The iPad is a very popular technology device and for good reason. It has so many features, they are fun and they can simplify your life. To make sure youre getting your moneys worth out of your iPad, youve really got some studying to do on its functions. Keep reading to get more out of your iPad than before. Whenever possible, use your screen lock to prevent the iPad from switching between portrait and landscape orientation. If you repeatedly pick up and put down the device, the constant switching and adjusting will consume more battery power. You can lock the orientation under the General settings screen from your home screen. If your iPad holds sensitive data, a feature can be enabled that lets you erase all of that data on your device. This is only triggered if a person incorrectly inputs the password 10 times. To set this up, go to Settings. Look under General for Passcode Lock. Then, go to Erase Data. Maximize security by setting your iPad to erase all of your data after ten failed password entry attempts. Navigate to Settings, then General, then My Source 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. 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 difficult to tell that they are not brand new. 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. 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 checking out any new applications, dont overlook free options. Many times they are just as good as the paid version, although they may include advertisements. This is also a great way to have a type of trial before purchasing the full version that doesnt have any obtrusive ads on it. 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. Do you have multiple users on the same iPad? You may not want them to view your online history. You can delete the browser history quickly. Open the Settings app and tap on Safari. Once Safari is open, then tap on the Clear History button. This will clear the cache and all cookies. You can find a free downloadable version of the user guide for the iPad. Go to Apples website and find the PDF version of the guide. You can then download and print it. It is also available as an iBook that can be downloaded directly to your iPad. Use it to assist you in learning how to fully operate your iPad. Are you aware that you do not need to use the keyboard on your iPad? It can be hard typing on a tiny keyboard that is on a screen. Just buy a BlueTooth keyboard for use with iPad. You can type as easily as you can with a laptop by using this method. 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. This article has given you a knowledge base which you can continue to expand. Your iPad will always accompany you and will help you keep track of everything from your growing baby to the weather report. Youll find it becomes an indispensable tool in your arsenal, replacing so many gadgets youll find obsolete, and the tips above will help you make this possible.