Header Ads

10 hidden tips and tricks to make maximum out of iPad

iPad tips and tricks
10 hidden tips and tricks to make maximum out of iPad
iPad is best gem from Apple after iPhone, with lots of existing features this is the best tablet in the class. You will agree with the fact that any good devices need some cool tips to get maximum out of it and same is the case of iPad.

Today in this article we are going to talk about the ten tips which will be helpful for making maximum out of your device. Some of the tips might seems very basic to all the regular user of iPad but believe us, many are unknown from these. So let’s start:

Make and receive iPhone calls from your iPad

With iOS 8, you can receive or make a phone call even from your iPad thanks to the new Continuity feature, as long as they’re on the same Wi-Fi network and are signed in to the same iCloud account.

Control Center

Control Center gives you quick access to the Camera, Alarm, AirPlay and music controls. It also gives you the ability to adjust the brightness, enable or disable system toggles such as AirPlane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb and Portrait Location Lock. To access Control Center, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.

Add an International Keyboard

If you need to communicate with your colleagues and family in different languages, the iPad offers a one-tap solution to toggle between the different keyboards. To add an international keyboard, launch the Settings app and navigate to General -> Keyboard -> Keyboards > Add New Keyboard to add a new language to your active keyboards list. Once done, you simply have to tap on the globe icon beside the space bar on the keyboard to switch to another language.

Add Special Symbol

Can’t find the € symbol on your iPad’s keyboard? To insert this symbol, you simply have to tap and hold the $ key. You will be shown a list of alternate currency symbols, including  €, to pick from. You can use the same trick to insert many other symbols like an inverted exclamation, longer hyphens, etc by tapping and holding the corresponding keys.

Quick Way to Start a New Sentence

The iOS keyboard lets you add a period and start a new sentence by simply double-tapping the space bar. This trick is particularly useful while you type long paragraphs of text. To make sure this feature is enabled, go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard and check if the toggle for “.” Shortcut is enabled.

Use a Split keyboard

If you find it uncomfortable to type on the iPad, then use the split keyboard, which makes it much easier to type with your two thumbs. You can type with a split keyboard, which can be either at the bottom of the screen, or undocked and in the middle of the screen.

Tap and hold on the Keyboard button at the bottom right corner of your iPad’s keyboard (the one you generally tend to use for hide the keyboard). You should get two options: Undock, and Split. Tap on Split to use the split keyboard. If you want to use the split screen in the middle of the screen, then tap on the Keyboard button again, and tap on Undock.

Refer at another email while you’re composing one

Swipe down on the Compose window to get quick access to your Inbox, which can come in handy if you want to refer to an email while composing an email. This saves the trouble of saving the email as draft.

Gestures to go back and forward in Safari

Instead of using buttons, you can use edge-swipe gestures to navigate between webpages. Swipe from the left edge to go back one page and swipe from the right edge to go forward. These gestures are very useful in full screen mode, since you don’t have the buttons immediately available.

Identify Battery hogs to increase the battery life

In iOS 8 or later, you can find out which apps are consuming the most power. To find out go to Settings, and navigate to General > Usage > Battery Usage.

The battery usage provides you information about how much battery is consumed by various apps and services on your device. It is important to mention here that an app with a high percentage battery usage does not necessarily mean it is a battery hog. It could be because you were using it a lot, or if it was running in the background to upload or download content.

The apps that should be a concern are ones that show up on top of power consumption list even though you haven’t been using them. iOS 8 will also tell you what activity that could have resulted in battery consumption such as Background activity etc.

Enable or disable System toggles with Siri

Siri has the ability to enable or disable system toggles such as Airplane mode (only enable), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Do Not Disturb etc. All you need to say is “Turn on Wi-Fi,” “Turn off Bluetooth” etc. You can also adjust the screen brightness using Siri. You can use commands such as “Turn up the brightness,” or “Turn down the brightness”.

You can also open the Settings panel for an app using Siri. While you’re in an app, say “Open Settings” to open the Settings panel for the app. Alternatively, you can also say, “Open Settings” or “Open Settings for ”, for example “Open Safari Settings” or just say “Open Settings for Safari” and it open the Settings panel for Safari.

No comments

Powered by Blogger.