You’ve been wanting to do more with your iPad, but you’re not sure where to begin. There are so many things that you’re just not aware of yet, so you need to continue reading this article to get you pointed in the right direction. Once you are on the right path, there is no stopping you.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that iPads are only useful if you are into gaming or entertainment. There is really an application for anything you can possibly imagine. This includes home organization apps like personal budgets as well as recipe books, calculators, and anything else you can possibly imagine.

Buying apps can be like buying drugs, so budget accordingly. Sometimes, apps can cost a lot, especially if you purchase a lot of them. Make sure you monitor the amount of money you spend with your iPad.

Choose between Orientation Lock and Mute. Older versions of the iPad featured an “Orientation Lock” button on the side of the device. The button remained on later versions, but its function was switched to “Mute.” If you preferred the older function, you can access a setting in the General Settings menu to set it back to its original function.

Your iPad will charge slower if you are using your iPhone charger. The iPad charger is a 10 watt charger. The iPhone charger is a 5 watt charger. If you use that iPhone battery charger, it will be twice the time to charge. Instead, just use the charger that came with the iPad.

If you ever need to mute the sound on an iPad, you should try this tip. Simply hold down the ‘volume down’ button for two seconds. This is easier than having to keep readjusting the volume. Repeat the process if you want to get back to the default setting.

Create folders to better organize your iPad screens. Just get your screen to jiggle mode and then place the icons on each other if you would like them in the same folder and repeat until you have everything where you want it. This feature is great when you have twenty or more icons.

When setting up FaceTime on your iPad, make sure that your email and phone number is correct. FaceTime, by default, can include your iPad’s set up email, but you may add more. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.

If you want to copy and paste text to the iPad’s clipboard, tap and hold on the target text. Once the text is selected, tap “copy”, and switch to the app you wish to paste to and hold down a tap again. Click Paste. If you are interested in copying the entire paragraph, you will tap on the text four times.

Make sure you continue to advance your knowledge about using your iPad as you continue along. There are always going to be more software updates and new apps. Hopefully you have a better understanding of where to start, and you will now see yourself using your iPad for many things.