iPads provide many hours of use. You can do everything from type documents, record yourself singing, draw, and nearly anything else you can think of. However, without a bit of understanding, you might get lost in all of the available features. Keep reading to learn how you can get more out of your device.

Be watchful of all the apps that are running on your iPad. Many different iPad applications can continue processing information in the background and do not disturb the user. To learn what is active on your iPad at any given time, give the Home button a double click. A bar will appear that shows all apps running on the system. When you are finished looking at it, swipe down to close the bar.

If you do not have a lot of time, you should never charge your iPad with your iPhone charger. The wattage on the two devices is different. If you use that iPhone battery charger, it will be twice the time to charge. This is why the charger that comes with the iPad is the best to use.

When your password is entered 10 times, your iPad erases – is this a function you’d like to turn on? This will enable erasure of all data on your phone after 10 unsuccessful login attempts.

If you want to keep current pages open, just open new ones in a different tab. If you are in the Safari browser you can tap on it and then a menu will pops up. This menu gives you the option to make a new tab for the link.

You should know what kind of care an iPad needs. Don’t keep it inside a locked car and make sure it’s not in direct sunlight. The battery will begin to degrade in extreme heat. You must also keep the iPad away from areas where it may be subjected to liquids. It is also wise to purchase a padded cover to provide added protection for your iPad.

Screenshots are a great feature that the iPad offers. All you need to do is press the Home button and the Sleep button at the same time. Instantly, a screenshot will be taken and stored with the rest of your images.

If you need to mute the audio on the iPad, do the following. Just press and hold the “volume down” key for two seconds. This will allow you to get the job done fast and efficiently. Hold it one more time to revert the volume.

FaceTime phone numbers and emails should be set up. FaceTime, by default, will use the email address that was used when registering your iPad. If you need FaceTime to recognize additional numbers or addresses, it is possible to use the “settings” area to accomplish that.

Because of the knowledge you’ve just learned, your iPad should be an excellent tool for you to use. Remember these tips and pass them along to your friends and family so they can use them with their iPad. You can help your friends and family enjoy their iPad experience more when you share all the neat tricks you have learned.