Apple iPad: 10 tips and tricks
Apple’s iPad 3 went on sale yesterday (Friday) with huge success. Many consumers were upgrading and others making their first iPad purchase. The iPad is a pretty simple tablet to use, but deep in its operating system are many features that make use of the iPad easier. Shane Richmond, head of technology editorial at The Telegraph, has posted a great “10 tips and tricks” article for new and old iPad users.
2. Multi-touch gestures
It won’t have escaped your notice that the iPad is a touchscreen device but even those who have mastered swiping, tapping and pinching to zoom often don’t know about some of the more complex controls. Turn them on in Settings – General – Multitasking Gestures and then try the following:
– Place four fingers on the screen and swipe upwards to reveal the multitasking bar; swipe down to close it again.
– Swipe left or right with four fingers to switch between apps
– Pinch four fingers together to close the running app and return to the homescreen. Do this very slowly and you can watch the animation as the app fades out and the homescreen fades in. Hours of fun. Probably.
6. Find text on a page
On a computer CTRL+F is a handy way to find a word or phrase on the page you’re reading or in a document. You can do the same thing on an iPad too. Type the word or phrase you are looking for into the search box in the top and if it appears on the page then you will see an ‘On This Page’ section in the search results. Tap that to see the word highlighted on the page.
You can read all of the 10 tips from The Telegraph here.