Getting your hands on your iPad for the very first time can be quite exciting. Learning how to use all that it can do can be less fun. Use the tips in the guide below to begin learning how to use your iPad in the most fun and efficient manner possible. Did you open too many apps? You can access all your open apps by tapping on the home button of your iPad and bar will appear at the bottom of you screen. Tap the app you want to access and repeat this process later to access your other running aps. If you do not yet own an iPad, consider buying a refurbished iPad from Apples online store. Buying a refurbished iPad can save you a lot of money. Whats more, most of the refurbished iPads that Apple sell come with generous warranties and it can be url difficult to tell that they are not brand new. If you are tired of being prompted to join various Wi-Fi networks, change your settings. You will see the choice that asks if you want to join networks. Choose it and you wont have to worry about so many notification. If you want to secure your iPads backups, you can do it by opening your iPad in iTunes, going to the summary tab and choosing Encrypt Data. That way, you will have all of your information safe in case something happens, and you lose all the information on your iPad. Unless you have a lot of time to recharge your iPad, avoid using an iPhone charger. Your iPhone does not have the same wattage as the iPad and it can be detrimental to the health of your iPhone charger to do so. If you charge with your iPhone charger, it will take a lot longer to get a full iPad battery. Use the charger that came with your iPad instead. You do not have to save documents to your iPad to share them. Access them via the Internet and open your share menu. You will then have access to a list of all the documents you opened. Tap on the document you want to share. If you want to share an entire page, you will be able to send it as a Word document or as a PDF. There are many preloaded apps that you will probably never use. But some of these apps cannot be removed. Put the programs you dont use elsewhere so you can make room for the ones you do use. Place the apps you use the most where you will be able to access them quickly. Use the available space on your dock. It comes with four things on it, but it can hold two additional items. Simply push on an icon until you see it wiggle around and then pull it to your dock. Do this for anything that you use very often, as having it readily accessible makes your life easier. Did you lose your iPad? If you use the Apple product iCloud, you will be able to located your iPad or your iPhone. Go to the iCloud website, log in and you will be able to locate your lost iPad or phone on a map. You can also access this feature on another iPad. iPads come with a few apps preloaded. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to remove these apps completely from the device. You can place these programs in a folder, then move the folder to a different page. This frees up space so that you can easily access apps you actually use. 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!