select Mail, Contacts and Calendars. You can then go to Add An Account and then Other. Choose Add CalDAV Account and enter your Google information. Then navigate out of settings and click on the calendar application. The calendar should now be updated.

TIP! If your children regularly use your iPad and you don’t want them exposed to pornography and violence, enable the parental controls. In the settings menu, you can easily limit access to mature content.

It is very important that you know how to take care of your iPad. One crucial tip is to never leave your iPad in a place that could cause it to succumb to extreme weather conditions. The battery will begin to degrade in extreme heat. Additionally, never mix liquids and iPads, or else you risk damage. You would be smart if you purchased a cover that will provide some extra padding for your iPad.

TIP! When you are browsing a page on the iPad and you see a link, does it bother you that you do not know where the link leads you to? Here’s an easy tip to solve this problem. All you have to do is to touch and keep your finger on the word.

Taking a screenshot while using your iPad is extremely easy to do. Just hold the home and sleep button simultaneously. This takes the shot and places it with your other photos.

Mute Button

TIP! Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Be aware that if you have an early model iPad, you will not have this feature.

You can quickly mute the iPad. When the iPad originally came out, there wasn’t a dedicated mute button. Starting with 4.3 the lock switch was able to be used as a mute button. Just hold the volume down button for a few seconds to mute.

TIP! Double click the home button to see a list of apps that are currently running. This action with show you a bar of all of your running apps.

Hold down on your text if you want to copy and paste it. Then press copy, go to another application, then press and hold again. This will allow a menu to come up and then paste. To do an entire paragraph, simply tap four times.

TIP! You can use your iPad to listen to the iTunes music you have. You do not have to log in to your iTunes account and re-download every last song.

The iPad is a great musical device, but did you know about podcasts? Podcasts are radio programs that may last only a few minutes or could run several hours, and they cover all kinds of subjects. If music is something you have had enough of lately, give some podcasts a try. No matter what your interests are, you can bet there is someone making a podcast to suit you.

TIP! Lots of people get annoyed by the battery percentage icon. Thankfully, it is pretty easy to remove it from the screen.

Auto brightness is a wonderful feature to conserve battery and energy. The iPad knows when your room is bright or dark and will adjust accordingly. The iPad’s backlight gobbles up battery, so this function can easily extend the amount of time that you can use the iPad before charging it. Go to Settings, and then locate the “Brightness & Wallpaper” setting.

TIP! There are many online forums for iPad users. There is lots to learn from experienced users of the device.

Do you want your lock key to stop your tablet screen from turning, or to mute the sound? If you had an older iPad model, you likely know that this is a new feature. You have this option if you are using iOS 4.3 or above. Using the volume button on the side works to mute the iPad, too.

TIP! Are you getting crummy Google search results on your iPad? You can choose another search engine with a minimum of fuss. Go to your Settings menu, select Safari, then Search Engine.

An iPad can help to make a lot of hassles easier to deal with. Knowing how an iPad can be used for entertainment or business purposes is fantastic. It is possible to integrate your technological tools, and this is the place to begin.