Making Your IPad Work For You: A Guide

iPads are so user-friendly that you might not discover everything there is to know about them. Don’t you simply add the apps you want and then access them via the touch screen interface? There is so much more to it that you need to learn, and this article should guide you through some simple tips and tricks to help you figure it all out.

You can now use folders on the iOS iPad. Just tap an app and hold it until it wiggles, then drag it over the app you wish to pair it with. Your iPad will then create a folder with both apps. The folder will show the name representing the category associated with those apps. You can rename the folder, too.

Credit Card

Be aware of the amount you are spending to purchase apps for your iPad. Because your credit card is on file with the iTunes store, it is not hard to go overboard buying apps and then get a nasty credit card statement shock. Hence, you should set a limit on how much to spend on them.

Remote servers need to be access using a VPN connection. To make a VPN connection, go to Network and turn on the VPN feature. Then, you’ll need to put in a username and your server address. Speak with a member of the network administration team to assist if you cannot do this.

Do you get irked each time you get a message from your iPad wanting to know if you want to join a new wifi network that it has just picked up? This can be turned off in settings. Choose the Wi-Fi tab, and the last option on the page can be turned off if you do not wish to be prompted anymore.

Iphone Charger

If you want to charge your iPad as quickly as possible, do not use an iPhone charger. The wattage is different, causing a delay. The iPhone charger will take much longer to fully charge your iPad. This is why the charger that comes with the iPad is the best to use.

If you iPad is set to default you will be able to see a few sentences of your email before you read it. You may wish to view more of each message before you open it. To change this, head to iPad Settings and press on Mail. Go to Mail, Contacts, and Calendar to adjust Preview Mail Options to add more lines.

The iPad doesn’t come with a paper manual so it will need to be downloaded if you want to read it. Apple finds that this is the most efficient way for you to be guided.

Do you just hate knowing how much charge remains in your iPad battery? If you want to, you can just turn it off. To begin, open the Settings menu. Find the Usage category, beneath the General tab. Under the Usage menu, you will be able to turn off the display.

If you misplaced your iPad, how would you find it easily? Enter Settings and then look at iCloud. Add your unique Apple ID and select “Find My iPad” at the screen’s bottom. When you do this, you will simply need to go to to find your iPad if it goes missing.

Screenshots are simple to take. To pull this off, just hold down both the “Home” and “Sleep” button simultaneously. Instantly, a screenshot will be taken and stored with the rest of your images.

Are you on the Internet nearly all the time? Then take advantage of the iPad’s cloud functions. Use the cloud to store things without taking up valuable space on the device itself. Make sure that important documents are stored on both your iPad and the cloud function.

You can copy and paste text on your iPad. Use your finger to highlight the text, then choose the text that should be copied. After the text section is highlighted, tap again and choose to copy. Finally, to paste the text, hold at the target location and choose “paste” from the popup menu.

Screen Brightness

A way to extend the battery life of your iPad is to lower the screen brightness. The device will automatically adjust the screen brightness depending on the environmental conditions, or you can turn it down manually. Decrease the brightness by double tapping the Home icon.

Many people are annoyed by the on-screen indicator listing how much charge their battery holds. Fortunately, it is simple to remove. All you need to do is go to settings, tap on general, and then usage. Turn it off! Do the reverse to turn it right back on.

You can control all of the notifications you receive. With multiple apps, you are sure to see lots of alerts and whatnot popping up all the time. You can control these under Settings, and Notifications. You can decide which apps you want to send alerts and which apps you do not. Then you only get useful notifications.

You may notice that you begin to grow tired after an extended period of reading on the iPad. Remedy this by adjusting the brightness level of the screen. Access Brightness in the Settings, or use the slider in the iBook app to dim the level.

Do you ever need a quick screenshot? Doing so is actually quite simple. Hold Home and the Sleep button at the same time. You will see a flash, and the screenshot will have been taken. Screen shots are saved automatically, which means that you need not be concerned about saving them later.

Is your screen becoming marred? You need a screen protector! Not only does this protect the iPad, it also protects your fingers from micro-cuts.

Be sure to enable the feature known as “Find My iPad”. This is very helpful in the event your iPad goes missing. It will allow you to track your iPad to wherever it is located and you can also delete whatever you want from a location that’s remote. While this probably seems like a pain, you will be thankful that you did this should you ever misplace it.

While so easy to use, iPads provide even more utility when you delve into the knowledge base available. Improved performance and increased productivity can be yours with the simple suggestions in the following article. Using the iPad correctly will give you a multi-functional device.