6 iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks INTERACTING WITH YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD If you’re a veteran iPhone or iPad user, you already know that Apple’s iOS mobile operating system enables you to interact with your mobile device using its touchscreen. Data entry, for example, is typically done using the virtual keyboard that is displayed on screen when it’s needed. Based on the type of information you’re entering and the app you’re using, the keyboard’s layout adapts automatically. WHAT’S NEW In addition to interacting with your iOS mobile device using the touchscreen, the capabilities of Siri have been improved with iOS 9, allowing you to better control your iPhone or iPad, and your favorite apps, using voice commands. Plus, as you’ll soon discover, the Spotlight Search feature built in to iOS 9 has been dramatically improved, so it’s now faster and easier to find information stored in your mobile device and simultaneously retrieve information from the Internet, when applicable. When not using the virtual keyboard, much of your interaction with the iPhone or iPad is done using a series of taps, swipes, and other finger gestures on the Multi- Touch display. iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, as well as iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, and iPad Pro users need to learn a few new gestures to take advantage of new features, such as 3D Touch (iPhone) and Split-Screen (iPad), which are explained shortly. WHAT’S NEW iPad Pro users have the opportunity to interact with their tablet using an optional pen-shaped stylus device, called Apple Pencil, which enables users to write or draw directly on the tablet’s screen with extreme accuracy. TOUCHSCREEN TECHNIQUES YOU’LL NEED TO MASTER To navigate your way around iOS 9 on your iPhone or iPad, you need to learn a series of basic taps and finger gestures.