iPad technology seems to be upgraded every year. A new iPad comes out and you end up longing for its fancy changes, from being lighter to having a larger hard drive. Forget about this jealousy by using the tips below to make the iPad you already have exactly what you want it to be. Before you purchase an app, you should check out any alternatives that are cheaper or even free. Many times popular apps have free light versions that are basically the exact same thing except; They include advertisements. If this doesnt bother you, it could be a good way to save a few bucks. If you do a lot of typing on your iPad, consider buying a portable Bluetooth keyboard. Doing a lot of typing on a virtual on-screen keyboard will most likely cause a lot of pain in your finger joints. Buying a portable Bluetooth keyboard for your iPad will make it possible for you to type long documents on your tablet comfortably. The iPad does not come with a user manual, but sometimes it is useful to have one. If youre trying to figure out how to set a particular feature on your iPad, having the manual handy can help. To get a copy, simply visit the Apple website. There you will find a Pdf version that is easy to download. Are you having a hard time typing on your iPad? You should get a Bluetooth wireless keyboard. Your iPad will recognize any Bluetooth keyboard instantly. If you use the keyboard a lot, purchase a case with a Bluetooth keyboard directly built in it so you do not have to carry your keyboard. everywhere 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. Put an end to WiFi connect messages. Tired of being notified every time you stray into a WiFi zone? In the Wi-Fi section of Settings, there is an option to turn off "Ask to Join Networks." You can still manually join any network, the iPad will just stop notifying you of every time one is in range. If you find yourself in a situation where you must mute sound on your iPad, try this trick. Hold the volume down button during a few seconds. This is easier than having to keep readjusting the volume. Hold it again when you want to turn the volume up. If you enjoy listening to audio-books, youll love the VoiceOver application under Accessibility settings. This feature will read aloud any text displayed on the screen. Open your favorite e-book or blog and your iPad will read it to you! This is perfect for listening in your car or while you are doing work around the house. Copying and pasting text the iPad is simple. Whatever text that you hope to cut and paste should be tapped and then held. Then choose select to pick the particular sentence that you want. If the text has a yellow highlight, youve done it correctly. Choose "copy" to save the text to the clipboard. Next, just hold down in the text box and choose "paste." If you will not be using the Internet for some time while on your iPad, take advantage of airplane mode. Airplane mode will essentially shut off your Internet, and this helps to reduce your battery usage. The Internet is a large draw on your battery usage, so using airplane mode can mean that you can use your device longer without having to plug it in. As you have just read, when you know how to use your iPad, you wont feel as overwhelmed. There are many things your iPad knows how to do, but you may not know how the function works. This here makes it imperative that you apply all youve learned from this article for optimal results!