The iPad is a great device, but you don’t need to upgrade every time Apple releases a new one. While they do have some nice changes between generations, you can generally skip a generation or two without losing out on too much. Save yourself stress and money by buying one generation behind.

If you want to select more than just one word to copy, keep taping the text. As you tap more times, more text will be selected. Four taps will select an entire paragraph, allowing for quick copying and pasting. If you want to start over, just tap one time and the selection should clear.

Personalize your signature. Have you noticed the little string of text that is sent with your emails that says that it was sent by your iPad? You can change this to something more personalized. Go to the Settings, Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then Signature. Type your new signature into the box and save your settings.

If you have children, you can feel comfortable with them using your iPad. The device itself is very resistant and easy to clean. The only things you need to worry about is too much pressure and unwanted purchases. To avoid the second issue, password protect your purchases or don’t leave credit information on the device.

Take screen shots to save information for your use later on. Screen shots are an easy way to save and then share information with others by emailing or texting the screen shot to them. All you need to do is hold the Home and Sleep buttons at the same time until you hear the click, which tells you it has been saved.

The very first versions of the iPad did not have a mute button that was dedicated to the whole device. With the new iOS, Apple added this feature so that the device can be muted easily. Simply tap and hold on the Volume-down button and the device will automatically mute itself.

When you’re taking a picture with your iPad, you can tap on a subject within the picture to focus better and adjust the light settings. This will individually focus on certain subjects of the picture, making for better quality. It is a very useful feature, and it’s very simple.

Want to use an actual keyboard with your iPad? Thankfully, you can utilize any Apple Wireless Keyboard with it. If you only have a Bluetooth keyboard, then that will work as well. In addition, certain iPad cases even have a built-in keyboard with them, which can be very useful if you need a keyboard.

Do you enjoy playing with the Photo Booth feature? You can take pictures of others by taping on the twirly camera icon located at the bottom of your screen, and the camera located on the back of your iPad will become active. Use the shutter button to take your pictures.

Folders are an useful way to keep your iPad apps organized. Hold down the fist app you want in a new folder until it begins to wiggle. Then simply drag the next app you want in the folder on top. This action creates a folder for these apps. You can now add as many apps as you like to your new folder.

Before you purchase any apps for your iPad, always read some reviews. There are many iPad apps in the marketplace that are unfit for purpose, but unfortunately, Apple make it very difficult for you to get refunds on app purchases. Therefore, it always pays to read app reviews before reaching for your credit card.

You can turn on Caps Lock on an iPad. To type a capital letter with the onscreen keyboard, you’d tap the right or left shift key and the letter you need. This is a bit of a hassle if you need an entire word capitalized. The easiest thing to do is use Caps Lock. To turn it on, just double tap on either the right or left shift key.

As was stated in the opening paragraph of this article, iPads really are amazing devices. The technological advances that make the iPad so great, however, can make learning how to use the device just a tad bit challenging. Luckily, by studying this article carefully you should be able to learn how to operate your iPad to its full potential. Good luck!

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