iPads truly changed life for the better. Learning a few tips and tricks will help you take advantage of all the features of your iPad. This article is a great place to start learning about everything that your iPad has to offer.

You may need to reboot the iPad with a soft reset if it freezes. Hold down both the power and home buttons for a few seconds. This will cause the tablet to restart. To close an application, click the home button and hold it.

Did you unintentionally open an application that makes a lot of noise? The volume can quickly be muted by holding down the decrease volume button. The lock button can be turned into a mute button as well.

You can change your setting so that you are no longer asked whether or not you are interested in joining a Wi-Fi network. There is a selection in the Settings menu to disable Wi-Fi messages. Choose that and this will no longer pop up.

Do you hate only being able to preview two lines of your new emails? If so, you can change this option. Go to the Settings, go to the section that says Mail and seek out the setting that says Preview. If you select five lines, you will be able to get a good idea of what your emails are about before you open them. By using the five lines option, you can quickly skim your emails.

If you want to charge your iPad as quickly as possible, do not use an iPhone charger. The wattage required by the iPad is twice as much as that for the iPhone. If you use that iPhone battery charger, it will be twice the time to charge. Instead, just use the charger that came with the iPad.

You are able to send messages more effectively this way. You can finish up a sentence by tapping twice on the space bar to add a period and a space. This will make your typing much more efficient, allowing you to get more done and text more quickly.

You can keep tabs open by opening new pages inside a new tab. Instead of tapping a link quickly, hold it until a menu appears. This pop-up menu provides you with the opportunity to use a new tab to open an additional link.

Taking screenshots on an iPad is a cinch. Simultaneously mash down the Home and Sleep buttons. The screenshot will be taken, and you can look at it from the photo area of your iPad.

When you want to copy and then paste text, tap it and click Select. Once you've done this, you'll need to press 'copy', go to a different app, and press and hold again. An option to paste will then come up on your screen. When you want to copy an entire paragraph, just give it four good taps.

Your first instinct when taking photos with an iPad is to hold it by its sides. This will cause the shutter to move slightly and could potentially rattle when attempting to snap a picture. Use the orientation lock. This helps your thumb reach the shutter button easier. Snap the picture and use the editor afterwards to edit the media to your liking.

To show all of the apps that you have running, you'll need to double tap the Home button. This will allow you to see all of the running apps that you have. This way, your remember the apps you have going, and you can shut down the ones you don't need anymore.

By turning down the brightness, you increase battery life. This makes great sense of you are traveling and are waiting on a critical message. If you want the brightness lowered, look on the menu for the icon with a sun.

Alter the amount of brightness that you have on your device during the day. Screens that are typically bright are dimmable through two taps of the Home button, followed by a swipe to get the setting tool. This allows you to go in and manually change your brightness settings.

Lots of people get annoyed by the battery percentage icon. But you can remove it! Navigate to Settings, select General, and find Usage. You can turn the battery charge gauge off here. However, if you want to turn this feature back on, perform the same steps again.

It is possible to view a PDF in two ways. You can sync through iTunes, or send the file through email. Try both to see which is easier for you to use or use each method as you need.

You should make sure you're thinking about security when letting your children browse the Internet using your iPad. Visit the Settings menu, then General, followed by Restrictions. When you get there, hit your "enable restrictions" button. You can protect your kid from things they should not see. You should set restrictions for all adult type content.

You should make sure, should you lose the iPad, you can use the "Find My iPad" app. This will show you the exact position of your iPad, and you will be able to remove any information from it, even if you don't have it in your possession. This may be kind of a hassle, but it's something you'll be happy for if the iPad gets lost.

Do you need to use your iPad to read PDF files? Send the PDF to your email and open it in iBooks. If you're able to get to a computer, PDFs can be synced with the iPad by going to the iTunes app's book tab.

You can move to the top of a page in Safari by tapping the title window. A lot of people scroll up manually but you can save time if you don't do this. If you just touch the title window, it will get you to where you want to go much faster.

If you've ever seen a nonverbal autistic use an iPad to communicate when nothing else would work, you know how revolutionary this device is. If you want to use an iPad everyday you should keep reading. Apply the information obtained through above paragraphs and your time with the iPad will be far more natural and enjoyable.