40 tricks for your iPad

Get more from your iPad with our top iPad tips

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Since the iPad launched back in 2010, it has been the go-to choice for mil­lions of con­sumers around the world. Like with any prod­uct, you have to know the ins and outs to get the most of the iPad – and here, we list 40 of our top tips for us­ing your iPad. The tips range from begin­ners tips to tips that even masters of iOS were un­aware of. Ei­ther way, we feel con­fi­dent that at least some of the iPad tips and tricks we’ll be re­veal­ing will be new to you will be help­ful.

1. Change the wall­pa­per on your iPad

You can (of course) eas­ily change the wall­pa­per of your iPad, both on the lock screen and home screen. Sim­ply head to Set­tings, tap ‘Wall­pa­per’ and then tap

‘Choose a New Wall­pa­per’. You can browse from a se­lec­tion of Ap­ple’s own wall­pa­pers, with ‘Dy­namic’ wall­pa­pers mov­ing slowly in the back­ground, or browse for a photo from your photo li­brary.

Once you’ve found the wall­pa­per you’d like to use, tap it to bring up a lock screen wall­pa­per pre­view. From here, you can pre­view what your wall­pa­per will look like, along with spec­i­fy­ing whether you want to set it as a uni­ver­sal wall­pa­per, or if you want it specif­i­cally for the lock screen or home screen.

2. Man­age stor­age on your iPad

Maybe your iPad won’t let you snap an­other im­age. Per­haps it re­fuses to let you down­load one more app. Be­cause iOS stor­age space isn’t ex­pand­able, it’s im­por­tant to mon­i­tor what’s gob­bling up the avail­able gi­ga­bytes on your de­vice. Here’s how. Go to Gen­eral > Stor­age & iCloud Us­age > Man­age

Stor­age in Set­tings, and wait for a mo­ment or three as iOS cal­cu­lates which apps are us­ing the most space in­ter­nally and in iCloud.

Of­ten, Mu­sic and Pho­tos & Cam­era are the two big­gest of­fend­ers. If you use a ser­vice like Ap­ple Mu­sic or Spo­tify, you can safely delete the Mu­sic cache on your de­vice to free up space. If you back up pho­tos and videos to your PC or Mac, you can delete them, too.

Else­where on the list, you’ll see the apps you use, sorted with the most stor­age-in­ten­sive ones at the top. If apps that you rarely use take up a lot of space, tap on them in the list, then tap Delete App to re­move them in an in­stant.

3. How to set up lo­ca­tion-based re­minders for spe­cific lo­ca­tions

If you want to be re­minded to do some­thing when you leave your home, work, cur­rent lo­ca­tion, or any ad­dress in your ad­dress book, that’s pretty easy to get with iOS’s Re­minders app. But what if you want to re­mem­ber to buy some­thing when you’re at the shops? You prob­a­bly don’t want to add their lo­ca­tions in your ad­dress book just to get that fea­ture. For­tu­nately, you don’t have to. When you cre­ate a re­minder, tap it and turn on Re­mind Me at a Lo­ca­tion. By de­fault, Re­minders will pop­u­late your cur­rent ad­dress – tap that and you’ll get a host of op­tions, in­clud­ing, at the bot­tom, a text box to en­ter a cus­tom ad­dress.

4. Get your iPad to read to you

En­abling the Speak op­tion makes it pos­si­ble for your iPad to read aloud any se­lectable text. Go to

Set­tings > Gen­eral > Ac­ces­si­bil­ity. Scroll down to Speak Se­lec­tion, and tap to turn it on. You can also ad­just the speak­ing rate, choose from a wide va­ri­ety of voices and high­light words as they are spo­ken.

Now, go into any app that lets you high­light text. Your op­tions in­clude Mail, as well as Sa­fari, Notes and a fair few oth­ers. Se­lect some text, and you’ll see a new op­tion ap­pear in the con­tex­tual menu (you may have to tap the right ar­row to view more op­tions). Tap the Speak com­mand, and your iOS de­vice will start read­ing the text aloud.

5. En­able the Emoji key­board on your iPad

The Emoji key­board lets you insert all kinds of fun im­ages wher­ever you can type, in­clud­ing the re­cent ad­di­tions of tacos, uni­corns and the middle fin­ger. Your iOS de­vice can speak the names of those sym­bols, too. Per­haps you’ve seen th­ese icono­graphic sym­bols in emails, iMes­sages and

tweets, and won­dered how on earth peo­ple man­aged to type them. Maybe you’ve mis­tak­enly as­sumed that you need to pur­chase a third-party app to gain ac­cess to those spe­cial sym­bols.

You don’t: Ap­ple treats those sym­bols, called Emoji, as an in­ter­na­tional key­board. Go to Set­tings > Gen­eral > In­ter­na­tional > Key­boards. Then tap Add New Key­board and find Emoji. Now open an app where you can type some text.

Next to the space­bar, you’ll see a lit­tle globe icon. Tap it to switch be­tween your nor­mal key­board and the Emoji one.

6. Multi-task on an iPad

Now, this tip only ap­plies to those us­ing fairly re­cent iPads – and by re­cent, we mean iPad mini 2 or later, iPad Air or later and, of course, the iPad Pro. The multi-task­ing fea­tures are split into three groups; slide over, split view and pic­ture-in-pic­ture. All iPads men­tioned can use slide over, which brings up a small side pane (us­ing 1/3 of the screen) dis­play­ing an iPhone-es­que app, along­side the first. You can then change the app by swip­ing from the top of the app, and se­lect­ing a new one. The only down­side is that you can’t in­ter­act with both apps at the same time, and if you want to use the app you orig­i­nally had open, you have to close the ‘slide over’ app first.

Split view is more im­pres­sive, but is lim­ited to the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro. When us­ing slide over, ap­pli­ca­ble users can ‘pull’ the app into a split screen mode where both apps can be used at the same time, and the amount of space can be ad­justed by tap­ping and hold­ing the di­vider be­tween the apps.

Fi­nally, ‘Pic­ture-in-pic­ture’ mode al­lows re­cent iPad users to watch videos or FaceTime peo­ple while us­ing other apps. When in a FaceTime call, or watch­ing a movie (not just in Videos – some third-party apps are sup­ported) sim­ply tap the home but­ton and the video will be min­imised and dis­played in the bot­tom cor­ner of your iPad. Feel free to drag it to the other cor­ners of the iPad if needed, and pinch­ing the video will ex­pand it.

7. Tap to top

You won’t be­lieve how much time this will save you. If you’re half­way down a web page in Sa­fari, tap the top bar to jump back to the top of the page. Try it in other apps too - lots of them, third-party apps in­cluded, use this navigational trick.

8. Take pho­tos with vol­ume

Did you know you can take pho­tos us­ing ei­ther of the vol­ume but­tons? Their lo­ca­tion is much more con­ve­nient when shoot­ing in land­scape mode, es­pe­cially when us­ing an iPad.

9. How to share your cur­rent lo­ca­tion

With iOS, it’s easy to let loved ones know where you are at any given time – and this can be achieved in a num­ber of ways. First of all, you can open Maps, tap a pin (or your cur­rent lo­ca­tion marker), tap the ar­row, and fi­nally tap the Share but­ton. You can then choose where to share your lo­ca­tion to, with op­tions in­clud­ing Mes­sages, as well as Face­book and Twit­ter (which we wouldn’t rec­om­mend).

Of course, that method be­comes ir­rel­e­vant if you want con­stant lo­ca­tion in­for­ma­tion. For that, you

have to open Find my Friends and in­vite the per­son you want to share your lo­ca­tion with, by en­ter­ing their Ap­ple ID when prompted. Once ac­cepted, they’ll be able to see your lo­ca­tion when­ever they de­sire – un­less you dis­able Lo­ca­tion Ser­vices.

10. Down­load a track from Ap­ple Mu­sic

Ap­ple Mu­sic users can stream mu­sic from the in­ter­net to their mo­biles wher­ever there’s sig­nal – but what about when you’re on the tube or on a plane with no con­nec­tion? Thank­fully, you can down­load any in­di­vid­ual track from the stream­ing ser­vice onto your iOS de­vice – just tap the menu but­ton dis­played next to each song in the ‘My Mu­sic’ tab and tap “Make avail­able off­line”.

11. How to pull-to-re­fresh

To check for new emails within the Mail app, sim­ply nav­i­gate to a mail­box view or the Mail­boxes screen

(you can’t force a re­fresh while view­ing a mes­sage) then swipe the screen down­ward un­til you see a lit­tle re­fresh but­ton (the one with the cir­cu­lar ar­row) at the top. Keep swip­ing un­til that but­ton stretches down and then ‘snaps back’ to a progress in­di­ca­tor.

12. Delete re­cent ad­dresses

Mail has al­ways been help­ful with ad­dresses, show­ing pos­si­ble matches from your re­cent his­tory and Con­tacts as soon as you start fill­ing the ‘To’ field. With iOS 9, Mail also gained the abil­ity to sug­gest con­tacts based on the peo­ple you usu­ally email. As in­tel­li­gent as it may be, there will be sit­u­a­tions where you’ll only email some­one once and never want to con­tact them again, so it’s best to re­move them from your ‘re­cent ad­dresses’ list.

Scroll down to the sug­ges­tion you want to delete. Tap the ‘i’ icon, then ‘Re­move from Re­cents’. You can’t do this for those on your Con­tacts list, as they will al­ways be sug­gested where rel­e­vant – if you want rid of them, you’ll need to delete the con­tact.

13. Set a dif­fer­ent sig­na­ture for ev­ery Mail ac­count

You’ll be glad to know that you can edit the de­fault sig­na­ture (by de­fault this would nor­mally read ‘Sent from my iPhone’ or ‘Sent from my iPad’) for each of your email ac­counts in­de­pen­dently, with lit­tle ef­fort.

Go to Set­tings > Mail, Con­tacts, Cal­en­dars > Sig­na­tures, then choose ‘Per Ac­count’. This en­ables a sep­a­rate sig­na­ture field for each email ac­count you’ve set up. Type or paste your pre­ferred sig­na­tures, and Mail will au­to­mat­i­cally ap­pend them to each out­go­ing email mes­sage.

14. Flag mes­sages in iOS Mail

iOS 9 of­fers top-level Mail­boxes (VIP and Flagged) that each gather par­tic­u­lar mes­sages across all your in­boxes and present those mes­sages in one con­ve­nient list. They’re great.

The Flagged mail­box dis­plays any flagged mes­sages – those you’ve marked with the ded­i­cated Flag but­ton. It makes it easy to quickly see your most im­por­tant mes­sages with­out hav­ing to scroll through other mes­sages in your in­boxes.

You can flag an email when you’re view­ing it by tap­ping the lit­tle flag icon in the top bar and se­lect­ing Flag.

15. Set VIPs and view VIP mes­sages

iOS 9’s VIP mail­box gath­ers mes­sages from peo­ple you’ve des­ig­nated as VIPs – your wife, your boss, your col­leagues, your bookie... er... fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sor – so you won’t over­look those mes­sages in the daily

flood of emails. To des­ig­nate some­one as a VIP, tap the ‘i’ icon at the right edge of the VIP mail­box (in All Mail­boxes), then tap Add VIP and choose the per­son in your con­tacts list.

Al­ter­na­tively, open an email from the per­son you want to add as a VIP, tap their name/email ad­dress and then tap ‘Add to VIP’ to achieve the same ef­fect.

Tap VIP Alerts, and you’re taken to Set­tings > No­ti­fi­ca­tions > Mail > VIP, where you can con­fig­ure no­ti­fi­ca­tion set­tings for email re­ceived from VIPs.

16. Add pho­tos and videos to mes­sages

Sup­pose you snapped the per­fect panorama and want to email it to your friend. You needn’t start from the Cam­era or Pho­tos app (al­though you can, by open­ing the photo you want to scare, then tap­ping the square ‘Share’ icon and se­lect­ing the Mail icon).

In­stead, head over to the Mail app and start com­pos­ing your new mes­sage. Tap and hold a blank

bit of the mes­sage to bring up the con­tex­tual menu, then tap on Insert Photo or Video (you may have to tap the right ar­row). You’ll get the photo se­lect screen. You can pop a photo or video clip into an email sim­ply by tap­ping and hold­ing on the mes­sage body. Sim­ply se­lect the file, and then se­lect the level of com­pres­sion to fin­ish.

17. Jump back to drafts in iOS Mail

Maybe you aban­doned a mes­sage be­fore you tapped to send it. You needn’t nav­i­gate deep into the Mail app’s mail­box hi­er­ar­chy to find your Drafts folder. In­stead, you can tap and hold on the New Mes­sage icon to bring up a menu list­ing all your saved drafts. You can still se­lect a to­tally new mes­sage from the drop-down menu that ap­pears.

18. Delete mes­sages in iOS Mail

If you do en­able ar­chiv­ing as an op­tion for your mes­sages, that doesn’t mean you’re no longer able to delete mes­sages out­right from your iPhone or iPad. Just tap and hold on the Ar­chive but­ton, and you’ll get a se­cond op­tion: Delete Mes­sage.

19. Ar­chive mes­sages in iOS Mail

To ar­chive an email in­stead of delete it, sim­ply nav­i­gate to Set­tings > Mail, Con­tacts, Cal­en­dar and tap on the rel­e­vant email ac­count. Tap on the Ac­count en­try at the top, scroll down to the Ad­vanced sec­tion, and tap on your email ad­dress; swipe down un­til you find the Ar­chive Mes­sages switch. Slide it to ON, and then make sure to tap the Done but­ton in the up­per-right cor­ner twice to save the change.

Now, all in­stances of the Delete com­mand in Mail will be re­placed by an Ar­chive but­ton.

20. Show me more un­read emails

Go to Set­tings > No­ti­fi­ca­tions > Mail, and you’ll see three sets of op­tions. The Show item sim­ply lets you choose how many un­read email mes­sages ap­pear in No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­ter – the de­fault is five, but this can be in­creased or low­ered de­pend­ing on your pref­er­ence.

21. Ad­just ac­count no­ti­fi­ca­tions

To help make life a lit­tle eas­ier for those with mul­ti­ple Mail ac­counts, you can ad­just no­ti­fi­ca­tions (not to men­tion their alert sounds) on a per-ac­count ba­sis.

Sim­ply open Set­tings > No­ti­fi­ca­tions > Mail and tap on the ac­count that you want to edit. You’ll get the stan­dard No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­tre op­tions: alert style, app-icon badge, whether to show a pre­view of the

mes­sage and whether to view no­ti­fi­ca­tions on your de­vice’s lock screen, but it’s unique to the ac­count you se­lected. So you can choose to en­able all op­tions for your work ac­count, but only some for a per­sonal ac­count.

22. Set a ‘read’ email as ‘un­read’ in iOS Mail

Some­times you scan through an email, think you’ve got it and then re­alise none of it sank in. Or you might want to re­mind your­self to look again at a mes­sage’s con­tents with­out putting it with the re­ally im­por­tant mes­sages in Flagged. One op­tion is to mark it as ‘un­read’ which can be done by tap­ping the flag icon from within the email and tap­ping ‘Mark as Un­read’. Al­ter­na­tively, in the email list view you can swipe an email to the right to mark it as un­read.

23. Pick Siri’s au­dio in­put

If your car has a built-in speak­er­phone, or if you’ve got a Blue­tooth ac­ces­sory that has a mi­cro­phone and speak­ers, you can choose which one Siri lis­tens to for com­mands.

When you click and hold the iPad’s Home but­ton, you’ll see a small ‘i’ icon to the right of the main Siri but­ton. Tap it, and you’ll get a menu of all the var­i­ous in­puts your iPhone can use; se­lect the one you want.

24. Your own pri­vate IMDb

You prob­a­bly al­ready know that you can use Siri to get in­for­ma­tion about what’s play­ing at cin­e­mas near you, but Siri’s also an ex­pert in pretty much ev­ery mo­tion pic­ture ever made. Not only can you ask about your favourite films, but you can also

make Siri do the leg­work when, for ex­am­ple, you’re cu­ri­ous about which films ac­tors have ap­peared in to­gether. You might ask, “What movies star both Su­san Saran­don and Tim Curry?” And Siri will re­ply: The Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture Show and Ru­grats in Paris. Er, how in­ter­est­ing.

25. Punc­tu­ate

Say­ing punc­tu­a­tion aloud doesn’t feel nat­u­ral, but it can mas­sively im­prove the read­abil­ity of Siri-dic­tated emails. For in­stance:

Dear Ja­son comma new para­graph I’m work­ing on that Siri story comma and I ex­pect it will be ready soon ex­cla­ma­tion mark

Other ex­cit­ing punc­tu­a­tion is avail­able: am­per­sand, as­ter­isk, all caps on and all caps off (Caps Lock) and even wink­ing face.

26. How to make Siri more se­cure

We’ll end with a more se­ri­ous tip. By de­fault, Siri can be used even from a locked iDe­vice – which means

a thief could send mes­sages to your con­tacts. To change this, go to Set­tings > Pass­code and en­ter your pass­code. Once ac­cessed, sim­ply switch Siri from ON to OFF.

27. Take bet­ter panorama pho­tos

What’s the se­cret to a well-com­posed panorama? A few sim­ple prin­ci­ples will help you cre­ate to some­thing mem­o­rable. First of all, avoid wob­bly or crooked shots by stick­ing to the cen­tral line: this is ba­sic but cru­cial stuff.

Also con­sider the com­po­si­tion be­fore you start shoot­ing and turn­ing. De­cide where you’ll stop (bear in mind any ugly eye­sores you want to keep out of shot) and think about light­ing: a panorama in­cor­po­rat­ing both well-lit and gloomy ar­eas may not work well. Try­ing to cap­ture panoramic pho­tos in dark sit­u­a­tions will never end well, ei­ther. Fi­nally, work (and move) slowly through­out for a neat shot.

28. Re­verse panorama

While we’re on the sub­ject of panoramic pho­tos, we’ve got one last tip for you. Nor­mally, the Cam­era app prompts you to take panoramic pho­tos from left to right – but what Ap­ple doesn’t make ob­vi­ous is that the ar­row can be re­versed. To re­verse the ar­row and al­low you to take a panoramic photo from right to left, sim­ply tap once on the panorama guide to flip it to the op­po­site side of your screen.

29. Shared Photo Streams

You prob­a­bly al­ready know about the iCloud Photo Li­brary, which shares im­ages be­tween your iOS devices (and Macs). But if you want to share pho­tos

with spe­cific friends, fam­ily or col­leagues, you can also cre­ate Shared Photo Streams.

To cre­ate such a stream, open Pho­tos and tap on the ‘Shared’ tab in the tool­bar. In the up­per left cor­ner is a ‘+’ but­ton; tap that and en­ter a name for your shared stream, along with a list of peo­ple you’d like to in­vite.

Pho­tos can be added from your ex­ist­ing photo al­bums or Cam­era Roll by tap­ping on the Share but­ton and se­lect­ing Photo Stream, or by tap­ping Edit while view­ing your shared stream and tap­ping the Add but­ton that ap­pears at the bot­tom. The peo­ple you’ve shared the photo stream with can com­ment on or ‘like’ your pho­tos as well as up­load­ing their own, and you’ll get no­ti­fi­ca­tions when­ever this hap­pens.

30. Share videos on your iPad to YouTube

You can eas­ily share your videos with your YouTube sub­scribers di­rectly from the Pho­tos app on your iPad. Sim­ply find and tap on the video in your

Cam­era Roll, tap the share but­ton and se­lect the YouTube icon from the list. The same ef­fect can also be achieved by tap­ping the ‘Se­lect’ but­ton in the top right hand cor­ner of the icon view, and se­lect­ing the video you want to up­load.

It’s not just YouTube though, with the likes of Vimeo and Face­book also avail­able in the Share sheet. Don’t for­get about Air­Drop ei­ther, a straight­for­ward op­tion for when you want to send a video di­rectly to some­one over Blue­tooth.

31. Re­move red-eye on an iPad

A built-in red-eye re­moval tool will help you sort out this most com­mon of pho­to­graphic prob­lems, though it isn’t a sit­u­a­tion that iPad-og­ra­phers should find them­selves in very of­ten, due to the lack of a flash on the iPad. Any­way, find the im­per­fect photo in your Cam­era Roll and tap Edit (in the top right hand cor­ner), then choose the red-eye op­tion in the top left cor­ner: the red cir­cle with a di­ag­o­nal white line through it.

It’s worth men­tion­ing that this icon is only dis­played if iOS de­tects red-eye in the photo – which is both im­pres­sive and re­ally an­noy­ing, es­pe­cially if iOS doesn’t de­tect red eye where it is present.

32. Im­prove pri­vacy on your iPad

You don’t nec­es­sar­ily want your per­sonal data ac­ces­si­ble to ev­ery app that asks, and iOS is able to give you the kind of fine-grained con­trol that you crave. Un­der the Pri­vacy sec­tion of Set­tings, you can not only ad­just which apps have ac­cess to your lo­ca­tion, but also pre­vent them from ac­cess­ing your con­tacts, cal­en­dars, re­minders, pho­tos and

Blue­tooth shar­ing. Plus, if you use Twit­ter or Face­book, you can de­cide which of your apps can log in with your cre­den­tials. Just tap the ap­pro­pri­ate sec­tion for any of th­ese and slide the switch for the se­lected app to OFF.

33. Im­pose Re­stric­tions

Go to Set­tings > Gen­eral > Re­stric­tions, tap ‘En­able Re­stric­tions’ and you’ll be prompted to en­ter a pass­code. You can then se­lect which fea­tures you would like to lock down on your iOS de­vice. If you’re plan­ning to hand the iPhone over to one of your chil­dren, who has a habit of un­in­ten­tion­ally delet­ing your apps, you can specif­i­cally dis­able that ca­pa­bil­ity from the Re­stric­tions screen. You can also pre­vent ac­cess to the iTunes Store, the iBook­store, Sa­fari, Cam­era, FaceTime and other el­e­ments.

34. Set up Guided Ac­cess on your iPad

While we’re talk­ing about lim­it­ing what your iOS de­vice can do, now’s a good time to men­tion Guided Ac­cess, which you turn on un­der Gen­eral > Ac­ces­si­bil­ity. Once you’ve en­abled the fea­ture, go into any other app and triple-click the Home but­ton. That en­ters Guided Ac­cess.

Now, if you want, you can black out cer­tain re­gions of the cur­rent app’s in­ter­face. Say, for ex­am­ple, that the game your child will play has an om­nipresent Set­tings but­ton. You can trace a cir­cle around that but­ton, and that sec­tion of the app will ig­nore any taps.

The other key fea­ture of Guided Ac­cess is that it dis­ables the Home but­ton, so your young­ster won’t ac­ci­den­tally quit the app pre­ma­turely. To exit an app

in Guided Ac­cess mode, you triple-click the Home but­ton again, and pro­vide your pass­code.

One added ben­e­fit of Guided Ac­cess is that it can serve as a bet­ter Do Not Dis­turb, since it si­lences ban­ner no­ti­fi­ca­tions and alert sounds.

35. Limit ad­ver­tiser track­ing

If you’re go­ing to re­strict your chil­dren’s ac­cess, you might as well re­strict what ad­ver­tis­ers can do too. In Set­tings, hit Pri­vacy, then tap on Ad­ver­tis­ing way down at the bot­tom. On the screen that ap­pears, you’ll find two op­tions. The first one, Limit Ad Track­ing, pro­vides an in­di­ca­tor to in­ter­net ad­ver­tis­ers that you don’t want them to track which ad­verts you’ve viewed and en­gaged with (which they do so they can show you ads that they think may be bet­ter suited to you).

The se­cond op­tion on this screen is a but­ton to re­set your ad­ver­tis­ing iden­ti­fier – it’s meant to be

an anonymised tracker that ad­ver­tis­ers can use to recog­nise your in­ter­est when show­ing their ad­verts in apps. If you start see­ing in-app ads that seem to know you too well, you can re­set your iden­ti­fier here to start from scratch.

36. Man­u­ally man­age iCloud space

Don’t for­get that you can con­trol what iCloud stores for you in your on­line backup – es­pe­cially if you’re just us­ing the free 5GB al­lot­ment that Ap­ple of­fers. Find in­struc­tions here.

37. Ad­just Home but­ton dou­ble-press

From within the Ac­ces­si­bil­ity menu in the Set­tings app, there’s a set­ting that lets you choose how quickly you need to dou­ble-press or triple-press the Home but­ton for it to reg­is­ter as a sin­gle ac­tion, rather than sep­a­rate presses. Sim­ply tap on the ‘Home But­ton’ sub­sec­tion and se­lect your pref­er­ence: De­fault, Slow or Slow­est.

38. As­sign a func­tion to Home but­ton triple-press

The Triple-click Home set­ting now al­lows you to choose a sin­gle ac­tion (Guided Ac­cess, VoiceOver, In­vert Col­ors, Zoom or As­sis­tive Touch) or mul­ti­ple op­tions that will ap­pear in a menu when you per­form a triple-press.

39. Ac­cess re­cent Sa­fari brows­ing his­tory

In Sa­fari, tap and hold on the Back but­ton to see a list of your re­cently vis­ited pages, and tap and hold on the browser’s New Tab Plus (+) but­ton to get a list of re­cently closed tabs. If that’s not enough and you need to see your com­plete brows­ing his­tory, tap on the Book­marks icon (book to the left of the URL field) and se­lect ‘His­tory’.

40. Open web pages in the back­ground

Sa­fari on the Mac makes it easy to open linked web pages in a new tab, so you needn’t in­ter­rupt what you’re read­ing just be­cause you also want to check out a few linked items. You get that same perk on iOS, al­though you need to en­able it first. Visit Set­tings > Sa­fari > Open Links and choose the ‘In Back­ground’ op­tion. Now, tap and hold on links in Sa­fari to choose to open them in the back­ground in­stead.

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