You’ve chosen to get a new iPad. There are so many benefits to owning one. Here are some great tips to help you enjoy your iPad experience to the fullest. In this article, you’ll find information that will be helpful before and after your purchase.

You can quickly get access to all the apps that are running on your iPad. Press the Home button twice and a bar with the running apps will appear. If you tap on a app in the bar, you can quickly switch to it. To make the bar disappear, simply swipe the screen downwards.

You can easily see what apps are running on your iPad. Most of the time, an application can remain open while you surf the Internet or attend to other business. To learn what is active on your iPad at any given time, give the Home button a double click. These active apps will show up at the very bottom of your display in a bar. After you have a chance to look through everything, simply swipe down and the bar will go away.

Did you accidentally launch a loud application? Mute your iPad by pushing the volume button down for a few seconds. Alternately, you could configure the button labeled LOCK ORIENTATION to use instead of the mute button.

Do you want to preview more of your email? Under Settings, navigate to Mail, and look for the Preview setting. Here, you can alter the preview that you see to 5 lines. This way, you can view more of the email, speeding up your skim-through process.

Lots of people find tablet typing to be tough, though with time, they get more comfortable. However, the iPad does have a button for speech dictation. All you have to do is quickly double click the Home button and then select the image of a microphone. Dictate your text and click the icon a second time when you are finished.

Do you find the battery charge percentage a bit distracting on the screen of your iPad? It is easy to banish this totally useless information from your iPad’s screen. Go to Settings. Look under General to find Usage. You can quickly turn on or off the battery display.

Search Engine

You can change your search engine from the default Google to another you prefer. In the settings app, navigate to Safari > Search Engine. This give you the option of choosing Bing or Yahoo as your search engine, if you prefer them to Google.

It is easy to quickly mute your iPad. The original iPad did not have a mute button. Once iOS 4.3 came out, there was an option added where your lock switch can mute the sound. Now all you have to do is press the volume-down key and hold it for a few seconds.

The cloud function is very useful for people who are constantly onilne. This helps to safeguard and store your information on the hard drive. You can store your important documents both on your device and on the cloud.

It is possible to copy text and then paste it. Tap the text you wish to copy, hold, then choose select to select the words you are interested in copying. After the text section is highlighted, tap again and choose to copy. You can then paste your text by tapping, holding and selecting Paste.

Decide if you would would like the lock key act as a mute for the sound of your device or lock the orientation. Note that early versions of the iPad do not have this capability. If you are using iOS 4.3 or beyond, you have this ability. You are able to turn down the volume by holding in the button.

Lots of folks get annoyed by the battery charge icon on the screen. You can turn it off, thankfully. All you need to do is go to settings, tap on general, and then usage. Here you can disable it. Follow the exact same sequence of steps should you ever wish to re-enable it.

Are you sick of sore eyes from reading books on the iPad? Reduce the brightness to ease the strain on your eyes. This can be done in the Settings app or in the e-book app itself.

Is Google’s search lacking for you? You can use a different search engine. Go to Settings, choose Safari, then choose Search Engine. You can now change your search engine. You will be presented with the options of Google, Yahoo or Bing to use.

Have you noticed that your iPad doesn’t have the snappy navigation that it once had and that loading apps is not as speedy as it once was? If so, it’s a good idea to review all your stored information and delete some. Additionally, you could transfer photos and media to the cloud so that you will have more space on your device. This gets your iPad back up to speed.

Always keep your children’s safety in mind when using an iPad. Go to settings, go under General and then go to Restrictions. When you get there, hit your “enable restrictions” button. This will protect your child from content that is beyond their age range. Your child will not be able to view adult pages.

An iPad can be great for personal and business reasons. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the different features of your iPad to get the most out of it. Use these tips to make your iPad work to its full capacity.