Sales of the iPad are still skyrocketing and not without reason. The endless features they offer users, the amazing fun they are to play with and how incredibly simple they can make life. To make sure you’re getting your money’s worth out of your iPad, you’ve really got some studying to do on its functions. Continue reading for some great tips and advice about iPad usage.

Keep up with your spending on apps. There are many, many helpful apps and it is easy to go overboard. Make sure you monitor the amount of money you spend with your iPad.

Soft Reset

You can do a soft reset in order to reboot a frozen iPad. A soft reset consists of simultaneously hitting the home and power buttons. This will cause the iPad to restart. If you simply want to make an app close, depress the home button by itself for several seconds.

Do not use the charger for your iPhone on your iPad if you do not have a lot of time. The iPad requires a larger wattage requirement than the iPhone. Charging your iPad with an iPhone charger will end up taking nearly twice as long. Just use the original charger that was given with the iPad.

Most tablet users do not enjoy typing on their device, even though they eventually get used to it. That said, a button for speech dictation exists on your iPad. Just push the home button twice and then tap on the little microphone that you see. When you are done talking, push the icon again and your words will be shown as text.

On your email, you will notice that the default only allows for two visible lines. You may wish to view more of each message before you open it. To change this, head to iPad Settings and press on Mail. Under Mail select Contacts, then Calender to change the Preview mail options for more lines.

Download the manual onto your iPad if you need it. Most Apple products come with downloadable manuals.

Account Icon

If you want your Google Calendar feature on the iPad, go into “mail” then “contacts” then “calendars.” You select Other after tapping the Add An Account icon. Tap the Add CalDAV Account icon and put in your Google information. Then, get out of the settings app and tap the calender app. There you have it!

Do you find the battery charge percentage a bit distracting on the screen of your iPad? You can disable that. To start with, go to your Settings menu. Once there, go to General and locate Usage. Here, you can turn off the display for battery usage easily.

If you have bought your child an iPad and are concerned that he or she may view mature content, simply block content of this sort by changing the settings. In settings, you can adjust the level of mature content your child can see. You can block access to mature content by labeling your content as such.

If you want to copy text quickly, just press and hold the text to be copied. Then push “copy” and move over into a different app. Push the screen and hold down for a second. A pop-up menu will appear, from which you should tap ‘paste.’ If you have a significant amount of sentences to copy, you may have to tap multiple times.

If you live on the internet, the cloud function is going to be your best friend. You can use it to store documents, photos and other information to save on space on your iPad. Be sure to store important documents on both the cloud and device.

A lot of people know about the iTunes store, but they aren’t always well-versed on the features that are available. An interesting one is iTunes U (which is used for universities). This will give you podcasts that are educational in nature so that you can broaden your learning base.

Shutter Button

It is natural to hold the sides of the iPad when taking a photo. This makes your shutter button move, and you may start wobbling when trying to snap photos. Use the orientation lock on your iPad. This setting will place the shutter button in a place that you can easily reach with your thumb. After you take a photo, use the image editor for rotating the image.

You can choose whether your lock orientation button functions as a way of locking the orientation or as a mute button. Remember that earlier iPads are not able to do that. Typically, you will find all devices that run on iOS 4.3 and higher have this capability. Holding the volume-down button will mute your iPad.

Most iPad users find the battery charge icon annoying. However, you can get it off of your screen rather simply. All you need to do is go to settings, tap on general, and then usage. Then you can toggle it on or off. To revert this action, just go back to the same settings menu and move the slider to “on.”

As was mentioned at the start of this article, sales figures for the iPad have been astronomical, mainly due to its nearly unlimited functions and incredible features. Use what you’ve read here to your advantage. Have a great day and lots of fun using the iPad!