iPad: Most Popular Articles
If you have an app that is stuck during the update process or will not download completely, there is no need to panic. A few quick troubleshooting steps should be enough to kickstart the process and convince the iPad to install your app.
Is your iPad running slow? Does it seem to get bogged down after a few hours? This is not an uncommon problem, and it is usually caused by an errant application or an app that is running in the background and taking up too much memory or processing power. Luckily, this is also relatively easy to fix.
It is a good idea to reset the iPad to factory default when selling it or giving it to a family member. This process can also solve persistent issues with the iPad that don't clear up after rebooting the device and are resistant to other troubleshooting steps.
Have you ever wanted to connect your iPad to your big screen HDTV? It's actually a rather easy task to accomplish so long as you have the right adapters.
If you are having problems connecting to WiFi with your iPad, there are a number of things you can try to do to solve the issue. Most of the time, you can be back and connected within just a few short minutes.
You can easily turn on private browsing on the iPad, and while this used to be accomplished via the iPad's settings, Apple moved the switch to the browser with the iOS 7 update. Find out where it is located and what it does.
If you are experiencing issues with the iPad, whether it is an unresponsive iPad, apps randomly crashing, or the iPad simply running too slow, it might be time to reboot the iPad.
One of the neat features of the iPad is the ability for the screen to rotate as you turn the device, so when this stops working, it can be frustrating. Luckily, this is an easy issue to fix.
It's easy to turn AirDrop on, off or set it to contacts only, but first you need to know where Apple hid the settings.
Has your iPad become locked from too many failed passcode attempts or become frozen at Apple's logo? The iPad's recovery mode is designed as a catch-all to help restore an iPad even when you can't get into the iPad's settings.
It can be very frustrating when the iPad is frozen, especially if it freezes during an important task or if it frequently becomes stuck. Luckily, this is usually an easy problem to fix.
Did you know you can clear cookies and delete your web history from the Safari browser? You can even delete cookies for an individual website if you'd like to preserve the cookies on the sites you browser frequently.
If you are having problems charging your iPad when it is connected to your computer, you are not alone. While your iPhone or iPod may not have a problem charging via the USB port on your computer, the iPad requires considerably more power.
The most common reason for a missing AirPlay icon is network connectivity issues, which can usually be solved by following a few easy troubleshooting steps.
The first step in using Siri on the iPad is turning Siri on, which can be done in the iPad's settings.
You've got your iPad, and now you are ready to fill up with with great apps. But what to download? This list of must-have iPad apps has you covered no matter where your interests may lie.
You can also create a folder of icons on the iPad screen. To do this, enter the "move state" by touching
The security features of the iPad will cause it to disable itself after several passcode attempts have been made. Usually, this is just temporary, but if the passcode continues to be entered incorrectly, the iPad can be disabled permanently.
Between its ability to stream movies to its ability to play great games to the thousands of apps available in the Apple App Store, you may be surprised about how many great uses there are for the iPad.
A comparison of the different iPad models, including older models like the original iPad and the iPad 2.
Are you ready to learn how to use the iPad? These lessons will take you from the very basics of what's in the box and what those buttons on it do to how to navigate the iPad to how to get the most out of it.
The iPad Air 2 is 40% faster and slightly thinner than its predecessor, but what other goodies does it have packed into it?
Did you know you can play Flash videos and games on the iPad? While Apple doesn't offer native support for Flash, several web browsers provide Flash support for the iPad.
Did you know there is one single troubleshooting tip that can solve most problems? A problem with your iPad doesn't mean you have to call support. Most of the time, you can fix the problem yourself.
The addition of an anti-virus app to the Apple app store may have some worried about whether or not the iOS platform truly is safe and secure from viruses. As we explain, there is little need to be worried right now.
The process of restoring an iPad to factory default settings allows you to transfer the iPad to a new
Have you been locked out of the recent iOS update? Unfortunately, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system (iOS 6.0) is not compatible with the original iPad. But what does that mean for original iPad owners?
It is important to know how to close an app that is running on your iPad. Sometimes, shutting down an errant app is the best way to cure problems with the iPad.
The iPad's parental controls allow you to restrict how your child uses the iPad, from disabling the Safari browser to limit which websites your child can view to putting an age restriction on the apps downloaded. You can even turn off app downloads completely, which allows you to closely monitor what your child is doing on the iPad.
Did you know you can use the iPad to text people? There are a number of solutions, including a few easy ways to place free text messages.
Did you know your iPad comes with a ton of free books? You can also lock it's orientation, skip apostrophes while typing and turn down the brightness to save battery life. The quick tips are just a few among many that can save you a lot of time and energy using your iPad.
The iPad 3 includes a higher definition screen, faster processor and the voice recognition introduced with the iPhone 4S. But is it worth the upgrade? Or is the iPad 2 the best bet?
Temple Run 2 is the sequel to the addictive game that kickstarted the endless running game genre. These tips will help you survive longer and top your friends' score on the leaderboards.
The iPad may be too big to replace your cell phone, but it can place phone calls if you set up the right software on it. There are actually several different ways to place calls on the iPad, and in this article, we'll detail three popular ways to do it.
The iPad Sleep/Wake button is the small, black button at the top right-hand corner of the iPad.
For those who like to keep their email inbox clean, it is important to know how to delete email on the iPad. Luckily, Apple made this task a bit more simple than on an iPhone, and there are actually two different methods you can use to delete email from your iPad.
Did you know the iPad can back itself up on a regular basis? It's also a bad idea to use window cleaner on your iPad. These maintenance tips will steer you towards the best ways to keep your iPad optimized and running smoothly.
A roundup of the different iPad generations, including the iPad Mini. The iPads are broken out by generation and model, including model number for identifying specific iPads.
If your iPad is zoomed in and stuck in that display mode, you have accidentally turned on an accessibility function. Luckily, this is an easy problem to fix.
If your iPad is continuously asking you to log in to your iTunes account even when you are not inside any apps, don't panic. This is a rather common issue that is actually easy to fix.
One of the hardest decisions to make when deciding on an iPad model is how much Flash memory to get with your new iPad. The amount of iPad memory will determine the number of movies, songs, photos and apps that can be loaded onto the device.
Have you come up blank trying to attach a photo to an email message using the iPad? Don't worry, it's not as hard as you think. You simply need to know the secret.
You don't have to sync your iPad to get your photos off it. You can manually copy photos from you iPad to your PC, which is actually quicker to do than syncing your iPad through iTunes.
The first choice in buying a tablet computer is deciding between the iPad and an Android-based tablet like the Google Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
Did you know that you can split the iPad Keyboard in two? The iPad Keyboard can be split to provide easier typing with the thumbs, with one half of the keyboard going to one side of the screen and the other half going to the other side of the screen.
Did you know you can use iMessage on your iPad to send free text messages to anyone with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? So long as they have iMessage setup as well, you can send as many messages as you want without racking up a huge phone bill.
There are a number of ways to cut the cost and get a cheap iPad, such as buying refurbished or going for a used unit. Tips for the best deals
External hard drives can expand the storage capability of your iPad, but not just any external drive will work with the iPad. External drives capable of creating their own Wi-Fi connection are the best overall solution.
An iPad needs to be connected to iTunes for important system updates and backing up your applications and data, so when iTunes doesn't recognize the iPad, it can cause problems.
The iPad's settings contain a number of different ways to configure the iPad, many of which can be key to troubleshooting problems with the iPad. You can also tweak the settings to get the most out of your iPad's battery life.
The lack of an HDMI port on the original iPad was largely considered one of its biggest missing features. And while the iPad 2 does not have an HDMI port on the device itself, Apple released the Digital AV Adapter alongside the iPad 2, giving all iOS products (iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G) the ability to get on the big screen.
The introduction of the dual-facing cameras on the iPad 2 made it possible to place FaceTime calls between two iDevices, which is great for those looking to use the iPad as a surrogate phone or who want to place calls between their iPad and their iPhone.
The iPad Home Button is one of the few external buttons on the iPad. It's uses include waking up the iPad when ready to use it and exiting out of applications.
Printing from an iPad should be easy, but what happens if the iPad can't find your printer or if your print job doesn't make it to the printer? These simple steps solve the issue.
Do you have frequent problems with your Wi-Fi connection? A poor signal can cause websites to load up very slow or even not at all. Luckily, there are a few easy steps to fixing a poor Wi-Fi signal on your iPad.
iOS 8.0 includes some really great features, such as the ability to hand off apps to your iPhone and Mac and Widgets you can install on your iPad or iPhone. Read on...
Have you ever been annoyed by your iPad going into sleep mode while using it? Find out how you can delay the auto sleep mode in the settings.
So, you have Apple TV or some AirPlay-compatible speakers and now you want to use Airplay on your iPad but you don't know how to turn it on. Using AirPlay with the built-in music and video apps is easy, but it can be more difficult to find the controls for third-party apps.
It is always important to make sure you are backing up your iPad at regular intervals. Luckily, backing the iPad up to iCloud makes this very easy. Since you don't need to plug your iPad into your PC, the iPad can back itself up automatically.
Leaving too many tabs open in your Safari browser can lead to performance issues on your iPad, luckily, there is a way to close them all at once.
Did you know you can save a photo to your iPad from an email message, website or Facebook? It's actually a rather simple process once you learn the trick.
The App Store has a lot of great apps for toddlers that can turn your iPad into an entertainment and educational tablet, but which ones are worth the download? We take a look at some of the best free apps designed for our youngest of users.
If you want to convert a DVD into an iPad-compatible file, you will need a DVD ripper and a way to convert the files into an MP4 file. Luckily, there are some great free options available to do this very thing.
Did you know you can delete multiple photos from your iPad without going to each individual photo and manually deleting it? This time-saving technique is great if you need to purge a lot of photos from your iPad.
Now that you have an iPad, it is time to set it up for you to use. The process is relatively painless, but there are a few questions you will need to answer, such as whether or not to use location services and whether you should turn on iCloud to back up the iPad.
There are a number of ways to save storage space on your iPad, including giving your iPad a good cleaning and utilizing the cloud for storage.
The iPad can be childproofed to make it very kid-friendly while restricting access to parts of the Internet better left for adults rather than children. By applying parental controls, disabling Safari and YouTube and limiting access to the app store, you can feel safe that your child isn't getting into anything they shouldn't when playing with the iPad.
The iPad includes voice dictation, which is a quick and easy way to input large amounts of text for those who feel awkward using the iPad's on-screen keyboard.
Jailbreaking your device allows access to a greater range of apps and possibilities, but this is not without some cost. Before jailbreaking your iPad or iPhone, it is important to understand all of the pros and cons.
If you've ever wanted to turn your iPad into a portable TV, you might be happy to know that several great solutions exist for watching TV on your tablet. Many solutions give you full access to your home cable network, while one adds an antenna to your iPad, which means you can watch TV without using your data connection.
Did you know you can now set up an alarm on your iPad and use it as an alarm clock? The latest update to the iPad introduced the Clock app, which can set an alarm in addition to showing the time in multiple time zones and be used as a stopwatch.
A Buyer's Guide to the iPad explaining how to buy an iPad, which memory model is right for you, whether or not to go with a 3G data network, and which data network to use.
Role-playing games and the iPad tend to go hand-in-hand. While some game genres, like first-person shooters, can come off awkward on a touch device if not done just right, RPGs tend to fall in line with the iPad's mechanics.
Did you know you can control Apple TV with your iPad? You can even throw your iPad's display to your television set using AirPlay and Apple TV. These tricks make Apple TV among the best accessories to get for your iPad.
This diagram of the iPad shows the buttons and major features of the exterior, including the home button, which is the basic non-touch navigational tool, and the sleep/wake button, which turns the iPad on and off.
The iPad Air 2 increases the performance of the iPad by forty percent, with an even bigger jump when comparing graphics. But is it enough to upgrade?
The iPad is often referred to as a 'consumption device,' which means a device intended for the consumption of media. And while this is not altogether correct -- there are many great uses for the iPad -- it does make a great device for reading books and watching movies. But before you can really take advantage of the iPad, you need which are the best apps for streaming movies and video.
The best free productivity apps include great ways to take notes -- whether you want to type them out, record them or write them by hand -- and great ways to enhance your productivity on the iPad, including a free photo editor, a dictionary and even a way to easily transfer files from your PC to your iPad.
Have you ever wanted to take an iPad screenshot so that you can brag to a friend about what level you made it to in Angry Birds HD? It's actually quite simple to snap an iPad screenshot.
It's easy to turn on automatic app updates on the iPad, even if you accidentally left this option turned off while setting up your iPad.
The ability to turn off in-app purchases is located in the iPad settings parental controls and restrictions section. This is where you disable in-app purchases, which is important if you have a small child in the house or the iPad is used for the whole family.
Do you use your iPad in a room where you get a poor Wi-Fi signal? A bad Wi-Fi connection can get in the way of watching movies on Netflix or browsing Facebook, but luckily there are a few things that can be done to boost the Wi-Fi signal throughout your house.
Do you love great strategy games? Are you a nut for tower defense? The iPad has an excellent mix of strategy of both the turn-based and real-time variety, including plenty of tower and castle defense titles like the classic game play of TowerMadness and the funny one-liners in Army of Darkness Defense.
Photo Stream can be a great way to share photos between your devices once you learn how to use it and utilize the shared photo streams in order to send photos to friends and family.
The iPad offers a number of great options for streaming music or listening to the radio, including free apps that allow you to create your own personal radio station as well as great solutions for subscription music.
Did you know you can set up an iTunes account without a credit card? While Apple requires a credit card or other form of payment when registering, you can easily remove it. Find out how.
You'll be surprised at just how easy it is to set up iPad Home Sharing, and once you have it enabled, you can easily pull up your entire music or movie collection on your iPad.
Who needs Hulu Plus or Netflix when you have Crackle? Not only does Crackle deliver movies and television shows to the iPad, but it's free with not subscription costs. What's not to love?
Are you looking for an alternative to the Safari web browser on the iPad? There are plenty of great third-party browsers, including web browsers that support Flash, file uploads, multi-tabbed viewing and syncing to desktop browsers.
In this comparison between the iPad 4 and the iPad Mini, we look at the advantages of both devices in order to help you come to a decision on which tablet might be best for you.
You've decided to buy an iPad, but which model? 3G? Wi-Fi? What's the difference? It may sound difficult if you aren't familiar with the lingo, but once you understand the difference between the 3G iPad and the Wi-Fi iPad, the decision becomes easier.
Push notifications are a great way to interact with apps, but it can also use up precious battery life on your iPad. Luckily, you can easily turn push notifications off in the settings.
For those who love watching videos on the web, Adobe Flash support is an important issue when considering a tablet computer. But Adobe and Apple don't quite see eye-to-eye on Flash.
The ability to sync an iPad with iTunes will let you transfer apps, movies, music, photos and even document files between your PC or Mac and your iPad. It's a great way to get media onto your iPad and a great way to backup your iPad.
Did you know you can run any app downloaded on your iPhone on your iPad as well? And the new iCloud service makes it easy to get the app onto your iPad.
Apple TV might not be the best stand-alone device on the market for media streaming, but if you own an iPad or iPhone, Apple TV is easily one of the best accessories you can buy for it.
How to save iPad battery life by turning off features you do not use and adjusting settings to optimize the iPad's batter life expectancy.
Displaying Mirroring is a feature that allows you to transfer your iPad's display to your TV or computer monitor.
Are you wondering what the iPad can do? Whether you are contemplating buying an iPad for the first time or just want to learn more about the iPad you already own, knowing exactly what the device is capable of doing can be very important.
Find out which apps are taking up the most space on your iPad, how much storage your music and videos take and even how much space you are using on photos.
Did you know you can tether your iPad to your iPhone? And with Verizon's iPhone 5, this is a free service, which makes the devices a great combination.
Apple's Find My iPad feature is great for finding a lost iPad or recovering a stolen iPad. It's also an easy feature to turn on and use.
Did you know turning off location services (GPS, etc.) can help extend your iPad's battery life? You can also turn off these services for single apps rather than cutting them off completely.
The best iPad games for kids includes family-safe games that will both entertain your child while igniting their imagination and putting their puzzle-solving skills to good use. And the best part is that many of these casual games are great fun for adults as well.
There are many issues that can hit the iPad's Safari browser, including the inability to add or retrieve bookmarks. Luckily, it is not hard to fix this issue with one of two easy steps.
iPad Showdown: AT&T vs Verizon. You've decided to buy an iPad. You've decided to go 3G. But which provider? Both AT&T and Verizon have 3G data service plans for the iPad, but both are not created equal.
Apple's Photo Stream is great, but it is missing the ability to easily copy photos from your old collection to your photo stream. Luckily, that is a problem that is easily fixed.
The iPad is only as fast as its Internet connection. If you are experiencing issues, it can be a good idea to test your Internet speed to make sure your Wi-Fi isn't the cause of your problems.
The Auto-Correct feature can be one of the coolest or most annoying features of your iPad or iPhone, so it is important to know how to turn it on or off.
The iPad's background picture can be changed in the iPad's settings. You can also change the picture displayed on the lock screen that appears when you first wake your iPad up to use it.
The PhotoStream will let you keep your iPad and iPhone in sync by sharing your photos between your different devices automatically.
Have you lost your favorite app? No worries. It's easy to restore apps and games back to your iPad so long as you are attached to the same Apple account that purchased them initially.
If your Wi-Fi connection is weak even when you are standing right next to the router, don't despair. There are a few things you can do before giving in to the temptation to simply replace the router, which can get expensive if your router was not supplied by your broadband carrier.
iCloud Drive is a huge expansion of Apple's iCloud service, allowing documents and photos to be more freely stored on the cloud and providing greater access.
Did you know you can speed up your iPad's performance by shutting down apps that are still running in the background? Another source for degrading performance is a poor wi-fi signal, which is usually easy to fix.
One use for the iPad that many people don't realize when they get the device is as a GPS replacement, but you have to get the right model of the iPad for it to be effective in this capacity.
The most current model of the iPad is the iPad 4 and the iPad Mini, though there are distinct difference between the two, including the size.
Adjusting the iPad brightness is a great way to save iPad battery power, which will allow you to use your iPad for longer periods of time without plugging it into your computer for a quick charge.
The Dropbox app allows you to upload a photo from the iPad to the web, which allows you to access your photos from your PC or other devices.
For those who really want to get the most out of their iPad, here are a few keyboard shortcuts that can have you typing faster and allow you to get at some special keys quicker.
Most (but not all) iPad models that use cellular data have SIM cards, while all Wi-Fi-only models do not contain a SIM card.
Deck-building collectible card games like Magic: The Gathering have made the leap to the iPad in high style with beautifully drawn cards and engaging game play similar to the tabletop experience.
Did you know you can control your PC with your iPad, use your iPad as a second monitor or even control games on your iPad using your body as the controller? These neat iPad tricks may not exactly stun and amaze your friends, but they'll at least help you get more out of your iPad.
The iPad can be secured by using a passcode or password to lock the iPad. Once locked, the passcode is required anytime a person attempt to use the iPad. It is also needed for changing settings related to the passcode, providing extra protection from someone disabling the passcode.
In this comparison of the iPad 3 and iPad 4, we take a look at the new features of the iPad 4 and discuss whether it is a worthy upgrade for iPad owners.
The iPad Mini can be a great way to get an iPad while saving some money, but it is not great at everything. Found out if the iPad Mini is a right fit for how you want to use it.
Push notification is a feature of the iPhone and iPad that was added in iOS 3.0.
A few quick lessons about basic navigation on the iPad can help you start using your iPad like a pro.
With Google Now coming to iOS, iPad and iPhone users can choose between Apple's Siri or Google Now to become their new digital personal assistant. But which one is best?
You can't upload a photo to Facebook from the official website, but once you download an app from the App Store, these steps will show you how to easily get your photo in front of all of your friends.
The iPad debuted on April 3, 2010, a device that no one was quite sure had a place in the world. In the three years since its launch, the iPad has changed the way we look at our computing devices, regulating the PC to just one of the bunch, and adding the concept of the multi-device family.
The iPad Air starts at $499 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi only model and can run all the way up to $929 for the 128 GB Wi-Fi + 4G model.
iOS 8's Handoff feature will allow seamless continuity between iOS and Mac OS, allowing you to go from one device to another without a break in what you are working on.
Did you know you can sort your iPad apps alphabetically? It's not a true feature of iOS, but there is a little known trick that can sort your apps.
Ever get annoyed by those iPad keyboard clicks? Or want to quiet down while watching a movie? It's not too hard to turn them off.
While iMessage is a great feature, seeing your wife's or son's text messages pop up on your iPad can be annoying. Luckily, it is easy to stop this.
The iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 have finally arrived, but is one of them a much better deal than the other? We'll take a look at what's inside Apple's newest tablets to give you the scoop.
It can be an unnerving process to upgrade an iPad when you have a lot of apps and data on it, but if you've performed the right steps, you need not worry about all of your data.
While iBooks doesn't come preloaded on the iPad, you can easily download iBooks from the App Store. Page 2.
The Photon Flash Player allows you to play Flash video and games on the iPad, but it isn't quite so simple as turning it on and off. We'll look at the different modes of the Flash browser to determine when it is best to be in a specific mode for playing back Flash.
The iPad comes with a limited amount of storage, depending on which model you purchase. But don't worry, if you need more, there are several ways to expand that storage.
The iOS 7 update redesigned the control panel, which makes it easy to access music controls, airdrop options, do not disturb, airplane mode, and wi-fi and bluetooth settings.
The iPad makes sharing your photos, videos and files easy with the share button. The share button allows you to share via text message, email, Twitter, Facebook, AirDrop, AirPlay and even print documents.
Have you ever wanted to develop an iPhone or iPad app? There are a number of steps you need to take to get started developing apps, from downloading a development platform to signing up with Apple developer's program.
It is relatively easy to delete photos from Apple's PhotoStream, which is lucky because most annoying feature of Apple's PhotoStream is how every photo (even screenshots) appears in the PhotoStream when the feature is turned on.
The iPad is introducing people to the post-PC world, but what does that mean? While an iPad can't replicate every use of a laptop, there are definite benefits to the iPad that can't be as easily replicated by a laptop.
The iPad 2 is both thinner and lighter than the original iPad, though the 3G models do weigh slightly more than the iPad Wi-Fi only models.
The iPad has come a long way since it was introduced in 2010, but is it ready to replace your laptop? Perhaps. Depending on how you use your PC at home, the iPad could very well be a great replacement.
Did you know you can create your own shortcut on the iPad? Or split your keyboard in two in order to easily type with your thumbs? Or even add an extra app to your dock?