iPadOS Settings, When you first turn on an iPad, it looks like Apple has taken care of the users and already properly configured the tablet, but that’s not the case: despite the widespread belief that Apple devices cannot be personalized, iPadOS itself has a lot of settings that you absolutely must activate:
Frankly, since iPad 5 there have been many more, so not to be mistaken, today I will tell you about the most necessary ones that need to be enabled on the iPad to make using it a pleasure. I’m sure you’ll find something useful for you.
A Few Life Tricks for iPadOS Settings
Gestures on iPad
The iPad has always been easy to use, thanks in large part to gestures. Therefore, in order not to relaunch the main screen, to open applications, use swipe gestures from the right and left corners of the screen: you can do this either with your finger or with the Apple Pencil. You can enable the option as follows.
- Open Settings, and select General.
- Look for “Gestures” in the list.
- Enable Corner Swipe, and below, select the purpose of each gesture.
Unfortunately, for now, you can assign a short note or screenshot, so you’ll have to wait for Apple to add something else.
How to open Notes if you forgot your password?
you can always launch Notes from the lock screen without using Touch ID or Face ID directly from Control Center. See what to do.
- Add “Notes” to the Control Center: go to Settings and in the item of the same name, drag the application to the controls.
- Then go to Notes.
- At the very bottom of the list, enable “Lock screen notes”.
You can now create a new note without unlocking the iPad first. Before doing this, make sure Control Center access is enabled in the Touch ID setting.
How to Wrap Text in Notes?
Did you start writing some text, but accidentally delete it, or just wanted to go back to the previous version? It’s easy to do without unnecessary touching: just swipe the screen with three fingers from left to right! This gesture doesn’t need to be enabled in Settings, and it also works with images and other files you’ve pasted into a text document, like in Mail, iMessage, or Safari.
Remove Recent apps from the Dock
The dock with applications at the bottom of the screen is a controversial thing: it reminds a bit of the Windows taskbar and sometimes it still gets in the way. By default, it contains recent app icons on iPad, as well as frequently used and even an application library. Don’t want everything in the Dock? To clean!
- Go to Settings, and select “Home screen and Dock”.
- Disable the slider next to “Show app library” and “Recent and suggested apps”.
Now only the app icons you need will remain at the bottom of the screen, and there will be a lot more space.
Fast Typing on iPad
Apple’s tablet is very convenient, but many people think that the touch input method is clearly not suitable. However, it will not be difficult to get used to it, and convenient settings will help you with this.
For example, with a simple touch, you can use secret characters without unnecessary taps: in iPadOS, this is called “struck“. When entering text, you need to press the key and swipe down without releasing it. For the feature to work, it must be enabled.
- Go to Settings, and select “General”.
- Then click on Keyboards.
- Move the slider next to “Key Stroke” to the active position to speed up typing.
This method saves a lot of time: you don’t have to change the keyboard on the iPad to find the desired character. In a few weeks, the fingers themselves will remember where is which sign!
FaceTime on iPad
If you have both an iPhone and an iPad at the same time, then by default on the tablet system, you have the option to receive FaceTime calls.
On the one hand, it is very convenient when it is possible to answer a video call from the device at hand. On the other hand, when the telephone and the tablet ring at the same time, it is very annoying. Cut calls on iPad very easily.
- Go to Settings and select FaceTime.
- In the list, find “Calls from iPhone” and move the slider to the inactive position.
By the way, if you want to optimize the interaction between iPhone and iPad even more, be sure to read our article on how to do it with just a few clicks!
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