It can be incredible to stop and marvel at the advances in technology over recent years. It went from computers so large they filled a whole room, to mobile phones that have Internet access. Technology gets better every day. These tips can help you get the most from your iPad.
Battery life is typically shorter when using heavier applications like movies and games. Adjusting screen brightness can help to lengthen your battery life. Most of the day, you will not require your brightness on the highest setting.
You can bring up a list of every app currently running on your iPad. Double-click on Home, and you’ll see your running apps at the bottom of the screen. You are able to switch to whatever app you want, by pressing it on the bar. Just swipe downward on your screen to remove this bar.
Change your settings so that you can preview more than two lines of an email in your inbox. Go to settings and then to mail, locate the preview setting. Change the preview feature to increase the lines you see. This should help you decide if you really need to read the entire email or not.
Your iPad is defaulted to show the first two lines of an email in preview. If you would rather see more before you open it, there is an option. To change this, head to iPad Settings and press on Mail. Select Contacts under Mail, then select Calendar to alter the options for additional lines in Preview mail.
If you want to keep current pages open, just open new ones in a different tab. When you find a website in Safari, hold your finger on the link. A menu will appear. You will be given the choice to open the website of choice in an additional tab in the pop-up menu.
It’s fairly easy to grab a quick screenshot on your iPad. Simply press and hold the sleep and home buttons simultaneously. Instantly, a screenshot will be taken and stored with the rest of your images.
If you need to mute your iPad’s sound in a pinch, use this handy technique. Just depress the volume button for a couple of seconds. This is far faster than changing the volume level all the time. Press it down when you want the volume to go back to normal.
The iPad can perform a quick mute. There was no mute button available when the iPad was originally introduced. The IOS 4.3 gave the choice of a lock switch to lock the iPad orientation or to mute the sound. Holding down the volume button helps to mute your phone fast.
Text can be copied and pasted on your iPad. Use your finger to highlight the text, then choose the text that should be copied. Tap once more after the text appears in yellow highlight. Then select Copy. Then tap again to paste your text.
A forum is a great place to learn tips and tricks about the iPad. There are many quality sites designed to help you learn all the features of your iPad and guide you as you explore different apps. All you have to do is check some forums to find out more about the iPad.
While you may not think it is necessary, it is always smart to put a security feature on your iPad. If you were to lose your iPad, all kinds of personal information would be in the hands of others.
You can use your iPad to take screenshots quickly and easily. Simply press the home button at the same time as the sleep button. You will see the screen flash then you will hear a click. This means you have taken a screenshot. Your screenshots are automatically saved and located in your Photos gallery.
To switch between apps as quickly as possible, click on Home two times. This will show all apps that are currently running. Tap your desired app, and there you go. Returning to previous apps is as simple as repeating what you just did.
From those room-filling computers to tiny cell phones, and everything in between, we truly have a ton of choice when it comes to computing today. If you buy an iPad, all you have to do is learn a little more about it. This article can help you begin that journey.
Published: July 11, 2014