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iPad User Magazine Issue 28

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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The iPad is so versatile and handy, it’s all too easy to just get on and use it. But it is possible to make your iPad perform a little more effectively… And it doesn’t take a lot of time to find out some of the really useful features that’ll help you make the most of your device. Firstly, we take a look at the latest iOS release – there are some handy new improvements in iOS 9.3. You might think these are minor tweaks, but once you start using things like Night Shift, your eyes will never want to go back to the harsher blue light in the evenings again! When it comes to friends and family, sometimes you want everyone in the loop. So for those sharing, caring moments, we show…

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restrict access to your ipad

If you forget your Restrictions passcode you’ll be locked out of key parts of your iPad IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to switch on and configure Restrictions on your iPad YOU’LL NEED The Restrictions feature works with any iPad When it comes to sharing your iPad with others, things aren’t as straightforward as they might be. Your iPad – and iOS in general – don’t support the concept of user profiles, so if you want to give others access to your iPad, they’ll be doing so through your own user account. This is linked to your Apple ID, so one basic restriction should already be in place – the ability to restrict access to certain parts of your iPad (specifically paying for content and apps) through the withholding of your Apple password. It’s possible…

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use new features of ios 9.3

Night Shift counteracts the disruption caused by blue light from your device’s screen IT WILL TAKE 20 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to use the key features introduced or improved in the latest version of iOS YOU’LL NEED iPhone 4S or newer, iPod touch (5th or 6th generation, or an iPad 2 or newer. OS X 10.11.4 (optional) Don’t be fooled into thinking that iOS 9.3 has little to offer on the grounds of its relatively small bump in version number. Yes, it fixes and tweaks some existing features, but it also adds some significant new ones to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad as well. Its headline feature is Night Shift, which reduces the amount of blue light emitted by your device’s screen. Research says this kind of light disrupts your circadian rhythm and your sleep quality. The…

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improvements to photo editing

The Photos app now grants you the ability to make multiple versions of the same photo on an iOS device, perhaps because you want to try out several photo filters or even just minor variations of the same one. Open an individual photo, or select more than one if you want to create copies of several at once, then tap the Share icon and choose Duplicate from the sheet’s bottom row. This also enables you to edit the still part of a duplicated Live Photo and retain the original with its moving part, where before you had to abandon changes to a Live Photo to watch its video.…

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your ipad’s lock screen

You can access your camera, messages, reminders and more from the Lock screen IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to access items even when your iPad is locked YOU’LL NEED An iPad Your iPad’s Lock screen provides direct access to key features. You can unlock your iPad straight to the camera, for when the moment won’t wait. You’ll see new messages, reminders and so on appear on-screen, and you can swipe right to left across one to deal with it, or swipe the other way, and enter your passcode if you’ve set one up, to go directly to the relevant app. You can also take control of your music here, without having to unlock your iPad. See your notifications Tap Settings > Notifications, scroll down and select an app, turn on Show on Lock Screen, then…

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set up shared reminders

The trick to getting more out of Calendar and Reminders is to set up sharing IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to keep your family up to date with your plans YOU’LL NEED iPad and iCloud Account, Friend with iOS device (and iCloud account) We use the Calendar and Reminders apps on our iPad, all the time. From setting up day trips through to arranging holidays and planning parties: we’d be lost without iOS sharing. The trick to getting more out of Calendar and Reminders is setting up sharing with family and friends. Once sharing is enabled, you can add events to Calendar, and they’ll appear on all the shared iOS devices (so that’s any Macs, iPhones or iPads that your friends use). If you change an event, such as move its time or location,…