Make typing more comfortable by switching your keyboard to thumb mode. Swipe two fingers across the keyboard. This displays a keyboard, which allows you to type the same way you type on your iPhone.
Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access
Turn on Guided Access while a child is playing with your iPad. Guided Access, once turned on, keeps users from errantly clicking or tapping within an app and ending up someplace they’re not supposed to be, or deleting something accidentally.
You’ll also want to turn on the Accessibility Shortcut.
Triple-click the home button in whichever app you want to turn it on for. From here, you can select any buttons that you don’t want clicked. Or you can also disable the home button while keeping the touchscreen on.
Swipe up on the little camera icon in the bottom right corner of your home screen. The Camera app will open, bypassing the unlock screen.
This is especially handy when something incredibly photo-worthy is happening and you need to access your camera ASAP. It’s also great when handing your phone to others for taking photos — they won’t need to enter in your password.
People don’t even know how malleable that bottom dock is. You can fit a couple extra apps in there (the default is four, but it fits six) or swap apps in and out. Just click any app and hold until you get the jiggly icons.
And you can move folders into the dock as well. Your most important apps are always just two clicks or fewer away.
Tapping the space bar twice adds a full stop, a space, and capitalizes the next letter. It may not seem like much, but when you’re composing a lengthy message, this little hack will really improve the speed of your typing once it becomes second nature.
Hold down the period key to quickly add a domain in the search bar.
Inverting your colors will turn the screen black and the text white for less eye strain.
For example: "wake me up in 3 hours".
One useful trick is to turn on the Airplane Mode (and make sure Wi-Fi is not turned on) before you plug your iPad for charging. If your iPad is a Wi-Fi only model, turn off the Wi-Fi and quit all background apps and then plug it in.