iOS 9

How do I sort my Notes by date created, date modified, or alphabetically on my iPad?

Most of the new Notes features in iOS 9.3 are found within the app itself, but the ability to sort notes by date created, date modified, or alphabetically is found in the Settings app. Follow these instructions to sort the notes in your Notes app on your iPad:

  1. Open your Settings app from the Home screen.
  2. Tap the Notes panel.
  3. Tap the Sort Notes By panel.
  4. Select Date Edited, Date Created or Title.

You can create a checklist or password protect your notes inside the Notes app.

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Why is there no Night Shift mode on my iPad?

Night Shift mode is a new feature in iOS 9.3. It can be enabled by navigating to Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift or in Control Center. If Night Shift mode is not available in both of these places it may be because your iPad model does not support it. Night Shift mode is only available on devices with 64-bit processors. This includes the iPhone 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, iPad mini 2, 3, 4, iPad Air and Air 2, iPad Pro (both models) and iPod Touch 6G.

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Pixelmator for iPad updated with iOS 9 multitasking support

Pixelmator iOS 9

The popular image editor Pixelmator has been updated to version 2.1. The update adds support for iOS 9 multitasking features such as Split View and Slide Over. The app also now supports 8K resolution images and Open in Place image management across iOS devices.

Pixelmator users can now edit pictures within the app while performing other tasks side-by-side, such as surfing Safari, or use the Slide Over feature to open a second app without leaving the photo editor.

iPad 2 and iPad mini 2 do not support iOS 9 transit directions

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iOS 9 is the first Apple update to support older devices like the iPhone 4s, original iPad mini and iPad 2, but these discontinued products do not support all the features found in iOS 9. Apple mentions on its iO9 device compatibility page that some devices won't support features, such as Split View, but it gives no indication of what other features older devices may not include.

What does Wi-Fi Assist do on my iPad?

This is one of the better features found in iOS 9. When enabled, Wi-Fi Assist switches to a cellular connection when you're connected to a weak Wi-Fi signal. This is useful when you're away from home or work and are using a public Wi-Fi connection or provider hotspot. Your device will switch to a stronger cellular signal when your Wi-Fi dips below one bar or is not responding. You can enable Wi-Fi Assist on your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad by navigating to Settings > Cellular and scrolling all the way down until you see the Wi-Fi Assist slider.

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Why won't Wi-Fi Assist work on my iPad?

Wi-Fi Assist only works on iPad models running iOS 9 or later and may not be supported on older models. It also only works on Wi-Fi + Cellular models since you need cellular radios to connect to 3G and 4G LTE networks. To enable Wi-Fi Assist navigate to Settings > Cellular and scroll down until you see the Wi-Fi Assist slider. Tap the slider so it is GREEN / ON.

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What iPad models support iOS 9 multitasking features?

Apple finally added multitasking to the iPad with iOS 9.0, but unfortunately not all models support the new features. The iOS 9 multitasking features include:

Update: The iPad Pro and iPad mini 4 support all multitasking features.

- Slide Over: Open a second app without leaving the one you’re in. For example, you can look up something on the web, then open Notes, then swipe Notes away to return to the Safari app. (Supported Devices: iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3)

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New iOS 9 features for the iPad: multitasking and improved QuickType keyboard

iPad Multitasking

Apple made a lot of big announcments at its WWDC 2015 keynote on Monday. The highlights included the unveiling of OS X El Capitan, the debut of Apple Music and of course a preview of iOS 9. The new OS doesn't include many new features, but it does bring a lot of imporvements such as a smarter Siri, better Spotlight search and enhanced Apple Pay. As expected, iOS 9 will add true multitasking to the iPad and a better typing experince thanks to an updated QuickType keyboard.


Force Touch and improved keyboard coming to next-generation iPad

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All next-generation Apple devices, including the rumored iPhone 6s, will have Force Touch technology by the end of this year, according to 9to5Mac. Sources have confirmed that Apple has "designed iOS 9 to be Force Touch-ready" and the iPhone 6s will ship with a Force Touch display with haptic feedback.


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