When I'm sitting out on my deck at night reading an iBook or browsing with Safari, I would really like a "Night Vision" mode. In the app Star Walk you can enter a night vision mode which turns all whites to red. It would really help keep away bugs and be easier on my eyes if the iPad had this ability everywhere. Barring that, at least in iBooks so I can read outside at night. Information :iPhone 3GS, iPad 16, MacBookPro iPhone OS 3.1.3.
I just received my new iPad 3G but I noticed a weird behavior. The battery is 80%, I go to sleep and at the morning I try to turn it on and it does not turn on. I plug it to power outlet and after a few minutes it turns on and it has 73% of battery and turns on like its turning on for the first time .I'm planing to cycle to the battery (drain to 20% and recharge it to 100%) to see if the problem is solved, but any help could be great.
Before updating to IOS 5, there was a single button to switch all notifications on or off together, a useful feature when going to bed and needing the iPad for an early morning wake up call from the alarm.
Now I can't seem to find a single button to do this, just an individual one for every app! This is going to be a pain every night and every morning,nor am I missing something? As it was, I was woken up in the middle of the night with a Reminder which I had set as a test before going to bed, not realising i had activated the alarm on it, but that was a one off.
Does anyone know how to turn on the "page turning" option for comic reading??? I know you can do it on the iPhone version (of the Trek App)! Thanks much ... because I can't figure it out for the life of me
I'm configuring an iPad for my low vision, wheelchair bound, 80yo mother (family Birthday present). We tested one out at an app store and she did pretty well with the book reader alternating between 3 finger tap to magnify and VoiceOver on demand (3 click the home button).
One curiosity -- in some ways she is better off with iPhone apps than with native iPad apps. The simpler UI, doubled to fill the larger screen, is just about right. I hope we'll be able to continue to use iPhone apps on the iPad, and that developers who bundle both in one package provide a configuration option to run in iPhone mode on the iPad (Apple could add that option to the system level).
I'll be posting on this on my personal hobby (no ads) tech blog. I'll add links to future posts to this initial post: http://tech.kateva.org/2010/06/ipad-for-low-vision-elderly.html
Does anyone have any experiences or tips to share? Any good resources to visit?
 Macular degeneration. Different causes of low vision need somewhat different UI approaches and configuration. If she lives long enough she'll probably be entirely blind, but it's possible that, if she becomes familiar with VoiceOver now, that she'll be able to transition to full VO UI.
Hoping someone there will be able to help. My 90 year old mother in law has developed macular degeneration which affects the central vision of the eye. I am aware of the accessibility capabilities like Zoom and reverse type. She needs magnification to help her fill out a check, write out envelopes for her bills and make handwritten entries into her check register. I have found a camera on a stand, but it has USB input. Is there any way to get this video input into the iPad?
After a first workday of average use, I've still got 75% battery life left in my 3G/64GB/$829. Haven't used the 3G yet as I've been on good wi-fi both at home and in the office.Should I go another day or two and get the charge down to 30% or should I top it off tonight, taking it back up to 100%? Don't want to hurt the battery or compromise my experience.
I used my iPad normally yesterday night, battery almost full, and this morning the iPad is totally dead, I thought maybe the battery was empty so I plugged it in, no sound to be heard and it is just plain dead !! I cannot re-start it and nothing happens when I touch any of the control buttons. I can't bring it to the Apple store as there is no apple store in the country I live and I have bought my iPad in the USA.
I love this thing, but it in a dark room it feels like I am looking at a flashlight. In fact it will brighten a room at night. I could use a brightness drop of 50 or 70% and it would still work good in a dark room. Plus it would save battery life.
Last night I charged my battery to 100%, then took it off the cord and set it aside. 12 hours later, I unlocked the iPad to find the battery had drained to 85%. Push and Fetch have been turned off, so have location services and the iPad is not jail broken. I hope you all can tell if such a drop of charge is at all normal. And if not, can the Apple Store tell if my battery is defective? It's a wifi only model by the way.
I like the idea of using my iPad as a bedside clock. but I was wondering, if I leave a clock app running all night will this have any negative effects to my iPad? can it damage the screen in anyway if the display is constantly on for hours on end?
I've had my iPad for a few weeks now and have had no battery issues whatsoever. In fact, my battery has performed way above my expectations. I have made a conscious effort to never leave it charging all night.
Every time i plug my iPad2 in to the wall to charge it will not say its charging it use to make a sounf and say charging but if you leave it over night it will charge only 10% and when i take it off charge it will rapidly drop in % of charge †
I am useing the charger that come with it in the box and it have used other chargers form my other apple products, all my other products work fine
I'm trying to sync my bookmarks with my ipad. I have icloud setup on my ipad & have the bookmarks in safari on my pc. However the only option I have in itunes for sync bookmarks is outlook. It doesn't show any of the browers I have.
I have never had WiFi problems with my iPad before. But since today morning I can't connect to the WiFi network. I'm using a TimeCapsule, latest firmware, DHCP activated (Connections with MacBook, iPhone and all other devices are working). There is NO WiFi symbol on the left (top). In WiFi settings I can see the network and I can connect to it. No problem! But the WiFi symbol does not appear and I have no internet connection. I don't receive a IP by DHCP! If I set settings to "manual IP" - same problem. But the WiFi symbol now appears. But no internet connection! But I have the correct settings.
The new iPad is great and battery life seems very good, pretty much the same as when my original iPad was new. However, even after putting it to sleep, and charging it via the AC power adapter supplied with the iPad, when I unplug it in the morning, the battery indicator goes from 100% to 99% immediately! This never happened even after my original iPad was nearly 2 years old. Now I understand the larger battery uses more juice, and that the indicator might not be accurate while charging, but you'd think that 8 hours or more of a charge would result in it at least reading 100% upon the initial unplugging.I think this is some sort of bug, as this is the 2nd iPad that is doing this. Reading the articles, etc., it is unclear if Apple has changed something about how the battery indicator reads (e.g., only reading 100% while connected to a charger), but I'm inclined to wonder if this is something a software update could fix.
I like the idea of using my iPad as a bedside clock.but I was wondering, if I leave a clock app running all night will this have any negative effects to my iPad? can it damage the screen in anyway if the display is constantly on for hours on end?
I know the batter trickle charges, so you shouldn't be able to ovecharge and cause damage to the battery. However, I was just reading an article and number 5 states "Do not overcharge iPad. Overcharging iPad by leaving it charging for the whole night shortens the battery lifespan". Is this true? I charge my iPad overnight every nigh as I use it a lot duing the day and I am now worrying about reducing the battery lifespan.
I just got my iPad mini with LTE today. I was wondering if it is like the iPhone in regards to cellular data. For example, when my iPhone is connected to wifi, when I turn the screen off, the wifi goes off and it turns to LTE. When I turn the screen off the iPad, does it turn to LTE?
I have this app gravity clock that I use as my alarm since someone at apple had the great idea of leaving the clock.app out. So normally I set the alarm and turn off the screen, but I am really loving the clock itself. So I wanna put in the charger cable, open the app and have the gravity clock showing all night long, every single night. Will this drastically mess up the ipad's battery, or should I be fine having it on during night 365 days a year (well, that's only for one year since I'm buying the new iPad next summer hehe).