Category: iPad

Create Quick Notes on iPad from Anywhere with a Swipe Gesture

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The iPad has a great feature called Quick Notes that allows you to instantly create a new note on the iPad from anywhere, with just a swipe gesture.

You can use the Quick Note gesture with a finger, or with Apple Pencil. And it works with any iPad running iPadOS 15 or later. If you haven’t tried out Quick Note yet, it’s super easy to use and very convenient, so let’s check out how this works.

How to Use Quick Notes on iPad with a Swipe

  1. From anywhere on iPad, swipe inward from the bottom right corner to open a Quick Note
  2. Quick Note created on iPad with an inward swipe gesture from bottom right corner

  3. When finished with the Quick Note…

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How to Type the Upside-down Exclamation Point ¡ on iPhone & iPad

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The upside-down exclamation point is frequently used in some languages, and if you’re on an iPhone or iPad you may be wondering how to type the inverted exclamation point on the virtual keyboard.

Like most things on iPhone and iPad, it’s simple, at least once you learn how it’s done. We’ll show you how to type the inverted exclamation point on iPhone and iPad using both the onscreen virtual keyboard, and with a physical keyboard as well.

¡ Typing the Upside-Down Exclamation Point¡ on iPhone or iPad

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How to Restart & Force Restart the iPad Air 5

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Occasionally you may need to shut down, restart, or force restart a device, and iPad Air 5 is no exception.

Whether it’s force restarting because of a frozen app, troubleshooting an issue, restarting for any number of reasons, or shutting down the iPad Air for a flight, we’ll cover how you can perform these common tasks for the iPad Air 5.

How to Force Restart iPad Air 5

You can forcibly restart an iPad Air 5 by initiating a series of button presses using the physical power and volume buttons on the device. Here’s the sequence to force restart:

  1. Press and…

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How to Change iPad Magic Keyboard Backlight Brightness from Control Center

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The iPad Magic Keyboard includes backlit keys, which make for easier visibility in lower light situations, and add a nice visual flare to the hardware keyboard as well.

With the latest versions of iPadOS, you can easily change the backlit keyboard brightness levels through Control Center. But first you must enable the keyboard backlighting option, so let’s review how this all works.

Changing iPad Magic Keyboard Backlighting via Control Center

You will need at least iPadOS 15.4 or later to have the optional Control Center adjustment for keyboard backlighting…

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Scan Text Into Notes on iPhone & iPad

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The Notes app on modern iPhone and iPad system software versions includes a handy feature that lets you scan text directly into the notes app. The text you want to scan can be printed or handwritten, and the scanning is done directly within the Notes app instantaneously. After the text is scanned into the Notes app, you can edit it as needed at any time if you’d like to.

This is a great feature if you want to digitize a collection of anything that is printed or handwritten, be they letters, family recipes, receipts, manuscripts, books, magazines, flyers, or just…

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How to Disable Live Text on iPhone & iPad

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Live Text is useful and interesting feature that allows users to select any text, words, or numbers found within an image, and then copy, define, lookup, or search for that selected text. For iPhone and iPad users, this can be convenient for many obvious use cases, but for some users it can also be frustrating as the text selection tools may show up when attempting to adjust a photo, or when you don’t want to actually select text within a photo or picture.

If you would like to turn off Live Text on iPhone or iPad, read along and you’ll have the feature…

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How to Control-F Search on iPad Keyboard in Safari, Chrome, PDF, Notes, Files, etc

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All iPad models have the ability to search within apps for matched text. This includes searching within PDF files, notes, Safari, Chrome, and more. Since many iPad users come from a Windows background, they associate Control-F or CTRL-F with find and search, and thus are looking for a similar keyboard shortcut on their iPad to perform searches like this.

If you use an iPad with a physical keyboard, like the iPad Magic Keyboard, iPad Smart Keyboard, or any other external keyboard or keyboard case for iPad, you’ll be thrilled to know there is a search and find…

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iPad Magic Keyboard Backlight Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It

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The backlit keyboard on iPad Magic Keyboard typically lights up the moment you attach the Magic Keyboard to the iPad Pro or iPad Air. But sometimes that doesn’t happen, and sometimes the iPad Magic Keyboard backlighting does not work.

Usually this is an easy fix however, so don’t freak out if you find the backlit key illumination is not working as expected with your iPad Magic Keyboard.

Troubleshooting iPad Magic Keyboard Backlight Not Working

Let’s cover some basic steps on how to troubleshoot and fix the backlit Magic Keyboard with iPad Pro and iPad Air…

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How to Type the Inverted Question Mark on iPhone & iPad ¿

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¿ Need to type the inverted question mark from your iPhone or iPad? Whether you’re learning a foreign language, speak another language fluently, or simply need access to the ¿ punctuation character for any other reason, typing the inverted question mark symbol is very easy from iPhone or iPad.

We’ll show you two ways to type ¿ on the iPhone and iPad, using the onscreen keyboard and also using a hardware keyboard.

Typing Upside Down Question Mark on iPhone & iPad Onscreen Keyboards ¿

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How to Adjust Backlit Key Brightness on iPad Magic Keyboard

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If you have an iPad with Magic Keyboard, you probably noticed it has a nice and fancy backlit keyboard. Keyboard backlighting is particular useful for working in lower light situations, but let’s face it, it also just looks cool.

Some iPad Magic Keyboard users may wish to have their key backlighting be brighter or dimmer, so let’s check out how you can change your iPad Magic Keyboard backlighting brightness levels via the Settings app.

How to Change Keyboard Backlighting Brightness on iPad Magic Keyboard in Settings app

One way to change iPad Magic Keyboard…

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