Do you love to play games? Are you a student right now? Do you work hard? Trying to slim down? Are you pregnant? The iPad can be helpful in many situations such as these. It is full of apps, and so much more.

Watch the amount of money you are putting out for iPad applications. iTunes makes it simple to just click and buy once you have entered your credit card or gift card information. So, you need to watch your spending.

A soft reset is the perfect reboot for a frozen iPad. Just hold the power and home button at the same time and for a few seconds to do this. Then the iPad will reset. If you just want to force an app to close, hold down just the home button for a few seconds.

There is a place where you can change the settings to look at more lines of preview text in your email Go to your settings, tap on mail and change the preview settings. Here, you can alter the preview that you see to 5 lines. Now you’ll be able to see every email that you have in your inbox, which really speeds things up.

Almost everyone finds it difficult to accurately type on a tablet’s keyboard. There is a button that allows you to do speech dictation. Tap the Home button two times, and then tap the Microphone button. When you’re done speaking, tap the Microphone again to turn your dictation into text.

For manual lovers, you must download the manual in order to read it. Apple believes in a paperless environment, and they prefer offering it digitally instead of in print.

It can be far simpler to transmit messages by familiarising yourself with certain shortcuts. For example, tapping the space bar twice when typing a sentence will add a period and a space. This will eliminate the need to manually do it and give you more time to send more messages to your friends.

Everyone should know how to best take care of their very valuable iPad. For starters, be sure the iPad is never in direct sunlight. Also, don’t keep inside of a hot car. The heat will hurt your battery life. Also, your iPad should not be placed around liquids that can cause damage to it. Finally, be sure that you have a cover that can protect your iPad from scratches and other dangers.

If you want to take a screenshot when using your tablet, it’s easy. Just press your Home button as well as the Sleep button simultaneously. Then you will have a screenshot you can organise with your other photos.

There is now a quick and easy way to mute your iPad. Originally, the mute button was not on an iPad. On the iOS 4.3 you have the option of locking the iPad or muting the sound. Just hold the volume down button for a few seconds to mute.

As a parent, you can adjust the parental controls for your kids in the settings area. This can be done through the settings on your iPad. This will block films that are labelled as ‘mature’ as well as bad language.

Access your email and phone numbers by setting up Face Time. It defaults to the email you used when you set up the iPad. Go to the settings of your iPad and customise from there.

A lot of people know that their i Pads have iTunes, but they do not know all that they can do with it. Within the store you can locate a subsection known as iTunes U which caters to university students. This will give you podcasts that are educational in nature so that you can broaden your learning base.

Use your iPad to listen to music on iTunes. There is a simple way to access your iTunes account without having to reinvent the wheel on your new device. Instead, use the “Home Sharing” option on your iTunes account. Next, visit the Music application on your device, hit More and then Shared. Enjoy your favourite sounds!

You might think it’s not necessary to do this, but it’s great to have security on your iPad. You do not know when it may accidentally get lost, and it normally provides access to lots of secure data like phone numbers, addresses, emails and possibly bank information.

Your Google maps has a feature that allows for street view. By searching, a red pin will show up on your map. Simply tap the pin and then choose the human icon to load up Street View.

There is a feature called “Find My iPad” that you should activate if you ever lose your iPad. This will show you the exact position of your iPad, and you will be able to remove any information from it, even if you don’t have it in your possession. This may be kind of a hassle, but it’s something you’ll be happy for if the iPad gets lost.

Do you want to eliminate WiFi network notifications? If so, there is a way to turn this off. Go into your wi-fi settings and turn the feature off. It is not an issue, however, if joining another network is required. You can; however, you are not going to get a million notifications.

Do you need to look at a PDF file on your iPad? Email yourself PDF files you want to read within the iBooks function. The iTunes app has a book tab that you can use to sync PDF’s from any computer to you use with your iPad.

You now have the basic knowledge needed to get started. You can use your iPad for virtually any purpose, ranging from weather forecasting to toys your kids can play with. You’ll find you can’t live without it; it replaces a lot of obsolete tools you used to use. The tips you just read will help you throw away those old tools and use your iPad instead.

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