Tablets are hot. If you haven’t gotten one yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. The iPad performs many functions which can appeal to different people that have different needs. Keep reading to learn some neat tricks for using your iPad.

If you fear someone might try to look at your device and read your data, it is possible to set a password so that all data will be deleted after a set number of incorrect attempts. Everything on your iPad will be deleted if there are 10 failed password attempts.

If you are a person that needs to have a manual with whatever you buy, you need to download the iPad’s one should you need it. Apple believes in a paperless environment, and they prefer offering it digitally instead of in print.

Are you tired of tapping your bookmarks icon when you want to get to your usual websites? You can permanently turn on your Bookmarks bar. Go to Settings, Safari, Always Show the Bookmarks Bar, and select On.

Taking a screenshot on an iPad is very simple. You just press home and sleep together in order to do this. This will take a screenshot and save it with your other pictures.

This a useful trick if you need to mute the sound of your iPad quickly. Just hold down the volume down button for a couple seconds. That works faster than continuing to adjust your volume. When ready for original volume level, simply hold the button down again.

There is finally a way to silence your iPad very quickly. When iPads were first out, there weren’t any buttons on it specifically for mute. With the iOS 4.3, you can now use the lock switch to mute the sound. On a current iPad, simply press the volume down button and hold it.

It is easy to access running applications quickly. Just double click the “home” button, and you will see them all along the bottom of your current screen. The easy tip will save you quite a bit of time scrolling through pages and pages of apps trying to find the one you are looking for.

The cloud function is particularly useful if you get online a lot. This is a convenient method of storing information without using up valuable hard drive space. Make sure that you save critical documents to both your iPad and the cloud.

Use your iPad to enjoy music purchased from iTunes. There is a simple solution to accessing all of the songs in your iTunes account without the bother of downloading them again. Just enable the “Home Sharing” feature in your iTunes settings on your computer, in addition to your iPad. Then, once in your Music app, click on More, then Shared. All you have left to do is enjoy the music.

The advice offered above can go a long way towards helping you get the most from your iPad. Try to implement them into your daily use, and you will find your experience greatly improved. Keep a copy of this article in order to refer back to it if needed.