So, you hope to soon own an iPad? This is a good investment that will help you organize your professional life and your leisure time more efficiently. To take full advantage of your iPad, however, there are certain things you need to know. Read on to learn all you can.

You can now create folders with your iPad to store valuable information. Start by tapping and holding your finger on the app you desire. It will begin to jiggle. Then you can drag it onto another icon and release it. The result will be a folder containing both of your apps together. You can rename the folder, if you like.

You can get to all the running apps on your tablet. All you have to do is quickly double click your Home button. If you want to go to one of these apps, just click it on the bottom bar. To take the bar away, just do a downward swipe on your screen.

If you are worried about anyone trying to get into your phone and seeing all of your private information, you can set your password to erase all data after so many failed attempts. If someone can’t figure out the password after 10 tries, all the data on your phone will be erased.

Some people take time to adjust to typing on an iPad. However, you can use speech dictation as an alternative. Tap the home button two times and tap the microphone icon on the screen that appears. Once you finish, hit that microphone once more and you will see in text what you have spoken aloud.

When you receive a new email, your iPad’s default setting is for you to see two lines prior to opening it. It might be desirable to view more before opening the email. Head to “settings” and hit “mail.” Got to Mail and choose Contacts. After that choose Calendar and change the options for previewing mail.

Are you worried about possibly losing your iPad? Then you must go to iCloud, by going to Settings, then iCloud. Enter your Apple ID before turning on the Find My iPad feature. Therefore, if you ever lose your device, you can visit iCloud.com to find it.

Easily find your running apps fast! Double-click the Home button to have them immediately appear near the bottom of your screen. This trick may save a ton of time versus scrolling through several screens looking for something.

If you live on the internet, the cloud function is going to be your best friend. In this way, you can store information and save iPad hard drive space. Make sure your important documents are backed up on your device and the cloud.

Shutter Button

Your first instinct when taking photos with an iPad is to hold it by its sides. This way, the shutter button might move, and there could be wobbling as you shoot the photo. Try using the lock for orientation. This helps your thumb reach the shutter button easier. After you take the photograph, you can rotate the image with an image editor.

A double click on the iPad Home button will display all apps that are currently in use. This will allow you to see all of the running apps that you have. When you close those you’re not using down, your battery will stay charged for longer.

Turn down the brightness for extended battery life. This can be really helpful to you if you are out and about with no place to recharge, or you are waiting on a vital communication coming in. In order to reduce the screen brightness, tap your Home icon twice and search for a sun icon.

Use tabs to multi-task your experience with web browsing. Using tabs allows you to follow links and visit other sites without closing what you are doing. Hold the link so that the options menu appears. Then, it is possible to visit your link though a totally new tab, which keeps the old one open too.

Lots of people hate having to see the percentage of their iPad’s battery charge. It can be hidden easily. To turn off, simply go into your General Settings and click Usage. It is here that you can turn this feature off. Follow the exact same sequence of steps should you ever wish to re-enable it.

Did you know you could take screenshots with your iPad? Press the Home button followed by the Sleep/Wake button. You will see a flash and hear a click. That means the photo worked. This can be found under your saved pictures.

You cannot move from day-to-day by swiping on the calendar. Using the navigation bar, pick the date instead. Blue marks the current day, which is easily noticeable.

Double-click your home button to see which the apps that are currently running. Choose the one you would like to go to and you will be there instantly. Do this again if you want to get back to where you originally were.

Try using street view on the Google Maps app. Search until you see a red pin on the map. Tap the pin, then choose the person icon. This loads Street View.

Does your iPad seem to be slowing down when loading up apps? Even when you delete unnecessarily stored data and information on your iPad, it is still too slow. Free up some memory by moving photos and media files to cloud space. This is a simple solution for the typical iPad user.

You can double tap your chosen keyword, and it will be copied on your iPad. This method would be extremely time consuming for copying an entire paragraph. To do this, tap the text 4 times, on it should have copied the whole paragraph. In addition to paragraphs, this method works well for the URL bar and addresses.

iPads are great for both on the job and personal use. Getting everything you can from your iPad is easy so long as you learn a bit. Apply the tips you’ve just learned for the ideal iPad experience, and enjoy all it has to offer.