iPads give you many functions for use once you know them and have learned them. The first time you use an iPad, you might have trouble understanding everything it can do for you. By using the tricks and tips from this article, you'll have a good idea of how useful your device can be.

When you use your iPad for listening to music, playing games, or streaming movies, your battery life will be significantly decreased. You can change the brightness on your screen to do this. You probably won't even miss using the brightest setting.

You will be using VPN networks if you are trying to get in contact with remote servers. You can enable this VPN connection by activating the VPN feature in the network settings. As will all VPNs, you'll need a username and address. If you don't know what the address is for the server, talk to the network administrator.

Watch what apps you have running. While you work on other things, some apps will continue running on your iPad in the background. To learn what is active on your iPad at any given time, give the Home button a double click. The apps which are currently running appear in the bar located low on your screen. When you are finished looking at it, swipe down to close the bar.

If your iPad constantly asks you if you would like to join the Wi-Fi networks it detects, change this option. You will see the choice that asks if you want to join networks. If you choose that option, you will not receive incoming invitations anymore.

Even if you are in a rush, don't make the mistake of charging your iPad with the charger for your iPhone. 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. Use the charger that comes with your iPad for best results.

Open new webpages using a new tab to keep your current webpage open. Instead of tapping a link quickly, hold it until a menu appears. In this menu, you'll be able to get links opened in new tabs.

It is easy to get a screenshot of a page displayed on the iPad. Press the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously. These two buttons will save a screenshot of the devices current display and save it to a directory of your choosing.

Set up your FaceTime emails and phone numbers. It defaults to the email you used when you set up the iPad. To add more emails or phone numbers to FaceTime, utilize the settings on iPad.

You are probably aware that your iPad is an excellent device for playing music, but what about podcasts? These are radio presentations that are between two minutes and two hours in length, and they cover a variety of subjects. If you are tired of music during your commute, try out a few podcasts. You are likely to find a subject that fascinates you.

Copy and pasting is another great feature that the iPad offers. Tap the text you intend to copy and hold your finger down, then choose "select" from the popup menu that appears. When the text appears highlighted in yellow, you can select copy. You are then able to paste by tapping, then holding and then selecting the paste option.

If you would like to toggle between multiple apps without returning to the main area, hit the home button twice and all of the apps you are running will appear. Click on whatever app you want to view. To go back to the previous app, repeat the procedure.

Google Maps lets you view addresses using street view. By searching, a red pin will show up on your map. Just tap the pin, the person icon, and then you will be in street view.

The iPad no longer includes the cool navigation and applications fail to load quickly. Start by getting rid of the data you do not use anymore to free some space. If so, then transfer some of your pictures and media to the cloud so that you can have even more free space. For most users, this helps the iPad become a smooth and speedy machine once again.

Put parental controls in place on your iPad. Set the parental controls by going into the settings and choosing General > Restrictions. When you are there, press the Enable Restrictions choice. That will make sure your child does not see things beyond what is appropriate for their age. This restricts all adult content to keep your child safe.

If you keep personal data in your tablet, it is critical you back it up for if you lose the tablet or someone steals it. The iPad also contains a feature allowing you to erase all personal data if an unauthorized user attempts to hack into it. Go to your general settings, select "Password Lock" and look for the option that instructs the iPad to erase data.

Have you ever seen a picture on the web while using your iPad that you'd like to save? This is a breeze. Simply tap, then hold the image. You can then save the image. It keeps a copy on the iPad that is easy to access when you want.

Think about buying a keyboard that's external for use with your iPad. If you plan on typing on your iPad a lot, you could save a lot of time by getting one of these keyboards. External keyboards offer a wireless connection and are much simpler to use than your iPad's onscreen keyboard.

Does moving your finger to scroll while browsing the web annoy you? Tapping the bar at the top of a page is much faster than having to scroll up. You can use this tip with other apps.

There are dozens of insider iPad tips like these. The iPad is rather expensive, so you want to use as many of the device's features to get the most out of your purchase. Use a few or many of the ideas above to make certain you get the most from your iPad.