The iPad represents a minimalist design, so you won’t see ugly ports or extra buttons protruding from every side like a typical laptop or netbook. Instead, the iPad offers only four physical buttons: Sleep/Wake, Volume Mute, Volume Up/Down, and the Home button. By learning how to use these buttons, you can control how your iPad behaves.
Besides these physical controls, the iPad also provides a virtual control for locking the screen orientation. By learning to use the iPad’s physical and virtual controls, you can control the major features of your iPad.
To learn how to control your iPad via its physical buttons, you need to use the following: