Useful Tips And Tricks For New iPad Owners
Posted: December 25, 2013 by Emily Brown
You just got hold of an iPad? You've spent all day playing with it, maybe setting it up with some new games or asking Siri silly questions, and now you are ready for more.
Well, sit back and read our handy tips and tricks that will help you make the best use of your new device.
Apart from the common swiping, tapping and pinching to zoom, there are some more complex controls that you can turn on. Just go to Settings- General – Multitasking Gestures – On, and then try the following:
– place four fingers on the screen and swipe up to unveil the multitasking bar, and swipe down to close it;
– use four fingers to switch between apps by swiping left or right;
– put four fingers together to close an app that is running and get back to the homescreen.
– use one finger to swipe up from the bottom in order to reveal frequently used settings, and from the top to get information about today.
The CTRL+F option won't help you find a certain word on a page on your iPad. Instead, you should type the word/phrase you're searching for in the search box on the top and if it's on the page it will appear an 'On This Page' section in the search results. Then you need to tap that to see the word/phrase in question highlighted on the page.
Whenever you want to copy some text fragments, just tap and hold on the text you want to copy. The section you have tapped will be highlighted and you'll notice a bar with a blue circle on it. Drag that bar to select the text you have in mind and then tap 'copy'. Next, go to the app you want to paste the text into, tap and hold and finally hit 'paste'.
Once you make a typing mistake all you have to do is shake your iPad. Then a box will pop up on the screen asking if you would like to undo the typing you have just inputted. You have to admit that this is more fun than the handy undo button on your desktop word processor.
Save Battery Life
Even though the battery life of iPads is pretty long-lasting, you can improve it by turning down the brightness (in the Settings menu), switching off 3G or maybe going to Airplane mode entirely if you don't need any connectivity.
Take A Screenshot
Whenever you need a screenshot, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button (on the top of the iPad, on the right-hand side) along with the Home button. Press and hold them simultaneously. The screenshot you've just taken will be added to your camera roll.
Find My iPad
This is a pretty useful feature for forgetful people that often find themselves looking for their portable tech. But aren't we all of that kind?
You can turn "Find My iPad" feature in the iCloud settings and the next time you wonder where you put your iPad, you can find it by logging in to the iCloud on your nearest PC or smartphone with your iTunes details. Then ask the iPad to "scream" – play a sound that goes beyond any volume and mute settings.