Looking To Own Your IPad? Start With These Important Pointers

When you understand the iPad, you can finally truly use it. You have to understand the ins and outs of it, how it works and how to work it. Keep reading to become an advanced iPad user.

If you always prefer to read the owner’s manual for any new gadget, you will need to download the manual for the iPad. Apple finds that this is the most efficient way for you to be guided.

If in Safari, you can click the apex of the title window to return to the beginning of any page. This saves a good deal of time over scrolling up. It is much faster to tap the title window and be on your way.

Like most computers and electronics, the new iPad comes with pre-installed apps that are of no use to you. You are also not able to take some of these apps off. Make a folder to store all these useless apps out of the way. That allows you to concentrate on what you want.

Kids need to be protected from the Internet. First visit your SETTINGS menu. Next, go to GENERAL. Then go to RESTRICTIONS. Within the Restrictions setting, you can turn on the Enable Restrictions choice with a tap. Doing this can go a long way to keep your child safe while they are online. Videos and websites that contain mature content will be blocked.

You can control notifications. Sometimes, you’ll find alerts to be annoying. Go to Settings, then Notifications. You can easily manage which applications send alerts and which don’t. Doing this enables you to filter alerts so that you know that any alerts you do get are important.

Want to know how to locate an iPad if it gets lost? Simply visit Settings and then iCloud. Put in your Apple ID,and on the bottom of the screen where it says “Find My iPad,” turn it on. That way, if you lose your iPad, you simply have to go to

You are now able to quickly mute your iPad. In its first incarnation, the iPad lacked a specific mute button. As of iOS 4.3, there was a choice of having the lock switch lock the orientation of the iPad or mute the sound. Now all you have to do is press the volume-down key and hold it for a few seconds.

If you need to mute the audio on the iPad, do the following. Just depress the volume button for only 2 seconds. This is quicker than adjusting the volume repeatedly. Hold it again when you want to turn the volume up.

If you watch a lot of iPad videos, you will need a long power cord. When you power your iPad with a wall charger, you will charge your battery while watching videos rather than running it down.

If you’re not able to charge your iPad using the front of the computer, consider trying the back. The front USB panels are often not as powerful as the rear panels. If you continue having trouble, purchase a USB adapter for outlets.

Are you aware you can simply add Google Calendar information on the Calendar app? You should do this by going to the settings and then under mail,under mail click on the contacts link and then the calender icon. Choose Add Account and select Other as the type. Select Add CalDAV Account, then place your Google log-in credentials in there.

Even if you think this is unnecessary, it is wise to add a security feature to your iPad. Since iPads can hold secure information, it is worth making sure that information is safe in case you lose it.

Do you want to reduce the noise your iPad makes? Pick the Sound tab in Settings. You can delete the alerts for your email or calendar notifications. IF you want to hear the notifications you can also turn them down.

Add a period when your are typing. Simply double tap your space bar at the end of a sentence. Double tapping the button will create a space and full stop. This is a great way to save time when typing a lengthy document.

Do you hate it when you are surfing on your iPad and you cannot tell where a hyperlinked word will lead you? This is easily remedied. True, you can’t hover like on a regular computer, but you can touch and hold on the word. This action will show you the URL that the word will take you to.

Do you wish to see PDF files on your iPad? By sending the PDF to your email, the iPad can use iBooks to display it. Another option is to use the iTunes app on your desktop or laptop by syncing your iPad.

Choose the functionality you’d like for the lock switch, orientation lock or audio mute. Earlier version of the iPad didn’t have this feature. As long as you are running iOS 4.3 or higher, you have the option. You can also mute your iPad by pressing on the volume down button.

Taking screenshots on an iPad is a cinch. To pull this off, just hold down both the “Home” and “Sleep” button simultaneously. This will capture the image and save it with your other photos.

You may be tempted to hold your iPad by its sides when you take pictures. This makes your shutter button move, and you may start wobbling when trying to snap photos. Give the orientation lock a try. This allows the shutter button to easily be reached with your thumb. Once you’ve taken the pictures, use an application like Photoshop to edit them.

If you want to copy text on your device, push on the wording that you want and hit Select. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to press ‘copy’, go to a different app, and press and hold again. Click Paste. You can also highlight a whole paragraph; tap it around four times.

When it’s time to further your iPad experience, apply what you’ve just learned. You’ll find that your iPad never leaves your side once you know all it does.

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