The iPad is an awesome machine. You can do everything from type documents, record yourself singing, draw, and nearly anything else you can think of. However, without a bit of understanding, you might get lost in all of the available features. Keep reading for great iPad tips.

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.

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Did you know that when you are charging your iPad on a flat surface, it can take a while for the battery light to appear? Don’t panic! Plug it in and wait for a bit. The charging symbol will eventually appear and your iPad has been charging the entire time.

Joining Networks

If your iPad constantly asks you if you would like to join the Wi-Fi networks it detects, changes this option. You’ll see the option about Joining Networks. Pick that option, and you will not see notifications any longer.

When surfing, use tabs. When you’re in the Safari browser, tap the link and hold it until the menu for options appears. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.

Would you like to locate your iPod if you misplace it? Go to Settings, then iCloud. Add your unique Apple ID and select “Find My iPad” at the screen’s bottom. By doing this, if you ever misplace your iPad, you can go to iCloud.com to find it.

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.

Battery Life

If you are struggling with the battery life of your iPad, don’t fret. First, you should be sure to close any programs that you aren’t using. Also, keep your brightness at a low but comfortable level whenever possible. Finally, be sure to turn off any music programs when you aren’t using them.

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.

Are you having trouble with small print on certain websites? Then you need to zoom in. To do this, use two fingers to pinch outward. You will also be able to tap links and select words better. When you are ready to zoom out, use two fingers to pitch inward.

If you are a photo buff, then the iPad is really interesting for you. While it isn’t a professional-level camera, it is an exceptionally good amateur camera. What is better is that there are many applications, which allow you to manipulate the photo right on the iPad itself!

Hold a single button down and you’re now able to select an entire word or phrase from an application. There are several options, including copy, paste, delete, or replace. With the replace function, you can type a new word, and the old selection will be exchanged. You can now easily edit large mistakes or misplaced words.

iPad Screen Protector

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.

Dim or brighten the screen within the iBooks app itself. Rather than entering the Settings menu while you are reading, select the sun-shaped icon in the upper right of the screen. Use the slider to adjust the brightness of the screen. This shortcut allows you to tweak the brightness without navigating away from your book.

Sensitive Data

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.

iPads are a great tool for reading PDFs. By sending the PDF to your email, the iPad can use iBooks to display it. If you can access a computer, you may sync PDF’s with the iPad by selecting the book tab in your iTunes app.

While you do need to be careful with your iPad in general, it is surprisingly resistant. Even if you drop it, it should survive. The best way to extend this feature is to purchase an appropriate case that will give an extra layer of cushion to avoid any type of damage.

Zoom in with your fingers. When you are looking at websites, you might worry that the text is too small. However, you can simply put two fingers on the screen as if you are pinching, and move them outwards. You will find that everything gets bigger! It’s great for zooming in on almost anything.

Brightness

You may be aware of the brightness feature of your screen under settings. However, if you’re reading iBooks, you can do this much easier. It has its own settings, and you can quickly dim your lights or brighten them by using the slider bar which is located conveniently at the top of the screen.

Google calendar can be placed into the Calendar application. You simply go to Settings>Mail>Contacts>Calendars. Add the account through this and click on the Other option after completed. Finally, click Add CalDAV Account to get the log-in information request to pop up.

Your iPad is more than a great tool, all thanks to this information. Remember these tips and pass them along to your friends and family so they can use them with their iPad. And, spreading the knowledge to others will make you feel great as well.