Technology has really taken off in the last several years. Every single day, new forms of technology emerge and slowly replace old ones that were not so user-friendly. The iPad is part of this technological movement and the advice here will let you in on all of its secrets.

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.

Tips That Will Make Your iPad More Efficient
Tips That Will Make Your iPad More Efficient

Don’t lose track of your iPad app spending. It’s very common for iPad users to run up large bills buying music and apps. Be aware of what you are doing when buying apps. Keep track.

If at all possible, use Wi-Fi to connect your iPad to the Internet instead of 3G. Using 3G continuously, you can expect to get around 9 hours of battery life. With Wi-Fi, you can enjoy your iPad for even longer before it needs a charge. If you don’t need to connect to the Internet, disable both.

iPad Backup

If you own an iPad, it is a good idea to make a backup. You can force iTunes to make a backup so that your data is properly saved. Go to iTunes and right-click on devices list and select backup. You can also use the same feature in iCloud to backup as well.

Even though your iPad does not come with a user manual, you can download one for free. Apple has a free PDF on their website containing the User Guide for the iPad. It also comes as an e-book you can read in iBooks, which is a free downloadable app available in the App Store.

Typing on iPads is something that requires getting used to. You can dictate your speech through a button on your iPad. Tap the Home button two times, and then tap the Microphone button. Once you’ve finished with your message, tap the icon once more to have your words converted into text.

If you enjoy frequently using a smiley face or alternate emoticons, have the Emoji keyboard. To get this keyboard, tap Settings, then General, and finally, Keyboard. Tap the international keyboards’ icon and look for Emoji. To add it, all you have to do is simply tap it. The next time you see the onscreen keyboard, it will be there.

Control what notifications you see. Tired of every app bothering you with notifications, causing you to miss important ones? Head to the Notifications section of your Settings menu. Here you can determine which of your apps are allowed to send you to pop up notifications and which ones cannot. This can put a halt to noisy apps and make it easier to see your important messages.

Snapping Photographs

When you’re snapping photographs, you may want to hold your iPad by its sides. That could make your shutter button move, resulting in wobbling while taking the photo. Give the orientation lock a try. This setting will place the shutter button in a place that you can easily reach with your thumb. After you take the photograph, you can rotate the image with an image editor.

Want to see all your running apps? All you have to do is tap the Home button twice. This will allow you to see all of the running apps that you have. This will help you remember what apps are running and let you close the ones, not in use.

There may be many apps that you do not use on an iPad, but you are not allowed to delete some of them. The best thing to do to get them out of your way is to move all of them into a folder. This way, you will only see the one folder icon and not a ton of icons for things you don’t use.

If you have the choice, use Wi-Fi instead of a 3G connection with your iPad. Apple has said that the average battery draw with a Wi-Fi connection is significantly less than with a 3G connection. You will get approximately 10 hours of usage with Wi-Fi, rather than about 6 hours with 3G.

iPad Guide

Are you looking for the iPad’s guide? Since it did not come with a manual, you will have to get it for yourself. You can do this by going to Apple’s website and downloading the PDF version. Or, if you have the free iBooks app, you can even download it there.

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 screen becoming marred? Although your iPad can sustain lots of damage, whenever you notice tiny scratches, then you should probably put on a screen protector. It will protect the iPad and stop your fingers from getting tiny cuts on them.

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.

To help protect you iPad from unwanted intrusions you can make the passcode longer than the standard four number combination. Go into your Passcode Lock settings and turn off the Simple Passcode. This will allow you to choose a longer passcode for your iPad, which will help protect it from unwanted intrusions.

From those room-filling computers to tiny cell phones, and everything in between, we truly have a ton of choice when it comes to computing today. When you make the choice to purchase an iPad, you should take some time to understand all that it can do. There is much more to learn, so use this article and search for more.