Unless you can learn how to control your iPad, its awesome technology is of minimal value. You must understand all the idiosyncrasies as well as how it operates and what you must do to use it properly. Anyone who wants to learn more should continue reading this article.

If you want to stream movies, listen to music and play games on your iPad, consider that your battery life will be much shorter. You can change the brightness on your screen to do this. It is unlikely that the brightest settings are needed to achieve a good picture.

Did you know that you can create folders on your iPad? You can start by holding down on your app until it jiggles, and then place it on top of a related app. Instantly they will both merge into a folder named after their categories. If you don’t like the label, you can rename the folder.

TIP! There is a way that you can check all the running applications that you have at a given time. If you double-click on the Home button, it will show you all running apps in a bar on the bottom of your screen.

You can now use folders on the iOS iPad. Start by tapping and holding your finger on the app you desire. It will begin to jiggle. Then you can drag it onto another icon and release it. Doing this creates a folder, categorizing both apps. You can rename the folder, if you like.

Do you know what to do when your iPad freezes? It can be rebooted by using a soft reset. Press the power and the home buttons together for a few seconds. The iPad will then reboot. If you just want to force an app to close, hold down just the home button for a few seconds.

Do you want to get rid of the chime when you receive a new email? Thankfully, this feature can be easily disabled. Under the Settings menu, choose “General”. Tap Sounds. This will allow you to adjust or turn off any notifications.

Did you accidentally start a loud application? It is easy to mute the volume on the iPad. All you have to do is hold down the volume-down key until it turns off. If you are using iOS 4.3 or later, it is possible to make the toggle switch near the volume control mute your iPad.

TIP! Typing on a tablet can be difficult at first but gets easier over time. However, you can use speech dictation as an alternative.

Are you annoyed or distracted by the constant battery life percentage displayed on your iPad’s screen? If you want to, you can turn it off easily. Start by going to the Settings. Once there, go to General and locate Usage. Access the Usage menu and turn off the display for battery percentage.

How do you avoid the frustration of an unknown hyperlink when browsing on your iPad? This is easily remedied. You can’t hover, but you can tap and hold the link. That will show you the URL from the hyperlink.

If you almost always have Internet access, the cloud is very helpful. Doing so can save your information without running out of HD space. Make sure to keep important information on your device and iCloud as well.

The iPad shows the first two lines of an email by deafult. Sometimes, you may want to have a larger preview. Go to ‘mail’ under ‘settings’. Go to Mail, pick Contacts and then tap Calender. Then, preview mail options to change the lines.

TIP! If you want to sync your Google Calendar with the iPad’s native calendar app, open the settings menu and navigate to Mail > Contacts > Calendars. You can then go to Add An Account and then Other.

You should activate the auto brightness features to improve the duration of your battery. Your iPad has the ability to sense room lighting and can adjust its lighting to better fit the situation. The iPad’s backlight gobbles up battery, so this function can easily extend the amount of time that you can use the iPad before charging it. The option is listed beneath the brightness and wallpaper settings.

Sync pages using iTunes to share documents with both a Mac and a PC. It is so easy to send your documents from the iPad to the computer, you will soon forget how you ever did it the old way. This is also easier since you can email PDF’s online and download them using a remote system.

Forums online are a great way to learn more about your iPad. There are dozens of websites dedicated to learning more about the iPad. All you have to do is check some forums to find out more about the iPad.

You can easily take a screenshot using your iPad. To pull this off, just hold down both the “Home” and “Sleep” button simultaneously. That takes the shot and puts it with the rest of your pictures.

TIP! Take advantage of the iPad’s brightness features to extend battery life. Your iPad is able to automatically adjust the brightness based on the light it detects.

To see a list of running and recently-used apps, double click the home button. That will give you a bar that includes all the running apps, and you can access them by pressing on the icon in the bar. Doing so lets you remember which apps are currently open.

Even if you think this is unnecessary, it is wise to add a security feature to your iPad. You could lose it accidentally at any time, and it stores a great deal of sensitive information, such as phone numbers, emails, addresses and maybe even bank account information.

The advice above will help you take your iPad experience to a whole new level. You’ll find that it suddenly opens doors for you which you never imagined possible. iPad ownership goes beyond having the latest gadget into true utility thanks to the advice you’ve read here, but only if you put it to use, so do so!

Your new iPad comes preloaded with a lot of apps that you might not wish to use. Many unwanted apps cannot be deleted. One way to get them out of your hair is to create a new page of apps and put all of the preloaded apps you don’t use into a folder on that page. This will declutter space on your screen and let you focus on the apps that you will use.

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