iPad Tips and Tricks 13

Enable/Disable Swipe Typing

  • Launch the Settings
  • Select General.
  • Scroll down and tap Keyboard.
  • Next, scroll down to Slide to Type and disable it. If you need to enable it, you can basically enable it once more.
  • If you need the delete key to remove one letter rather than the entire word, go to Delete Slide-to-Type by Word and disable it.

How to Use Swipe Type

Swipe-typing is enabled by default. All you have to do to get swiping is simply start swiping.

  • Spot a finger on your screen and drag it over the letters of the word you need to type. Let’s say you want to type “mind,” you would tap on the “m” key, and drag your finger over the “i,” “n,” and “d” letters in successive order. The keyboard will, at that point, foresee the word you’re typing.
  • The advantage of swipe-typing is that it’s generally a lot quicker than tapping on each key in progression. After swiping, the keyboard will present three options for your swiped word, so you can tap to choose the one you need. However, if the middle prediction is right, start swiping your next word to auto-select it.
  • Those predictions will get progressively accurate the more you utilize your keyboard. However, you can swap between tapping and swiping whenever, and there’s no need to adjust any settings to change.

Set a Custom Name and Profile Picture via iMessage

  • Open iMessage/Message App from the Home Screen.
  • Tap on Ellipsis () located in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the Edit Name and Photo tab.
  • Next, tap on Edit from the Profile photo
  • You can choose between Apple Suggestions for Profile photo or the Animoji available.
  • If you want to use the Suggestions option, you can set Profile photo by snapping a photo right direct from the camera app, or you may choose from your photo gallery.

To set Profile Picture using a captured image:

  • Tap on the Camera icon from the Suggestion option.
  • Capture an image.
  • Once the image of choice is captured, move, and scale the captured image from the camera, make sure correctly crop the image to fit in the circular frame of the Profile Photo.
  • Tap on Use Photo
  • Select your filter of choice to change the appearance of the captured image.
  • Tap “Done” to apply changes.

If you want to use the photos from your photo gallery on your device:

  • Tap on the All Photo option and select the desired photo from photo albums
  • Once the desired photo is selected, move and scale the photo to adjust its size making sure it fits in the circular frame, then
  • Tap on Choose.
  • Make necessary changes in appearance if desired by selecting the available filters.
  • Tap “Done” to apply changes.

If you want to choose Animoji or personal Memoji:

  • Select the Animoji or Memoji of your choice from the Animoji and Memoji from the choices available .You can also select a pose for the Animoji.
  • Tap on Next.
  • Move and Scale the selected Animoji or Memoji.
  • Tap on Choose
  • Select a Color for your Animoji Background
  • Tap “Done” to apply changes.
  • After every change made with the Profile Picture, you will notice a prompt “if you want to use this image in all places? Your ID and My Card in Contacts will be updated with this image” You can tap on either of the options “Not now” & “Use.”
  • Tap “Done” again. You will now see your desired Profile Photo.

Share Custom Name and Profile Photo

Having a Profile Picture and Profile Name on your iMessage Profile in iOS 13 does not necessarily mean that it will now be available for others to view or to be displayed. For privacy and security purpose, you still have the option of whether or not share your iMessage Profile. For additional information, there are two methods on how to share the iMessage profile:

Method 1:

  • Open the iMessage/Message app
  • Tap on Ellipsis () located in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Tap on Edit Name and Photo option
  • Toggle on the Name and Photo Sharing option
  • Choose to Share Automatically to Contacts Only (Profile Name and Profile Picture will be shared automatically) or Always ask option (a prompt will appear if you want to share your iMessage Profile to a particular person).
  • Tap “Done” to apply new changes.

Method 2:

  • Go to Settings from the Home Screen
  • Scroll down from the list of apps, and tap on Messages.
  • Look for the Share Name and Photo option, then tap on it.
  • Choose to Share Automatically for Contacts Only (Profile Name and Profile Picture will be shared automatically to your contacts) or Always ask option (a prompt appears every time to ask if you want to share your iMessage Profile to a particular person).
  • Tap “Done” to apply new changes.

Delete your iMessage Profile Image

  • Go to the Settings app.
  • Select Messages from the rundown.
  • Choose the option tagged Share Name & Photo.
  • Touch Edit below your current iMessage profile picture.
  • On the following screen, touch Edit.
  • Next, tap Delete, then select Delete from the popup menu to confirm the action.
  • Tap “Done” to save the changes made.
  • Your iMessage profile image will now appear blank.

How to Use the New Text Format Gesture

Apple introduced a series of new gestures designed to make copying, pasting, and general text gestures easier and more intuitive, as well as undo on iOS 13.

In addition, new cursor navigation gestures, improved text selection, and intelligent text selection are much easier to implement and are a nice present for iPad users.

How to Copy

  • Once you’ve highlighted the text, pinch with three fingers. It’s easiest to complete a three-finger gesture using “thumb, forefinger, and middle finger” or “thumb, thumb, forefinger, and ring finger.” You have to be careful, the fourth finger touches the display, and it returns to the home screen
  • If you perform the gesture correctly, you will see a small “copy” bubble at the top of the screen.

How to Cut

  • Once you highlight the text, pinch twice with three fingers to “thumb, forefinger, and middle finger” or, to complete a three-finger gesture by using the “thumb, thumb, index finger, and ring finger” the most it’s simple
  • If you perform the gesture correctly, you will see a small “cut” bubble at the top of the screen.

How to Paste

  • With the text copied, move to where you want to paste, pinch out with the same three fingers as when copying.
  • If you perform the gesture correctly, you will see a small “paste” bubble at the top of the screen.

How to Cancel

Swipe left with three fingers

How to Start over

Swipe right with three fingers

How to Undo/Redo

  • With three-finger swipe to the left or double-tap with three fingers only, you can undo the last operation, redo the last action, swipe to the right with three fingers.

Improved Intelligent Text Selection

  • Place your finger on the first word and wait until it is highlighted (approximately 0.5 seconds)
  • When the highlight is confirmed, drag to the end of where you want to select and release.

Select Entire Sentence or Text Paragraph

  • Quickly highlight using a tap like macOS. Double-tap to select individual words, triple tap to select sentence, quadruple tap to select an entire paragraph.

With these improvements, working with a software keyboard will save you a lot of time.

How to Customize Zoom Function

  • Use the three fingers to use the zoom function. Double-click on the screen with three fingers to zoom in, and double-tap again with three fingers to return to the original magnification. Double-tap with three fingers and drag to change the magnification, and you can enlarge up to 15 times. Because it is a considerably large magnification, you can check even more detailed parts.
  • When moving in the zoom window, drag with three fingers. You can also change the display in the zoom window from ” Settings app > Accessibility> Zoom.” Invert, grayscale, grayscale inversion, low illumination, and display modes can be customized as required.
  • If it is difficult to view small details such as text and images, use this zoom function to check while zooming in.

How to Customize VoiceOver

VoiceOver is a function that reads out the screen so that even people with visual impairments can use the iPad. The selected screen display will be read by the iPad on behalf of the user.

You can also change the speed and pitch at which the screen display is read out using VoiceOver. Detailed settings can be changed in “Settings app > Accessibility >VoiceOver.

How to Tap and Drag the Volume Indicator

When you adjust the volume, a volume adjustment bar is displayed in front of the screen in the middle of the screen. In iOS 13, this surprisingly disturbing screen has been improved and moved to the left of the volume button. It doesn’t get in the way of the screen, it’s great!

  • By the way, if you press the volume control lever twice or more, the size will be reduced further. This bar can also be adjusted by sliding it directly on the screen, so it’s a good idea to remember!
  • Note that if “Change by button” is enabled in the “Settings” app, the volume is displayed at the top of the screen and cannot be touched.

Pair a DualShock 4 Controller with Your iPad

  • Go to your iPad Settings and ensure that Bluetooth is on
  • Grab your PS4 DualShock 4 controller
  • Push and hold the PS button and share button at the same time for 5 seconds
  • After 5 seconds you should see the lightbar start to blink
  • Go back to your iPad, and under Bluetooth, you should see “DualShock 4 Wireless Controller” listed
  • Tap on it to connect
  • Your PS4 DualShock 4 controller’s light bar will turn pink once it has been successfully connected

Pair Xbox One Controller With iPad

  • Go to your iPad Settings and ensure that Bluetooth is on
  • Grab your Xbox One controller
  • Press and hold the wireless button on your Xbox One controller for a few seconds (the button is located at the top of the controller towards the back)
  • The light on the Xbox button will begin to blink
  • Go back to your iPad, and under Bluetooth, you should see “Xbox Wireless Controller.
  • Tap on it to connect. 
  • If it has been successfully connected, the Xbox button’s light will stop flashing and will remain lit.

UnpairDualShock 4/Xbox One S controller

  • Launch Settings on your iPad.
  • Tap on Bluetooth.
  • Locate your DualShock 4 or Xbox controller in the device list, and then touch the “i” button.
  • Choose to Forget this device.
  • Confirm the unpairing by tapping on OK.

How to Set Up CarPlay

  • If your car is compatible with CarPlay, you can activate and operate Siri by long-pressing the voice control button.
  • In that case, you can operate without tapping the monitor screen, so you can use iPad apps more safely while driving.
  • To start using CarPlay, you need to connect your iPad and car.

There are two ways to do this: connecting a cable to the USB port and pairing via Bluetooth.

  • To connect by wire, simply connect to a USB port that supports CarPlay with the iPad’s Lightning-USB cable, but if you want to connect wirelessly, you need to do it from the settings app to pair with Bluetooth.
  • Go to the “Settings app.”
  • Tap “General.”

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