If you have made the transition from Android tablets to the iPads, you might be not aware of all the cool features the iOS offers. By making the shift, you have enabled yourself to get the access to tons of amazing options, which can take your tablet experience to a whole new level. In this article, you will find 10 iPad tips and tricks that can help you to get the most out of the Apple tablets. Take a look at them.
iPad Tips and Tricks: Use Two Apps Simultaneously at the Home Screen
iPad has a great reputation for having highly productive features. A prime example is the split-screen multitasking option. It allows you to use two different apps at the same time while splitting the display into two equal halves. You just need to swipe in from the right to launch an app in the Slide Over view. Then press on the white handle next to another app of your choice. The two apps will be opened in the split-screen mode. However, the specific feature is limited to iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4 or later variants. So, check your model before giving it a try.
iPad Tips and Tricks: Continue to Watch the Videos While Using Other Apps
If you are a fan of live streaming videos, you will be benefitted massively from the iPad. There is a feature that allows you to watch videos while using other apps. For instance, you are watching a Formula E race through YouTube live streaming. Suddenly, you get a notification about a new message. You do not have to quit the YouTube app to check the mail. Just press on the home button. The video will be minimized to the corner of the display. Now, you can see the new email and the live streaming at the same time.
iPad Tips and Tricks: Zoom into Specific Area of the Display
If any portion of the screen seems too little for your eyes, you can use the virtual magnifying glass tool. It will allow you to zoom in the area and view it comfortably. To activate the magnifier, you have to navigate through Settings > General > Accessibility > Magnifier. Then tap on the switch to enable it. From now on, you can see everything from newspapers to menus very comfortably. If you are struggling with maintaining a proper vision, the feature can be incredibly useful for you.
iPad Tips and Tricks: Transform the On-Screen Keyboard as a Touch Pad
You might be very frustrated with moving the cursor to the first letter on the display. We don’t blame you, as it can be often very tricky process. The magnifying tool also fails to get the job done occasionally. However, Apple has included a great feature, which you can use to get rid of the issue. By putting your two fingers down to the virtual keyboard, you can transform it into a touch pad. The keys will be disappeared immediately. Then you have to move your finger around the keyboard area just like you do on the laptop trackpad. Now, you can play with the cursor pretty comfortably. The feature is really simple, but incredibly effective.
iPad Tips and Tricks: Triple Tap on the Home Button for Quick Access to Useful Features
Apple has made iPad for everyone. That’s why, even if you are an older person who is struggling with the low vision, you will have no problem using it. Just tap on the Home Button thrice. It will open the accessibility shortcut, which contains the Zoom option for magnifying tiny objects on the screen. There are even more features there, including VoiceOver, Invert Colors and Assistive Touch. To enjoy this awesome feature, you will have to navigate through Settings > General > Accessibility. Then tap on the Accessibility Shortcut. You will have a maximum of six options to choose. Select your desired options. From now on, whenever you tap on the home button three times, the Accessibility Shortcut will be opened with your chosen options.
iPad Tips and Tricks: Get Your Lost Device Back with “Find My iPad”
If you have a tendency of leaving your iPad to the stores or other places, there is a very useful feature for you. It’s called “Find My iPad,” which can track the location of your lost device. So, you have the chance of getting it back. To enable it, head to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPad. Then turn the switch on. You can even get a notification whenever there is a critical drop of the battery juice. In this way, you can track your misplaced, lost or stolen iPad effectively. So, it’s a pretty handy feature. However, the device must be connected to the internet. Otherwise, the feature will not work.
iPad Tips and Tricks: Use Your Tablet Screen as the Second Monitor
One of the best ways of being productive at the office is using an additional screen with the typical desktop/laptop screen. It can help you to get involved with multiple tasks at the same time effectively. But you don’t have to buy an extra monitor. You can make your iPad work like an additional PC screen. You just need to install third-party apps, like Duet Display and Air Display, to do it. But be aware. If you work with two screens for several months, it will be quite impossible for you to work with a single one. Because it’s an awesome experience, which is very difficult to give up.
iPad Tips and Tricks: Utilize Spotlight Search to Find Everything Quickly
If you have previously owned an Android tablet, you have already used Google Assistant to find everything online. But there is no option for finding everything in the SD card / internal storage through a single searching option. However, you can find it in the iPad. Thanks to the inclusion of Spotlight Search. From songs to videos and contacts to apps, it enables you to find everything in your iPad. It can even search through notes and emails. So, you will not have to scratch your heads with going through tons of stuffs in your iPad to find the information that you are looking for. Spotlight Search is also able to recommend you incredibly useful websites. So, by using this feature, you can transform yourself into an iPad Pro.
iPad Tips and Tricks: Change Siri’s Accent, Gender and Language
All of you are familiar with Siri’s American female voice. But what most of you might not know is the feature that lets you change accent, gender and language of the Voice AI. Just go to Settings > Siri > Siri Voice. You will find the option for changing Siri’s accent to Australian and British. There is also an option for changing the gender from female to male. If you want to change the language, return to the previous page (Siri) and tap on “language.” You will find lots of options, including Dutch.
iPad Tips and Tricks: Use Gestures for Multitasking
Multitasking gesture is a very cool feature. You can use it to switch between apps very quickly. It also enables you to return to the Home Screen or open the Task Manager without pressing the Home button. The feature is activated by default. However, if it is not enabled in your device for some reasons, head to Settings > General > Multitasking. You will find different options. You just have to turn the switch on beside ‘Gestures.’ From now on, you can enjoy the luxury of the fluid multitasking experience.