So you’ve just bought a new iPad, and you want to know how to use it with all its apps and gadgets. Great! There is much to know, so consider the following helpful advice when it comes to getting started. You will be using it for everything in no time at all.

You may see a significant shortening of your battery life if you frequently watch movies, listen to continuous music, or play a lot of games on your iPad. Your battery will last longer if you reduce the brightness of your screen. You may find you can enjoy your iPad without using the brightest setting possible.

Have A Need For Some iPad Tips, Look No Further
Have A Need For Some iPad Tips, Look No Further

If you use your iPad to store sensitive information, you can turn on a feature that will delete all this data in case a wrong password is entered ten times. Go to your settings, tap on general and select the passcode lock feature. Use a password you will not easily forget.

If your battery is draining fast than you’d like, turn off some notifications and location-based items. Your iPad is constantly monitoring where you are (as long as it’s on wifi, 3G, or LTE). This monitoring sucks the life out of your battery. If you don’t need the features, then you can extend your battery time with a few flicks of a button.

Organize 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.

If a four-digit passcode is not substantial enough for you, change it. Under the Settings menu, navigate to General and then to Passcode Lock. Disable the Simple Passcode option. This allows you to use any password to lock and unlock your device. Your email and attachments will also be more secure with a more complex passcode.

FaceTime

When setting up FaceTime on your iPad, make sure that your email and phone number is correct. The default option is to use FaceTime with your primary email, but this can be changed. If you have more than one email or number, the settings section is where you want to go.

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.

If you want to copy text on your device, push on the wording that you want and hit Select. Now, pick copy and go to another application and tap while holding down again. An option to paste will then come up on your screen. If you want to copy and paste a complete paragraph, tap four times.

Passcode

If you are worried that a four digit passcode is not enough to keep your iPad secure, you can opt for a longer one. You can go into your settings and change it so that you can use as many characters as you would like. This is useful if you know there is a chance someone you know will guess any four digit code you choose.

Unfortunately, the iPad does not have a free satellite navigation feature. However, the map’s direction features works great for driving, walking, and even bus directions. To use it, simply tap on “Directions“, found on the top left corner of the maps app, and you will be given a step-by-step guide to your destination.

Never waste time wandering aimlessly through your library of music looking for the one tune you hope to hear. Use the Spotlight search feature. Just flick to the right on your Home screen to get to Searchlight. Alternatively, you can press the Home button. This feature is also helpful in launching apps and can help you find contacts too.

Camera

When using your iPad as a camera, you can easily change the focus and light meter with just a tap. Simply tap the subject of the photo and the iPad will automatically adjust to bring the subject into focus. This also adjusts the light meter to the area around the subject giving you a great photo.

Did you know that you can group your apps into folders? As if you were moving it around, touch and hold an icon. When they begin to jiggle, drag that icon over another, you wish to group it with. Voila! You now have a folder in which you can place a bunch of similar apps.

One way to monitor the volume much more quickly and efficiently on your iPad is to use the lock button to mute your device. You can also press and hold the volume button to change it quickly as well. Many people are unaware that the lock button is a mute button and that the volume button can work faster by pressing and holding.

Spotlight

Spotlight searches can be easily restricted on an iPad. Start by swiping left to bring up Spotlight. This search is set up by default to look at everything, which also includes events, apps, podcasts, and songs on your iPod. It can be restricted to not include these categories by going to Settings, General, and Spotlight Search.

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.

The iPad is a great entertainment tool, but it can also be great for education. There are podcasts available for higher learning, as well as dozens of educational games and applications for younger children. There are also great math programs to help elementary children learn their multiplication or division tables.

Your iPad is going to be your friend when it comes to both entertainment and business. It can do so many different things, and it’s time you started reaping the benefits. Make sure you continue to learn more information, as many more companies continue to cater to the iPad crowd daily.