The iPad is a creation so amazing that few other tablets can compare. The vast number of apps on iTunes truly blows away the competition. That said, do you truly know what you can do with the iPad? If not, keep reading and well guide you through tips to become a better iPad owner. 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. To create folders on an iPad is easy. Simply hold your finger over an application icon until it starts jiggling. Once it starts jiggling, you simply drag and drop it on another application icon. The iPad names the application at the time it is made; however, you can rename the folder to your liking. Choose between Orientation Lock and Mute. Older versions of the iPad featured an "Orientation Lock" button on the side of the device. The button remained on later versions, but its function was switched to "Mute." If you preferred the older function, you can access a setting in the General Settings menu to set it back to its original function. If youre battery is draining fast than youd like, turn off some notifications and location based items. Your iPad is constantly monitoring where you are (as long as its on wifi, 3G, or LTE). This monitoring sucks the life out of your battery. If you dont need the features, then you can extend your battery time with a few flicks of a button. If the battery in your iPad is fully depleted, charge it as quickly as possible. Storing the device for long periods of time with a dead battery can affect its ability to hold a charge in the future. Once per month, allow the battery to run down completely before charging it to 100 percent. When viewing web content on your iPad, you may have to scroll down for what seems like forever. Scrolling your way back to the top of the page is time-consuming and annoying. To move instantly back to the official site top without scrolling, simply tap on the title bar, which is located at the top of your screen. There is an easier way to open your favorite websites than tapping the bookmarks icon. Remedy this by having the bookmarks bar turned on permanently. Go to your Settings, tap on Safari and turn on the bookmark bar. Would you rather use a search engine other than Google on your iPad? You can easily change the default to your favorite search engine. Under your Safari Settings menu, select Search Engine. Once you are there, you will see options for Yahoo and Bing in addition to the default Google browser. You can configure your iPads home button to perform a given action by being triple clicked. To do this, simply bring up the Settings tab and then click on General, followed by Accessibility. Then go ahead and triple-click your home button and go on to select what you want your home button to do. This will enable you to triple click and access a chosen function. Wait until accessories are on sale until you buy. Your iPad comes with what you need up front - the iPad and a charging cable - and everything else can wait. If you want a standing charger, case, keyboard, screen protection or any such item, they go on sale frequently online, so keep your eyes peeled and be patient. Get a warranty. You may not think that a warranty is something you need, but consider this: An iPad is not a cheap toy. It is an electronic investment and you need to make sure that you can get it repaired or replaced should you need that. A warranty can give you peace of mind. If you arent sure if an iPad is for you(it is)then you should ask to borrow one from a friend. After playing with it for an hour or two, then you will have a much better idea of exactly what it is capable of and what it can do for your life. The iPad calendar is a tool created specifically for those busy bodies that need to keep a tight schedule. A navigation bar is located along the screens lower margin that allows for quick jumps from one day to the other. People may now utilize this calendar to schedule events weeks or months in advance. There are also various audible and visual alarms that guarantees they will remember. While you may have thought that iPad ownership is no more than just downloading apps and using them, you should now know its more than that. What youve read here will get you started down the road to iPad mastery. The more you know, the better youll find the iPad works out for you.