Tablets are hot. If you haven’t gotten one yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. You can find a plethora of things to use your iPad for. Read this article to find out some helpful tips.

Those iPad apps can be addictive, so keep a tally of how many you purchase. iTunes makes it simple to just click and buy once you have entered your credit card or gift card information. Because of this, ensure that you don’t spend more than you have.

Have An iPad And No Clue Where To Start, Learn These Tips Here
Have An iPad And No Clue Where To Start, Learn These Tips Here

If you do not yet own an iPad, consider buying a refurbished iPad from Apple’s online store. Buying a refurbished iPad can save you a lot of money. What’s more, most of the refurbished iPads that Apple sell come with generous warranties and it can be difficult to tell that they are not brand new.

Orientation Lock

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.

If you fear someone might try to look at your device and read your data, it is possible to set a password so that all data will be deleted after a set number of incorrect attempts. As long as the person that finds your device does not guess the code within 10 attempts your information will be safe.

Finding Text

Here is a quick tip to finding text on a page with your iPad. When you are in Safari, type your search word into the Google box. This will give you a list of suggestions. Near the bottom of these suggestions, you will see “on this page” and tap on it to show the word on the page you are viewing.

Get a screen protector for your device before you begin to use the device. While the screens on the iPads are of very high quality, they can still be damaged relatively easily if they are not protected. The smallest grain of dirt rubbed across the screen with your finger can result in a large scratch.

Encrypt Data

If you want to secure your iPad’s backups, you can do it by opening your iPad in iTunes, going to the summary tab and choosing Encrypt Data. That way, you will have all of your information safes in case something happens, and you lose all the information on your iPad.

Put an end to WiFi connect messages. Tired of being notified every time you stray into a WiFi zone? In the Wi-Fi section of Settings, there is an option to turn off Ask to Join Networks. You can still manually join any network, the iPad will just stop notifying you of every time one is in range.

Did you lose device iPad? If you use the Apple product iCloud, you will be able to locate your iPad or your iPhone. Go to the iCloud website, log in and you will be able to locate your lost iPad or phone on a map. You can also access this feature on another iPad.

A quicker way to access websites is using the “.com” key. When browsing in Safari, you can save time typing website addresses by just tapping on this key. You can also have other options by holding down on this key. When you tap and hold down, you will have a menu that will give other options to the “.com” address.

For frequently used apps, you can access them much faster. Just double click the home button, and you’ll see them on the bottom of the screen. Use this to avoid scrolling around to find what you need.

Sync Your iPad

If you are preparing to sync your iPad with your computer for the first time, choose wisely. If you indicate that you want to sync ALL of your pictures, videos, and music, be prepared. Depending on how much you have, it could take a long time to fully transfer everything over. Instead, use your discretion and only sync those items which you know you will need on the iPad.

Think about getting a screen protector for you iPad, even if you are not keen on them. Despite its technological marvel, the screen of the iPad still collects fingerprints quickly, sometimes even distorting your view. You can pick up a screen protector for a very reasonable price and it will also help minimize scratching.

Battery Power

There are times when battery power must be saved, and a quick way to do this is to shut down all running apps. Double press the home (square) button and you’ll see a row of apps appear at the bottom of the screen. Press the red minus circle to remove those you’re not using and save battery power.

The Spotlight search feature searches everything you have, including the songs on you iPod, apps, events and podcasts. If you want to restrict what it searches, you can go to Settings, then General and then Spotlight Search. Here, you can pick which categories you do want it to search and which you don’t.

Email Accounts

Your iPad will automatically retrieve emails from your various email accounts, and this is quite convenient. To improve your battery life, however, set your iPad to retrieve your emails a minimum amount of times. Unless you need access to your emails immediately, this can be a great way to increase the amount of time you will be able to use your iPad before it becomes necessary to plug it in.

Is your device full of sensitive data? If you’re afraid that, someone will steal it and access your precious information, you can set the iPad to erase it all if your passcode is entered 10 times wrong. You’ll find this setting in Settings ~ General ~ Passcode Lock ~ Erase Data.

The advice you have just been given will really assist you when using the iPad. Just put these tips to use every day for maximum potential. Keep this article handy just in case you need to review the tips in it.