While you know you want an iPad, do you really know how to make it an exceptional gadget? Can you turn it into all the things you need, from a camera to a camcorder to a computer to a voice recorder? Read on to find tips to turn your device into a multi-use machine.

Did you know that you can create folders on your iPad? Put your finger on an app for several seconds and drag it into another. Doing this will create a new folder, and inside you will be able to access either app, and it will automatically be named by category. You can change the name to better describe the apps within.

Things You Can Accomplish With You iPad
Things You Can Accomplish With You iPad

The user reviews are generally incredibly accurate in representations of the quality of the application. Of course, you need to make sure that there are more than just one or two reviews, but if there are, and if the app has four or five stars, you should be good to go.

The percentage of battery you have left is rarely accurate. You can turn this feature off by going to the general tab in your settings and tapping on usage. You will then be able to turn off the battery percentage feature. Your device will display a battery with a certain level of power without calculating a percentage.

Refurbished iPad

If you do not yet own an iPad, consider buying a refurbished iPad from Apple’s online store. Buying a refurbished iPad can save you a lot of money. What’s more, most of the refurbished iPads that Apple sell come with generous warranties and it can be difficult to tell that they are not brand new.

One of the great things about the iPad is that it allows you to quickly check your email. If you receive a large volume of emails throughout the day, it may actually be draining your battery. The device is configured to check for new messages frequently and automatically. Instead of setting it to notify you of new messages every few minutes, go into the Mail, Contacts and Calendars settings to adjust the frequency of mail checks.

You can adjust the settings so you can see more than a couple of lines from the emails in your inbox. The Preview setting is Located under Mail in your general settings. Select the number of lines you’d like to see. You will now see more lines of the email while in the inbox.

Private Data on iPad

If you think there is a chance someone may be able to see your private data on your device, there is a way to create a password that deletes data after a certain amount of failed attempts. If they don’t get it right, the iPad is factory fresh again.

With the default setting, you can see the first two lines of any emails before you open them. You can change this to see more if you so desire. To change this, you’ll need to open Settings, and then press on Mail. Select Contacts under Mail, then select Calendar to alter the options for additional lines in Preview mail.

If the battery in your device is fully depleted, charge it as quickly as possible. Storing the device for long periods of time with a dead battery can affect its ability to hold a charge in the future. Once per month, allow the battery to run down completely before charging it to 100 percent.

iPad Restrict Access

Before allowing your children to use your device, 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.

Don’t automatically go for the newest version. You may find that the features you want are on older versions, and you will find that the older versions are significantly cheaper. Compare and find out which version of the iPad suit you best, and you may save a little money while you’re at it.

Screenshots are simple to take. The home and sleep buttons pressed together will take a screenshot. This will capture the image and save it with your other photos.

If you are preparing to sync your device with your computer for the first time, choose wisely. If you indicate that you want to sync ALL of your pictures, videos, and music, be prepared. Depending on how much you have, it could take a long time to fully transfer everything over. Instead, use your discretion and only sync those items which you know you will need on the iPad.

iPad Screen Protector

Protect the screen of your device with a special screen protector. These are made of a clear, adhesive film or plastic and cover the entire screen from nicks, scratches, and smudges. Screen protectors do not interfere with use in any way. Most can be purchased for well under $10. Many are already perfectly cut to fit the iPad screen.

The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. The normally bright screen can be dimmed by tapping the Home button twice and swiping until you see the brightness setting. This will allow you to manually adjust the brightness to fit your surroundings.

iPad Internet Connection

If you have an Internet connection on your device, you can get real-time traffic information on it. Simply open the Maps then press the dog-eared page icon found on the lower right. Select the overlay for Traffic icon. Your map will then show real-time traffic right on it.

Do you find that your iPad is not as fast as it used to be and apps do not lead right away? Have you looked at everything you have put on the iPad and have gotten rid of things you’re no longer using? You can acquire additional free space when you transfer pictures and other media files to the cloud. In most cases, this makes the iPad as fast as it once was.

Whether you want to replace your laptop, camera, recipe book or telephone, the iPad can do it all and more. It can be your gaming system, timer or voice recorder, but only if you know how to get it working for you. Keep the advice here in mind as you use your iPad and you’ll find you love it even more.

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