TIP! Using your iPad to watch films, play music and play games can significantly shorten the life of the battery. Adjusting screen brightness can help to lengthen your battery life.
An iPad is a great gadget. You can do anything with it, from typing documents to creating music. But, if you don’t know how to use it, you won’t get far. Keep reading to get tips for iPad owners that want to get the most out of it.
TIP! It is easy to get to all the apps that are currently running on your iPad. Double-clicking on your Home button will show all the running apps in the bar at your screen’s bottom.
The latest operating system, iOS, allows you to use folders on your iPad. Tap an app and hold the icon until it jiggles. Then, drag the app onto a second app and let go. The folder that is created will be named with the category of the applications that are inside it. You can rename these folders.
TIP! Monitor your iPad app spending. There are many, many helpful apps and it is easy to go overboard.
A soft reset will allow you to resume using your iPad if the screen is frozen. This is done by holding your power button and your home button down at the same time for a few seconds. This will cause your device to restart. If you need to close an app, press only the home button during a few seconds.
TIP! Try a soft reset if your iPad is frozen. A soft reset consists of simultaneously hitting the home and power buttons.
Would you like to see more than 2 lines of text when previewing an email? Under Settings, navigate to Mail, and look for the Preview setting. Change the preview feature to increase the lines you see. This will give you a larger range to view when you are skimming.
Set a password to keep your information private. Doing so will completely wipe your phone after 10 attempts.
TIP! You should adjust your settings to preview more than a few lines of the emails you receive. Go to the Settings, go to the section that says Mail and seek out the setting that says Preview.
As an alternative to a bulky manual, you can download the manual onto your iPad. Apple is not providing a manual with every product to encourage customers to download a manual rather than wasting paper.
TIP! Don’t use the iPhone charger for the iPad if you don’t have enough time. Your iPad requires higher wattage to charge than an iPod does.
If you want to keep current pages open, just open new ones in a different tab. In Safari, tap and hold that link until a menu pops up. Then just pick to open the page in a brand new tab. You’ll still have your other page handy.
TIP! The factory default iPad setting is set to preview only two written lines from each email prior to you selecting it. It can be helpful to see more of the content prior to opening.
It’s essential that you take good care of your iPad. First, keep the iPad away from direct sun and never leave it in a hot car. Heat degrades battery performance. Also, your iPad should not be placed around liquids that can cause damage to it. A cover is a wise investment for your iPad.
TIP! Shortcuts will help you send messages quickly. For instance, a period and space are added when you tap the space bar two times while typing a sentence.
If you need to mute the audio on the iPad, do the following. Just press and hold the volume button down for a few seconds. That is easier than adjusting your volume time and again. When you want the volume to go back up, hold it again.
TIP! You can easily take screenshots while using your iPad. You just have to hit the sleep and home buttons together.
Since your iPad plays a major part in your life, you’ll want to know how to properly care for it. Quite a few people find that screen protectors work well with their iPads. These are thin plastic sheets that cover the screen of the iPad to provide extra protection. Use a soft, damp cloth to clean your iPad’s screen. Don’t ever use products such as common window and household cleaners on the iPad’s screen.
TIP! If you don’t want your children accessing mature Internet sites, it is possible to block them. All you have to do is turn the parental control feature on through the settings menu.
If you spend a lot of time online, you will find the cloud servers your iPad can access very useful. You can store extra information this way without it using up space in the iPad’s flash memory. For especially important documents, save them on both your device and the cloud.
TIP! Use the auto brightness feature of your iPad. This feature senses the ambient light in the room and adjusts the backlight to suit your surroundings.
Your iPad is fabulous for playing music, but have you discovered podcasts? These are radio programs ranging from 2 minutes to 2 hours about any type of subject. These programs can be a great alternative to listening to music while you commute. There are so many topics that you’re sure to find one that you find interesting.
TIP! It is possible to sync pages by using iTunes so that documents can be shared with Macs or PCs. Sharing your documents is no longer a hassle and the ability to interact with any brand of home computer via iTunes is irreplaceable.
With the advice you read here, you will find the iPad to be more useful. Just use what you learn and the iPad will astound you. With increased knowledge comes increased ability to assist others, which makes you feel great.