You have probably heard a lot about the iPad. Some people think that it is a great tool for the future, but other people still feel that it is just a toy. If you’re one who looks at it as a helpful tool, you will find the advice from this article to be useful.

Server Address

VPN networks are used to access remote servers. To do this, go to Settings and choose the “Activate VPN” under the network tab. At that point you just input the information that is requested, including treh server address. Connect with that network administrator if the server address is something you don’t know.

Did you accidentally start an app that is noisy? You can quickly mute the volume by pressing the volume-down button. If you use the mute button a lot, you can configure the lock orientation button to function as a mute button.

Is the battery percentage annoying or distracting you? It may be useful to know that they are easy to turn off. To begin, open the Settings menu. Look under General to find Usage. In this menu, you’re able to turn off the display of battery percentage.

Bookmarks Bar

Does tapping the bookmark menu take too much time? You can easily do this by always showing the bookmarks bar. Start with Settings, then choose Safari. You will see an option for always showing your bookmarks bar. Enable it to the On position.

You can easily take screenshots while using your iPad. Just hold down the Home and Sleep buttons together. The iPad will take your screenshot and store it where it stores all your photos.

The iPad can be instantly muted. 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. On a current iPad, simply press the volume down button and hold it.

As a parent, you can adjust the parental controls for your kids in the settings area. You can do so in the settings area. A quick button click will stop mature content from being viewed. It is possible to block pornography, “R” rated movies and pages with bad words on them.

If you want to copy and paste text to the iPad’s clipboard, tap and hold on the target text. Tapping on the text, switch to an app, and hold it down again. A pop-up menu will appear, from which you should tap ‘paste.’ You can easily copy an entire paragraph in four simple taps.

Do you dislike surfing the web on the iPad and aren’t sure where a word that’s hyperlinked will take you? You can solve this problem on your iPad rather easily. All you have to do is to touch and keep your finger on the word. Doing this will cause the URL to appear.

If you’re constantly online, don’t overlook the iPad’s cloud function. This is a great way to store information without taking up space on your iPad’s hard drive. You can store your important documents both on your device and on the cloud.

Auto Brightness

The auto brightness setting will help extend your iPad’s battery life. When you choose auto brightness, your device will adjust to the lighting within your surroundings. This can help extend your battery life, increasing your production during the day. Go to Settings, and then locate the “Brightness & Wallpaper” setting.

You can decide if you want to mute your sound or not. Be aware that if you have an early model iPad, you will not have this feature. If you are running the operating system iOS at 4.3 or later, you can. Holding the volume button will also give you the ability to eliminate sound from your iPad.

Most iPad users find the battery charge icon annoying. Fortunately, if you’re one of them, you can easily remove the indicator. Go to settings, then go to general, and then usage. Here, you can turn it off. If you need to place it back, then just follow the steps again.

Search Engine

Are you getting crummy Google search results on your iPad? Switching to another is easy. Go to your Settings menu, select Safari, then Search Engine. Find your search engine on the list and make the selection. You can use Yahoo or Bing instead.

If you need to access one of the apps that you have running, all you need to do is double-click on the Home button. They will then appear at the bottom of your screen. Then you’ll just select your app and click, and there you have it. Go back to another the same way.

Your iPad supports the Street View option of Google Maps. A search will make a red pin show up for your location on your map. Tap the pin, then choose the person icon. This loads Street View.

Whether you think of the iPad as something to play games on or as something that helps your everyday life, there are ways to make it a big part of your life. These tips merely brush the surface of the vast capacity of iPad. Continue to learn and you will understand it all soon.