Tablets are an amazing creation. They are like a laptop, only smaller, yet theyre exceptionally powerful and can hold a ton of data. Your iPad can do it all for you, from video conferencing to word processing, if you know what to do. Read on for advice which will help you forgo your laptop as your iPad will do it all read this for you instead. If you are new to using an iPad you may initially think it cannot do much. Dont be fooled, you simply need to start looking through apps. The real capabilities of an iPad come from the additional applications that you are able to download and use directly from your device. 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. Does your iPad prompt you to join new wifi networks all the time? It is possible to disable this feature by accessing your settings. Press on Wi-Fi and turn off the last option to discontinue these prompts. Turn off your Wi-Fi when not in use. Your iPad will constantly search for Wi-Fi signals even when you dont want it to. That is, if your Wi-Fi is turned on. When you are out and about and dont need Wi-Fi, simply turn it off. It will extend your battery. 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. 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. Let your children play with the iPad. Because the functions run on a touch screen, even small toddlers can have fun with it. This is a great way to introduce the computer to your young children. Watch how they use this tool, and you will be amazed at how quickly they learn on it. Make use of folders. To do this, simply tap and hold onto an app until the app shakes. Once you do this, drag this app over an icon and release. Doing this will create a folder that contains both your apps. The name of your folder will depend on the apps category. However, if you dont like this name, you can change it. What do you want your side switch to do? Do you want it to mute the iPad or lock the rotation? Well, you now have the choice! Go to Settings > General and youll find you can choose which the button does by selecting Lock Rotation or Mute under Use Side Switch To. Do you want to see all the running apps on your iPad? Then, double-click the Home button and every app will display at the bottom of your screen. If you want to run one of the running apps, simply tap it. Simply swipe your screen down to eliminate the bar. Use tabs to multitask when you use the browser. Following a link or opening another page doesnt mean you have to exit your current page. Just hold the link rather than tapping it. This will give you a menu of options. From this point, opt to open that link inside a new tab to remain on your current tab while the new one opens. 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. Hopefully now you know more about how to use your iPad and what you want to use it for. There are unlimited opportunities, from gaming to business and more, and you just have to know where to look. Continue to learn more information, and make your iPad work for you.