When you purchase an iPad, it's okay to feel overwhelmed. The feeling is quite common. You have so much to learn and do on your new gadget. That, however, should not intimidate you. In a short while, you will become a pro in using the device. The following pointers will help you get started. Downloading the latest software update is essential for any device that allows for system software updates. The updates crush annoying bugs; keep your gadget running smoothly, and save battery life making your iPad run more efficiently. There aren't any known iPad viruses and Apple screens all apps making malware very rare. Still, malware can affect any device and software updates increase your device's safety. Apple has unveiled the newest iOS version, iOS 12. The version will be available for both iPads and iPhones for free from late 2018. Below are some of the greatest features that you will experience with the new version. Apple confirmed that it is going to double down on performance to increase the speed and responsiveness in iPads and iPhones.