There are lots of great functions that make the iPad perfect for anyone. When you first use an iPad, it may be a bit overwhelming and difficult to figure out. Keep reading to find out how you can get the most from your iPad.

Does it annoy you whenever the iPad asks if you want to join any wifi network it has detected? Get rid of this by going into the settings menu. Select Wi-Fi and then turn the Ask option off.

If you are tired of being prompted to join various Wi-Fi networks, change your settings. Opt out of the Ask To Join setting. Choose that and this will no longer pop up.

The iPad has a downloadable manual for those that want to know all of the information Apple has to provide. Apple changed to a downloadable version to stay green.

If you want to take a screenshot when using your tablet, it's easy. Simply press the Sleep and Hold buttons simultaneously. Click! The photo will be taken and visible in your Photos app.

You can set your iPad to block mature content if your child will be using it. In settings, you can adjust the level of mature content your child can see. You can restrict mature films, bad language, and inappropriate content.

Go into FaceTime and manage your numbers and email addresses. Your iPad default sets your FaceTime to include your initial email address, but you can set it up for more. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.

You can copy and paste easily. Just hold the text and choose Select. Tapping on the text, switch to an app, and hold it down again. Click Paste. For an entire paragraph, you must tap four times.

Your pages can be synced with iTunes to share documents with a Mac or PC. Sharing the documents you have isn't that big of a deal anymore because there's the ability for iTunes to work with any platform. You can even share PDF documents on the iPad.

If you're having issues figuring out how to use your iPad, sign up to an online forum. The Internet is full of websites where people share their knowledge of the iPad. Look into forum archives to find huge amounts of helpful information.

Do you want your lock key to stop your tablet screen from turning, or to mute the sound? Keep in mind that the original iPads did not have this feature. If your iPad comes with iOS 4.3 or a newer version, you will have this option. You can also mute your iPad by pressing on the volume down button.

You might think it's not necessary to do this, but it's great to have security on your iPad. You never know when you might lose the iPad, and you might have sensitive information there you do not want anyone to see.

You can't just change days by swiping in the calendar. Select the date you want to see by using the navigation bar instead. This is quick and easy as today's date is blue.

You have other options besides the on-screen keyboard. Many people find the iPad's on screen keyboard difficult to use. If you find it difficult, you can simply purchase a Bluetooth enabled keyboard for your iPad. Then you can type just as if you were using a laptop.

It is important to protect your children's safety when they use an iPad to surf the web. You can access the Setting menu; hit General and then Restrictions. Whenever you discover the Restrictions option, select Enable Restrictions. This will ensure your child cannot view unacceptable content. Adult content in videos, websites and shows will be restricted.

If your iPad contains valuable personal information, be sure to back this information up in case of theft. You should make sure that your tablet will erase everything if someone attempts to hack it. Go to "Password Lock" underneath general settings then set to erase the data whenever an incorrect password is entered ten times.

The iPad can sync up with any Apple Television. When you click on AirPlay, you can stream video, photographs and other content to your TV in this manner.

Viewing a PDF is hard enough on any system or computer, but the iPad actually works to make these documents even smoother through great applications. In addition to using your iPad to read PDF files, you can also sync the device with your laptop or PC. This allows you to easily move documents from your computer to your tablet. Functionality such as this works well for workers, students and businesses.

If the iPad does not charge when attached to your computer's front, see if trying the back works better. USB ports are not created equally. The ones near the front of your computer usually contain lower power than the ones in the back. When your iPad still doesn't charge, buy a wall adapter.

You might want to buy an external iPad keyboard. If you are using your iPad for productivity, including tasks like email or word processing, a keyboard can speed things up quite a bit. They connect to your iPad wirelessly or via Bluetooth. You'll find they're much easier to type on than the digital keyboard.

Are you annoyed by the need to scroll when using an iPad to browse online? Save yourself a bit of time by clicking the UI bar located on the upper part of the browser window. This causes Safari to scroll to the beginning of the page right away. This can be used for other apps also.

Google calendar can be synced to your iPad calendar. You should do this by going to the settings and then under mail,under mail click on the contacts link and then the calender icon. Add an account by clicking, then tap on Other. Tap Add CalDAV Account then enter your Google data.

The iPad tips above really are worth their weight in gold. When you can better handle this fabulous device, you get more for your investment. Use these tips to make sure you realize the full potential of your iPad.