Oprah says that iPad is one of the best things ever invented. If you are new to it, you might be overwhelmed with just how much it can do for you. This article is a crash course in the functions of the iPad.

Your iPad is defaulted to show the first two lines of an email in preview. It might be desirable to view more before opening the email. Go to the Settings and then tap on Mail. Go to Mail, pick Contacts and then tap Calender. Then, preview mail options to change the lines.

If you want to sync your Google and iPad calendars, go to Mail, Contact then Calendars. You select Other after tapping the Add An Account icon. Tap the Add CalDAV Account icon and put in your Google information. Then exit the settings appplication. Next, tap your calendar app. This will get you the desired result that you are looking for.

You must know how to take care of your iPad properly. For starters, be sure the iPad is never in direct sunlight. Also, don’t keep inside of a hot car. The heat will kill your battery. Additionally, moisture is something that you want to avoid. Buy a type of padded cover to add protection to the iPad.

If you want to quickly mute your iPad, just follow this simple step. The volume down button, when held for two seconds, gets this done. This is a lot quicker than going through the settings. Hold it again when you want to turn the volume up.

Taking care of that expensive new iPad is a very smart strategy. Lots of iPad owners buy screen protectors. These thin sheets of plastic provide extra protection for your iPad’s screen. When cleaning your iPad’s screen, be sure to use a cloth that is soft and lint-free. You may lightly dampen the cloth with water to aid in the cleaning process. Do not use window cleaners or other household products.

There is now an easy way to mute your iPad. The original iPad didn’t have a specific mute button. With the iOS 4.3, you can now use the lock switch to mute the sound. To perform a fast mute, all that you need to do is press and hold the volume-down button.

If you have purchased an iPad for your child and are worried about them viewing mature content, change the settings so that this type of content is blocked. Simply access the settings and make appropriate adjustments to mature and explicit content. It is possible to block pornography, “R” rated movies and pages with bad words on them.

To quickly copy and paste on an iPad, tap and hold down the desired text and then pick select. Then push “copy” and move over into a different app. Push the screen and hold down for a second. You will then see the option to paste. Click on that. If you want to copy and paste a complete paragraph, tap four times.

Take advantage of the iPad’s brightness features to extend battery life. Your iPad can sense the lighting in the room you are in and adjust its own lighting to best fit the need. This technique is perfect for retaining battery capacity and keeping your device alive hours after it has been removed from the charger. Find the setting under “Brightness & Wallpaper” in the settings area.

Some people don’t want to know how much charge remains in their iPad’s battery. Fortunately, it is simple to remove. Just go to Settings, General, then Usage. It is here that you can turn this feature off. Follow these steps if you later want to turn it back on.

When you use your iPad to read books, do your eyes tire easily? To avoid this, you can reduce your screen’s brightness level. You can change this in the Settings menu, or you can use the iBook app’s built-in brightness slider.

Search Engine

Do you find your Ipad Google search app unsatisfactory? You may change it to another. To access this feature open your Settings menu, click Safari and then click Search Engine. You can now change your search engine. Your choices will be Bing, Yahoo or Google.

Google Maps lets you view addresses using street view. Make a red pin appear on the map by doing a simple search. Then, press the pin and choose the person icon so the Street View option loads.

Have you ever wanted to take a quick screenshot before? It is far simpler than you may have imagined. Press the Home button and then press your Sleep/Wake button. When a screenshot is taken, you will see a quick flash. Screenshots save automatically.

Do you notice the screen scratching up? The iPad is very durable, if you see scratches you should put a screen protector on it. Not only do these devices protect your iPad’s screen, they also protect your fingers.

Would you like to see PDFs on your iPad? Send the PDF to your email and open it in iBooks. If you’re near a computer, then you can synch your PDf with the iPad by going to the iTunes app and choosing the book tab.

Backup your iPad. Additionally, you must have the iPad set to erase everything in case of theft. Go to your general settings, select “Password Lock” and look for the option that instructs the iPad to erase data.

Here are some simple tips to make the most of your iPad battery life. Do not let it sit in a hot space, particularly in a car. Keep the brightness level of the screen low. Utilize airplane mode if you don’t require the internet. You could also turn off the Push function. Instead, check calendars and emails yourself.

Armed with this great iPad information, you are prepared to have a good experience. Use the tricks and advice here that fit your needs. Make the most of this technological wonder. Find out all that you can in order to get all that you can out of your iPad investment.