5 Handy iPad Gestures You May Not Know

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On an iPad, you may perform a wide range of gestures. Some are quite simple and would only be unfamiliar to new iPad users; others are more specialized and may not be beneficial to all users.

However, there are a few gestures that not everyone is aware of but that is extremely useful. Despite owning several iPad versions over the years, I was ignorant of a few of these movements until lately.

Switch between open apps

On an iPad, you may perform a wide range of gestures. Some are quite simple and would only be unfamiliar to new iPad users; others are more specialized and may not be beneficial to all users.

However, there are a few gestures that not everyone is aware of but that is extremely useful. Despite owning several iPad versions over the years, I was ignorant of a few of these movements until lately.

  1. Take note of the horizontal black bar in the bottom center of your iPad screen when you have at least two apps active.
  2. To switch to another open app, touch the black bar and swipe left or right down the bottom of the iPad screen.

There are a few things to consider about this gesture:

  • When the background is dark, the bar may be grey. It’s possible that you’ll have to tap the screen to see the bar appear.
  • The swiping gesture from the black bar at the bottom of the screen isn’t required. The swiping gesture can start practically anywhere along the bottom of the screen; the black bar is merely a guide.
  • Swiping should be avoided if the app you’re using also performs actions depending on left or right swipes. A left swipe in Mail, for example, will delete or archive an item.
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Open Search

This one is pretty simple and yet is likely underused.

To start a search, press the following keys:

  • Swipe down from the middle of the screen on the iPad Home Screen.
  • It’s not necessary to reach the exact centre of the screen; any point in the middle (vertically, not the top or bottom) should suffice.

Take a screenshot

This is the one I use most commonly to capture screenshots for articles. Many people, however, may be unaware of how to do this step.

To take a screenshot on your iPad, follow these steps:

  • If you have an iPad with a Home button, push and release the top and Home buttons at the same time.
  • If your iPad doesn’t have a Home button, press and release the top button as well as one of the volume buttons at the same time.

This operates in the same way as screenshots on your iPhone do. You don’t have as many options as you would on a Mac when taking a screenshot, such as selecting an area of the screen. Your screenshots can be found in Photos.

Use an Accessibility Shortcut

The iPad includes a lot of accessibility options. You may need to turn off and on one or more of these functions if you use them frequently.

If you’re sharing your iPad, for example, you can disable accessibility features before handing it off. You may have also discovered that some apps or functionality are incompatible with your accessibility capabilities; this gesture will let you turn them off temporarily.

You can simply turn off and on your accessibility features with this motion. You must first create the shortcut:

  • Accessibility can be found under Settings > Accessibility. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Accessibility Shortcut from the General section.
  • There are numerous accessibility features listed. Tap on each one you want to be included in the shortcut.
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To perform the shortcut gesture, follow these steps:

  • Triple-click the Home button on an iPad with a Home button.
  • If your iPad doesn’t have a Home button, triple-click the top button.

Note: If the triple-click isn’t functioning for you, go to Settings > Accessibility > Home Button or Top Button and change the speed of the triple-click.

Force restart

If your iPad becomes unresponsive, this is an excellent one to know. Depending on your iPad model, you can do this in a variety of ways.

To force your iPad to restart, follow these steps:

  • If you have an iPad with a Home button, press and hold the top and Home buttons at the same time until the Apple logo appears.
  • Without the Home Button on the iPad, Note that you must swiftly push and release the volume buttons.
  1. The volume button nearest to the top button should be pressed and released.
  2. Press and hold the other volume button for a few seconds (the one farthest from the top button).
  3. Hold down the top button until you see the Apple logo.
Kuldeep Sathwara
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Kuldeep is an iOS lover loves to write about the iphones ,iPad, Mac Updates, issues , Fixes and More.

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