iPads are very simple for people to use. All you have to do is start playing around, right? There’s a lot more to it than that. The article below contains the information you need to help you get the most out of your iPad.

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.

There is a feature you can use on your phone that will erase all the data on the phone if someone inputs the correct passcode. While this may seem like a good idea, be careful. You may put the wrong passcode yourself and end up losing all of your information.

You can scroll back to the top of a long page in your browser without repeatedly dragging your finger across the screen. There is a much more efficient method. All you have to do is tap a finger on the title bar one time. You will zoom right back to the top of the page.

Turn off your Wi-Fi when not in use. Your iPad will constantly search for Wi-Fi signals even when you don’t want it to. That is if your Wi-Fi is turned on. When you are out and about and don’t need Wi-Fi, simply turn it off. It will extend your battery.

Access your Google calendar easily by adding it to your contacts on the mail tab. Hit Add An Account and hit Other. Tap Add CalDAV Account and then enter your Google data. Once done, click the calendar app. Your information should now be there!

By using tabs to open websites, it’s easy to keep all the pages you need open. When in Safari, tap and hold a URL to see a popup menu. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.

Do you have multiple users on the same iPad? You may not want them to view your online history. You can delete the browser history quickly. Open the Settings app and tap on Safari. Once Safari is open, then tap on the Clear History button. This will clear the cache and all cookies.

Taking screenshots is simple. To pull this off, just hold down both the “Home” and “Sleep” button simultaneously. This will capture the image and save it with your other photos.

There is now an easy way to mute your iPad. In its first incarnation, the iPad lacked a specific mute button. Now, you can mute the sound easily with very simple steps. In order to quickly mute an iPad, simply hold the volume decrease button.

Everyone has heard of the popular iTunes applications, but not everyone is aware of its vast capabilities. Within the store, you can locate a subsection known as iTunes U which caters to university students. This application has podcasts that are education-related for many professional topics and can help you to learn more.

Place a restriction for how long you spend on your iPad. It can be addicting. After all, there are so many things you can do, that you may not want to use any of your other electronics. Be smart and give yourself a limit on how long you use the device to give yourself some perspective.

Have you ever wondered how many apps are running on your iPad all at once? This is valuable information to keep your iPad running efficiently. All you have to do is to double tap the home button, and a list will appear. Tapping on each one can pull the app up, and swiping downward can remove the list.

Use “erase” for your security. If someone is trying to enter your password code and gets it wrong 10 times, all the data on the device will be erased. After all, someone who is trying it 10 times in a row does not mean well, and you certainly don’t want them accessing your information.

Use iTunes to back up your data. You do not want to lose all of your music, apps pictures, and other data if your iPad was to crash. Use iTunes to store by going to your Summary tab, then checking the Encrypt iPad backup that is found under the Options. This way, all of your information is stored safely somewhere other than your iPad.

There are a couple of ways to view PDF’s with your iPad. You can email them to yourself and then open in iBooks. You can also drop and drag these files into your iTunes. When you sync your iPad and click on the Books tabs, you select the PDFs and it is automatically transferred to your library in iBooks.

Use your iPad to listen to any music you have in your iTunes library. If you already have an iTunes account and songs in it and don’t want to download them again, you have an easy solution. This can be done by enabling “Home Sharing.” Next, go to the music app on your iPad and click “More. Then click on Shared. Enjoy your favorite sounds!

Think about getting a screen protector for your iPad, even if you are not keen on them. Despite its technological marvel, the screen of the iPad still collects fingerprints quickly, sometimes even distorting your view. You can pick up a screen protector for a very reasonable price and it will also help minimize scratching.

If you are listening to music on your iPad while doing something else, you don’t need to wake it up completely to change the song. Simply double click the home button and you will have access to shuffling your music, volume control, and the next and previous song buttons. This saves energy as well!

iPads are fun and easy to use, but they’re even better when you know all the power user tricks. Use this article, along with other information you pick up, to enjoy your iPad even more. If you do your research, you’ll find that you can accomplish pretty much any task with an iPad.

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