Settings to Turn On:

  • Settings>General>Multitasking Gestures -> On
  • Settings>General>Keyboard -> All on

Some Basic Tips

  • Hidden letters -

    • press and hold the vowel keys for hidden letters
    • press and hold n, c, v, z, s keys for foreign letter options
    • Others:
      • hold L key for vertical bar
      • hold $ to get other currency symbols
      • hold - to get other dashes
      • hold period to get ellipses
      • experiment!
      • Also split the keyboard by simply dragging the keyboard in opposite outward directions. Or, drag the keyboard symbol up the screen. Try it!
    • Need to make something Bold, italicized, or Underlined? Long-tap on the selected text and choose the B/i/U icon to choose the style you wish
  • 'flick' comma to get apostrophe
  • 'flick' period to get quotes
  • Double tap space bar to add a period and a space
  • Double tap Shift key (up arrow) to lock it - aka CAPS lock
  • Tap shift key and drag to desired key to get capital letters.
    • drag from shift key to period to get a question mark, for example
  • Tap & hold 123 button then slide to the character you want and release. (Saves a step)
  • Let autocorrect do its thing - as the video says, 'trust autocorrect' - BUT PROOF READ!
  • Force certain auto corrections like weree (for we're) and helll (for he'll) etc
  • Make your own shortcuts
    • Settings>General>Keyboard>Add your own shortcut
      • Typing the same text frequently? Add it as a shortcut. I.E. typing jg@ on my ipad will expand to my email address
  • Install the Emoji keyboard for lots of fun keyboard characters
  • Drag two more icons to the dock for a total of 6 in the dock
  • Gestures tips- Once you learn these gestures you'll have an entirely new experience on the ipad
    • Gestures should be on by default: Settings>General>Multitouch Gestures>On
    • Drag four fingers up to reveal applications bar
    • Drag four fingers left or right to slide through open applications
    • Using thumb and three fingers, pinch any app close
  • Use Spotlight to find apps and more. (drag home down from the middle to see, or drag right from first home screen)
  • Predictive text, those suggested words above the keyboard, can be turn on or off a couple different ways. The easiest - Long-tap the glob icon to the left of the keyboard. There you'll see the on/off toggle for Predictive text.
  • In Safari:

    • Hold . (period) to see domain options. A long-ish tap and release yields the .com option
    • Hold the back arrow (top left corner) to see specific past pages
    • Hold the forward arrow (top left corner) to specific previous pages
    • Tap the + to ass a new tab. Tap and HOLD the + to see past closed tabs
    • (Tap and hold a word to see Define option)
    • Tap the URL to see the full url instead of just the domain
    • Share icon now allows you to send the web page to a Note. (Or other apps)
    • Visit this page, then tap the icon in the left corner of the address field in Safari



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