Have you tried using your iPad for certain things, and it hasnt quite worked out the way you wanted? Well, its probably because you just need a little more help understanding what exactly you can do to make things more efficient. A few tips and tricks should see this site help point you in the right direction. Even though your iPad does not come with a user manual, you can download one for free. Apple has a free PDF on their website containing the User Guide for the iPad. It also comes as an e-book you can read in iBooks, which is a free downloadable app available in the App Store. Dont forget how many apps you are running at once. A good number of iPad apps are able to run seemingly in the background at the same time that you are otherwise engaged. To see what is currently running on your device, simply double click on the Home button. Everything that is open will be displayed in a bar located underneath all of your other information. Swipe down to get rid of the bar when you are done. Get an iPad cover as soon as possible. While the front glass is made of Gorilla Glass (a very strong material), it can still scratch. You want to protect your investment. Get a screen cover that will protect your iPad glass when you have it in your bag. This way you are sure that it is safe. If the battery in your iPad is fully depleted, charge it as quickly as possible. Storing the device for long periods of time with a dead battery can affect its ability to hold a charge in the future. Once per month, allow the battery to run down completely before charging it to 100 percent. 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. Most people know that an SD card can be plugged into the iPad directly from their camera to view photos. Many people do not know that a connection kit can be purchased to connect your camera to your iPad. You can search the online Apple Store to find one for your camera. Dont forget about multitasking gestures. There are three to be aware of. These include a four finger swipe (either to the left or to the right) to move seamlessly between apps that you are using and a four finger swipe to take you back to the home screen. These make your life easier, so take advantage of them. Would you like your iPad to display a slideshow of all your pictures when it is not in use? This is easy to do. After you lock the screen, you will see a picture icon appear in the bottom right corner. Simply touch this icon, and the iPad will start the slideshow. With your new knowledge, youre ready to take the iPad to the next level. As you gain more knowledge about the iPad, youll find that it has many uses. As long as you take the time to apply the tips that you read, you will be very satisfied with your iPad purchase.