When one buys an iPad, they’re expecting fireworks as they open the box. Once they turn it on, sometimes they find that the whole situation can be daunting and confusing. Getting the most out of your iPad means learning all you can about the technology and apps available, so read on for some advice.

To protect your sensitive data the iPad has a feature that will erase all data if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. To access this feature go to Settings and click Passcode Lock; then click Erase Data. This privacy feature will restore your iPad to its factory default settings.

How To Make An iPad Work For You
How To Make An iPad Work For You

Try to keep track of what apps you leave running when you are not using them. You can run many iPad’s apps in the back while you are doing other things. You can easily see the running apps by double clicking the home button. Current apps will show up along the screen’s bottom. Swipe down if you want to eliminate the bar after you are done looking.

Take Apple’s iTours to get yourself familiar with your new iPad. It is fun to have all these exciting new apps, but sometimes you could use a little help figuring out how to use them. Apple has an online video tour for every app that comes preinstalled on your device, so be sure to take a look at them.

Keyboard

Almost everyone finds it difficult to accurately type on a tablet’s keyboard. There is a speech dictation function on your iPad. Tap the home button two times and tap the microphone icon on the screen that appears. After you’re through dictating, you can hit the icon once again and text will start appearing.

Are you constantly annoyed by the AutoCorrect on your iPad? Try this trick in the future. After you finish typing your word, tap on it in the suggestion’s area. That will ensure that you get what you typed instead of the AutoCorrect suggested a word that automatically gets inserted when you hit a space.

Need to quickly mute your iPad? Try this. Just press and hold the “volume down” key for two seconds. That works faster than continuing to adjust your volume. If you want to readjust it, press it down once more.

iPad Screens

Create folders to better organize your iPad screens. Just get your screen to jiggle mode and then place the icons on each other if you would like them in the same folder and repeat until you have everything where you want it. This feature is great when you have twenty or more icons.

Talk to your friends about what applications they use. You may not know that a certain app exists, but your friends might and that app might end up being your favorite. Every now and then, check out what your friends are using, and it might give you some ideas for yourself.

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.

Privacy

When web browsing privacy is important on your iPad, 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.

Have you ever wondered how many apps are running on your iPad all at once? This is valuable information to keep your iPad running efficiently. All you have to do is to double tap the home button, and a list will appear. Tapping on each one can pull the app up, and swiping downward can remove the list.

There are many tablets on the market, so it can be hard to choose sometimes. The iPad is really nice because it is the only tablet which includes iTunes and the iTunes store. This gives you access to applications which have been approved by Apple’s security, meaning you won’t pick up any viruses.

Accessories

When you want an iPad accessory you can trust, the Kensington brand is an exceptional choice. Their Bluetooth keyboards and cases truly are the best available on the market. These items go on sale frequently on sites like Amazon, so keep an eye on the models you like and you’ll find them at an affordable price in no time.

If you only like to type on your iPad using your thumbs, there is a simple way for you to split your keyboard. When you have your keyboard pop up, simply touch both sides of it with your thumbs and swipe towards the outside. This will split your keyboard instantly, and you can make it whole again by swiping inwards.

Special Characters

The iPad’s second keyboard is full of special characters, but it can be tiresome attempting to engage this new window over and over again. Holding the “?” key and quotations will pop up in their place. This is a quick save that prevents wasted time and unneeded button presses. If you are quoting a reference or part of speech, this will become a handy hotkey.

Are you finding scratches on your screen? Although the iPad is resistant, scratches indicate that you need a screen protector. This avoids damage to both the iPad and your fingers.

Make sure to safeguard your children when using the iPad. Go to Restrictions to adjust the parental settings which can be found under Settings and then General. You can enable the restrictions here. This setting will prevent any child from accessing material that is not appropriate for them. This restricts all adult content to keep your child safe.

With what you’ve read here, you should know enough to ensure your iPad is working for you. You can free yourself of ethernet cables and desktop PCs now that you have one of the most effective technologies available. Keep reading as this technology is rapidly bettering itself, so you must stay on top of new developments to become an iPad master in no time.