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iPad Tips and Tricks


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PREVENT UNWANTED APP PURCHASES

-          iPads have some really great apps and games for kids, but if you are wary of lending your iPad to someone you think might be a bit loosey goosey with in-app purchases, you can lock down the ability to spend real-world money on more lives in Candy Crush or whatever the game du jour with kids is currently. To do this, you have to turn on “Parental Controls” and then restrict the option for “In-App Purchases”. Once this option is turned off, most apps won’t even give you the choice to buy anything, and even if they do, monetary transactions will be prevented from completion.

QUICKLY SEARCH YOUR iPAD

-          If your iPad has tons of extra apps and other files and documents, looking for something by swiping around in the mess of stuff saved in your iPad can be inconvenient. Use the built-in search function Apple has so kindly provided, called “Spotlight”. To activate this feature, click the home button when you are looking at the main home screen. This will not only bring up results for apps, but can be used to look for contacts, emails, music, and photos. Getting into the habit of using Spotlight to search through your iPad can save you a lot of time.

STAY ORGNIZED WHILE SURFING THE WEB

-          The default web browser is Apple’s very own Safari, and unlike the version of Safari part of the iPhone, the iPad version, with more screen space and resolution size, includes the convenience of page tabs along the top of the browser page. You can rearrange and reorganize these tabs to your liking by tapping and holding the tab you want to move and then dragging it into place.

MAKE FILLING OUT FORMS AND REMEMBERING PASSWORDS EASY

-          Make remembering passwords for online accounts and filling out forms on your iPad a breeze by enabling the Autofill feature in Safari. From inside the Safari menu in Settings, you can set up what contact information should be used to fill out forms, as well as allowing Safari to remember passwords you’ve entered into websites.

SYNC YOUR COMPUTER’S WEB BOOKMARKS WITH YOUR iPAD

-          If you split your web browsing habits between your computer and your iPad, setting up two different sets of web bookmarks can be too time consuming. You can sync all the bookmarks you already have on your laptop or computer with your iPad:

o   First, open the iTunes app on your laptop or computer

o   Then click on the iPad tab in iTunes, then select the Info tab on the iPad page

o   Scroll down the Info page and select Other, and then check “Sync Bookmarks With…” and then you can choose which web browsers you want to sync bookmarks to your iPad.

MAKE YOUR PASSWORD HARD TO HACK

-          Protect your iPad against opportunistic hackers with a more complicated password than the standard four-digit PIN. Having a longer or more complicated password can not only protect you against prying eyes, but the password is also used to encrypt your emails and files, so it can make the difference between a successful hacker and a failed hacker. To enable this function:

o   Open the General Settings Menu on your iPad

o   Select the “Passcode Lock” option in the menu

o   Turn off the “Simple Passcode” option

o   This will then allow you to use any combination of letters, numbers, and special characters to lock your iPad.

DE-CLUTTER YOUR WI-FI CONNECTIONS

-          Bringing your iPad along with you when you go out can be useful, especially if you are able to take advantage of Wi-Fi connectivity. But once you’ve connected to a Wi-Fi network, your iPad will remember that network forever. Make finding the Wi-Fi networks you want to connect to fast and easy by cleaning up your iPad’s stored Wi-Fi networks. 

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iPad Multi-Touch Gesture Tips and Tricks


QUICK HOME SCREEN ACCESS

o   Enabling multi-touch gestures on your iPad can make using your iPad easier and can also speed up some tasks. For example, you can get to the home screen from any app or page with a five finger pinch. To do this, make a claw with your hand and then touch all five fingers to the screen and then drag all your fingers together like you’re picking up a pinch of salt. It might not seem helpful if you’re holding your iPad in a way that is convenient to reach the home button, but if your hands are too small to fit around the behemoth that is the iPad Pro, or even the more manageable iPad 4 or iPad Air, this can be quite helpful. Or if your iPad’s home button doesn’t work, this gesture is perfect for you.

MAKE TWO-HANDED TYPING EASIER

o   Another cool touchscreen gesture can make the keyboard on your iPad much easier to use. Typing on your iPad can be a bit of a pain in “landscape” orientation, especially if you want to use both hands while holding it. The most comfortable way to do this is to use your thumbs to type, like you would on a phone, but even an iPad Mini can be too large to manage typing with your thumbs. Make typing easier by splitting the virtual keyboard down the middle and moving the halves towards the edges of the screen. To do this, hold the keyboard with a fingertip on each end and then drag your fingers to the edges of the screen.

MULTI-TOUCH MAKES MAIL MORE MANAGABLE

o   Make using the iPad’s default Mail app even easier to navigate with multi-touch gestures. For example, when you are looking at emails while holding your iPad in landscape mode, you can view your entire inbox on one side and then the current email message on the other side. But in portrait view, the default view is either the inbox pane only, or the message view only. And in order to switch between the two, you have to tap the inbox arrow at the top left corner. …Or you can simply do a short swipe from left to right on the screen to change between the two panes quickly!

SWITCH BETWEEN DIFFERENT APPS QUICKLY

o   Work faster with multitasking gestures. To quickly switch between open apps, swipe left or right with four fingers to change between these windows. If you are organized about it, you can set up your open apps to more closely reflect your workflow for more efficient app switching.

VIEW RECENTLY USED APPS

o   Similar to the left/right four finger swipe, you can use four fingers to swipe up. This multi-touch gesture will bring up icons of all your recently used apps. This function can also be accessed by double-tapping the home button, but if you can make multi-touch gestures second-nature, you can be a pro at iPad efficiency.

TURN iPAD MULTI-TOUCH GESTURES ON TO UTILIZE THESE FEATURES

o   If your iPad doesn’t recognize these touch shortcuts, you might have to enable your iPad to use them. To do this, go into the Settings menu and in the General Settings menu, and then slide the “Multitasking Gestures” option to “ON”.

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iPad Keyboard Tips and Tricks


SPEED UP TYPING ON YOUR iPAD

o   Typing on your iPad can be slow and frustrating sometimes, especially if you need to switch the keyboard layout from the alphabet to show numbers and special characters, it can feel impossible to type quickly. Apple has you covered for most of the common special characters; you just have to know where to find them. For example, when you’re typing an apostrophe, instead of switching the keyboard to reveal the punctuation keyboard, you can tap and hold the exclamation mark (!) until an apostrophe (‘) appears. Then just slide your finger up without removing it from the screen until you touch the apostrophe, which will add an apostrophe to what you’re typing.

  • Another similar quick keyboard shortcut is to tap and hold the question mark (?) key until a quotation mark (“) appears, and then you can add a quotation mark to what you’re typing quickly without needing to change the keyboard layout.

DON’T LET A FULL STOP MAKE YOU STOP

o   Don’t interrupt your typing flow to add a period at the end of your sentences. Instead, double tap the space bar at the end of your sentences. This will automatically add a both a period and a space to the end of your sentence.

TYPE URLS FASTER WITH KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

o   Save a little time when you’re typing website addresses in the address bar in Safari (Apple’s default web browser for all Apple devices) by getting in the habit of using the “.com” button that appears on the keyboard when you are typing web addresses (or “URL”s as they can also be called). If you tap and hold this key, it will bring up a little menu of other common address suffixes, such as “.org”, or “.net”.

FIND IN A WEBPAGE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR EASILY

o   If you need to find a single word in a wall of text, use Google’s search bar (right beside the address bar) that comes as part of Safari to quickly find a word or phrase you need. At the top of the search results will be Google’s search suggestions, but if the word you’re looking for exists on that web page, at the bottom of the search results will be a section titled, “On This Page”. If you tap this, it will bring you to the first instance of that word or phrase on the page.

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