Apple’s iPad is one of the best tablets available to us and it has been around for about six years now. However, there are a few features tucked away in the Settings menu of iPad devices, which you might not have yet discovered. Some of these excellent features were introduced only a few years ago, while some of them have been around for a while.
If you are an iPad user who is trying to make the most of his/her device, then it is essential to know about these hidden features. Below are a few clever shortcuts and tricks, which will help you to make the most of your iPad.
Play a Video While Using Other Apps
You do not have to quit watching a movie or any other video content in order to check another app in your iPad device. Simple tap the Home button on your screen while watching a video, and it will minimize the video to the corner. However, this feature works only in iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 models.
Use your iPad Keyboard as a Touchpad
Many iPad users find it a little bit frustrating to move the cursor between words while typing a long text. However, you can move two fingers over the keyboard of your device while typing to automatically transform the keys into a virtual touchpad. This will make it easy for you to move the cursor. Yet again, this feature is available to iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 users only.
Zoom in to Certain Parts of the Screen
The accessibility features of your iPad allow you to create a virtual magnifying glass, which makes it easier for you to zoom in to certain parts of your iPad screen. You can turn this feature on by heading to the Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom. Make sure that this slider is turned on.
Copy and Paste Text
If you are an iPad user who uses the device for sending emails and taking notes, then you will probably need to copy and paste text. To do that, simply press and hold the first word of the text that you want to copy. Then drag the cursor to the text that you want to copy and then hit the Copy button. Then tap on the Paste button to paste the text wherever you want.
Know the Battery Percentage
If you want to check how much power is remaining on your iPad, then you can do that by simply navigating over to the Settings > Usage > Battery Percentage. This is a smart way of keeping track of your device usage, especially when you are traveling. Nonetheless, you need to make sure that the battery percentage feature is turned on to make the most of it.