Home Screen Tips

How to use multitasking gesture navigation shortcuts on the new iPad

Multitasking gestures are quick, multitouch shortcuts for navigating around your iPad. You can enable or disable them in Settings (to avoid, for example, swiping in Fruit Ninja and suddenly ending up in Mail). When they're on, however, and you're used to using them, you can really fly between your iPad apps.

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How to use the iPad Home button to navigate, access the fast app switcher, take a screenshot, and more

There's only one physical hardware button on the front of the new iPad so it's little wonder Apple has put it to work with several levels of functionality. While all the basic things are covered by the good old single click, there's a lot more, and a lot more advanced functionality hidden beneath that Home button using double and triple clicks and more.

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Daily Tip: How to improve the look of your home screen Safari bookmark icons

Wondering how to make your home screen Safari bookmarks (Web Clips) look better? If the site you visited hasn’t made the effort to create a proper home page icon, all you end up with is a screenshot of the webpage. If the page is mostly text it can look awful on your home screen. Well the good news is there is a work around that will allow you to improve the look of that icon. We’ll show you how, after the break!

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Daily Tip: How to navigate through your home screens in three different ways

New to iPhone or iPad and wondering how to quickly navigate through your home screens, if you have multiple pages of apps and folders? Well the good news is, there are three different ways to do this, which means you'll likely find at least one that suits you. We’ll show you how, after the break!

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Daily Tip: How to stop an app download/install iOS 4.3

Started downloading a big game or navigation app and need to stop the install and delete the app? If you're running the new iOS 4.3 for iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad you've now got the ability to do just that. Sure you could always pause a download and you still can but sometimes you might just want the app gone, gone, gone. We'll show you how to do it after the break!

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Daily Tip: Bookmarking websites to your iPhone, iPad home screen [Beginner]

Have a favorite website and curious how to bookmark it directly on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad home screen? Apple provides a WebClip feature that means you don't even have to launch Safari to get to your bookmark. We'll show you how after the break!

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Daily Tip: How to rearrange iPhone and iPad app icons [Beginner]

Just get a new iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad an curious how to rearrange your app icons and put your favorite programs exactly where you want them for faster, easier access? Maybe you want Facebook right up front and that default stock app to get lost? It's easy to do and we'll show you how, after the break.

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Ninja tip: How to create a custom iPhone/iPad home screen icon for your website

Interested in making one of those custom website icons that show up on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad when you hit "Add to Homescreen"? A cool icon will make visitors want to add a WebClip of your site to their home screens. They'll show it to their friends, their friends will also add WebClips of your site, and your site will zoom up the Google Page ranks. (Hey, every little bit helps!). Thanks to SockRolid from the forums, we'll show you how after the break!

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Beginner tip: How the Home Button works

Just get a new iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and trying to figure out how to use everything the Home button offers? Because Apple only uses a few buttons, the Home button has to do a lot. Follow along after the break for all the single, double, and triple click tricks!

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