iPads include multitasking gestures that help you become more productive on an iPad. Let’s go over how to turn these features on and how to use them in everyday life.
- Power on your iPad.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap General.
- Slide Multitasking Gestures to On.
Now that you have enabled multitasking gestures, you are ready to take then for a test run. Let’s go over the following features: Pinch to Home, Swipe to Multitask and Swipe Left or Right.
- Pinch to Home Screen – Using your hand, place all 5 fingers on your iPad and close your hand or pinch to a fist. This will automatically bring you to the home screen. This is much faster than constantly hitting the Home button.
- Swipe up to Multitasking – Place 4 or 5 fingers on the home screen and swipe up to display your apps that are currently running. Select the applicable app. This is much faster than constantly double-clicking the Home screen.
- Swipe Left or Right Between Apps – Instead of double-clicking the Home button or dragging 4 or 5 fingers up, you can take 4 or 5 fingers and swipe right or left to switch between running apps.
Memorizing these gestures will come naturally and you will see your productivity rise when using your iPad.
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