Computers are getting better and better in the way that they function these days. Theres no wonder that people rely on them in their daily lives now. If you are ready to learn about how an iPad can make your life easier, continue reading to learn about all the possibilities. Did you know that when you are charging your iPad on a flat surface, it can take a while for the battery light to appear? Dont panic! Plug it in and wait for a bit. The charging symbol will eventually appear and your iPad has been charging the entire time. Your battery wont last long if youre using the iPad a lot. If you lessen the brightness of the screen, you can get more from your battery. You can enjoy your iPad without requiring it to be on the brightest setting. If youve got a frozen iPad, do a soft reset which will reboot the device. Hold down both the power and home buttons for a few seconds. Wait for your iPad to reboot. Whenever you need to force the closure of an app, you can do so by holding down your devices home button for several seconds. If you want to secure your iPads backups, you can do it by opening your iPad in iTunes, going to the summary tab and choosing Encrypt Data. That way, you will have all of your information safe in case something happens, and you lose all the information on your iPad. A great feature of the iPad is the zoom features. You can easily zoom in and out of any website by pinching with two fingers on the screen. This will help you select tiny links or features when they are larger. You can also double-tap on any image or text to enable auto-zoom. 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 my sources on the title window at the top. Do you need to type something in all caps? Instead of tapping on the shift key before every letter, turn the caps lock on by tapping your shift key twice. This works on both shift keys. This function is also available on wireless keyboards but most keyboards have a caps lock key. Unfortunately, the iPad does not have a free satellite navigation feature. However, the maps direction features works great for driving, walking, and even bus directions. To use it, simply tap on "Directions", found on the top left corner of the maps app, and you will be given a step-by-step guide to your destination. 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. Is your screen getting scratched up? Although your iPad can sustain lots of damage, whenever you notice tiny scratches, then you should probably put on a screen protector. This protects the iPad and your finger from possible micro-cuts. By reading this article you have already improved your iPad use greatly. Dont forget these great tips and tricks and you will find yourself becoming ever-better at using your great tablet. Pass this article to your family and friends as well, so that no one misses out on the joys of iPads.