Just about everyone, no matter their age, can benefit from using an iPad. The list of its capabilities is nearly unlimited. However, to maximize its potential, a little bit of research goes a long way. For an upgrade to using this amazing device, take a look at the great suggestions in the article below.

couch-shot_highresApple always examines all of their apps before showing them on the store. This means that you can generally trust the quality of the item you will receive. However, you should at least give a cursory look at the reviews of previous user; this can be done directly from the store.

Folders are now supported by the iPad’s iOS. To use, hold down your finger on the app you want until it moves, drag that app atop another icon, and finally, let it go. This will create a folder that holds both apps with a name that describes the category the apps fall under. Pick any name you wish for this group.

If you do a lot of typing on your iPad, consider buying a portable Bluetooth keyboard. Doing a lot of typing on a virtual on-screen keyboard will most likely cause a lot of pain in your finger joints. Buying a portable Bluetooth keyboard for your iPad will make it possible for you to type long documents on your tablet comfortably.

Are you getting too many notifications? If some apps send notifications, you do not need, you should go to your settings and tap on notifications. You will then have access to a complete list of your apps and be able to choose which notifications you want to receive.

VPN networks allow for access to remote servers. In order to connect to a VPN network through your iPad, navigate to Settings and select the Network tab. Then, select the VPN feature. As will all VPNs, you’ll need a username and address. Get in touch with the network administrator if you do not know the server address.

If you do not yet own an iPad, consider buying a refurbished iPad from Apple’s online store. Buying a refurbished iPad can save you a lot of money. What’s more, most of the refurbished iPads that Apple sell come with generous warranties and it can be difficult to tell that they are not brand new.

One of the great things about the iPad is that it allows you to quickly check your email. If you receive a large volume of emails throughout the day, it may actually be draining your battery. The device is configured to check for new messages frequently and automatically. Instead of setting it to notify you of new messages every few minutes, go into the Mail, Contacts and Calendars settings to adjust the frequency of mail checks.

Taking screenshots is simple. Simultaneously mash down the Home and Sleep buttons. These two buttons will save a screenshot of the devices current display and save it to a directory of your choosing.

You can quickly mute the iPad. When the iPad first came out, you couldn’t quickly mute it. With the release of iOS 4.3, you have the option of locking the iPad orientation or have the sound muted. Holding down the volume button helps to mute your phone fast.

ipad-userBecome an avid e-reader with you iPad. Of course it will already have a few free books for you, however; it’s capable of importing and displaying ebooks from virtually everywhere! Formats may be limited, so find a site offering compatible options and start reading all the books that have been gathering dust on your to-do list!

When web browsing privacy is important on your iPad, turn on private browsing. Sometimes the things you are searching for or looking at are highly sensitive or personal, so much so that you don’t want a history. That’s ok, the iPad has you covered. You can turn on private browsing from the Safari menu in settings.

Be selective about your notifications. Under the Settings menu, navigate to Notifications. Adjust the settings until you are satisfied with which apps trigger notifications and which ones don’t. This keeps you from being nagged by rarely used apps. It also keeps important notifications from being buried by less important ones.

You should be concerned about hitting links on your iPad that may not be from legitimate sites. The best way to stop that from happening to you is by holding down the link before you click on it. This will let you know the actual URL the link is coming from.

You can do just about anything with your iPad. But, learning all about its features is the only way to really use this device to your advantage. To get all you can from the iPad’s amazing capabilities, use the suggestions from the above article each time you use your iPad.