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iPad User MagazineiPad User Magazine

iPad User Magazine Issue 58

iPad User Magazine is the complete companion guide for owners of any iPad model, including the new iPad mini. Published every six weeks you’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest things to do on your iPad.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

1 min.
welcome

This the best time of year here at iPad User Towers – just after new software updates to our iPads, when we get to start diving into how the changes will make life a little easier. Two of the most important updates in iPadOS compared to previous versions of the operating system are how it handles multitasking (particularly the ability to have multiple windows from the same app open), and the tweaks to the Home screen, which has gone largely untouched for most of the iPads’s life. Naturally, we’re bringing you everything you need to know about both of those topics in this issue. Elsewhere, we’ll show you the powerful new updates to the Files app (it’s getting very close to how you manage files on a PC these days), and the…

1 min.
customise the home screen

IT WILL TAKE 5 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to fine-tune the new Home screen YOU’LL NEED iPadOS Just having your to-do list visible when you unlock your iPad is really useful We love iPadOS. It keeps everything we like about iOS but takes advantage of the iPad’s power and much bigger screen. That’s true of the interface, which now lets you to do a lot more in the same space: where iOS on iPad sometimes felt like a phone operating system made big, iPadOS is better and bolder. If like us you wished you could get more things on screen at once, you’re going to love the changes to the Home screen and Today View: both are really easy to customise so that you can get the widgets you want alongside your app icons. It doesn’t sound…

1 min.
how to customise the home screen

1 Set the size iPadOS gives you a choice of two icon sizes. Go to Settings, then scroll down and choose Display & Brightness. More makes the icons smaller so you can get more on the screen, including your Today View. 2 Swipe right for dates If you swipe right on the Home screen, the Today View will appear alongside the icons or above them if you selected the Bigger view option. It’s handy, isn’t it? Let’s make it stay there permanently. 3 Make it fixed If you haven’t set the layout to Bigger, the first time you swipe to get the Today View you’ll see a message asking if you want to add it to your Home Screen. We do, so let’s select Add To Home Screen. 4 Edit your widgets Just like you could do…

2 min.
multitasking in ipados

IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to use the new multitasking features on your iPad YOU’LL NEED iPadOS 13 or later The first iPads didn’t multitask: you could do one thing at a time and nothing else. A very basic kind of multitasking was introduced in iOS 4 for iPhones, but iPads didn’t get it until iOS 4.2 in 2010. Even then, it wasn’t really multitasking: it was fast app switching and the ability for a very small selection of apps such to use a handful of features – location services, audio playback – in the background. Today, though, iPads really do multitask. You can run apps in Split View, where two different apps or two copies of the same app run side by side. Or you can run in Slide Over, where one…

2 min.
how to multitask in ipados

1 Drag it out Slide Over is great for quickly checking documents or messages. To use it, open the main app you want and then slide up to see the Dock. Drag the icon for the second app towards but not onto the edge of the screen. 2 Drop the app When you stop dragging, the second app will appear in a panel at the side of the screen. You can use it like any other app. To move it, drag from the top around the screen. To close it, swipe it off the side of the screen, again from the top. 3 Slide Over switcher You can switch apps just within the Slide Over window! Swipe up from the bottom of it to see all apps you’ve used in Slide Over recently – pick…

1 min.
manage wi-fi and bluetooth

IT WILL TAKE 5 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to manage Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections, switch audio outputs and share passwords with AirDrop YOU’LL NEED iOS 11 or later The release of iOS 11 in 2017 made some changes to the way Wi-Fi and Bluetooth worked on iPad and iPhone devices, and it led to some confusion. When is off really off? How does it affect AirDrop and AirPlay? Why did they switch back on when I went out? A simple rule of thumb is that using Control Centre to turn Wi-Fi and Bluetooth off is enough to drop any existing connections for the rest of the day, but the system remains available. If you want to turn them off more permanently, you’ll need to use Settings, or put the device in Airplane Mode – which isn’t…