Apple now dominates the tablet market with millions of units shipped every quarter despite reports of sales growth slowdown. In reality, there is not a specific competing product from the likes of Android-based tablet makers out there, but Samsung or Google is planning for its strong return on the market. According to reliable sources, the next iPad model will help Apple boost sales performance this year and intensify competition. In March, the Cupertino firm announced a new 9.7 inch iPad that replaces the Air 2 lineup on the market. The new iPad serves as Apple’s strategic plan to expand its presence in schools.
Last month, Apple finally announced a new iPad Pro at its launch event in New York. Apple was previously rumored to debut the next-gen iPad Pro at its September event, but the event belongs to new iPhones. The new iPad comes in two screen sizes and brings a significant change to the series. Specifically, the new iPad Pro comes with an improved design as Apple pushed the screen right to the edges and curved the corners. The new tablet lacks the premium feel, but it offers a sturdy hands-on experience. The speakers sit in the corners of the new iPad, but they have been much improved, which is ideal for fans of music and gaming.
What sets the new iPad Pro apart from its predecessors lies in the removal of the home button. Apple’s design move makes room for a bigger, more stunning display and new navigation gestures. Getting rid of the home button changes the way you interact with the new iPad.
If you are a big fan of Apple’s iPad, then these new gestures require a little time to get used to. That’s why we have made a list of the best iPad Pro gestures you need to know. For some background, the 11-inch iPad Pro is now available worldwide for $799 for the Wi-Fi-only model. Apple has not specified when we are seeing the 12.9-inch model, but it is expected to come out later this month.
Tap to wake
Tap to wake is not something new out there as it has been part of Android-based devices for years. With the new iPad Pro, Apple finally made it a built-in feature of the series. As the name suggests, the feature lets you quickly wake up your iPad’s display with a simple tap. From here, you get a glimpse of your notifications or check date/time.
In reality, iOS includes a similar feature called Raise to Wake, a useful tool that lets you turn on the iPhone’s screen by raising it. To turn it on, open the Settings app from your home screen, then tap Display & Brightness and turn on the switch for Raise to Wake. Keep in mind that the Tap-to-Wake feature only turns on your iPad’s screen, meaning that it is still locked. To unlock your iPad, you simply need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the home screen.
View app Dock
In iOS 11, Apple added an app Dock to its iPad’s home screen. In reality, the iPad’s app Dock behaves the same way as it currently does on a Mac out there. The new Dock displays apps you have visited frequently or app shortcuts. Besides, you can easily drag an app icon and drop it into the Dock.
By default, the Dock sits in the bottom of the display, but there are times when it is hidden from your sight. There is a handy gesture that helps you quickly bring it back on your iPad. To do this, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Once you do that, the Dock will show up and you can quickly switch between apps.
Get back to your home screen
The new iPad Pro comes with a handy gesture that takes you back to the home screen. To do this, just simply need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen. In reality, this is not something new out there as we have seen something similar on the iPhone X.
Besides, you can quickly access the App Switcher on your iPad by performing a swipe-up from the display and then pause a little bit (make sure you keep your finger pressed on the screen). Release your finger and you now enter the App Switcher mode.
With the iPad lineup, iOS Control Center sits in the top-right corner of the display. The coolest part is that you can quickly access it by performing a cool gesture. All you need to do is to swipe down to access the iPad Pro’s Control Center. Besides, to access Notification Center, simply swipe down from the top of the screen.
These are the best gestures that help you get the most out of your new iPad Pro. If you have got any issues during the process, let us know in the comments below