So, you finally have the iPad you have had dreams about. Now, what do you do with it? Are you aware of everything that you can do with it? You can learn about all of the things your iPad can do by reading through the tips to help you operate it that are listed below.

Many iPad games and apps have a feature that notifies you whenever some action is performed. For example, you may receive a notification from Words With Friends that it is your turn to play, or you might have a Twitter alert that tells you someone has re-tweet something. Disable these notifications unless they are absolutely necessary. These frequent updates can shorten the life of your iPad’s battery.

Everything You Need To Know About An iPad
Everything You Need To Know About An iPad

It’s essential that you know how to treat your device. Try to move your device out of the sun and heat, as this can cause burnout. Your battery’s performance will be degraded by the heat. Don’t let it get wet either. It’s also a good idea to buy a cover that’s padded so your iPad is more protected.

iPad Cloud

Do not dismiss the iPad’s cloud function if you are always connected online. In this way, you can store information and save iPad hard drive space. Be sure to store important documents on both the cloud and device.

When web browsing privacy is important on your device, turn on private browsing. Sometimes the things you are searching for or looking at are highly sensitive or personal, so much so that you don’t want a history. That’s ok, the iPad has you covered. You can turn on private browsing from the Safari menu in settings.

Unfortunately, the iPad does not have a free satellite navigation feature. However, the map’s direction features works great for driving, walking, and even bus directions. To use it, simply tap on “Directions”, found on the top left corner of the maps app, and you will be given a step-by-step guide to your destination.

iPad Email

The iPad is a great tool for taking and emailing pictures. Once you have a picture that you want to share on your device, sending it via email is simple. Just open the photo on your iPad and look for the rectangle in the upper right-hand corner. Click on that and you will be given an opportunity to share via email. Simply choose that option and type in your recipients to send.

Most of the time, you will hold your device on the edges when you take photographs. This causes the shutter button to move, and you could wobble when you try to take the photo. Turn on the orientation lock. It ensures the shutter button is simple to reach. Snap the picture and use the editor afterward to edit the media to your liking.

iPad Backup

Use iTunes to backup your data. You do not want to lose all of your music, apps pictures, and other data if your device was to crash. Use iTunes to store by going to your Summary tab, then checking the Encrypt iPad backup that is found under the Options. This way, all of your information is stored safely somewhere other than your iPad.

When you first purchased your device, pages loaded quickly. Now, you are noticing your machine is not as snappy in it responses as it used to be. Over time, the installation of data and apps will slow down your iPad. To keep your device at optimum speed, periodically review the information and apps you have installed and delete those that are no longer being used. By doing this, your iPad will become snappier in its response again.

If you will not be using the Internet for some time while on your device, take advantage of airplane mode. Airplane mode will essentially shut off your Internet, and this helps to reduce your battery usage. The Internet is a large draw on your battery usage, so using airplane mode can mean that you can use your device longer without having to plug it in.

iPad Folders

Did you know that you can group your apps into folders? As if you were moving it around, touch and hold an icon. When they begin to jiggle, drag that icon over another, you wish to group it with. Voila! You now have a folder in which you can place a bunch of similar apps.

Easily take screenshots with your device. Press the Home button followed by the Sleep/Wake button. You will see a flash, and then you will hear a click. This indicates that it has taken a photo. Screenshots automatically go into your photo gallery.

Have you had the desire to take a screenshot? It is even easier than you imagine. Press the Home button and then press your Sleep/Wake button. You’ll see a flash, and there’s your screen shot. Every screenshot is saved automatically, so you don’t need to save them yourself.

iPad Camera

When taking a picture, tap the screen to set the focus and meter. If you are taking a picture of a person sitting indoors, for example, you may find that their face is washed out because of the light. You may get a better shot by tapping the screen so that the camera focuses on the face and creates the picture you want.

There is a way to add a Google calendar to an iPad calendar. On an iPad, go to Settings and open Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Add your account, then tap Other. Tap Add CalDAV Account, and enter all of your Google Account information. Exit your Settings menu and tap on Calendar to see everything. It will show all calendars by default, but tapping on the Calendars button can let you choose which ones are displayed.

Now, maybe you have some of the answers to the questions you had about your device. With so many options and abilities that the iPad offers, it can be difficult to learn everything all at once. Use what you have learned here to begin unlocking the many things your iPad can do for you.