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August 11, 2014

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Guided Access limits your device to a single app and lets you control which app features are available.

Tired of flipping back and forth from letters to numbers? Rather than tapping the”.?123″ key to get at the numbers, hold your finger down on it and then slide your finger to the key you need. When you release your finger, the iPad will product your character and automatically flip back to the original keyboard layout.

You can also do the tap and hold trick on the shift key to quickly get a capital letter

To add emoticons to the iPad keyboard, press Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards > Add New Keyboard > Emoji

To create a keyboard shortcut that enters frequently used text automatically,

tap Settings > General > Keyboard > Add New Shortcut…. Enter the phrase, press your preferred shortcut keys, and press Save. The entry is added to your Shortcuts list, which is shown just above the Add New Shortcut option.

Thereafter when you enter the shortcut, the phrase appears below the shortcut. Press the space bar to enter the phrase or press the X to the right of the text to retain the shortcut letters.

Tap to Scroll Up
Give your pointer finger a rest from scrolling up, up, up to get back to the top of a page. Tap once on the status bar—where the time and battery life are displayed—at the top edge of the iPhone or iPad screen and you’ll jump up to the top. This works for websites, email, Contacts and many other apps.


Make text larger. Do you find things hard to read on the iPad? You can expand the default size of text in any apps that support the dynamic font by going into Settings, choosing General and selecting Text Size. This will give you a slider to make text larger or smaller.

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double tap on on the page of your iPhone or iPad version of Safari the Safari window will zoom in to help you read the web page

* ipad zoom

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Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
Tap on General.
Tap on Accessibility.
Under the Vision section, tap on Zoom.
Turn the Zoom option On.

Once you’ve got Zoom enabled, you can use it on the fly. Here’s how to use it:

  • Double tap with three fingers anywhere on the screen to enable and disable zoom. You can do this from pretty much anywhere.
  • Drag three fingers around the screen to pan around and move to another area of the screen.
  • Use one or two fingers to scroll in the particular section that is on the screen.

That’s it! You’re good to go! If you ever decide you don’t like zoom enabled, you can easily disable it by hopping back into the Settings app again. How to use zoom for visual accessibility on your iPhone or iPad | iMore

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The iPad’s control panel will let you do things like adjust the brightness of the screen, turn Bluetooth on and even get at a timer.  These controls are a little hidden, but they are easy to locate if you know where to look. Simply slide your finger up from the very bottom edge of the screen

By default, the switch will mute the iPad, but with volume controls in such easy reach, it can be helpful to modify the side switch to lock the orientation.

Locking the orientation of the iPad is great when you are playing a game or reading a book and the iPad is held at an odd angle

Disable in-app purchases in iPad’s settings and choosing general from the left-side menu. On this screen, locate restrictions. In the restrictions menu, you’ll need to enable restrictions, which will ask you four a 4-digit passcode.

Once you have enabled these parental controls, it is simply a matter of scrolling down the page until you see the option for In-App Purchases. When you slide this to the off positions, most apps won’t even show the screen for purchasing items within the app, and those that do will be prevented from going through with any transactions.

Take Screenshots
Ever see something on your iPhone or iPad screen and wish you could save that image, but can’t figure out how? Press the Home button and the On/Off button (top right edge) simultaneously to take a screenshot of whatever you see on the device. You’ll hear the same sound as when you take a picture with the Camera app. You can find all of your screenshots stored in Camera Roll, along with your photos, and share them via email or social networks as you do regular photos.

Safari Reader enlarges text



AirDrop = easy share anything from photos to web pages


* access in control panel by sliding up from the bottom of your iPad’s screen AirDrop can even reach into the next room

* navigate to whatever you want to share.

* tap the share button. This is the box with the arrow sticking straight up.

* locate the device you want to receive your AirDrop. This is the top portion of the Share menu. Devices will show up as a gray circle with their initials in it.

Go Burst Mode with your Camera. You can now take a burst of photos by holding down one of the volume buttons while in the Camera app.

Add multiple songs or artists to a custom iTunes Radio station

* to add an artist, song or genre, tap the plus sign button under “Play More Like This You can add multiple artists to either get more specific within a genre or to add more spice, such as a Beatles / Led Zeppelin / Van Halen / Guns N Roses


iPad Home Sharing
iTunes: Understanding Home Sharing
Troubleshooting Home Sharing

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