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iPad User Magazine Issue 45

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

One of the best things about using an iPad as your ‘main’ computer is that it’s much more reliable than a lot of laptops that cost the same. But it’s still a big pile of software, and software goes rogue. Sometimes it stops working the way it should, and sometimes an update changes the way it works, leading to confusion. This issue, we’ve got a guide to troubleshooting problems with your iPad on iOS 11, that will help you fix any foibles you’re having with your tablet. After that, it’s onto doing more with the iPad, and I think the tips in our keyboard tutorial are the best ways that anyone can speed up their tasks, because pretty much everything involves some kind of writing. When you know how to make the…

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ios troubleshooting guide

Many bugs that existed in early versions of iOS 11 have now been fixed, and upgrading should be fairly painless. If you’re curious about what has been resolved, Apple maintains a detailed list at bit.ly/ios11notes . Note that this isn’t exhaustive, though – from its contents, you wouldn’t have a clue as to why an app might no longer show up in Spotlight’s search results, for example. (We’ll talk about that specific issue in a moment.) There are always some stumbling blocks in software, no matter how well-made it is, so over the next few pages we’ll help you overcome common problems and show how to track down persistent issues. Some are specific to the way things work, or have been changed, in iOS 11, while some apply to earlier versions…

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uncover ios’s hidden speed-typing features

IT WILL TAKE 25 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to type faster with iOS’s built-in keyboard shortcuts YOU’LL NEED An iOS 11 device (some features work on older versions) You might think that to get any serious typing done on an iPad or iPhone, you need to use an external keyboard. While it’s true that you can do that – over Bluetooth, using a Smart Keyboard, or using Apple’s Lightning to USB adapter – if you learn the little tips and tricks Apple has baked into the on-screen keyboard, everything from a tweet to the next great novel is well within the reach of your fingertips. Let’s get typing! We’ll start with something fundamental. Most people will only really use one keyboard for typing, but you can set up several. One main use for this is for…

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produce stunning videos to share online with clips

IT WILL TAKE 25 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to caption, edit and add effects in the Clips app YOU’LL NEED Apple Clips (requires iOS 11.1 or later) Apple Clips isn’t your everyday video-editing app. It’s designed with social media in mind – which is obvious from the way it works with square video clips and images that look best on mobile screens as well as in web browsers. Although it can be used on the go – snap a clip, make some adjustments and share it on social media – there are lots of clever and powerful tools hidden away behind the scenes to help you deliver striking video clips complete with a veritable smorgasbord of filters and effects. You can also import clips from your iPad library – if you’re looking for a way to…

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record world instruments

IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to play and record world instruments in GarageBand YOU’LL NEED An iOS 11 device, GarageBand 2.3 or later In recent years, GarageBand’s capabilities have expanded beyond the guitars, drums and synths that are most familiar to western ears. This hasn’t just been by way of new keyboard presets either – Apple has added new touch-controlled world instruments, which offer tactile musical insight into traditional eastern fare. In this tutorial, we’ll be continuing to make a ringtone (see last issue), and using two instruments – the erhu and guzheng – to add melody and atmospherics to the eight-bar loop we filled with beats previously. Because these are touch instruments and smart instruments alike, they offer plenty of flexibility. If you want to pluck or strum virtual strings, that option…

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clever cell tricks in numbers

IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to control what data is entered, and how to use conditional formatting tools YOU’LL NEED Numbers 4.0 or later (requires iOS 11.0 Numbers is an increasingly useful tool on your iPad, capable of creating both simple and complex spreadsheets as well as basic flat-form databases. And as your knowledge of number-crunching grows, so too does Numbers’ capabilities. In this tutorial, we’re examining how to do more with cells than simply record data or formulas. If you want to introduce limits to how data is input into specific cells – perhaps you’re creating a spreadsheet for someone else to use, for example – then Numbers makes it possible to control what’s entered into each cell in several different ways. We examine two of those – pop-up menus and sliders/steppers…