The brilliant thing about tablets and smartphones is that just about everything you want to do is easy to figure out on your own.
Just touch, swipe, or pinch, and you'll get the result you want.
But for those of us who truly want to master our device, there are always some tricks and shortcuts.
The iPad is no exception. Apple packed in some useful touch gestures that'll make your iPad a lot easier to use.
First, enable multitasking gestures. Open Settings, select General, and make sure the Multitasking Gestures option is switched on. Now you can take advantage of the gestures. When you have an app open, pinch four fingers together to return to your home screen. Swipe left to right with four fingers to cycle between open apps. But there's more!
Spread four fingers out to reveal your tray of running apps.
If you have a Smart Cover, make sure the "iPad Cover Lock / Unlock" option is switched on. This will put your iPad to sleep when you close the cover and wake it up when you open the cover.