Make The Most Of Your Ipad With These Tips

iPad technology works great if you know the most efficient ways to use it. You have to get to know the machine inside and out, and really learn how to work its magic. The piece that follows was intended for iPad owners who want to get even more use out of their devices.

Would you like to locate your iPad if it is misplaced? In Settings, you will find an option that says iCloud. Type in you personal Apple ID code and make sure the “Find My iPad” function is turned on. Thus, if you lose the device, you just need to go to iCloud.com.

The preloaded apps that came with your iPad might not correspond to your needs. The catch is that not all of the pre-loaded apps can be deleted. You can put them in a folder and location where they won’t be in your way. This helps keep them out of your way.

Decide whether you want the lock key to lock the orientation of your tablet or mute the sound. Please note, early iPad versions don’t have this feature. If your iPad comes with iOS 4.3 or a newer version, you will have this option. Additionally, you can hold the volume button down so that your device will be muted.

Clicking the home button twice shows you the current apps that you have open. That allows you to access a bar containing all running apps. This ensures that you never forget which apps you’re running and gives you an easy way to shut off apps you don’t need any longer.

Reduce the brightness of your screen in order to increase the battery life of your iPad. This is really important when you are driving around town waiting on important information. To do this, double-click the Home button, swipe to the left and adjust the slide with the sun icon.

Use tabs to multitask when surfing the Web. Following a link or opening another page doesn’t mean you have to exit your current page. Holding the link will bring you to the options menu. From here, you can opt to open the link in a new tab, allowing you to keep your current page as well as open the new one.

Listen to the music you bought on iTunes with the iPad. There is a simple solution to accessing all of the songs in your iTunes account without the bother of downloading them again. Just use Home Sharing, enabled on the computer and the iPad. Once this option is enabled, your iTunes library will show up under the Shared section of the music app on your iPad. Then you can listen!

Does the battery icon annoy you? Fortunately, there is a way to easily remove this feature. All that has to be done is getting into your settings menu, tapping general, and usage after that. Turn it off! However, if you want to turn this feature back on, perform the same steps again.

Control all of the notifications you get. If you use many apps, chances are they are often popping up or alerting you with sound. These can be changed under notifications, which is found in settings. For apps that you no longer want to alerts from, you can simply disable them and leave the others active. That way, you only get alerts from apps that are important to you.

You can easily take a screenshot with your iPad. Just depress the HOME button followed by the SLEEP/WAKE button. A click will sound and a flash will appear. It means that a photo has been taken. Screenshots are automatically saved, and you can find them in the gallery of Photos. There, you can view them or email them.

Does reading on your iPad make your eyes tired? Your best bet is to adjust the brightness of the screen, especially if you plan to read for longer periods of time. Open the eBook app and use the sliding brightness control to dim the screen.

Join a special iPad forum or online community. They’ll teach you about their own tips and tricks. You can also share your iPad knowledge with others. If you run into issues with the iPad, these forums may help to solve your problems.

Have you had a poor experience using the Google engine via your iPad? You can easily swap it for another. Go to Settings, choose Safari, then choose Search Engine. Then choose the search engine of your choice. There are several search engine options including Bing, Google and Yahoo.

See a PDF with two different methods. You can sync through iTunes, or send the file through email. Do it both ways initially to identify which way is easier for you. You may find that both work well and that you use them in different circumstances.

To go to your recently-used and running apps, double-click on the home button to open a row of apps at the bottom of your screen. Click on whatever app you want to view. Do the same thing when you want to go back to the one you were using previously.

Have you thought about hooking your iPad up to a television? There are a great many benefits to doing so. You can use an adapter that can be bought separately. A digital AV adapter will do the trick and so will an Apple VGA adapter. Either of them work perfectly.

You can view the street with the Google Maps app. Make a red pin appear on the map by doing a simple search. Tap the pin, then choose the person icon. This loads Street View.

Did you know that you don’t have to use your iPad’s keyboard? Big fingers and that tiny keyboard don’t mix! Any Bluetooth keyboard can be connected wirelessly with no problem. Doing this allows you to type easily, just as you would when using a laptop.

When it’s time to further your iPad experience, apply what you’ve just learned. Once you get started, you will never want to quit. The features are almost endless, and the apps can be addicting to say the least. Now get going and use the tips that you read above.

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