5 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPad, iPad Air or Mini Can Do

5 tricks you may not know that can help you get more out of your iPad, iPad Air or iPad Mini

We have to admit, very few people get to know 100% all the secrets of an iPad or an iPhone . There are many reasons for this, but one of the main ones is that the operating system hides so many things that are not easily recognizable that they often go unnoticed.

In addition, operating system updates only include new features, enhancements and bug fixes, so this is a non-stop and it’s easy for us to miss out on all the features of our iPad and a new version will include a handful of new features.

5 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPad, iPad Air or Mini Can Do
5 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPad, iPad Air or Mini Can Do

The same goes for updates, they are good but some new functions you have to discover for yourself and we don’t always know how to do it . I’ve always found it funny that in Apple presentations they talk about 5 or 6 new features and say ” more than 200 new features “. Where are the other 195?

Joking apart, we want to show you 5 tricks for iPad that although many of you will already know, others may not and could be useful to get more out of your iPad or iPad Mini.

Gesture navigation

The iPad is a touch device, that’s true as a temple and so it has some extra functions if we touch the screen with several fingers. For example, if we make a sweep of the screen with 4 fingers, we can switch between open applications as if we were to press the Home button twice.

Continuing with the saving of using the Home button, if we make a 4-finger pinch gesture within any application, we will automatically exit to the main screen. To activate these gestures we have to go to SettingsGeneral and activate the option called ” Multitasking Gestures “.

Safe navigation mode

Also called Private Browsing, it is one of the best forms of web security that can be achieved without advanced knowledge. This way we get rid of third party “Cookies”, trackers or simply the non-recording of visited pages in the history of the iPad.

To activate it we have to go to SettingsSafari and activate the option ” Do not track “. Another way to do this is to go to the Safari browser directly and press the ” Nav. Private ” button that appears when you don’t have any pages or tabs open.

Searching for the meaning of words

I do not know if we have any director of the Royal Academy of Language among our readers, if so, I apologize for some spelling mistakes I make, but the truth is that most of us do not know a lot of words. The iPad is capable of searching for them for us in much less time.

To use it we only have to select the word we don’t know the meaning of , and once highlighted two options will appear: copy or define. If we choose to define, the automatic definition should appear. If not, click on manage and download the Spanish dictionary or the one you want. Now it works perfectly.

Guided access

In the absence of a multi-user system as I have been begging for a couple of years, the truth is that the iPad is used by several people in the same family normally. In fact, many of your children will use it to study, play games or watch videos. Guided access can allow us to control what they can and cannot do.

If we want to use it we must first activate it by going to SettingsGeneralAccessibility and at the bottom you will see an option that says ” Guided Access “. Once inside that menu we can activate it and enter an unlocking code. We get into the app that the child has to use and block those buttons that we don’t want him to touch.

Now, you cannot use some parts of the screen or leave the application without our permission .

Separate keyboard

Although iPads have replaced previous netbooks, the truth is that they are nowhere near as comfortable for writing. We’ve all got that QWERTY keyboard and the feeling of the buttons sinking behind our fingers, but the iPad is radically different.

Despite maintaining the same position, it is not the same to type on a physical or touch keyboard. In addition, it is not easy to write while holding a 9.7″ tablet in the air. To try to mitigate this, Apple has included the option to split the keyboard.

To activate it we just have to unfold the keyboard and separate the touch keyboard like Moses separating the river to help his friends escape from the Pharaoh. We pull each finger to the side and that’s it. Now it’s easier to type, or so they say because it’s more complicated for me.

These are the five tricks we wanted to show you today. If you have learned something new, we are satisfied, because as the saying goes, you will not go to bed without knowing something else. As they do since News10, we ask you to if you have more tricks of this kind, or any doubts, please leave us a comment .

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