iPad tips and tricks


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 30, 2007
Post some things you come across others may not know about....When looking at one of your photos, use 2 fingers to swipe (more like push) it up or down to go back to all the photos in that event.


macrumors 65816
Jul 18, 2009
You mean pinch? That's probably the most advertised feature of the device.


macrumors 6502
Mar 6, 2009
Palm your pad LOL!!!

Well not a software tip but a hardware trick HEHE.

I just realized I am holding my iPad on my palm & fingers almost defying the laws of gravity :D

After using this iPad for 6 days my hand & iPad have become one :eek:

I now have some sort of natural balance thing going on and I use the other hands fingers to do some wicked mad typing this truly is an amazing device.

UH also my bicep is starting to get larger on the Spock Mind Melt hand connected to the iPad HEHE.

Maybe I don't need a iPad skin protector but some kind of iPad glove or finger tip suction glove LOL.


macrumors G4
Jun 27, 2007
Central U.S.
I'm using the iPad with the bluetooth keyboard right now to type this, and I've noticed that many of the standard shortcuts from OSX (like command+c for copy, command+a for select all, command+z for undo, etc) work great. You can even use the arrow keys to navigate through the text box you're editing (and even use command+arrow key to jump to the beggining / end of a line and option+arrow key to jump between words. In addition, you can hold down shift and use the arrow keys to select text. Sadly, command+r doesn't refresh in Safari, neigher do the arrow keys allow scrolling the web page. Hopefully these and other shortcuts will show up in iOS 4.0 tomorrow.

In mail, if you click on the title bar above the inbox in landscape view it scrolls the inbox to the top, if you click it above your message it scrolls the message to the top. Nice little touch.

Many people might know this, but Maps has terrain view, which I didn't realize until today.

Holding down the volume down button for almost a second mutes the device. Good to know since there isn't a mute switch (replaced by rotation lock), but kind of annoying for people who want to go from say, full volume to half volume without clicking it 8 times in a row.

The option to keep the bookmark bar always on top is a favorite of mine that some people I've talked to didn't know about.

You can play slideshows from the Photo app over the VGA cord to your HDTV. The fancy origami transition is disabled though for some reason. Actually, come to think of it, I think the only option was dissolve? Not completely sure on that one though since I don't have it hooked up right now and don't feel like messing with it.

I'll try to post more when I think of them.