People of any age can enjoy the iPad. Children love the games features and grown ups like the corporate use of it. There are limitless opportunities for everyone. Read on to learn more about putting your iPad to use to your fullest advantage.

Choose between Orientation Lock and Mute. Older versions of the iPad featured an “Orientation Lock” button on the side of the device. The button remained on later versions, but its function was switched to “Mute“. If you preferred the older function, you can access a setting in the General Settings menu to set it back to its original function.

Advice To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your iPad
Advice To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your iPad

Do you need some help with organizing your busy schedule? Install a Google calendar on your iPad. Tap on the mail section of your settings and select calendars. Choose to add a calendar, select Google as your server and enter your Google account information. Your Google calendar will then be exported to your iPad calendar.

Get an iPad cover as soon as possible. While the front glass is made of Gorilla Glass (a very strong material), it can still scratch. You want to protect your investment. Get a screen cover that will protect your iPad glass when you have it in your bag. This way you are sure that it is safe.

FaceTime

Set up your FaceTime emails and phone numbers. FaceTime will already have one of your email addresses in it (the one you used to register your device), but putting in more is a possibility. If you have more that you want to be set up, you can do it under settings.

Lots of people know about the store for iTunes on the iPad, but don’t really know what all it offers. One great feature is iTunes U (the ‘U’ is for university). It houses many educational podcasts on any topic you could possibly imagine.

Lock Switch

Choose the functionality you’d like for the lock switch, orientation lock or audio mute. An earlier version of the iPad didn’t have this feature. The operating system must be at least iOS 4.3. Holding the volume down button will mute your iPad.

If you aren’t sure if an iPad is for you(it is)then you should ask to borrow one from a friend. After playing with it for an hour or two, then you will have a much better idea of exactly what it is capable of and what it can do for your life.

Turn down the brightness for extended battery life. This is good to know if you need to save your battery because you are expecting an email. Decrease the brightness by double tapping the Home icon.

Buy a custom case to hold your iPad. These cases look like book covers, and they enable you to use the iPad without taking it out. The case protects your expensive equipment if you accidentally drop it. It also makes it easier for you to carry around your fragile equipment.

Keyboard

The keyboard on the iPad isn’t your only choice. A tiny touch keyboard that is projected on your iPad’s screen can be tough to use. In this case, you can purchase a Bluetooth keyboard that connects to your iPad. This allows you to type the same way that you would while using a laptop.

If you have a child or a minor using your iPad, you may be interested in turning off mature content. To do this, tap on General, Restrictions, and then Enable Restrictions. This feature will block TV shows, movies, and apps that are “Mature Audience” rated. Also, podcasts that have an “Explicit” tag will be blocked.

Great for Education

The iPad is a great entertainment tool, but it can also be great for education. There are podcasts available for higher learning, as well as dozens of educational games and applications for younger children. There are also great math programs to help elementary children learn their multiplication or division tables.

When taking pictures, you should use the orientation lock button so the shutter button remains near your thumb instead of shifting to the bottom of your screen. You will then be able to take pictures without shaking when you hold the iPad by its sides. Use an image editor app to rotate your pictures afterward if you need to.

Did you know you can take a screenshot on your iPad just like you can on a laptop or desktop? You can! To take a screen shot, press the ‘home’ button at the same time you press the ‘sleep/wake’ button. After you do this, you can find the screenshot among your other pictures.

Video Call

Do you use the video call feature a lot? If the small screen where your own image is displayed gets in the way and prevents you from seeing what your friend is showing you, you can use your finger to move this small screen by simply dragging it to a different area of your screen.

Do you want to enable restrictions on your iPad? If so, go to settings, then general, then restrictions, and finally, enable restrictions. This is effective for your game center, content, apps and much more. To disable in-app purchases, all you have to do is go to the “allowed content” setting and disable “in-app” purchases.

Do you find that searches take a long time on your iPad? Consider going to Settings, General and then Spotlight Search and turning off categories you never search for. This should speed up the process by avoiding searching those areas which contain no content or content you don’t seek out frequently.

iPad Calendar

Google Calendar can be added to the iPad Calendar app. Go to your settings. From there, access the mail area and look for contacts. You should then see the calendars option. Click, then add an account, then select Other. Enter your Google credentials under the option Add CalDav to add your Google Calendar.

This article will teach you about how this versatile tool can help you. Try out some of its amazing features to see what can really be done with one. You will be amazed at what all this little piece of technology can do.