Few things are more exciting than getting a new iPad. However, it can be really frustrating to figure out how to optimize your use of it. The following article will detail some interesting tips and tricks on using your new iPad more effectively, and just how to have more fun with it in general.
Did you know that when you are charging your iPad on a flat surface, it can take a while for the battery light to appear? Don’t panic! Plug it in and wait for a bit. The charging symbol will eventually appear and your iPad has been charging the entire time.
Are you having a hard time typing on your iPad? You should get a Bluetooth wireless keyboard. Your iPad will recognize any Bluetooth keyboard instantly. If you use the keyboard a lot, purchase a case with a Bluetooth keyboard directly built in it so you do not have to carry your keyboard. everywhere
When checking out any new applications, don’t overlook free options. Many times they are just as good as the paid version, although they may include advertisements. This is also a great way to have a type of trial before purchasing the full version that doesn’t have any obtrusive ads on it.
Copying and pasting text is easy on the iPad. Tap and hold text you want to be copied, and hit select to pick the sentence you desire. Tap the screen again (the text should be yellow) and hit copy. You can then paste your text by tapping, holding and selecting Paste.
You can now put folders on your iPad. Simply press down on one icon until it begins to jiggle, and then place it “on top” of another icon. You will then create a folder that includes both of those icons. This can be a quick way to organize all of the things you have on your iPad.
If you want to take pictures with your iPad, you may think holding the sides is the best way to go about it. This way, the shutter button might move, and there could be wobbling as you shoot the photo. Give use of the orientation lock a try. Doing so keeps the button right by your thumb. The photo can be rotated in image editor afterward.
Did your iPad download gets 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.
Want a faster than light screenshot with your iPad? It’s now quicker and easier than ever; simply hold down the home and power buttons simultaneously and your screenshot is instantly saved. Look for it later in the Photos App under saved photos albums. You don’t have to do anything else!
When you first purchased your iPad, pages loaded quickly. Now, you are noticing your machine is not as snappy in it responses as it used to be. Over time, the installation of data and apps will slow down your iPad. To keep your iPad at optimum speed, periodically review the information and apps you have installed and deleted those that are no longer being used. By doing this, your iPad will become snappier in its response again.
It’s simple to take a screenshot on your iPad. Just press the home and sleep/wake buttons at the same time. You’ll hear a click and see a flash. This means a photo has been taken. It is easy to view screenshots in the photo gallery after they have been saved.
Try to use a wallpaper that is not that dark if you are worried about seeing smudges and fingerprints on the screen. They show up more prominently when the background is dark, so it would be a better idea to choose a wallpaper that is a bit lighter in color.
If you would like to toggle between multiple apps without returning to the main area, hit the home button twice and all of the apps you are running will appear. Simply tap the application that you want to open up. To switch back to the previous app, just do the same thing again.
Did you wish you could connect an iPad to your TV? There is an adapter you can use to do this with newer TVs. There are two types – VGA or digital AV. Both will work out just fine.
If your volume buttons seem unresponsive, you can reset them by visiting “sounds” under “general settings”. If you have the settings for Change on you can use all of the buttons. The volume slider that is also here will help you fine-tune the volume.
When browsing the web with Safari, click the title window to go back to the beginning of the page. Sometimes scrolling just takes too long. Tapping your title window helps speed things up.
You may come to a situation where you need to mute your iPad. Whatever your reason is, you can easily mute your iPad with one simple step. Hold down your volume button for about two seconds and it should cut the sound from your speakers. This simple step enables you to get out of many uncomfortable situations.
iPad Screen Protector
If you are struggling to see your iPad under bright sunlight, consider buying a matte screen protector. While the iPad’s glossy screen may look stylish, in bright sunlight, the glossy finish can have a huge amount of glare. A matte screen protector will reduce the glare from your iPad in brightly lit rooms.
Personalize your signature. Have you noticed the little string of text that is sent with your emails that says that it was sent by your iPad? You can change this to something more personalized. Go to the Settings, Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then Signature. Type your new signature into the box and save your settings.
An iPad is truly exciting to own, but only if you can figure out how to make use of its numerous features and fancy apps. Hopefully, this article has given you some great ideas on how to really get into this fantastic little machine and make the most of it. Enjoy!