Working with an iPad can seem overwhelming, especially when there are too many functions to choose from. Don't feel overwhelmed; just build on your knowledge of how to use the device! The following article will provide some simple tips to help you get your feet wet in using this wonderful device.
When you are looking into purchasing an iPad you need to consider a few things to get the best price possible. If you want to use the iPad outside of your home or office, then you will want to purchase the more expensive version that includes 3g as well as WIFI.
If you are tired of being prompted to join various Wi-Fi networks, change your settings. Look for the option which gives you the choice of joining networks. Change this setting, and you'll no longer be asked to join random Wi-Fi networks.
Most people know that an SD card can be plugged into the iPad directly from their camera to view photos. Many people do not know that a connection kit can be purchased to connect your camera to your iPad. You can search the online Apple Store to find one for your camera.
Are you having trouble with small print on certain websites? Then you need to zoom in. To do this, use two fingers to pinch outward. You will also be able to tap links and select words better. When you are ready to zoom out, use two fingers to pitch inward.
Did your iPad download get interrupted? Did you never receive that bonus item that was supposed to come with your new iTunes album? These are issues that are easily corrected. Just pick the Store menu in iTunes, and look for the option to check for any downloads you may have available.
Unlike a personal computer where you need to constantly worry about viruses and spyware, the iPad is incredibly well protected against these things. Be sure to update your device as often as possible, but in general you need not worry about destroying your iPad with unsafe web-surfing or downloaded applications.
Hold a single button down and you're now able to select an entire word or phrase from an application. There are several options, including copy, paste, delete, or replace. With the replace function, you can type a new word, and the old selection will be exchanged. You can now easily edit large mistakes or misplaced words.
All of the satellite navigation applications in the iPad are not free. A good substitute for this is using the Maps instead. Tap on Directions in the upper left of Maps. The iPad will then figure out your location and will direct you on each stage of your travels to your destination.
What do you want your side switch to do? Do you want it to mute the iPad or lock the rotation? Well, you now have the choice! Go to Settings > General and you'll find you can choose which the button does by selecting Lock Rotation or Mute under Use Side Switch To.
Filling out long forms using the iPad's touch-sensitive keyboard is time-consuming and frustrating. Access the settings for the safari browser, then select the AutoFill feature. Whenever you need to fill out a form while browsing with Safari, you can have your information plugged in automatically. This makes signing up and providing basic information much more convenient.
Keep your iPad free from viruses by being careful about what you download. Free apps are the biggest threat, but even paid apps can carry virus problems. To ensure that you download apps are safe, you should only download apps that are offered in the Apple store as they have been verified as safe.
Do you hate having to constantly listen to the sound of your iPad? If so, you can now mute it. The older iPads do not have this option, but the iOS 4.3 Apple will allow you to do this. Simply press and hold onto the Volume-down button, and your sound will mute.
If you use more than one Apple device as well as the Apple Cloud, then you can go back and forth between your devices. All of them will be synced together on the cloud, which is perfect for people who need to change documents on different devices throughout the day.
While it may seem like a good idea to place your iPad in a case to protect it, why would you want to hide something that you spent so much money on? It would be best to place a screen protector over it when you want to carry it around instead of concealing it in a nondescript case.
Want to use an actual keyboard with your iPad? Thankfully, you can utilize any Apple Wireless Keyboard with it. If you only have a Bluetooth keyboard, then that will work as well. In addition, certain iPad cases even have a built-in keyboard with them, which can be very useful if you need a keyboard.
As you have just read, when you know how to use your iPad, you won't feel as overwhelmed. There are many things your iPad knows how to do, but you may not know how the function works. This makes it imperative that you apply all you've learned from this article for optimal results!