The iPad is a revolutionary product; even Oprah agrees! You may be having a hard time determining exactly how to use your iPad. This article will equip you with some great insider tips that will help you use your iPad.

Do you know what to do when your iPad freezes? It can be rebooted by using a soft reset. This is accomplished by holding both the power and home buttons at the same time for around 10 seconds. This will prompt your device to restart. If you simply want to force close one app, hold only the home button.

If you fear someone might try to look at your device and read your data, it is possible to set a password so that all data will be deleted after a set number of incorrect attempts. If a person hasn't found your password after 10 attempts it will erase your data.

Typing on a tablet can be difficult at first but gets easier over time. A simple way to enter text is to use the speech dictation function. Simply push home twice and a small microphone will pop up. Once you finish, hit that microphone once more and you will see in text what you have spoken aloud.

Click Settings, Mail, Contacts and Calendars to add Google Calendar to your iPad. Navigate to Add An Account, and then tap Other. Tap that you wish to Add CalDAV Account and then put in the information for Google. After you've done this, leave the settings, then tap the calendar app. You should now be set to go.

Are you distracted by the battery charge measurements that you see on your iPad screen? You can disable that. First enter the Settings menu. You will find Usage under General. In this menu, you are able to very simply turn off the display that shows your battery percentage.

Does tapping the bookmark menu take too much time? Well you can turn on the bookmarks bar permanently and eliminate this problem. This can be done in Settings, Safari, Always Show Bookmarks.

Since getting an iPad costs quit a bit of money, you'd be wise to take great care of it. Lots of people buy iPad screen protectors. It may seem like a flimsy piece of plastic, but it will do a good job of protecting your iPad's screen. When it's time to clean the screen on your iPad, take a water dampened soft cloth and wipe it off. Don't use things like window cleaners when you're trying to wash your iPad off.

There is now an easy way to mute your iPad. When the iPad originally came out, there wasn't a dedicated mute button. The iOS 4.3 allowed its users to utilize the switch-lock. Now, you can quickly mute your iPad by holding the "down" half of the volume button.

Isn't it the worst when you don't know where a hyperlink will take you? Here's an easy tip to solve this problem. Since you cannot hover over the word like you can on your computer, you can just simply touch and hold the word. This reveals the hyper-linked URL.

Switch on your auto brightness in order to add battery life. Your device is able to sense the strength of the lighting in any given room and adjust itself to fit your lighting needs. Doing so is the perfect way to have some control over your battery life. The settings area of your iPad has a control for this under Brightness and Wallpaper.

iPads come with a few apps preloaded. However, it's hard to delete some of these. Drop them in a folder that is moved to a spot far away from your usual screen haunts. Place the apps you use the most where you will be able to access them quickly.

Does the battery percentage irritate you? Fortunately, this information can be hidden from view. In general under settings, click on the usage function. You can turn the battery charge gauge off here. If you later wish to replace it, visit the same places.

It is easy to obtain a screenshot from your iPad. You can do this by pressing the button that says sleep/wake after you have tapped the home button. You will see a flash, and then you will hear a click. Your iPad has taken a picture of the screen. Screenshots will be saved automatically in the Photos gallery, where they can be easily viewed or emailed.

Partcipate in online communities of iPad users. There is lots of information available this way. You can also give others information about uses you have found for the iPad. It is especially helpful for finding solutions to any problems you may have with your iPad.

Have you had the desire to take a screenshot? Well, it's really quite simple. Press home and then press the sleep/wake button. You'll see a flash, hear a click and the screenshot will be taken. Every screen shot will be saved automatically so you're not going to have to think about saving it later.

Do you find that your iPad is not as fast as it used to be and apps do not lead right away? Have you looked at everything you have put on the iPad and have gotten rid of things you're no longer using? Think about putting pictures and media in iCloud to free up more space. This usually speeds things up quite a bit.

The volume buttons may not work. If this is happening, go to settings > general > sounds. Set the Change with Buttons to On and the buttons will work. You can slide the volume up and down this way.

Have you used your iPad and wanted to save a photo from the web? This is simple to do. You just have to tap, then hold your finger right on the image. A prompt will appear that will give you an option to save. A copy of it will be stored on your iPad and you can access it whenever you like.

Armed with your newfound knowledge of the iPad, it's time to dive right in! Apply any ideas here new to you to make using an iPad easier. Learn often to ensure you keep up to date.