It's true that editing large amounts on text can be tedious on the iPad, but fortunately, Apple has enabled "trackpad mode" for the first time on iOS 12.With trackpad mode, you can easily scroll through text that you've typed and instantly jump from the top to the bottom of a page (or vice versa). To enable trackpad mode, simply hold the space bar down on the keyboard until all the keys go gray. As long as you don't remove your finger, you can easily scroll through the entirety of your content.
iPads are pretty good at maintaining themselves at a steady pace -- but sometimes you'll notice your battery draining more than usual. This is usually because of apps running in the background and continuing to use data.While it can be useful to have Apple's "Background App Refresh" downloading and preparing the latest updates to your Twitter timeline, turning the feature off can help you save critical battery life for when you need it most.
To disable the Background App Refresh, navigate to your Settings app and select General. Then, select Background App Refresh and turn the feature "Off" from the top. Your apps may take a few seconds longer to load when you first open them, but the extra battery life is well worth the wait.
3. Keep your personal photos in private albums
There's a lot of joy to be had in passing the iPad around to show off your photos. But sometimes, we might not want everyone to see all of our business in one place. Thankfully, there's now a way to instantly hide your private photos by default into an album that's separate from your current camera roll.
To hide photos, simply open your Photos app and tap Select in the upper right-hand corner. Next, tap the photos you want to hide and select the Share button from the bottom left of the screen (it looks like a box with an arrow coming out). Select Hide from the menu that appears at the bottom of your screen. Now, your photos are hidden in a separate album for you to access at your convenience.
When you're neck-deep in text while you're browsing the web, simply tapping the title bar of the app or web page will send you zooming right back to the top with no delay. Since it was designed to make browsing easier, all you need to do is touch the black bar at the top of your display (where the time shows) and you'll find yourself right on top of where you need to be.
Does anyone remember scanners? Unless you work in an office environment, you probably won't need to use one again thanks to the Notes app on your iPad. If you have something that needs to be scanned, you can use your iPad's camera to take a photo of your document and add it directly to your Notes.To use it, open the Notes app and tap the plus button in the bottom center of the display. Then, choose Scan Documents. In addition, options like black and white, grayscale, or color can help make the document stand out for easier reading -- whether its typed, handwritten or printed.
The iPad's size is one of its biggest strengths, but sometimes, we don't always want to set it on our lap or on a desk in order to type. Wouldn't it just be easier if we could type with our thumbs like on a smartphone?Well, believe it or not, Apple already thought of this! By default, you can easily split the keyboard of the iPad so each side retreats to the bottom corners of the device. This makes it perfectly possible for you to type using nothing but your thumbs -- just like if your iPad was a giant smartphone.
To split your keyboard, simply hold the keyboard icon on the bottom right of the screen until a menu pops up. Without lifting your finger from the screen, move it up to Split and the keyboard will immediately separate. To put it back to normal, the process is the same except you'll select Merge instead.
8. Get this accessory to charge your iPad even faster
It's no secret that iPads can take a long time to charge. It's for a good reason though -- the battery is absolutely massive. And it has to be in order to properly power that gorgeous display.
Even still, there is a way to get your iPad in fighting shape much faster than normal. Apple's USB-C charging block is designed for its laptops -- but with a lightning adapter, your iPad can enjoy increased charging speeds with zero additional effort. Have somewhere to go? Just drop your iPad on the USB-C charger and give it a go. You'll be back to green in no time.
The USB-C charging accessory can be found on Apple.com, as well as the compatible Lightning adapter. Sometimes, sharing what you're doing with your friends and loved ones goes beyond a simple photo or screenshot. Let's say you're playing a game on Facebook like Words With Friends -- and you really want to show your family members across the country the epic combination you just came up with. A photo isn't gonna cut it. What you want is a screen recording.