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7 Tips and Tricks That Will Change How You Use an iPad

7 Tips and Tricks That Will Change How You Use an iPad
It’s always great to know some of the cool features about the device you use and make most out of it. It has been about five years when Apple has launched iPad and many of us started using it as a tablet, ignoring the facts and features which are hidden in iPad. There are probably at least a few features tucked away in the settings menu that you’ve probably never discovered.

So today in this article we are going to talk about the 7 such features which will bring WOW! from your mouth. Some of these features have only been introduced this year, while others have been around for a while.

We do understand that, there are many more hidden features about the iPad, if you know other than this do share with us in comment section below.

Run more than one app at the same time on the home screen.

Sometimes it’s more helpful to split the screen between two apps rather than keeping one in a column view. Split View let’s you do just that. To run two apps simultaneously side-by-side on the iPad, just swipe in from the right of the screen. This will launch one app in Slide Over view. Just tap the white handle next to this second app to expand it into split-screen mode.

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Play a video on screen while using other apps.

This feature is limited to iPad Air 2 and iPad pro only. iPad users no longer have to quit watching a video to check another app. While watching a video or using FaceTime, simply press the home button to minimize the video down to the corner of your iPad’s display. This feature is restricted or you can say limited only to certain apps that support this feature.

Triple press the home button to access certain features

Apple offers a wide range of accessibility features that make it easier for those with visual and auditory disabilities to use the iPad and iPhone. Among those is the ability to assign certain features to the home button after it’s been triple-pressed.

To do this, you have to go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut. You’ll then see a menu of functions that you can choose to launch by triple-pressing the home button. These include VoiceOver (which allows your iPhone to speak what’s on the screen), Invert Colors (which reverses the color scheme on your iPhone’s screen), Grayscale (which strips the screen of its colors), Zoom (essentially a magnifying glass for your iPad’s screen), Switch Control (lets you control your iPad with one switch or multiple switches), and Assistive Touch (creates virtual buttons on screen).

Turn on “Find My iPad” in case you misplace it

It’s always better to keep the track of your iPad, especially if you store a lot of personal information on it. Apple has a system called “Find My iPad” (Similar to Find My iPhone)that allows you to locate your iPad if it’s been lost or stolen.

 To activate this feature, navigate to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPad. Make sure the switch is turned on. From here, you can also choose to automatically send the location of the iPad to Apple when the iPad’s battery is critically low. If your iPad is missing and you need to locate it using this feature, log in to iCloud.com or open the Find My iPhone app on your iPhone.

Show the battery percentage to see exactly how much juice you have left

The biggest thing about the gadgets is battery, either be you Smartphone, Laptop or iPad battery is the most crucial part of the device. Many times it’s handy that you track the battery life of the device and showing percentage of reaming battery is one of the most popular way to track the battery.

You can set it so that the precise percentage displays next to the battery indicator by navigating to Settings > Usage > Battery Percentage. Make sure the switch is toggled on.

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Use your iPad as a second monitor with third-party apps

One of the coolest tips in this list is this one. Sometimes one screen just isn’t enough to get work done. You can set up your iPad so that it functions as a second screen for you laptop or desktop computer. Third-party apps such as Duet Display and Air Display, for instance, allow you to use your iPad as a second monitor. After installing the app on your iPad and desktop, connect the iPad to your computer to get started.

Tap the bar at the top of the screen to jump to the top of any app

This tip is very handy if you are reading a long post on the website, or scrolled down long on your mail box.

If you’ve disappeared down a rabbit hole of scrolling, it’s easy to get back to the top of any page. When using any app, just tap the bar at the top of the screen where the time is display to scroll back up to the top.

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