1. Focus Mode
Focus mode filters out the notifications and apps you don’t need to see at the moment. This can be especially useful if you're using your iPad to present or just need to focus on the task at hand. To enable Focus Mode:
- Swipe down in the top right corner to open the Control Center
- Tap Focus
- Select which Focus mode you want to enable
- Open Settings
- Tap Focus on the left side menu
- Select which Focus mode you want to enable. You can also customize the focus mode to be scheduled and which parts of your iPad are impacted (Home Screen, Lock Screen, and exceptions to the rule)
2. Switching Quickly Between Apps
To easily switch between apps that you've already opened on your iPad (or to close them when you've opened too many!), use the App Switcher. To access App Switcher:
- Swipe up from the bottom of the screen, then pause in the center of the screen OR Double-click the Home button.
- To browse the open apps, swipe right, then tap the app you want to work in. To close an app, place your finger on the app you want to close and swipe up.
3. Updating Apps
App developers tend to release new versions of iPad and iPhone Apps often. A red number appearing on the App Store icon indicates pending updates. Launch the App Store and follow these steps to find and update your apps:
Tap or your profile picture at the top right, then tap Purchased.
- Tap My Purchases
- Tap Update next to any apps that need to be updated
If you prefer not to manage your Apps manually, you may enable automatic updates via your iPad's Settings.
- Open Settings
- Tap App Store from the menu
- Tap to enable App Updates for Automatic Downloads (the toggle should be on the right side)
4. Save Articles for Later
If you've found a great article while browsing online in Safari, you can either save it as a Bookmark or add it to a Reading List.
- Tap the Share icon
- Tap Add to Reading List
To view the Reading List later:
- Tap the Show Sidebar button
- Tap Reading List
5. iPad Support at Fairfield University
Academic Computing is here to support your classroom iPad use. Email firstname.lastname@example.org any time for iPad assistance. We're happy to help find which Apps and methods work best for you.
If you suspect your iPad has a Wi-Fi issue, stop by ITS Help Desk for assistance. The Help Desk team is also reachable at x4069 and email@example.com. The Help Desk can also assist in claiming your university-provided Microsoft Office 365 account, which you can use to unlock premium features within Microsoft's iPad Apps.