iPads are deceptively simple in their use. Simply touch, add apps, and be on your way, right? But, there are a lot of hidden features, tips and tricks that will help you use your tablet more efficiently.
You can reboot your tablet when it freezes by doing a soft reset. To do so, hold the power button and home button simultaneously for several seconds. Wait for your tablet to reboot. If all you need is for an application to close, then hold down the home button. Keep it held for a second or two.
You can view the apps running on your tablet. Many different tablet applications can continue processing information in the background and do not disturb the user. If you aren’t sure what you have left open, push the home button twice. This will show you the current apps at the bottom. Swipe your finger in a downward motion to close the window.
If privacy is a big concern for you, you can set the tablet to erase its data if too many login attempts fail in a row. By using this setting, all of your information will be erased after 10 failed password attempts.
If you want to keep current pages open, just open new ones in a different tab. When you find a website in Safari, hold your finger on the link. A menu will appear. Go to the pop up menu, and you can open new links.
If you would rather not have Google as a default search engine, that can be changed. You can do this by going to the settings, selecting Safari and choosing Search Engine. This give you the option of choosing Bing or Yahoo as your search engine, if you prefer them to Google.
Taking a screenshot while using your tablet is extremely easy to do. Hold Home and Sleep simultaneously. This will capture the image and save it with your other photos.
Establish FaceTime telephone numbers and email addresses. The tablet, by default, includes the initial email you used for installation, but it is possible to add others. If you have more that you want set up, you can do it under settings.
Do you find it annoying when you’re surfing with your tablet and have no clue where hyper-linked words lead? There is a simple thing you can do. True, you can’t hover like on a regular computer, but you can touch and hold on the word. This action will show you the URL that the word will take you to.
To protect your battery’s life, set the brightness to auto brightness. Your tablet has the ability to sense room lighting and can adjust its lighting to better fit the situation. This will control the power being drawn from the battery by the screen, and you’ll be able to use the tablet for longer periods before having to charge it. To set this up, look in the settings for Brightness and Wallpaper.
While so easy to use, iPads provide even more utility when you delve into the knowledge base available. Starting with this article, use what you learn to make the tablet even better. Any need you might have is achievable through proper utilization of this device.