Happy fifth birthday, iPad!
Since Apple first launched the device five years ago today, its usefulness has increased hugely.
Why not tap into your iPad’s full potential?
We’ve got you covered.
When you have an app open on your iPad, simply hold down the Home button to bring up Siri and say, 'Settings.' Siri will then bring up the settings page for that particular app.
There's no need to sign in or pay to enjoy Crackle (Free). And while you won't always see the newest movies or TV shows, there's plenty of original content and old-time favourites to keep you entertained.
Assistive Touch gives you easy access to virtual versions of all your iPad's physical buttons such as Home, sleep, volume, or lock screen. To enable Assistive Touch, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch and turn the feature on.
Apple lets you take advantage of your iPad's larger screen by allowing you to switch between apps quickly using four or five fingers and dragging them sideways. You can also close out apps this way by pinching all of your fingers together.
To enable the feature, go to Settings, toggle on Multitasking Gestures, and you're all set.
Black text on a white background can be a strain on your eyes, especially at night. Why not flip them? To invert colours on your iPad, go to Settings > General > Accessibility, and toggle on Invert Colours.
There's transparency all over in iOS 8, but you can darken things up by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Increase Contrast. Once there, you can toggle on the option to both reduce transparency and darken colours.
To turn the magnifying glass on go to Settings>General>Accessibility>Zoom. Then to make it appear, simply double-tap the screen with three fingers.
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