The iPad continues to be a popular tool for young and old alike. Kids can use it to help with homework or to play games, and adults can put it to use for just about everything. There are a wealth of possibilities. Keep reading to find out what you can do with your iPad right now.

A soft reset is the perfect reboot for a frozen iPad. Hold down both the power and home buttons for a few seconds. This will prompt your device to restart. If you want an application to shut down, hold your home button down for several seconds.

Don’t forget how many apps you are running at once. You can run a lot of the apps on an iPad while you are doing other things. In order to view currently running applications, just click your Home button twice. The lower bar will display the currently active apps and some brief information. Swipe downwards to make the bar disappear when you’ve finished.

Did you accidentally launch a loud application? The volume can quickly be muted by holding down the decrease volume button. If you find yourself needing a mute button often, you can set the screen lock button to work as a permanent mute button.

You do not need to tap the small camera roll icon found in the bottom left corner to look at a picture or video you have just taken. Using your finger, swipe toward the right side, and you should see your video or picture. To look at your previous pictures, swipe your finger to the left.

If you don’t want anyone to access your personal information, your iPad can be set to delete all data. Doing this will erase all data on the iPad whenever a person attempts to input the passcode ten times.

“Ding!” Does the chiming of your iPad whenever you receive another email drive you crazy? It is possible to shut this sound off. First, go to your Settings and then General. Then select Sounds. Here, you can turn off your New Mail sound or adjust its level.

If you use Google Calendar and want it included within the calendar app on your iPad, then go to your Mail option, followed by Contacts and finally Calendars. Select Add an Account, then tap Other. Select the icon ‘Add CalDAV Account, and enter your Google information. Then, back out of that menu and choose the calendar app. Everything you need should be right there!

Does tapping the bookmark menu take too much time? You can permanently turn on your Bookmarks bar. Access your Safari settings and turn on the option for always showing your bookmarks bar.

If you want to mute the volume on the iPad, try this. All you need to do is to press and hold the button that decreases the iPad’s volume level. That’s faster than adjusting the volume repeatedly. Hold it one more time to revert the volume.

This article should teach you some of the basic iPad functions and a couple of useful secrets for your benefit. Try these new features and broaden your horizons. As you gain additional knowledge about its abilities, you will realize the help this device really can provide.