Making Your IPad A Great Tool And Not Just A Toy

Are you a gamer? Do you go to school? Working quite a bit? Do you need to lose weight? Are you going to have a baby? The iPad is able to help you with those things, and a great deal more. It is full of apps, but so much more. The article below has lots of important advice you need.

Did you accidentally launch a loud app? The volume can quickly be muted by holding down the decrease volume button. If you use mute often, you can set the lock orientation key to act as your mute button.

People often make mistakes when typing on tablets, which leads to interesting typos in the resulting messages. Fortunately, you can choose to have your iPad dictate what you say instead. Depress the Home button two times, then touch the microphone icon. After you have finished dictating the words, hit the microphone button again to see how it came out in text form.

There is no hard-copy manual for iPad, but if you want one, you can download it and print it. Apple doesn’t want to kill trees so they encourage the download option instead.

Because the iPad is not the cheapest gadget around, it’s important that you care for it properly. Screen protectors for the iPad are quite popular. Applying one of these plastic sheets to your iPad will protect the screen from shocks and dust. When cleaning your iPad’s screen, be sure to use a cloth that is soft and lint-free. You may lightly dampen the cloth with water to aid in the cleaning process. Don’t use any special cleaners while cleaning your tablet.

Use FaceTime for phone numbers and emails. The email that was used to set up the iPad will be used by default on FaceTime, but it is possible to add others. If you have other email accounts associated with FaceTime, change the information in the Settings.

Do you hate not knowing exactly where hyperlinked words lead? Although you cannot hover over the text to reveal its URL, you can touch and hold the text. This will tell you the URL and you make it easier for you to decide if you want to visit that site. Doing so shows you the URL.

You probably already use your iPad for music, but have you used it for podcasts? They allow you to access a radio clip on just about anything you can think of. If you are bored by listening to music while you commute, podcasts may be a suitable alternative. You can surely find something you like.

Multitask your web browsing experience using tabs. You don’t necessarily have to leave your current webpage to follow links. Rather than tap the link, push down on it and options will appear. Then, it is possible to visit your link though a totally new tab, which keeps the old one open too.

You now have a foundation of knowledge on which to build. You can take your iPad with you everywhere and use it to track everything from current weather to how your pregnancy is progressing. You’ll find that you grow attached to the device because it combines so many different technologies, and the tips can help you use it to its full potential.