If you want to watch movies, listen to music, or play a game you have to make sure you are fully charged with your battery. If you lessen the brightness of the screen, you can get more from your battery. You can enjoy your iPad without requiring it to be on the brightest setting.
If you want to review a photo or video you just shot, you do not have to select the camera icon on the bottom left of the screen. Rather, you can swipe with one finger toward the right, and there is your video or picture! To look at your previous pictures, swipe your finger to the left.
When you get your iPad it is set to only show the first two lines of any given message in the preview mode. In some cases, you may want to see more before you open it. In mail under settings, you can make this alteration. Go to Mail, pick Contacts and then tap Calender. Then, preview mail options to change the lines.
The iPad doesn't come with a paper manual so it will need to be downloaded if you want to read it. It is the Apple policy to provide minimal paper and give you the choice of downloading a manual or not.
If you want to sync your Google and iPad calendars, go to Mail, Contact then Calendars. Then just Add An Account, choosing Other. Select "Add CalDAV" and enter the credentials you use for your Google account. Then you have to go from the settings app to the calendar app. Everything you needed should be visible.
Are you worried about possibly losing your iPad? Simply visit Settings and then iCloud. Enter your Apple ID where prompted and then turn on Find My iPad. This way, if your iPad does get lost, all you have to do is visit iCloud.com.
Because you are now better able to utilize your iPad, begin today. As your knowledge grows, you will see its limitless uses. Your iPad is an incredible tool in your arsenal, and when used right, you'll get more than your money's worth out of it.