iPad Mini 3 Tips and Tricks
Make Phone Calls
With iOS 8, Apple has given the ability to make and receive phone calls from your iPad. The feature is called Continuity. It works with multiple apps including maps, Safari, and the Phone app. To set this up, first, you must make sure both your iPhone and iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and signed in to the same iCloud account. Then go into Settings, FaceTime, and on your phone make sure that iPhone Cellular Calls is enabled, and on your iPad, iPhone Mobile Calls is enabled. Then open your Contacts app on your iPad and tap on the phone icon and it will call that person.
A welcome addition to the iPad Mini 3 is Touch ID. This allows you to unlock your iPad with just the touch of your finger on the home button, bypassing any lock code you may have. This is also quite a bit quicker than having to swipe right and type in a code. To set this up, open Settings and go to Touch ID & Passcode. Under the Use Touch ID For section, turn on the iPhone Unlock switch. This will then lead you through how to use Touch ID and how to set up up to 5 fingerprints for you to use.
Having an iPad can be a great thing. But sometimes typing can be difficult. To make it easier, Apple made it so you can split the keyboard in half, putting each side on either side of the screen. To enable this, when the keyboard is open, tap and hold the Keyboard button at the bottom right of the keyboard. A little menu will pop up, tap Split.
An added feature in Siri is the ability to say ‘Hey Siri’ and proceed to ask her a question play some music or whatever you want, without having to touch your tablet. Just go into Settings, General, Siri to enable. Although this feature only works if your phone is plugged in.
This feature is especially nice if you have kids that want to use your tablet a lot. This limits access to only one app and you can control what buttons, if any, can be pressed and respond. To enable this, go to Settings, General, Accessibility, Guided Access.