Great iPad Tips and Tricks

 

1. Type Faster with Double Spaces:
Instead of typing a period at the end of each sentence, just double-tap the space bar. It will enter a period followed by a space. The same trick works on the iPhone, and even Android devices.
2. Copy and Paste Text from One App to Another:
 
Just tap and hold a word, then use your finger to drag to select more text, and then Copy it. Go to the other application, tap and hold in the input box, and ehn use Paste. Easy!
 
Want to select a whole paragraph the easy way? Just tap 4 times to highlight the entire paragraph, then use Copy.
Copy paste text from one app to another
3. Access and Close all Running Apps to Preserve your Battery:
 

Double-clicking the Home button shows you all the apps that are running on your iPad in a bar along the bottom of the screen.

Running Apps
 
Hold your finger on one of the apps until they all start shaking and minus signs appear.
Minus signs on Apps

Click on the minus signs to close those apps. To return to the homescreen, hit the Home button again. This will make your battery life much longer. This is also a good tip for quick charging your iPad.

 

4. How to remove the “Sent from my iPad” signature:

 
One of the first things you might notice while using Mail on your iPad is that it automatically adds the signature line “Sent from my iPad”. If you’d rather set that to your own email signature – or have none at all – click on the attachment to follow the instructions.

How to change the default signature on the iPad

 
5. Save Images while Browsing the Web:

Want to save an image that you find somewhere? Just tap and hold on an image on any web page, and you’ll be prompted to save the image.

6. The Hidden Apostrophe:
 
If you're in Notes, Pages, or just writing an email, it's often time consuming (and slightly annoying) to locate the apostrophe.   Usually, you have to tap the  .?123 button to go to the second screen of the keyboard.  But did you know you can just hold the ! key and a hidden apostrophe option will appear?  It's simple to just slide your little finger across it...and voila!
 
7. Quick Quotes:
 
You don't have to move the iPad's second keyboard screen to enter a quotation mark either. Simply tap and hold over the ? key and a quotation symbol appears, which you can select by moving your finger upwards.
 
8. Folders:
 
Introduced in iOS 4.2, folders provide an amazing organizational tool for your device. Simply hold down an App icon until it starts to wiggle, then drag it with your finger on top another app you’d like to make a folder with. This creates a folder with a default name. You can then rename the folder.

Folder creation
                       
9. Stash more apps in the Dock:
 
Brand new iPads feature just four apps in the Dock. Because of that, many iPad owners keep just four apps in their docks. But it turns out that the dock actually holds six apps, if you'd like it to. all you need to do to keep more frequently-accessed apps in your dock is move them there: press and hold on any app icon until the apps start to jiggle, and then drag the app you'd like to move right into the Dock.
 
10. Turn Off Auto Lock:
 
(very useful for a teacher who is projecting a presentation)
Annoyed by the Auto-Lock feature ont the iPad and wondering how to alter it or turn it off completely? When you put the iPad down for a minute, the screen goes off and you have to slide the unlock to get it back on again, it's all a little bit annoying. the good news is that Apple has provided us with a way to customize the time it takes for the feature to acitvate or if you really hate it, turn it off altogether.  Click on the attachment and follow the directions.
 
11. Can't get on the BeltonISD network:
 
Forget you! That's right, you have to tell the iPad to forget the network in order for it to be able to hop back on. There are times when the iPad may "fall off" of the network and even though you follow the steps, it brings up only a password option with no user name. When that happens, the following instructions will help you get the appropriate log in window. Click on the attachment below for instructions.
 
 
 
12. Organizing with iBooks:
 
Click here for Instructions.
 
13. Swap the Search Engine:
 
Too good for Google? You can change Safari's default search engine by going to Settings, Safari, Search Engine.
Switch search engine
Alas, you can only choose from Google, Bing, or Yahoo.
 
14. How to Delete Emails: 
          
Method 1: Simply swipe your finger across email message list item in the inbox. (This is the area highlighted in the screenshot.) When you run your finger from left to right across the message header, a Delete button will appear. Simply touch the button to delete the email from your iPad.
Method 2: Click on the trashcan icon in the top right corner of your email. (Also shown in the screenshot.)
delete emails
 
15. Change Days on the Calendar:
There's no way to swipe to change between days in the Calendar app, but don't forget the navigation bar along the bottom of the screen - this can be used to switch to different days (or weeks/months, depending on the view you've chosen). The current day is always shown in blue, or you can just tap the Today button to return to the current day.
iPad calendar
16. Turn Caps Lock On:

To type a capital letter on the onscreen keyboard you first tap the left or right shift key, then the letter. If you need to type a whole word in caps this can be painful. Save time typing in caps by turning the caps lock on. To do this double tap on either shift key.
 
17. Power Problems:
 
Most iPads get between seven and eight hours of on-and-off use per charge. Not getting close to that?
Dim the screen. Go to the Brightness & Wallpaper section of the Settings page to turn off auto-brightness and then set screen brightness to between half and three quarters.
 
18. Stash more apps in the Dock:
 
Brand new iPads feature just four apps in the Dock. Because of that, many iPad owners keep just four apps in their docks. But it turns out that the dock actually holds six apps, if you’d like it to. All you need to do to keep more frequently-accessed apps in your dock is move them there: press and hold on any app icon until the apps start to jiggle, and then drag the app you’d like to move right into the Dock.
19. Another hidden key using iOS 6 (the degree symbol):
 

Type the DegreeSymbol in iOS with a Tap & Hold on the 0 Key.

 

Hidden degree symbol

Ever wonderedhow to type the degree symbol on the iPad touch virtual keyboard? Me too! Forthe degree sign, tap and hold the 0 (zero) key to reveal the degreesymbol.

 
 
20. Save Images while Browsing the Web:
Want to save an image that you find somewhere? Just tap and hold on an image on any web page, and you’ll be prompted to save the image.