iPad Tips and Tricks 12

How to Change wallpaper

  • Launch the Settings app on your iPad
  • Go to “Wallpaper
  • Select “Select wallpaper.
  • Select the photo or image you want to set as wallpaper
  • At the lower right of the device, tap “Settings.
  • Tap Set to locked screen / Set to home screen / Set for both.

Turn On One-Handed Mode

The iPad 11 series are longer, making it difficult for your fingers to reach the buttons and icons displayed at the top of the screen.

  • Launch the Settings app on your iPad
  • Go to “Accessibility
  • Select “Touch
  • Switch on “Easy Access

Add Widget to Display the Battery Level as a Percentage

  • Pair with a Bluetooth device such as AirPods, Apple Watch, or wireless earphone
  • On the first page of your device home screen, slide left to access “Today’s View.
  • Tap “Edit
  • Tap “+” next to “Battery” to add a battery widget.

How to Take Smarter Selfies

  • Base on default settings, if you hold your iPad 11 vertically, the image sensor will zoom in to take a 7-megapixel selfie.  For a full 12-megapixel shoot, touch the expand button on the screen to zoom out for a smarter selfie.
  • Rotate your device for a horizontal selfie, though, the camera will automatically zoom out for 12-megapixel selfies. Alternatively, you can also zoom back in for a 7-megapixel shot if you prefer that instead.

How to Control Offload Unused Apps

Remove unused apps on your device to free up storage space. In addition to automatically removing apps when the remaining storage capacity is low, you can also remove any apps manually.

  • By selecting “iTunes Store & App Store” from “Settings” on your iPad and turning on “Offload Unused Apps,” apps that are not in use are automatically used when the iPad storage capacity is low will be removed.

Restrict Offload Unused Apps

  • From the Settings app, tap Screen Time.
  • Next, tap to turn on Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  • Then, directly underneath, tap iTunes & App Store Purchases.
  • Tap Deleting Apps.
  • Follow the arrow to the next screen and touch Don’t Allow.
  • With that control set, no one can delete apps from your device from now on unless you explicitly lift the restriction.

Move Home Screen Apps

  • First, press and hold any icon.
  • Then, a thumbprint will be displayed on the upper left of the icon, as shown in the image below, and it will move like a wave.
  • The icon can now be moved.
  • Then press the icon you want to move with your finger.
  • Move your finger to the place you want to move without releasing your finger.
  • By the way, you can’t place app icons anywhere on your iPad or iPad, like Android smartphones.
  • There may be cases where you can use unofficial app icons, but basically, app icons are arranged in order from the top.

Moving Apps to Another Page

Next, I will explain how to move to another page when moving the icon.

  • Long press the app
  • A thumbprint appears on all icons
  • Keep pressing the icon you want to move with your finger
  • Move to the page you want to move
  • Switch to the page you want to move and place an icon.

Create a Folder on the Home Screen

  • First, press and hold the icon.
  • To delete, move, or create a folder, you must first press and hold the icon, the thumbprint is displayed, and the icon is wavy.
  • You can now edit the home screen icons.
  • First, tap the icons you want to organize into a folder.
  • Move the icons in the previous chapter so that they overlap the icons you want to put together in the same folder.
  • Then, a folder is automatically created.
  • Move and place the icon in the folder as it is.

Reset Icon Layout on Home Screen

  • Go to Settings app
  • Tap General
  • Tap Reset Home Screen Layout.

Enable Location Services on Find My App

To use the Find My app, you have to enable location services on your iPad. The flows below will guide you on that.

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Privacy.
  • Select Location Services.
  • Toggle on Location Services.
  • If you would like to share your location with others, you can do that from this area of the Settings as well by tapping Share My Location and turning on the toggle on the next screen.

Another way to do this is demonstrated below;

  • Go to Settings
  • Touch your Apple ID at the top
  • Click on “Find My
  • Next, turn on Share My Location.

Locate Family/Friends on Find My App

If you need to locate someone who has shared their location with you, it’s easy and simple.

  • Launch “Find My” app
  • Touch People at the bottom and touch the person on your list. You’ll then view their location on the map.
  • You also have preferences to Contact them, get Directions to their spot, add Notifications, and lots of other kinds of stuff.

Share Your Location via Find My App

  • To share your location, launch Find My and tap “Me” at the bottom. Ensure the toggle is activated for Share My Location.
  • You have a preference also to Allow Friend Requests, choose to Receive Location Updates with everyone or only people you share with, and Edit Location Name.


Enable Offline Finding via Find My App

  • Launch the “Find My” app and choose Devices at the bottom. You’ll see each of your devices on the list at the bottom, along with their locations on the map.
  • Tap to select a particular device and then Play Sound to help you find it or get Directions to it. You can also “Mark As Lost” and get Notifications when the device is found. If you deem it fit, you can remotely Erase This Device.
  • You can also use this feature to find iOS devices belonging to others who’ve shared their location with you. For instance, if your friend lost their device, their devices will show up in the list for you to choose and locate the same way you locate yours.

Verify Offline Finding is Turned On

  • Open the Settings app and tap your name up top to view your Apple ID settings.
  • Touch “Find My” option.
  • Next, tap “Find My iPad.”
  • On the page that pops up, make sure “Enable Offline Finding” is turned on.

How to Create a New Reminder

  • Launch the “Reminder” app and touch “Add list” at the bottom right corner of the screen. Previously “Reminders” were just a list of created lists, but in the new version, the reminders are automatically organized to “Today” or “Flag” according to the set contents.
  • Next, register the name and appearance of the list. You can choose various colors and icons according to the content. After setting, tap “Done” at the top right of the screen. The newly created list will be added to “My List,” so select it.
  • Tap “New Reminder” at the bottom left of the screen and enter the name of the reminder. At this time, you can set the date and time to receive notifications by tapping the icon displayed on the keyboard. You can also add flags, photos, and scanned documents.

Receive Notification When Sending Message via Reminder App

  • To set it, first tap the “i” icon displayed at the right end of the reminder, then tap “Notify when sending a message.”
  • Next, select the contact of the other party. Send a message to the person you choose here to receive a reminder notification.
  • Try sending a message to the person you selected. If you forget the event and send a casual message, you will receive a reminder reminding you of the event.

Remove Reminder

  • The first is to select only the items you want to delete and delete them manually. Open the list and swipe left on the reminder you want to erase. When “Delete” appears, swipe further to the left. Only one event has been deleted.
  • The second method is to delete the list itself. Open the list and tap “Delete List” at the top right of the screen. Tap “Delete” again to delete the list itself. Use it when you have achieved all of your goals.

Creating Grouped Lists via Reminder App

  • First, you can tap “Edit” in the top right, then “Add Group” in the bottom left. That will prompt the New Group modal to open, but before we get to that, let’s go over the second way to initiate a new grouping.
  • Second, press-and-hold on one of your lists to catch it, drag it above another list that you want it grouped with, then drop it when the bottom list is highlighted. The New Group modal should open.
  • You can only create grouped lists in iCloud, not third-party services. So if you have a Yahoo or Outlook section with lists in it you want to consolidate, it will have to wait until those services support it. Additionally, you cannot drag one list from one service over to a list that’s in iCloud; lists stay put in their own accounts.
  • Either way, in the New Group modal, choose a name for your lists group. After, you can view the lists that are included in the group via the “Include” menu item. There, you can remove some of the lists from the group (hit the red minus button) or other lists you already have (the green plus).
  • If you want to change the order of your included lists, hold down on the three-bar icon on the right of a list and drag it up or down to where you want it. When you’re all set, tap “Create” to finish.

Add New Subtasks to Reminder

  • So either create a “New Reminder” to be the parent or tap on a reminder in the list already that you want to be the parent. Next, tap on its information (i) icon to open its Details modal view. Tap on “Subtasks” near the bottom, then “Add Reminder” for each subtask you want to create.
  • To make sure newly added subtasks are saved, hit the “return” or “enter” key on the keyboard or hit “Add Reminder” again after typing one out. That will pop you into a new bubble for the next subtask to add.
  • If you add a subtask you didn’t want, edit it to something else or short-swipe left on it and hit “Delete,” or long-swipe left to remove it automatically. When no more subtasks are needed, tap “Details” to go back. While you can’t flag all of the subtasks from the main Details page, you can toggle on “Flagged” to flag the parent. Doing so won’t flag all the subtasks underneath, only the parent. Toggle it back off to unflag it. Hit “Done” to finalize things.

Tag a Contact in the Reminder App

  • Tap on your selected or new reminder to bring up the information button, then tap that (i) to bring up the Details settings, where you can add notes and configure a handful of parameters.
  • Select the toggle for “Remind me when messaging,” so it’s on, tap the new “Choose Person” option, then pick a contact from the list that pops up, either by browsing or searching.
  • After doing so, you’ll return to the reminder’s settings with your contact tagged under the toggle.
  • If you want to choose another person, tap “Edit,” then tap another contact from the list. When satisfied with your selection, tap “Done.” You’ll see your chosen contact tagged on the reminder in any list view of the app itself, a helpful way to quickly identify which reminders have messaging tags.

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