New ways to nav­i­gate your iPad

Mac Format - - FEATURE / IOS 12 SUPERGUIDE -

The iphone X re­vamped the way you get around Ap­ple’s smart­phone, and iOS 12 brings its more fluid nav­i­ga­tional ges­tures to the ipad

too. This is great news if you have an iPad and one of Ap­ple’s newer iPhones, be­cause you don’t have to adapt your think­ing as you move between de­vices. See above for how iPad nav­i­ga­tion has changed.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the clock has been moved to the top-left cor­ner of the screen, which matches iPhone X. There’s no set­ting to move it back to the mid­dle, though.

1 Re­view no­ti­fi­ca­tions

Like in iOS 11, no­ti­fi­ca­tions can be re­viewed by swip­ing down from the screen’s top edge – but avoid the right end, be­cause…

2 Re­lo­cated con­trols

The top-right cor­ner is now re­served for Con­trol Cen­tre. Like on iPhone X, swipe down­wards from the icons there to re­veal it.

3 A cleaner app switcher

As in iOS 11, you still swipe up­wards from the bot­tom edge to around the mid­dle of the screen to en­ter the app switcher. No­tice, though, that the switcher now dis­plays noth­ing more than other tasks you can switch to – there are no con­trols or short­cuts on its right side.

4 Re­turn to Home

A quick flick up­wards from the screen’s bot­tom edge will take you back to the Home screen – faster and less in­volved than pinch­ing four or five fin­gers to­gether, and great news if your iPad’s Home but­ton is on its last legs.

5 Re­veal the Dock

The slight draw­back to the Home screen ges­ture is you need to be more de­lib­er­ate when re­veal­ing the Dock within an app. Drag your fin­ger up­wards from the bot­tom edge a lit­tle more slowly, as if you’re lit­er­ally pulling the Dock into view.

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