iPads are fragile, astounding little gadgets. They provide such exceptional utility in a tiny, light frame. How can one make their iPad as useful as possible? Well, this article is a great place to start, as the advice below is truly some of the best available, so read on to learn more. If you want to organize your apps, create some folders. You can create a folder by tapping one of your apps and holding until all the apps are moving. Drag this app over a second app you want to place in the same folder and a folder containing both apps will appear. Drag other apps to the folder. If you enjoy frequently using smiley face or alternate emoticons, have the Emoji keyboard. To get this keyboard, tap settings, then General, and finally, Keyboard. Tap the international keyboards icon and look for Emoji. To add it, all you have to do is simply tap it. The next time you see the onscreen keyboard, it will be there. 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. You do not need to tap the small camera roll icon found in the bottom left corner to look at a picture or video you have just taken. All you need to do is swipe your finger to the right. The picture or video you reference have just taken will appear. Previous photos of yours will show to the left. Are your spotlight searches taking too long? You can restrict the folders that are searched by going into your settings. Tap on general and select Spotlight search. You can then choose which folders will be included in your search, which is very useful if you only use this search feature to find media content. 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. Dont automatically go for the newest version. You may find that the features you want are on older versions, and you will find that the older versions are significantly cheaper. Compare and find out which version of the iPad suit you best, and you may save a little money while youre at it. Never waste time wandering aimlessly through your library of music looking for the one tune you hope to hear. Use the Spotlight search feature. Just flick to the right on your Home screen to get to Searchlight. Alternatively, you can press the Home button. This feature is also helpful in launching apps and can help you find contacts too. If your iPad turn by turn directions are too soft or loud, change them in settings. Some people may need a little extra volume for these directions, while others like them softer. No matter your need, you can make adjustments right in your iPad settings. You can even turn off the voice if you dont want it. 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 can see, there are many things to think about when it comes to using iPads. However, after reading this article, you should now be equipped to handle basic things having to do with iPads. Now that you have some idea of what to expect, its time to get one and put it to work in your daily life.