Do you like games? Are you in school this semester? Do you have a hard job? Do you need to lose weight? Are you having a baby? The iPad has apps for all of this and more! There are apps for everything you can possibly imagine, but make sure that you know that your iPad can provide much more than just the apps. Follow the tips in this article and learn all that the iPad has to offer.

If you want to review a photo or video you just shot, you do not have to select the camera icon on the bottom left of the screen. Just do a one-finger swipe to see your photo or video. To view past pictures, swipe to the left.

If you do not have much time, do not use your iPhone's charger to charge your iPad. The iPhone charger supplies half the watts the iPad charger does. Charging with the incorrect charger will delay the charge time. Instead, use the charging cables that came with your iPad.

To keep your personal data secure in case you are concerned about unauthorized access you can configure your password so that all data will be deleted after a specified number of unsuccessful tries. By using this setting, all of your information will be erased after 10 failed password attempts.



If you are in cheapest gadget insurance the habit of reading the instruction manual for everything that you buy, you need to know that the iPad's manual is only available via download. Apple has a minimalist approach towards their products.

You can change the default search engine to something besides Google if you wish. Open the Settings menu, select Safari and then Search Engine. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.

Need to quickly mute your iPad? Try this. Just depress the volume button for a couple of seconds. You can pull this off faster than trying to fumble with the volume button each time you want to mute. When you want to hear your device at a normal level again, just hold the volume down for the same amount of time.

Muting the iPad is fast and easy. There was no mute button available when the iPad was originally introduced. With the iOS 4.3, you can now use the lock switch to mute the sound. Hold down the volume-down button to mute your iPad.

If you want to copy and paste text to the iPad's clipboard, tap and hold on the target text. Then press copy, go to another application, then press and hold again. You will see a menu appear that gives you the option to "paste." To do an entire paragraph, simply tap four times.

Go to the apps that you usually run easier and quicker. Double click the home button and a bar of recently-used and running apps will appear on the screen. This trick alone will save you lots of time.

Lots of people know about the store for iTunes on the iPad, but don't really know what all it offers. One great feature is iTunes U (the 'U' is for university). This section has many educational podcasts about many professional subjects and can really boost your knowledge.

Listen to your iTunes music on your iPad. If you have songs in your iTunes account and do not wish to download these again, there is an easy answer to this. Simply enable 'Home Sharing'. Next, enter the Music app on your iPad, select More and then Shared. Then enjoy your music!

Many people would rather not have the percentage of battery charge displayed on their screen constantly. Luckily, it can easily be removed from your screen. Just select Settings, tap General, then tap Usage. In this area of the menus, you can easily turn the icon On or Off instantly. If, for whatever reason, you want to put it back on, follow the same steps.



There, now you have a knowledge base on which to grow from. Your iPad will be with you at all times, whether it is telling you the weather or playing a song. 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.