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iPad owners - come and share your tips/tricks/fav apps

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FatStanley Sat 06-Aug-11 08:34:07

I've only has my iPad2 a few weeks but here are a couple of things I have found our recently:

To scroll instantly from the bottom of a long page (perfect for mumsnet) touch the black bar at the top of the screen that has the time/wifi signal/battery life on it

Hold the !, key down on the keyboard for a second to get an apostrophe.

To lock your screen (for when you are mumsnetting in bed - as if I would). Press the home key quickly twice then slide the bar over so you can see the far left end and there is a lock button there (thanks lovely friend who told me that!)

Apps: someone on here mentioned dropbox which is great for moving stuff around between laptop/iPad/iPhone

Also THIS is a straight forward guide to loading DVDs onto your iPad.

Anybody else like to share their finds? Can you tell it's still the best toy EVER!!!!

RustyBear Sun 07-Aug-11 08:21:17

If you use the lock function a lot, it'll be easier to use the hardware switch. Go to Settings-General- Use the side switch to and change it from Mute to Lock Rotation. You only need to do this once & then the button on the side next to the volume rocker switch will lock the screen orientation.

RustyBear Sun 07-Aug-11 08:30:46

Also, you'll find lots of keys have alternatives if you hold them down -
a æ ã å ā à à â ä ñ ß ç î ł etc on the letters
$₩¥€§¿—-• etc on the first punctuation screen
… ‰¿¡‘«»„” on the second

FatStanley Sun 07-Aug-11 08:48:51

LOL rusty! I knew you would have some - years ago you came to my rescue with an iPhone problem, gawd bless your appley self grin

RustyBear Sun 07-Aug-11 08:51:18

If you want to take a screen shot, press the round Home button and the top Sleep button at the same time. The picture will automatically appear in your Photos app - on my iPad 1 it's in Saved Photos, but iPad 2 probably has a camera roll folder like the iPhone so I'd guess it'll go in there.

If you have a Picasa web album you can then use the Web Album app to quickly upload the picture and copy the URL so you can share it on Mumsnet

FatStanley Sun 07-Aug-11 08:56:29

Ooh, get you rusty!

EmmaTheFox Sun 07-Aug-11 23:07:57

Marking my place for when mine gets delivered, well, for when I've made up my mind, ordered it and then got it delivered! grin

housemum Mon 08-Aug-11 18:22:16


OvO Mon 08-Aug-11 18:25:47

Ooo screenshot. Excellent. Thanks, Rusty.

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