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Jumping Into Tablet Technology With The IPad

Richard Vanderhurst_Jumping Into Tablet Technology With The IPad

Perhaps you have wanted to get more out of your iPad, but don’t know what to do because it’s still fairly new. Do not limit yourself to playing games. There are many great things that can be done with an iPad. Utilize the tips found here to start learning more about it.

Do you want to mute your iPad’s sound or lock your tablet’s orientation? You do this by using the lock key. Earlier iPads aren’t able to do this. If you are using iOS 4.3 or more, you have this option. The iPad can be muted by holding down the volume button.

A double click on the iPad Home button will display all apps that are currently in use. This bar shows all running apps and they can be accessed by pressing the icon in that bar. This will help you remember what you are running so you can close any you aren’t using anymore.

Your battery will last longer if you reduce the brightness of your screen. If you use your iPad a lot and are unable to charge it for some time, this trick is especially beneficial. To decrease your screen’s brightness, double tap the Home icon and look for the icon that looks like a sun.

Use tabs to do many different things in your browser at once. For example, there are ways to keep a page you are viewing when you want to open a link. Hold the link so that the options menu appears. Then you can follow the new link in a brand new tab, and the current page stays open too.

The settings for light aren’t really necessary depending on the environment, which is why they can be changed. Tap your home button two times and swipe several times until the brightness setting appears. This lets you manually adjust your brightness to the surroundings.

You can use your iPad to listen to the iTunes music you have. There is an easy solution for syncing up all your iTunes songs quickly. Just enable the “Home Sharing” feature in your iTunes settings on your computer, in addition to your iPad. Then go into your Music app on the iPad, click More, and click Shared. Start listening to your music!

You might not believe that you have to do it, but giving your iPad security features is always a good idea. Since iPads can hold secure information, it is worth making sure that information is safe in case you lose it.

Does the battery icon annoy you? Fortunately, it is a simple matter to remove it from your screen. Just select Settings, tap General, then tap Usage. You can turn the battery charge gauge off here. If, at a later time, you want to enable it again, follow the same procedure.

Manage your notifications. If tons of applications are on your device, you probably deal with lots of notifications. You can control them by accessing Notifications in the Settings menu. For apps that you no longer want to alerts from, you can simply disable them and leave the others active. That helps you when you want to get alerted from something important.

Your iPad makes the process of taking screenshots really easy. Just depress the home button and next hit your sleep/wake key. The screen will flash and you will hear a click. This indicates that it has taken a photo. Screenshots are automatically saved, and you can find them in the gallery of Photos. There, you can view them or email them.

Do your eyes get tired when you read books on your iPad? Simply adjust your screen brightness to address this issue. To lower screen brightness, either go to iPad Settings or use the iBook app’s brightness control.

There are many online communities for iPad users. You will learn a lot from other users who have had their device for a while. This is a excellent time to share your knowledge of the iPad. There are forums specifically geared toward problems should you run into one.

There are several options for search engines on your iPad. You can switch it for another. Under Settings, choose Safari, and then Search Engine. A list will display with the search engines that you can choose from. There are several search engine options including Bing, Google and Yahoo.

The function for the calendar won’t let you go from day to day by just swiping. Rather, utilize your navigation bar found at the screen’s bottom in order to pick the date you wish. This is quick and easy as today’s date is blue.

Double-click your home button to see which the apps that are currently running. Then click the application you want to use. If you want to go back to the previous app, just repeat this process.

Is connecting the iPad to the TV an option you have considered doing? You can purchase an adapter to do this. A digital AV adapter will do the trick and so will an Apple VGA adapter. Either one will work.

Were you aware that the Google Maps app lets you use the feature “Street View?” Search an address and a red pin will mark the location. Just tap the pin, the person icon, and then you will be in street view.

It isn’t necessary to use the built in iPad keyboard. That is a great thing for people who have trouble with it. Any Bluetooth keyboard can be connected wirelessly with no problem. This allows you to type with the same ease that you regularly enjoy on your laptop or desktop computer.

Have you wondered how you can take a screenshot? It is easier than you may think it is. Tap Home and then tap Sleep/Wake. You’ll see a flash, and there’s your screen shot. You screen shots are saved automatically, so you will not need to worry about making sure to save them afterwards.

Your business life will benefit ten-fold now that you are more aware of what the iPad can do for you. It really is amazing how much the iPad can do. Keep your education on this device up-to-date so you’re always aware of what is going on. New applications are released daily, so you’ll always have uses for your iPad.

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