Learning To Use An IPad: Tips And Advice

03/10/2017

If you are able to use your iPad correctly, you will be able to do whatever you put your mind to. There are so many uses, though, you probably do not know everything the iPad is capable of doing. Keep reading to prepare yourself for all this machine has to offer.

Keep your bill under control by tracking the amount you spend on iPad apps. 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. So, it's important to keep your eye on what you're spending.

Did you accidentally start an app that is noisy? Mute the volume quick by pressing and then holding your volume down button. Do this until you can't hear anything. If you need to mute often, you can set your lock button to mute, too.

Some people take time to adjust to typing on an iPad. Fortunately, you can choose to have your iPad dictate what you say instead. Depress the Home button two times, then touch the microphone icon. Once you finish, hit that microphone once more and you will see in text what you have spoken aloud.

There is no hard-copy manual for iPad, but if you want one, you can download it and print it. Apple finds that this is the most efficient way for you to be guided.

You can now quickly mute your iPad. The original iPad didn't have a mute button. Now the lock switch can be used to mute the iPad. Now all you have to do is press the volume-down key and hold it for a few seconds.

If you don't want your children viewing mature content, you can change the settings on your iPad to block it. Just click on settings and turn on parental controls. You can block mature films and anything else that is labeled adult and/or has bad language.

Do you ever find yourself browsing the web and wondering where a word that is hyperlinked will take you? There is a simple fix to this problem. Just hold your finger on the word instead of the usual hovering that you can do on your laptop or desktop. The URL associated with the hyperlink will be displayed.

There is more to the iTunes Store than music and apps! One great feature is iTunes U. You can find lots of podcasts that are meant to teach in this section.

A bright screen drains your battery, so turn down the brightness. This makes great sense of you are traveling and are waiting on a critical message. To accomplish this, hit the Home button twice and find the icon resembling a sun.

Tabs can help you browse more efficiently. For example, there are ways to keep a page you are viewing when you want to open a link. Hold the link so that the options menu appears. Select "Open Link in New Tab" and you'll be able to go back whenever you wish.

You do not have to do this if you are in a different place, this is why you can do it this way. Dim your screen by clicking the Home button two times and swiping. This lets you personally control your iPad screen illumination level so that you can match your current environment.

Security is key to iPad safety. You have no idea when or where you might misplace your iPad or get separated from it, and it has a lot of personal information on it.

Those that use iPads know that it is an incredible tool. To take advantage of all an iPad can do, it does take some knowledge. Using these tips will help you use your iPad more efficiently.