As an iPad owner, you probably know these devices are amazing. You can use it to type, draw, record yourself and complete many other tasks. But, if you are not properly educated about it, you won’t be using it to your advantage. Keep reading for some solid tips about using the iPad that you must know.
You can view the apps running on your iPad. Lots of iPad applications can work in the background as you complete other tasks. To see the things that your iPad is running, double click the Home button. A bar shows up near the bottom of the screen that will list currently active apps. Swipe down if you want to eliminate the bar after you are done looking.
Is that app you just launched making too much noise? You are able to mute volume right away by simply pressing and holding the – volume button until sound is off. If you use mute often, you can set the lock orientation key to act as your mute button.
You can change your setting so that you are no longer asked whether or not you are interested in joining a Wi-Fi network. There is a selection in the Settings menu to disable Wi-Fi messages. Choose that and this will no longer pop up.
You don’t need to press the small camera icon that’s found near the bottom left of the screen to see videos or pictures you just took. Instead, you can use one finger to swipe to the right, and voila, there is your picture or video. To view photos you’ve taken in the past, continue swiping left.
If time is of the essence, avoid charging your iPad with an iPhone charger. The iPad carries 10 watts as opposed to just 5 watts for the iPhone. It’ll take a long time for an iPhone charger to totally charge an iPad. You need to always use your iPad charger to charge it.
Typing on a tablet can be difficult at first but gets easier over time. The iPad actually has a speech recognition function. Hit the home button before tapping on the small microphone. After you’re through dictating, you can hit the icon once again and text will start appearing.
The email app will show you the first two lines of an email’s text unless you change this setting. It is helpful sometimes to get a preview of the email contact. Head to “settings” and hit “mail.” Go to Mail, pick Contacts and then tap Calender. Then, preview mail options to change the lines.
Do you hate not knowing exactly where hyperlinked words lead? You can fix this easily. This will tell you the URL and you make it easier for you to decide if you want to visit that site. The URL associated with the hyperlink will be displayed.
You now know how to use your iPad in a variety of ways. Remember these tips and pass them along to your friends and family so they can use them with their iPad. With increased knowledge comes increased ability to assist others, which makes you feel great.