How can the iPad be made even better? Can this even be possible? This article endeavors to show you a few tips and tricks which will make your device an amazing computing machine, whether you want to use it to take high quality video to post on Youtube or to surf the web while in the bathtub.

Don’t lose track of your device app spending. It is so simple to use your iTunes application that you can rack up a huge bill without realizing it. Hence, you should set a limit on how much to spend on them.

Learn Everything Possible About Your iPad
Learn Everything Possible About Your iPad

Are you annoyed by how often your device asks you to connect to WiFi networks? You can stop this by going to settings. Opt out of the Ask To Join setting. Choose that and you won’t be bothered with incoming invites.

VPN Connection

Your device will now support a VPN connection. You just need to configure it first. Start by going to your Settings menu. Look under General to find Network. Choose the VPN and switch that slider to On. You can then add the VPN configuration using your account details and server.

Does the battery percentage indicator drive you crazy? It is easy to turn off. To begin, open the Settings menu. Look under the General section to locate Usage. You can quickly turn on or off the battery display.

Muting the iPad is fast and easy. As you might know, previous iPad versions did not have this capability. Prior to iOS 4.3 you had to use the lock switch to mute the sound or lock your iPad’s orientation. To mute immediately, just depress the volume-down tool and hold.

AirPrint

Did you know you could print the documents you have on your device? You need to purchase an AirPrint ready printer. While you are near the printer, access your share menu and select printer. If you have a Mac computer, you can download an app called Printopia to send your printing jobs to a printer connected to your Mac.

If you are always on the go, you should get a Smart Cover for your device. These covers will put your device to sleep right away when you close them. These cover fit better than any other product on the market, and you will be able to choose from many different colors.

Use the available space on your dock. It comes with four things on it, but it can hold two additional items. Simply push on an icon until you see it wiggle around and then pull it to your dock. Do this for anything that you use very often, as having it readily accessible makes your life easier.

Do not dismiss the iPad’s cloud function if you are always connected online. Use the cloud to store things without taking up valuable space on the device itself. Ensure that your important documents are shored on your device and the cloud.

USB Keyboard

Get a USB keyboard. When you get a keyboard, you expand your abilities with the iPad. Keyboards are often more comfortable for posting on Facebook, forums and doing other online writing. That allows you to be more efficient. Some keyboards double as a case, so check out the options available.

You are probably aware that your iPad is an excellent device for playing music, but what about podcasts? These are short (or sometimes long) audio clips on a variety of topics. If you are bored by listening to music while you commute, podcasts may be a suitable alternative. Since podcasts encompass a wide variety of topics, you’re sure to find one which interests you.

Links on iPad

You should be concerned about hitting links on your iPad that may not be from legitimate sites. The best way to stop that from happening to you is by holding down the link before you click on it. This will let you know the actual URL the link is coming from.

Do you want your iPad to help you avoid traffic jams? You can do this with your Maps app. There is a page icon on the bottom right of the screen. Touch that and select Traffic. This will cause the iPad to download traffic data from the Internet. Now you will see green (normal), yellow (slow) and red (stop-and-go) notations on the map.

Battery Icon

Does the battery icon annoy you? Fortunately, it is a simple matter to remove it from your screen. Go to settings, then go to general, and then usage. Here is where you can disable it. Follow these steps if you later want to turn it back on.

All of the satellite navigation applications in the iPad are not free. A good substitute for this is using the Maps instead. Tap on Directions in the upper left of Maps. The iPad will then figure out your location and will direct you on each stage of your travels to your destination.

If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a frozen iPad, don’t worry. Apple built in a hidden reset function to the device. All you need to do is hold the home button while holding the power button. This will do a hard reset that should work even when frozen.

Google Maps

You can use Google Maps as an alternative to a GPS, even though there is no built-in satellite navigation in your iPad. Launch Google Maps and do a search for directions. You only have to enter your destination and your iPad will automatically figure out your current location. You will then have access to step by step directions.

If you keep personal data in your tablet, it is critical you back it up for if you lose the tablet or someone steals it. If your information is truly private, you should turn on your iPad’s security system. Go under Password Lock under the general settings and set it to erase data when a wrong password in entered 10 times.

Anyone can use an iPad successfully, whether they are a baby playing with a number learning app or a senior who wants to play Tetris. Everyone and anyone in-between can find great utility in this tablet. This article has provided tips to make the iPad the best tool for anyone who wishes to own one.