Nobody can doubt the greatness of the iPad and its varied usages. You will get the most out of the iPad you bought by learning more about its different features. Follow the tips below, and you will be ready to use your device like a pro.
If you do a lot of typing on your iPad, consider buying a portable Bluetooth keyboard. Doing a lot of typing on a virtual on-screen keyboard will most likely cause a lot of pain in your finger joints. Buying a portable Bluetooth keyboard for your iPad will make it possible for you to type long documents on your tablet comfortably.
If your friends own iPads too, you can share your entire music and video library with them. Open your ITunes app and activate the home sharing function. You also need to enter your Apple ID in the music and video menu of your iPad. To access a shared library, open a music or video app and select more. You will then have access to a list of shared libraries.
You will be using VPN networks if you are trying to get in contact with remote servers. You can use a VPC on your iPad by going to Settings, Network, and then turning on the VPN. When prompted, enter your server address and username. If the server address is not something you personally know, contact your network administrator.
You can do a soft reset in order to reboot a frozen iPad. For a soft reset, you will need to simultaneously hold the home button and power button for several seconds. Your device will then restart. If you want an application to shut down, hold your home button down for several seconds.
Take the time to get to know your iPad’s settings. Apple has provided a wide range of options to make your iPad extremely customizable. Changing your settings can make your iPad a lot more fun to use and it may even become faster and easier to use. It is worth is to take this time and learn it.
Control what notifications you see. Tired of every app bothering you with notifications, causing you to miss important ones? Head to the Notifications section of your Settings menu. Here you can determine which of your apps are allowed to send you pop up notifications and which ones cannot. This can put a halt to noisy apps and make it easier to see your important messages.
You can take screenshots of what you are doing on your iPad. Press the home button and then the sleep/wake one. A screenshot will be taken instantly and saved into your photo gallery. You can then email these screenshots to your friends to show them the different features of you iPad.
Your iPad will not charge through a USB port unless you have a high power port. High power ports are usually found in the back of a desktop computer and most laptops do not have one. This also means that USB docks will not charge your iPad unless you own a powered dock.
It is easy to quickly mute your iPad. In its first incarnation, the iPad lacked a specific mute button. Prior to iOS 4.3 you had to use the lock switch to mute the sound or lock your iPad’s orientation. Now, you can quickly mute your iPad by holding the “down” half of the volume button.
Find out about other Apple products. You may be able to use your iPad in tandem with other devices in the Apple family, making your use of all of them much easier. You can look at the Apple site, or you can just search on the internet for ways that you may be able to use other Apple devices.
If you are preparing to sync your iPad with your computer for the first time, choose wisely. If you indicate that you want to sync ALL of your pictures, videos and music, be prepared. Depending on how much you have, it could take a long time to fully transfer everything over. Instead, use your discretion and only sync those items which you know you will need on the iPad.
You can paste and copy text using the iPad. Simply hold down the text that you intend to copy. After the text section is highlighted, tap again and choose to copy. You are then able to paste by tapping, then holding and then selecting the paste option.
You may be tempted to hold your iPad by its sides when you take pictures. Doing so will make the shutter button move around, causing wobbly pictures. Try using the lock for orientation. The orientation lock is right near your thumb, so it will be easy to reach. Once you take the picture, utilize image editor for rotating your pictures or videos.
Did your iPad download get interrupted? Did you never receive that bonus item that was supposed to come with your new iTunes album? These are issues that are easily corrected. Just pick the Store menu in iTunes, and look for the option to check for any downloads you may have available.
You can find a free downloadable version of the user guide for the iPad. Go to Apple’s website and find the PDF version of the guide. You can then download and print it. It is also available as an iBook that can be downloaded directly to your iPad. Use it to assist you in learning how to fully operate your iPad.
Many people’s lives have been changed by iPad use. With so many features and applications, the possibilities of this device are nearly endless. When you use what you’ve learned here, you’ll see that the sky is the limit.