Tip: Slide Over

The first tip I’m going to share with you is something you won’t be able to live without when you start using it.

If you update to the latest version of iOS on the iPad (Settings > General > Software Update), you’ll be able to use one of the most useful features on iPad.

“Slide over” is a way of using another app, on top of your current one without losing your place. I’ve used this feature countless times in lectures and tutorials to quickly get to my Twitter feed while viewing the lecture slides.

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Above: Twitter open on top of Safari

When you’re using an app, such as Safari, simply swipe in from the right edge of the screen to access apps that are compatible with slide over. Not all apps are, but the main ones will be.

You can view the apps that you can use in slide over by sliding it open, then swiping down from the top.

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To get out of slide over, just tap the background app. If an app you want to use is not listed, then that means it’s not supported just yet.

Like I mentioned before, this feature is really useful for checking your email or calendar while you’re watching a video or browsing the web. It’s great for taking notes in a lecture where you can have the slides open and Word or Pages on top

Irfan

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