Necessary tricks for the iPad

17 Apr

The following list are some not-so-obvious iPad tricks that everyone should know about:

  • Screenshots

    To take a screenshot, simply press the “Sleep/Wake-Power” button along with the “Home” button at the same time
  • Turn off Programs running

    Double click your “Home” button. After doing this you will notice a bottom display arise. Press and hold an icon. They will all start to jiggle…They will also have little red “x”s in the top-left corner. Press these in order to shut off programs that are running in the background. This will save on battery life.
  • Combining programs

    To add programs to a cluster like you see in the picture above, Click and Hold a program until it start to jiggle. Drag the program on to another icon. It will automatically create a cluster and will try to name it for you. You can rename it if you would like.
  • Selecting

    While on text, if you would like to select, copy, cut, paste: double click on the text you would like to affect. It will automatically ask you if you would like to do any of the above mentioned tasks. If you would like to select more, drag the little blue dots to the left or to the right of the word until you are selecting precisely.
  • Undo

    Just Shake it! Ha ha. Neat.

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9 responses to “Necessary tricks for the iPad

  1. Mrs.M

    April 17, 2011 at 8:28 am


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  2. Minho

    April 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Thank you! I’ll tell this information to my friend. He was confused of taking screenshot. He’ll like it

  3. Seth

    April 18, 2011 at 8:28 am

    This is reeally cool I didn’t now that IPad can do that, did you know that Iphone 4 can also do the exact same?

    • ictdesign

      April 19, 2011 at 8:31 am

      Thanks for the info Seth. I will check it out.

  4. Max

    April 24, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Thankyou, this trick is great!I think this trick could help me alot. I don’t know about turn off program that are running.

  5. Pete

    April 24, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I don’t have an ipad but i find these tricks very helpful. At first i actually thought it’s just a bigger version of the iphone that can’t be use to call someone. Now that i know it can do much more, I might even reconsider of not buying it. I wonder if these tricks work the same way for the iphone.

  6. Heart

    April 25, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Thank It will be helpful to me

  7. silvia

    April 28, 2011 at 4:26 am

    These tricks are very helpful.
    I learned lot from this article. nice.

    • ictdesign

      April 28, 2011 at 4:32 am

      Glad you learned something.


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