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iPad Tips & Tricks
PRESENTED: TRACY L SMITH
JULY 30 2015
HICKORY CORNER BRANCH
MERCER COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
HICKORY CORNER...
Quickly switch between apps
Drag your hand sideways
using 4 or 5 fingers, to
the left or right edge of
screen.
TIP: Enable...
Switch between
apps with App
Switch
Press Home button twice
quickly to view all open
apps. From here you can
switch betwee...
Spotlight search:
touch your index finger on
the wallpaper and drag
downward to reveal a search
box. Type search terms to
...
Get back to the
top of page
quickly, without
scrolling.
Tap the top of page with
your finger and instantly you
will be at ...
Adjust Display &
Brightness
Go to Settings>Display &
Brightness to adjust
brightness, text size, and to
select or de-selec...
Invert colors on your iPad and access others
settings to customize your iPad user
experience.
Go to Settings>General>Acces...
Hide photos.
Have photos on your iPad
you would like to hide?
Touch photo with your index
finger and hold until the
hide/c...
Straighten out a
crooked photo
Open the photos app, select
photo to straighten, tap edit
in upper right corner, then
selec...
Alternate ways to access Camera App
Bypass the lockscreen to use the camera:
◦ Quick access center
Touch camera icon on lo...
Alternate ways
to snap a photo
Use volume switch
Use volume control on
headphones equipped with
this feature
Use the timer...
Tap screen to focus camera. A slider appears next to square and allows adjustment of exposure.
Adjust focus in camera app
Mark your
favorite photos
Tap the heart icon to have quick access
to all of your favorite photos.
Store your
Photos in the
iCloud photo
library
iCloud photo library became
available with iOS 8.3 update.
Turn on iCloud Ph...
Extend battery life per charge
Turn Bluetooth off, unless you are using it.
Reducing screen brightness also conserve Brigh...
Discover battery guzzling apps
Go Settings>General>Usage>Battery Usage.
What this really tells you is how you spend most o...
Charge iPad faster in Airplane Mode
Select Airplane mode from quick access center
(swipe upward from bottom of iPad to acc...
Keyboard tips & shortcuts
Using the virtual keyboard, hit the space bar twice to insert a period and start the next senten...
Adding a
keyboard
Add keyboard. So you can insert emoji
icons, such as 😜 to add life to your
messages,
go to Settings>Gene...
Press and hold
to reveal
keyboard
shortcuts.
When typing a web address
into the address bar, press
and hold the “.” key To...
Splitting the
virtual keyboard
Split the iPad’s onscreen
Keyboard to provide more
onscreen space. Simply take
both index f...
iPad cut & paste text
iPad cut and paste shortcut: double tap on a word to select it. To select an entire paragraph, tap
f...
Quickly get a
definition for a
word.
Tap and hold to select a
word with your finger tip,
then select Define to get a
defin...
Manage your
email
Get notified when you
receive a reply to an
important email. In Mail app,
go to the email, tap the flag
...
Delete, Archive,
Flag Messages
In the Mail app, swipe from
right to left to reveal options
to trash (or archive), flag, or...
Shake iPad to
undo last
action...Shake to
redo
Example: recover an
accidentally deleted email.
Shake iPad, then tap “undo....
Press and hold the
Create new email
icon to access
saved drafts.
Tap trash can to delete a message
Set the timer in
the Clock app to
play music for a
set period of time.
Open clock app, tap timer,
tap the music icon, then...
Schedule “Do
not disturb”
Silence all calls and alerts
when iPad is locked.
Schedule “Do not Disturb
“hours so you can sle...
Quickly mute your iPad: press and hold down
the volume (decrease) button for about two
seconds.
Press and hold the decreas...
Log into
icloud.com
Log into your iCloud account
from any PC connected to
the Internet. Enter your
Apple ID and Password. ...
View recent
contacts in app.
Engage app switcher by
rapidly double pressing the
home button. The contacts
you communicate ...
Need to make a
call from your
iPad?
Now you can make free calls
though Facebook’s
Messenger app using WiFi
(or data plan.)
See what time a
message was
sent.
Improve the
sound of your
music
Set your iPad’s EQ to
improve the sound quality of
the music you play on your
iPad. Go
Set...
Name that tune,
Siri
With iOS 8, you can now ask
SIRI, “What is that playing?”
(powered by the Shazam
app.) You can also a...
What you can
ask Siri….
• Schedule appointment
• Schedule a reminder
• Set an alarm
Siri is available on iPad
3rd Generati...
Import mp3s
You can import music not purchased from iTunes into your iTunes your library.
To enjoy downloaded songs from F...
Family Sharing
Share purchases across
multiple devices with Family
sharing. To enable, Go to
Settings>iCloud>Set up
Family...
Tip: Try using Siri
for everyday tasks,
such as scheduling
reminders,
appointments, or
sending a text.
Siri can help you l...
Safari Tips &
Tricks
Discover the Share button
with options for saving and
sharing a web page.
• Pin page to home screen
•...
Add bookmarks,
Save to a
Reading List in
Safari
Note: pages saved to reading
list are available offline.
To view your book...
Remove Webpage clutter: tap this icon:
Tap this to just see text and
photos. Works with webpages
that support this feature...
See all your
open tabs
…So you can easily close
them.
Tap this icon, found in the
upper right corner of your
browser to se...
Sources
Apple Inc. iPad Tips & Tricks: A collection of tips showing some useful features of iPad with iOS 8
https://tips.a...
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iPad Tips & Tricks for iOS 8.4

  1. 1. iPad Tips & Tricks PRESENTED: TRACY L SMITH JULY 30 2015 HICKORY CORNER BRANCH MERCER COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM HICKORY CORNER BRANCH 138 HICKORY CORNER ROAD EAST WINDSOR, NJ 08520 448-1330
  2. 2. Quickly switch between apps Drag your hand sideways using 4 or 5 fingers, to the left or right edge of screen. TIP: Enable in Settings: Tap Settings>General>Multitasking Gestures, and make sure this feature is enabled.
  3. 3. Switch between apps with App Switch Press Home button twice quickly to view all open apps. From here you can switch between apps, and close any app by swiping upward. Notice that most recent contacts appear above. Tap a contact's icon to communicate via imessage, Facetime, or phone. Press Home Button 2X (Quickly) to open App switcher App switcher provides quick access to recent contacts
  4. 4. Spotlight search: touch your index finger on the wallpaper and drag downward to reveal a search box. Type search terms to search your entire iPad. Start typing and it begins searching for Apps, emails, contacts, appointments, music & more. Flick index finger downward to open spotlight search.
  5. 5. Get back to the top of page quickly, without scrolling. Tap the top of page with your finger and instantly you will be at the top of the page. Hint: To do this in Safari, touch your finger above the web address box. In Safari, tap once to reveal address box, then tap again to rapidly go to the top of the page.
  6. 6. Adjust Display & Brightness Go to Settings>Display & Brightness to adjust brightness, text size, and to select or de-select Bold Text. Text size can be adjusted more in Accessibility settings
  7. 7. Invert colors on your iPad and access others settings to customize your iPad user experience. Go to Settings>General>Accessibility>Invert colors and toggle on to invert colors. Explore additional accessibility settings on this page available for enlarging & bolding text, increasing contrast, voiceover features & more.
  8. 8. Hide photos. Have photos on your iPad you would like to hide? Touch photo with your index finger and hold until the hide/copy option appears.
  9. 9. Straighten out a crooked photo Open the photos app, select photo to straighten, tap edit in upper right corner, then select the crop function. A dial will appear that can be used to straighten the photo. Straighten a crooked photo here.
  10. 10. Alternate ways to access Camera App Bypass the lockscreen to use the camera: ◦ Quick access center Touch camera icon on lock screen; swipe upward Display iPad control center: Swipe upward from bottom of screen for quick access frequently used features/functions/settings SWIPEUPWARD
  11. 11. Alternate ways to snap a photo Use volume switch Use volume control on headphones equipped with this feature Use the timer feature
  12. 12. Tap screen to focus camera. A slider appears next to square and allows adjustment of exposure. Adjust focus in camera app
  13. 13. Mark your favorite photos Tap the heart icon to have quick access to all of your favorite photos.
  14. 14. Store your Photos in the iCloud photo library iCloud photo library became available with iOS 8.3 update. Turn on iCloud Photo Library:go to Settings > iCloud > Photos, then turn on iCloud Photo Library. Uploads photos less than 16 GB in size Read more about iCloud Photos at: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204264
  15. 15. Extend battery life per charge Turn Bluetooth off, unless you are using it. Reducing screen brightness also conserve Brightness conserves battery life. Go to Settings>Display &, and select screen brightness on a slider. Consider setting screen lock to just 2 minutes. Go to Settings>General>Auto-lock HICKORY CORNER BRANCH 138 HICKORY CORNER ROAD EAST WINDSOR, NJ 08520 448-1330
  16. 16. Discover battery guzzling apps Go Settings>General>Usage>Battery Usage. What this really tells you is how you spend most of your time on the iPad. Battery usage information available for past 24 hours and past 7 days.
  17. 17. Charge iPad faster in Airplane Mode Select Airplane mode from quick access center (swipe upward from bottom of iPad to access, or go to Settings, and in the top left hand column, toggle “airplane mode” to on. Turn on Airplane mode in settings.
  18. 18. Keyboard tips & shortcuts Using the virtual keyboard, hit the space bar twice to insert a period and start the next sentence. Enable Caps lock, quickly tap the shift key twice. Press and hold the exclamation point key to choose an apostrophe When typing a web address into the address bar, press and hold the “.” To reveal a shortcut for the domain, i.e; .com, .edu, .org, Enable Caps lock, quickly tap the shift key twice. Press and hold the exclamation point key to choose an apostrophe Tap the microphone key to dictate instead of typing.
  19. 19. Adding a keyboard Add keyboard. So you can insert emoji icons, such as 😜 to add life to your messages, go to Settings>General>Keyboards> and tap “Add new Keyboard” and you will see the numerous keyboards available to accommodate foreign languages, and emoji, of course. Now emoji’s are diverse with iOS 8.3. Select and hold. See more choices. The Emoji keyboard is found here, after “Dutch.”
  20. 20. Press and hold to reveal keyboard shortcuts. When typing a web address into the address bar, press and hold the “.” key To reveal a shortcut for the domain, i.e; .com, .edu, .org Keyboard shortcut example. Press and hold other keys. What happens?
  21. 21. Splitting the virtual keyboard Split the iPad’s onscreen Keyboard to provide more onscreen space. Simply take both index fingers and push each half of the keyboard to the edges of the iPad screen. Splitting keyboard is helpful is you type with your thumbs.
  22. 22. iPad cut & paste text iPad cut and paste shortcut: double tap on a word to select it. To select an entire paragraph, tap four times.
  23. 23. Quickly get a definition for a word. Tap and hold to select a word with your finger tip, then select Define to get a definition of that word.
  24. 24. Manage your email Get notified when you receive a reply to an important email. In Mail app, go to the email, tap the flag icon above the message. Select Notify me… You will receive notifications when anyone replies to that email thread.
  25. 25. Delete, Archive, Flag Messages In the Mail app, swipe from right to left to reveal options to trash (or archive), flag, or more (tap more to reveal all options). Swipe right to left
  26. 26. Shake iPad to undo last action...Shake to redo Example: recover an accidentally deleted email. Shake iPad, then tap “undo.” To re-do, shake iPad again (Carefully). HICKORY CORNER BRANCH 138 HICKORY CORNER ROAD EAST WINDSOR, NJ 08520 448-1330
  27. 27. Press and hold the Create new email icon to access saved drafts. Tap trash can to delete a message
  28. 28. Set the timer in the Clock app to play music for a set period of time. Open clock app, tap timer, tap the music icon, then select “stop playing.” Fall asleep to the music. iPad clock app provides a world clock, watch, stopwatch & timer
  29. 29. Schedule “Do not disturb” Silence all calls and alerts when iPad is locked. Schedule “Do not Disturb “hours so you can sleep peacefully. Scheduled alarms will still ring. Go to Settings>Do not disturb
  30. 30. Quickly mute your iPad: press and hold down the volume (decrease) button for about two seconds. Press and hold the decrease volume button Note: iPad air Volume control has two buttons. Use press and hold the button for lowering volume.
  31. 31. Log into icloud.com Log into your iCloud account from any PC connected to the Internet. Enter your Apple ID and Password. Your device’s location will be shown on a map. You can also play a sound to help you find your iPad. Select find my iPad. Enable in Settings
  32. 32. View recent contacts in app. Engage app switcher by rapidly double pressing the home button. The contacts you communicate with most frequently will appear above the apps that are currently open.
  33. 33. Need to make a call from your iPad? Now you can make free calls though Facebook’s Messenger app using WiFi (or data plan.)
  34. 34. See what time a message was sent.
  35. 35. Improve the sound of your music Set your iPad’s EQ to improve the sound quality of the music you play on your iPad. Go Settings>Music>EQ, then select the style of music you listen to most often. Choose an EQ setting that matches the kind of music you listen to.
  36. 36. Name that tune, Siri With iOS 8, you can now ask SIRI, “What is that playing?” (powered by the Shazam app.) You can also ask SIRI to buy songs for you from the App store.
  37. 37. What you can ask Siri…. • Schedule appointment • Schedule a reminder • Set an alarm Siri is available on iPad 3rd Generation & up. Enable SIRI hands free*. Then you can say, “Hey SIRI” for assistance. Go to Settings>General>SIRI>Allow “Hey SIRI” Hands free is new to iOS 8. Otherwise, press and hold the Home button to engage Siri. *iPad must be connected to a power source.
  38. 38. Import mp3s You can import music not purchased from iTunes into your iTunes your library. To enjoy downloaded songs from Freegal into iTunes, open iTunes, select “Add File to Library” from the file menu. Select the mp3 file to add to your iTunes library. Access Freegal Music and Mercer County Library’s Virtual Branch page at: http://www.mcl.org/databases/virtual.html
  39. 39. Family Sharing Share purchases across multiple devices with Family sharing. To enable, Go to Settings>iCloud>Set up Family Sharing to get started.
  40. 40. Tip: Try using Siri for everyday tasks, such as scheduling reminders, appointments, or sending a text. Siri can help you learn to get more from your iPad. Here are some examples.
  41. 41. Safari Tips & Tricks Discover the Share button with options for saving and sharing a web page. • Pin page to home screen • Bookmark webpage • Add to reading list & make available offline • Print Tap the Share button to reveal sharing options, including “App Extensions” –the ability to share with popular apps. Swipe this menu to the right to reveal the print icon.
  42. 42. Add bookmarks, Save to a Reading List in Safari Note: pages saved to reading list are available offline. To view your bookmarks and items saved to reading list, tap the book icon. See & close open tabs easily by tapping this icon. Surf the Internet with Safari, your iPad’s browser.
  43. 43. Remove Webpage clutter: tap this icon: Tap this to just see text and photos. Works with webpages that support this feature. Same web page, but easier to read. What a difference! Easy Read icon shows only when web page supports dynamic text
  44. 44. See all your open tabs …So you can easily close them. Tap this icon, found in the upper right corner of your browser to see all open tabs.
  45. 45. Sources Apple Inc. iPad Tips & Tricks: A collection of tips showing some useful features of iPad with iOS 8 https://tips.apple.com/en-us/ios/ipad (also available in Apple’s App Store—updated periodically with new tips). Accessed 7-16-2015 Apple Support, “iCloud Photo Library FAQ” https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204264 Last modified: June 1, 2015, Accessed 7-15-2015 Apple Support, “Import music and video from a computer into Itunes.” https://support.apple.com/kb/PH20507?locale=en_US, Last modified: May 19, 2015. Accessed 7-16- 2015. Harwick, Tim. 20 Top iOS 8 Tips & Tricks http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/20-top-ios-8-tips-and-tricks-1274608 , published November 29, 2014. Accessed 7-15-2015 Miles, Stuart & Betters, Elyse. iOS 8.4 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/131012-ios-8-4-tips-and-tricks-see-what-your-iphone-and-ipad- can-do-now , published July 1, 2015. Accessed 7-15-2015 Tweedie, Steven & D’Onfro, Jillian, “15 Things you didn’t know you could do with your iPad.” http://www.businessinsider.com/secret-useful-ipad-tips-and-tricks-2015-4?op=0# , Published April 3, 2015, Accessed 7-15-2015

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