iPads offer so many functions that a first time user may not know how to access. Even if you’re a seasoned iPad user, you can still use some simple and straightforward advice. The following article will provide you with wonderful tried and true tips that can make using this device seem less overwhelming!
If you want to watch movies, listen to music, or play a game you have to make sure you are fully charged with your battery. A simple way to get more play time out of each charge of the battery is to use a low screen brightness setting. You might not ever need to use it as bright as it can be.
When your iPad freezes, you can reboot your device with a soft reset. Hold down both the power and home buttons for a few seconds. Wait until your iPad begins to restart. If you wish for an app to be forcefully closed, hold your home button down for a couple of seconds.
You can take screenshots of what you are doing on your iPad. Press the home button and then the sleep/wake one. A screenshot will be taken instantly and saved into your photo gallery. You can then email these screenshots to your friends to show them the different features of you iPad.
Your iPad will not charge through a USB port unless you have a high power port. High power ports are usually found in the back of a desktop computer and most laptops do not have one. This also means that USB docks will not charge your iPad unless you own a powered dock.
Do you need to switch from one app to another? You should activate the multitasking gestures in the general tab of your settings. You will then be able to swipe left or right to switch apps, swipe up to see your multitasking bar and pinch your fingers if you want to access your home.
A great feature of the iPad is the zoom features. You can easily zoom in and out of any website by pinching with two fingers on the screen. This will help you select tiny links or features when they are larger. You can also double-tap on any image or text to enable auto-zoom.
Using AirPrint, you can print straight from your iPad, as long as you have a compatible printer. AirPrint works with most newer HP printers. If you have a Mac, you can use the Printopia app to print to any Mac printer. To use AirPrint, simply go to the share menu and choose print–that’s it!
Did you know you could print the documents you have on your iPad? You need to purchase an AirPrint ready printer. While you are near the printer, access your share menu and select printer. If you have a Mac computer, you can download an app called Printopia to send your printing jobs to a printer connected to your Mac.
It is natural to hold the sides of the iPad when taking a photo. Doing this will make the shutter button move, which could cause you to move while attempting to take a picture. You can always push the lock for the orientation. Doing this will allow the shutter button to be a thumb’s distance away. After you snap the picture, edit the image with the editor and rotate the video or image at a later time.
Wait until accessories are on sale until you buy. Your iPad comes with what you need up front – the iPad and a charging cable – and everything else can wait. If you want a standing charger, case, keyboard, screen protection or any such item, they go on sale frequently online, so keep your eyes peeled and be patient.
You can find a free downloadable version of the user guide for the iPad. Go to Apple’s website and find the PDF version of the guide. You can then download and print it. It is also available as an iBook that can be downloaded directly to your iPad. Use it to assist you in learning how to fully operate your iPad.
The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. The bright screen may be reduced by tapping your Home button two times and swiping it until you find the setting for brightness. This lets you manually adjust your brightness to the surroundings.
Do you find reading e-books on the iPad hurts your eyes? This is easily remedied by adjusting the brightness level to a lower setting. You can either access the brightness level in your settings or lower the brightness directly in the eBook app by using the brightness slider.
There may be many apps that you do not use on an iPad, but you are not allowed to delete some of them. The best thing to do to get them out of your way is to move all of them into a folder. This way, you will only see the one folder icon and not a ton of icons for things you don’t use.
Has linking your iPad to a TV been something you have wanted to do? You can use an adapter that can be bought separately. There are two types – VGA or digital AV. These devices will work perfectly.
Print right from your iPad. You don’t have to email a document anymore. If you have the right kind of printer, you can simply print from your Share menu with AirPrinter. Many Hewlett Packard printers are compatible, and you can also use Printopia for printers that are connected to Macs.
You have taken the first step to working with your iPad by reading this article. When you gather enough knowledge on the subject of iPads, you will find some strange functions come to you as second nature. Apply what you have just read from the above article to find out how great your iPad really is!