iOS5 Tips and Tricks

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  1. Tim SPRACKLEN
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    OK - so we're all starting to explore iOS5 and discover all those great new features! Have you discovered any tips and tricks to pass on to other Members? Why not post them here? Tips and Tricks only, please! If you are having problems then there are other threads in this section.

    So, let's share our experiences to help each other!

    Tim
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    Just noticed this under settings --> General --> Keyboard --> Add New Shortcut

    You can create a shortcut for phrases that you frequently use while typing/texting. For example, if you frequently type "Have a nice day" you can set up a shortcut (HAND) and when you type HAND it will become Have a nice day in your document/text message!

    Have a nice day!
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    If you press and hold the "Hide Keyboard" key in the lower right of the keyboard, it will bring up some options for Undocked and Split. I found this by accident noticing the little bumps on the key.
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    Great tips, guys!

    Thanks

    Tim
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    I can't take credit for this because I read it on someone else's post and then I lost that post ... but if you want to split the keyboard without pressing and holding the close keyboard key you can swipe the keyboard open (kinda like a pinch/zoom movement). From what I can see, the advantage in this method is that keyboard seems to split where you have it instead of splitting directly into the middle of the screen. I wish though, we could resize and move after the split.
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    I don't have a tip, but a suggestion. Since IOS5 doesn't work the same on iPad 2 and the original (which I have), I think it would be nice if people with tips indicated which iPad they are using. This should prove to be another great thread. Thanks for considering the suggestion.
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    If you get notifications on your lock screen, you can hold the app icon for the notification and it will turn into a slide to view slider. Allows you to g direct to the app instead of using the usual slide to unlock and searching for the app.
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    Staying with the keyboard theme... If you press and hold the keyboard key and undock it, you can then hold that same key to slide the keyboard up and down the screen.

    Also, for those that don't know...
    To get accented letters, such as é, ö, ä or æ, hold the letter down for a couple of seconds on the keyboard and a little selection of different accented letters pops up.

    By going to General>Keyboard>Intermational keyboard, it is possible to select different language keyboards, including, if you have the apps installed, emoticon keyboards {I use Emoji, I'm sure there are many others}. You don't change the keyboard language, you add them, so when you have your keyboard displayed, there is a small globe icon on it and that is how you switch between languages in normal use.
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    I don't know of there is an easier way to do this but...

    You know if you want to move icons and you're not plugged into iTunes you can't move them to a different home screen, just to a new position on the current screen?

    Well if you dock an icon, onto the bar at the bottom of the screen, you can then scroll to the next screen, or screen of your choice, and undock it. You can have up to six icons in the dock, so I keep a space free on mine for the moving process, just in case I get the urge!
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    Actually, it is possible to move items to a new Home screen, though if you want to move them by several screens your method is quicker. If you just want to move them to the next screen, then press and hold until they jiggle then drag the icon to the edge of the screen and hold it there for a second and it will suddenly move to the next screen.

    Tim
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    Another Split Keyboard Tip - You can move the split keyboard up and down the screen by holding the tiny "tripple bar" control in the bottom right of the keyboard with your thumb and dragging the keyboard.
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    Emoji Keyboard is now free for everyone on IOS5.

    Simply go to Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards > Add New Keyboard, and select emoji from the list.

    Now you will be able to press the little "globe" key on the keyboard and include pics in your iMessages, emails, etc.

    Make sure all your friends with iPads and iPhones on IOS5 enable it too, for tons of emoji fun!

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    This is so cool! Thanks...

    Uh, can you change it back if you want?
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    Not sure why you would remove it, but you can if you like :) Just go back in to those options and remove the keyboard...

    Remember you toggle between normal and emoji keyboards with the little globe key...
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    For iMessage I use the Apple ID registered for iCloud.
    On the iPhone , there is the same ID and the phone number.
    If you want to see your messages on both devices be sure to use the email address (Apple ID) on your phone .
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    If you don't use News Stand and want to hide it from the home screen, here's how. Take two apps and merge them to create a folder. The ---VERY QUICKLY---drag and drop News Stand into it. You have to be quick. It took me a few minutes and quite a few attempts to get it to work.

    Apparently you must drag it back out of the folder for it to work.

    Anyway, I no longer have to stare at that empty News Stand!
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    Thanks to everyone for these great tips..

    Tim
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    Just a quick one about photo stream, and please correct me if I've got this wrong, but every photo you take gets uploaded to your photostream in icloud, you cannot, it seems, delete individual photos out of the cloud, only re-set the entire stream, just thought it worth a mention if there are, ahem, any consenting adults out there who may take they odd picture they would prefer to not immediately appear on every other ios5 device they own, or be stored on line, then you should probably switch photostream off...

    Sean
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    Thanks for the News Stand tip:) I'm a bit obsessed with keeping my iPad tidy and the icon my making me a bit crazy!
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    In camera you can click the + button on your volume switch to take a picture rather than having to hit the camera icon to trigger it.

    And, you can now sort your photos into albums. In photos click on albums, edit, and you'll be asked to name the album. Then select the photos you want in that album. Great addition!
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