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.

If your friends own iPads too, you can share your entire music and video library with them. Open your iTunes app and activate the home sharing function. You also need to enter your Apple ID in the music and video menu of your iPad. To access a shared library, open a music or video app and select more. You will then have access to a list of shared libraries.

Using Your iPad More Efficiently For Better Results
Using Your iPad More Efficiently For Better Results

Are you getting too many notifications? If some apps send notifications, you do not need, you should go to your settings and tap on notifications. You will then have access to a complete list of your apps and be able to choose which notifications you want to receive.

Did you accidentally start a loud application? Mute your iPad by pushing the volume button down for a few seconds. The lock button can be turned into a mute button as well.

iPad Password

When your password is entered 10 times, your iPad erases – is this a function you’d like to turn on? This will erase everything on your phone if someone has not figured out the code after 10 tries.

When you stay with iPad’s default settings, you will see the first two lines of every email prior to making your selection. This way you can screen your emails. Navigate to Settings and select Mail. After you go to “mail”, choose “contacts” and “calendar” in order to see additional lines of text before opening your messages.

The chime on the iPad that alerts you of new email can be very annoying. There is a way that you can eliminate this noise. Just go to Settings then General. From this tab, choose Sounds. You can stop the sound for new mail or at least turn it down.

A neat feature in Safari on the iPad is the quick scroll. Many people do not know about this and waste time scrolling by hand up the page to get back to the beginning. All you have to do to get back to the top of any page is to tap on the title window at the top.

Most people know that an SD card can be plugged into the iPad directly from their camera to view photos. Many people do not know that a connection kit can be purchased to connect your camera to your iPad. You can search the online Apple Store to find one for your camera.

Using iPad

It is very easy for you to email other people photos while using your iPad. All you have to do is locate the photo you want to send and press the button located in the right-hand corner. There is an option there that will allow you to send the photo to anyone you want.

Learn about how to best protect your personal data. Especially if you have extremely sensitive information on it. It gives you the ability to have all of your specific information completely erased if someone fails to enter the proper password ten times in a consecutive order. This can Ave you from a big headache later on.

Unlike a personal computer where you need to constantly worry about viruses and spyware, the iPad is incredibly well protected against these things. Be sure to update your device as often as possible, but in general, you need not worry about destroying your iPad with unsafe web-surfing or downloaded applications.

Would you rather use a search engine other than Google on your iPad? You can easily change the default to your favorite search engine. Under your Safari Settings menu, select Search Engine. Once you are there, you will see options for Yahoo and Bing in addition to the default Google browser.

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.

Do you dislike Google search on your iPad? Switching to another is easy. Select Search Engine under the Safari tab of Settings. Find your search engine on the list and make the selection. The initial choices include Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

Just tap twice on the home icon to see what apps are running. Choose the one you would like to go to and you will be there instantly. Just repeat the process to switch back again.

Print right from your iPad. You don’t have to email a document anymore. If you have the right kind of printer, you can simply print from your Share menu with AirPrinter. Many Hewlett Packard printers are compatible, and you can also use Printopia for printers that are connected to Macs.

iPad Photo Booth

Do you enjoy playing with the Photo Booth feature? You can take pictures of others by tapping on the twirly camera icon located at the bottom of your screen, and the camera located on the back of your iPad will become active. Use the shutter button to take your pictures.

You may come to a situation where you realize that you’re reading a blog post and want to get back to the top. It may seem really irritating having to scroll back up. However, you can make it easier on yourself by tapping the title bar once and you will instantly be transported back to the top.

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.