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iPad User Magazine Issue 44

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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welcome to ipad user magazine, helping you to do more with your ipad

Our aim here at iPad User is to make sure you’re the biggest iPad expert you can be. Sometimes that means through apps that unlock entirely new things you can do with your tablet, and sometimes that means through a little extra knowledge to squeeze everything you can from the features you already know about. That’s what we mean when we say this issue will upgrade your iPad skills. You probably already know the basics of turning down your screen brightness to save battery, but we’ve got a plethora of extra tips for keeping it going longer. You no doubt already manage your email on iPad with gestures like a pro, but can a different view of your inbox make browsing it even easier? You know about sharing screenshots, but what…

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check battery usage on ipad and iphone

You’re probably aware that iOS is very careful when it comes to power management. Apps can’t just run in the background eating up battery power – if they’re not visible on screen, they can only operate in very limited ways. This means you don’t have to worry about quitting all apps to save battery life, but some apps still hog energy more than others, and you’ll want to identify them. In Settings, tap the Battery option. The Battery Usage section will tell you which apps are responsible for running down your charge. Apps are listed in descending order of culpability, showing what percentage of your total power use each is responsible for; you can also tap the clock icon to see how long apps have spent on the screen, and how…

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share your ipad’s screen

IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to take and annotate screenshots, and record what you do on screen YOU’LL NEED iOS 11 Sometimes it’s useful to be able to share what’s on your device’s screen. You might make a video to help somebody understand how to use an app, or to show off how great you are in your favourite iOS game. Or you might want to share a screenshot of a high score, something amazing you found on the internet, or to show somebody that you really did put their payment through your online banking app. Whatever the reason, it’s really easy to make an image or video from your iOS device’s screen. You’re not just limited to what you see, either. Apple provides mark-up tools, so that when you take a screenshot,…

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understand do not disturb

IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to ignore pesky intrusions and focus on the here and now YOU’LL NEED An iOS 11 device (most features work on earlier versions) Do you crave even a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of daily life? Phones and tablets enable us to be always online, and always connected to the wider world, but the boundaries between our digital, work and personal lives are becoming ever increasingly blurred. That means we get fewer opportunities to simply ‘switch off’ from the distractions that our devices bring, short of simply shutting them down. Apple’s solution to this is Do Not Disturb – a feature which, when activated, silences all notifications, alerts, incoming calls and messages for a set period of time, or until you manually deactivate it. Do…

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work smarter in the files app

IT WILL TAKE 5 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to make use manage documents and collaborate on them with other people YOU’LL NEED iOS 11 When the new Files app was announced, it sounded like an iOS equivalent of macOS’s Finder, enabling you to view and organise all the files on your device. It isn’t quite that. For a start, your docs are not all visible in Files unless you add them to the app; you can’t even see your device among the default Locations until you add at least one file to Files. Once you start using it, though, the app offers a convenient central point from which to view and manage your iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, and other cloud storage locations, as well as files on your device (after you’ve pointed the app at…

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tweak email views in mail

IT WILL TAKE 5 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to more easily pinpoint messages in ongoing conversations YOU’LL NEED iOS 11 Threading is a helpful feature of Mail that enables you to better see the flow of a conversation. Instead of you having to tap back and forth between messages, or even search for previous ones from the same conversation, you can view all the messages that belong together on a single page. Each email appears in its own easily identifiable block, and you simply have to scroll up and down to view the complete conversation. You can customise the look of message threads in several ways to ensure that their presentation of items is best suited to you. Here, we’ll show you how to do that and work with threaded conversations. The goal is that you should…