TIP! Watch the amount of money you are putting out for iPad applications. Because your credit card is on file with the iTunes store, it is not hard to go overboard buying apps and then get a nasty credit card statement shock.

Anyone can benefit from the many excellent functions offered by iPad. When you first grab an iPad, it can be entirely overwhelming understanding how it all works. The following article will help you appreciate just how awesome the iPad is and what functionality is available.

TIP! When your iPad freezes, you can reboot your device with a soft reset. Just hold the power and home button at the same time and for a few seconds to do this.

You may see significant shortening of your battery life if you frequently watch movies, listen to continuous music, or play a lot of games on your iPad. You can help your battery charge last longer by adjusting the brightness of the screen. It is unlikely that the brightest settings are needed to achieve a good picture.

TIP! Do you hate only being able to preview two lines of your new emails? If so, you can change this option. Go to your mail settings under the general heading.

Do you know what to do when your iPad freezes? It can be rebooted by using a soft reset. To start, hold down your home and power buttons at the same time for several seconds. Then the iPad will reset. If you would rather just close down the application that you are in, push down on the home button instead.

TIP! Shortcuts let you send messages quickly. Try pushing the space bar two times when you are writing something.

Typing on a tablet can be difficult at first but gets easier over time. If you have issues, use speech dictation instead. Just double click your home button and you’ll then want to tap on the microphone icon. Record yourself talking, tap the microphone button again and a transcription of your speech will appear.

Search Engine

TIP! If you need to mute your iPad’s sound in a pinch, use this handy technique. All you need to do is press and hold volume down for a couple of seconds.

Do you not like having Google set as the default search engine? If so, there is a way for you to change this. You can do this by going to the settings, selecting Safari and choosing Search Engine. If you’d rather use Yahoo or Bing, this is where you’d make those changes.

TIP! Now you can quickly mute your iPad. There originally wasn’t a mute button on the first iPad.

As you are now aware, there are many great features to the iPad. When you’re aware of how to properly use this device, you can more bang for your buck. Use a few or all of the tips above so that you’re using your iPad to its fullest extent.

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