The iPad is a polarizing device. Some think it’s a toy, while others think it’s a helpful tool for the future. If you think the iPad is a tool you’d like to use better, this article has some tips and tricks to help you out.

You may see significant shortening of your battery life if you frequently watch movies, listen to continuous music, or play a lot of games on your iPad. Adjusting the brightness is a great way to extend battery life. You do not always need a very bright screen to use your iPad.

Almost everyone finds it difficult to accurately type on a tablet’s keyboard. It is possible to have your iPad convert what you say into text. Press the home button of your iPad twice and select the microphone icon that appears. Record yourself talking, tap the microphone button again and a transcription of your speech will appear.

On your email, you will notice that the default only allows for two visible lines. This way you can screen your emails. In mail under settings, you can make this alteration. Go to Mail, pick Contacts and then tap Calender. Then, preview mail options to change the lines.

Does the battery charge icon distract you on your iPad screen? If, so you can turn it off. To begin, open the Settings menu. Locate the Usage setting under the General settings. Here, you will be able to turn off the display of battery percentage.

Want to be able to find your iPad if you lose it? Simply select iCloud under Settings. Locate ‘Find My iPad’ at the bottom of your screen and enter your Apple ID. If you ever have the misfortune of losing the iPad, then hop onto iCloud.com.

Mute Button

There is finally a way to silence your iPad very quickly. The original iPad didn’t have a specific mute button. Starting with 4.3 the lock switch was able to be used as a mute button. To perform a fast mute, all that you need to do is press and hold the volume-down button.

Use FaceTime for phone numbers and emails. The email you used to set up your iPad will be your default, but you can always add more. If you want to include additional emails or phone numbers for FaceTime, then set them up by navigating to your iPad’s settings.

If you are on the Internet constantly you can use the cloud storage for your iPad. You can use the cloud to store files and information so that you leave your iPad storage free and clear. Be sure to store important documents on both the cloud and device.

Your iPad can easily copy, cut, and paste text similar to a home computer. Select the text you wish to copy after tapping the screen. Tap again when the text has been highlighted in yellow, and then choose copy. You can then paste your text by tapping, holding and selecting Paste.

Whether you use your iPad for just gaming or it’s basically your life compacted, there is always more you can do with it. There is a lot of information out there about the iPad. Continue learning on a daily basis.