iPad Tips and Tricks

A collection of tips showing some useful features of iPad with iOS 9.

iOS 9

Keep notifications off the Lock screen

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If you want an app’s notifications to appear only when iPad is unlocked, go to Settings > Notifications. Tap the app, then turn off Show on Lock Screen.

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Camera

Pano in the other direction

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Before you start shooting in Pano mode, tap the arrow to reverse the direction. To stop shooting, start moving the camera the other way.

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Music

Listen to Apple Music offline

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If you’re an Apple Music member, you can download songs, albums, or playlists to listen to anytime. In the Music app, find something you want, tap Action menu, then tap Add button. Tap download icon next to the item to download it.

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Mail

Quickly save email drafts

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While composing a message, drag the title at the top of the screen to the bottom. Drafts stay there until you tap to retrieve them.

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Safari

Find text on a webpage

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You can search for text on a webpage you’re viewing. Tap the Action buttonthe Action button, then tap Find on Page and enter some text. Use the arrows to find the next match.

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Photos

Share a photo album using iCloud

In Photos, tap Shared, then tap Start Sharing or New Shared Album. Tap People to invite your friends and allow them to add photos, too.

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Messages

Manage a group chat

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To add someone to an iMessage group chat, tap Details, then tap Add Contact. If you want to mute notifications during a lively exchange, turn on Do Not Disturb.

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Mail

Annotate a mail attachment

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Use Markup to annotate images or PDFs in Mail. Touch and hold the attachment, then choose Markup and Reply. Use the tools to draw or add text, then tap Done.

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iOS 9

Check battery use and storage

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To see battery usage, go to Settings > Battery. Tap the Show Detailed Usage Data buttonthe Show Detailed Usage Data button to see more detail.

To view storage used, go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage.

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Mail

Manage your inbox faster

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Manage multiple messages at once. Tap Edit, select some messages, then tap Mark, Move, or Trash.

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