Everyone has heard the hype surrounding the iPad. For some people, an iPad is just for entertainment, while others see it as a critical office tool. Use the tricks and tips presented here to make the most of this valuable tool.
There is now a quick and easy way to mute your iPad. The first iPads did not have a mute button on them. When the 4.3 came out they did add the ability to mute using the lock switch to silence the iPad. Now all you have to do is press the volume-down key and hold it for a few seconds.
While the iPad is a very resistant device, you really want to avoid getting water near it. Using it in a bathtub is not recommended, but also avoid rain and humid places like a sauna. Water will certainly damage your iPad.
Does typing drive you nuts? There is a dictation function that you can use. Press the key that has a microphone symbol, dictate the text you want then click it again. Clicking a second time turns your speech into text that can be edited for errors.
Are you aware that it is possible to migrate your own Google Calendar into your calendar app? You simply go to Settings>Mail>Contacts>Calendars. Choose the option to add another account before pressing Other. Click on Add CalDAV Account before putting your Google log-in there.
Determine if you would like the lock key for locking your tablet’s orientation or muting your sound. Keep in mind that the original iPads did not have this feature. The operating system must be at least iOS 4.3. Holding the volume-down button will mute your iPad.
Sending photos is no longer complicated. No longer do you have to make an email and attach files to it. Just go to your photos, choose the on you want to share, click on the arrow in the upper-right corner, and choose ’email’ photo for an easier way to send.
Auto brightness is a wonderful feature to conserve battery and energy. The iPad senses ambient lighting and makes necessary adjustments automatically. This will control the power being drawn from the battery by the screen, and you’ll be able to use the iPad for longer periods before having to charge it. Navigate to Settings and then choose ‘Brightness & Wallpaper’.
You can block mature content on an iPad that was purchased for use by your child. All you have to do is turn the parental control feature on through the settings menu. This can block anything that you would not want your child to see.
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