At times while using the iPad, you must have pondered over whether there are any methods to quickly and efficiently navigate through and use the device. The iPad has several hidden features that enable you to operate the device much faster and efficiently. Most of these hidden features are available for a majority of the apps available for the iPad. These features will enhance the functionality of each app and enable you to use them for different purposes. Below are five useful hidden features that you can use in your iPad.
Besides assisting you with various functions in your iPad, you can also use Siri to identify any song that you come across. For this purpose, you can simply ask Siri, “What song is playing right now?” When this command is given, Siri will capture the music and then sort it out from a huge database of audio. The song and many other details will be quickly displayed. You can purchase this song right away from iTunes by tapping on the Buy button that comes along with the Siri search.
You may have fallen asleep while listening to music on your iPad. There is a hidden feature that prevents sleeping with the music one by waking you up at a specific time. This sleep timer option can be accessed by opening the Clock app and selecting the Timer button. Then enter how long that you wish to play the music or video, tap on the Music Note button, navigate downwards, and tap on the Stop Playing option. This feature will automatically quiet your iPad when it reaches the set time limit.
Some of the photos captured using your iPad camera may be private to you and you might not want them to be seen by others. You can make the photos to be hidden from the Camera Roll, which will make it impossible for others to view your personal photos. For this, open Photos, select any photo, and then tap on the Share button located at the top. Select the Hide option that appears on the set of actions to hide your private photos.
Phantom keys are a useful hidden feature on your iPad that will be of use especially if you find it comfortable to type using your thumbs. For this, the iPad keyboard can easily be switched by using the split mode. To use this, you can either hold the keyboard options button or by placing your thumb on the onscreen keyboard and sliding them to the sides.
Another quick feature hidden in your iPad is shaking the device to undo text. Mostly, when you enter the text, you might use the Undo option to correct the typed texts. However, you can just firmly shake your iPad to undo the typed text. This option is available with several apps such as Mail, Notes, and Pages.