Using Your IPad: Tips And Tricks

TIP! iPads now support folders. To begin, tap and hold your finger on an app until it starts jiggling, drag that app on top of another icon, and then let it go.

Everybody loves the iPad. It’s smaller than a laptop, so it’s very portable. It can be used for work or for playing games. The iPad is packed with a multitude of features. This article will explain how to enjoy your iPad more than ever before.

TIP! A lot of people aren’t very good at typing on a tablet, even though it gets easier later. However, the iPad does have a button for speech dictation.

Know which apps are running on your iPad. Lots of iPad applications can work in the background as you complete other tasks. Double-click the Home button if you want to find out what apps are currently running. The lower bar will display the currently active apps and some brief information. After you see what is running, close the bar by swiping downward.

TIP! Are you irritated by the percentage of battery icon on the top right of your screen? If you want, you have the power to turn that off. Start by going to the Settings.

If your iPad constantly asks you if you would like to join the Wi-Fi networks it detects, change this option. Opt out of the Ask To Join setting. If you choose that option, you will not receive incoming invitations anymore.

TIP! If you want to quickly mute your iPad, just follow this simple step. Just hold down the volume down button for a couple seconds.

If you do not have much time, do not use your iPhone’s charger to charge your iPad. The iPad requires a larger wattage requirement than the iPhone. You will not be able to charge your iPad as quickly if you are using your iPhone charger. Instead, just use the charger that came with the iPad.

TIP! To quickly copy and paste on an iPad, tap and hold down the desired text and then pick select. Once the text is selected, tap “copy”, and switch to the app you wish to paste to and hold down a tap again.

A lot of people find it difficult to type on tablets, but over time, it gets easier. The iPad also has a button for speech dictation. Simply push home twice and a small microphone will pop up. When you are done talking, push the icon again and your words will be shown as text.

TIP! Go to your apps that you keep running quicker and easier! Just double click the home button, and you’ll see them on the bottom of the screen. This trick will save you time, versus scrolling through separate screens to find what you are looking for.

You can make it much easier to send messages if you use shortcuts. Pushing the space bar two times gives you a period at the end of a sentence. You won’t have to add it yourself and the time you save can mean more messaging to family and friends.

Battery Percentage

TIP! Determine if you would like the lock key for locking your tablet’s orientation or muting your sound. Earlier iPads lack this function.

Does the battery percentage indicator drive you crazy? If you want to, you can turn it off easily. To begin, enter the menu for your Settings. Select General and then Usage. You should be able to figure out how to turn off the battery percentage display on this menu.

TIP! Double clicking on the Home button lets you see and access all currently running apps. A little bar will pop up that gives you access to your apps.

Do you hate having to tap the bookmark icon in order to open your bookmarked sites? Well, you’re able to keep the bookmarks bar on forever if you want to rid yourself of this problem. Access your Safari settings and turn on the option for always showing your bookmarks bar.

TIP! Different lighting is needed for different environments, and you can change it on your iPad. Dim your screen by clicking the Home button two times and swiping.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to thing you are able to do on an iPad. The iPad is a device that can be enjoyed by the entire family. If one is in your possession, make sure that you care for it, but also educate yourself about its full potential and possibilities. Once you learn to properly operate your iPad, you will be shocked at how much it improves your life.