Many people are often afraid of using a tablet because they feel unprepared. The Apple iPad is an incredibly simple device for any user, but it can still seem intimidating. If you are considering purchasing one, or if you recently did so, then check out these great tips about the device. When you are looking into purchasing an iPad you need to consider a few things to get the best price possible. If you want to use the iPad outside of your home or office, then the advantage you will want to purchase the more expensive version that includes 3g as well as WIFI. The iPhone charger isnt ideal for quickly charging your tablet. All iPhone chargers uses only 5 watts, while an iPad charger uses 10 watts. The iPhone charger will take much longer to fully charge your iPad. Use the proper iPad charger. Maximize security by setting your iPad to erase all of your data after ten failed password entry attempts. Navigate to Settings, then General, then Passcode Lock. Select the Erase Data option. Just make sure that you remember your passcode or write it down in a safe place. Make sure that others who have permission to use your device do the same. Here is a quick tip to finding text on a page with your iPad. When you are in Safari, type your search word into the Google box. This will give you a list of suggestions. Near the bottom of these suggestions you will see "on this page" and tap on it to show the word on the page you are viewing. You can stop annoying Wi-Fi joining messages on your iPad. If youre tired of getting asked to join various Wi-Fi networks constantly, this can be taken care of under Settings and Wi-Fi. Switch off Ask to Join Networks. You may still join any network that youve already got from this screen, you just will not be harassed constantly. 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. Protect your information that you have stored on your iPad. Use the passcode lock to lock your iPad if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. This can be done by going to your Settings menu, selecting General, then Passcode lock and finally Erase Data option. This way, if an unauthorized person tries to access your iPad, everything will be deleted. A neat feature in Safari on the iPad is the quick scroll. Many people do not know about this and waste time scrolling by hand up the page to get back to the beginning. All you have to do to get back to the top of any page is to tap on the title window at the top. Use the hidden apostrophe on the virtual keyboards first screen instead of navigating to the second screen. Simply hold down on the exclamation mark key. A hidden apostrophe option then appears. Slide your finger up to select it. This shortcut comes in handy for typing emails and other messages. Double click the home button to see a list of apps that are currently running. You will see a bar complete with all applications currently running, which can then be accessed by hitting the relevant icon. This lets you keep an eye on whats running on your iPad and close unneeded apps to free up RAM. Easily take screenshots with your iPad. Just press the home and sleep/wake buttons at the same time. You will see a flash, and then you will hear a click. It means that a photo has been taken. These screenshots will be automatically saved in the gallery with all of your other photos, which makes it simple for them to be viewed abnd/or emailed. You should be concerned about hitting links on your iPad that may not be from legitimate sites. The best way to stop that from happening to you is by holding down the link before you click on it. This will let you know the actual URL the link is coming from. 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. Can your iPad do everything your computer can and more? Yes, of course it can! It just takes a little ingenuity, research and determination to make the iPad what you want it to be. This article is a great start for you, so use the advice here and you should be well on your way.