It would be difficult to argue against the fact that the iPad is a great piece of technology. It is portable, multifunctional and easy to use with the right information. Finding that information can sometimes be the difficult part, though, as there are many different sources to turn to with sometimes confusing directions.

This article is a great place to start. Here we have listed some of the best tips, in an easy to read format and readily available for you.

How To Make Your iPad Experience More Efficient
How To Make Your iPad Experience More Efficient

Apple always examines all of their apps before showing them on the store. This means that you can generally trust the quality of the item you will receive. However, you should at least give a cursory look at the reviews of the previous user; this can be done directly from the store.

Confidential Data

If you store confidential data on your iPad, use the settings app to enable data wiping after a number of failed password entries. Everything on your iPad will be deleted if there are 10 failed password attempts.

You can stop annoying Wi-Fi joining messages on your iPad. If you’re tired of getting asked to join various Wi-Fi networks constantly, this can be taken care of under Settings and Wi-Fi. Switch off Ask to Join Networks. You may still join any network that you’ve already got from this screen, you just will not be harassed constantly.

Back up your iPad often. Your iPad will soon be a major piece of your daily life, holding entertainment, notes, and even important documents. Make it a habit of doing a back up of your iPad every night so that there is no chance that these documents will be lost forever. Remember, your iPad is still a piece of technology; it can break or brick without much warning.

Restrict Access

Before allowing your children to use your iPad, restrict access to adult content. Under Settings, navigate to General and then to Restrictions. Select the Enable Restrictions option. This setting can protect young eyes and ears from explicit language and mature content in apps, games, podcasts, movies, TV shows and more.

Do you want to make sure everything you bookmark on your computer is also bookmarked in Safari on your iPad? This is easy to do using iTunes. On the Info tab, you go to the Other option and select the option to sync your bookmarks with Safari or your other preferred browser.

If you don’t want your children accessing mature Internet sites, it is possible to block them. Just click on settings and turn on parental controls. It is possible to block pornography, “R” rated movies and pages with bad words on them.

Smart Cover

If you are always on the go, you should get a Smart Cover for your iPad. These covers will put your iPad 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.

Turn off the autocorrect feature if it continues to mess you up. To use it correctly, you simply tap the option that is what you want when it is displayed. If you do not like the options presented to you, simply tap the “X” to close the suggestion box and finish typing the word you want.

The iPad’s “.com” button can multitask. Most people know about the handy “.com” button that makes typing web addresses easier, but it can do much more than that. If the website you are heading to ends in “.net” or “.edu,” simply hold down the “.com” button and you will see several new options pop up.

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.

Erase iPad Data

Use “erase” for your security. If someone is trying to enter your password code and gets it wrong 10 times, all the data on the device will be erased. After all, someone who is trying it 10 times in a row does not mean well, and you certainly don’t want them accessing your information.

Want a faster than light screenshot with your iPad? It’s now quicker and easier than ever; simply hold down the home and power buttons simultaneously and your screenshot is instantly saved. Look for it later in the Photos App under saved photos albums. You don’t have to do anything else!

Is your iPad 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.

It is not possible to simply swipe between days in the calendar app. But, on the bottom of the page, there is the navigation bar which can be very useful. You can switch from different months, weeks, and days depending on your view. The current date will always stay highlighted in blue and tapping on it will return to the current day.

Using The iPad to Surf The Web

If your children are using the iPad to surf the web, implement appropriate protection. Go to settings, then click on the option labeled restrictions. When you are in the Restrictions area, hit the option that will allow you to enable restrictions. This will reduce the chances that your child will look at the inappropriate material. The worst of content will not be accessible, including pornographic sites and other inappropriate matter.

Do you get annoyed by all the Wi-Fi notifications? These can easily be turned off. Under your Wi-Fi settings, you can turn off the feature. If you still would like to join a certain network, put your fears at ease. The only difference is that you won’t be notified with each join.

The iPad is a great invention, and it is improving the business experience of many, as well as serving a great personal use tool. Getting to know an iPad inside and out can sometimes be frustrating, but a few simple tips can help. You now have those tips in hand. Give them a try, and enjoy your new iPad!