14 iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks ■ Access Emoji/Symbols Keyboards —Tap on the smiley face key, located between the 123 and microphone key, to access alternative virtual keyboards that enable you to incorporate hundreds of different graphical emojis into your messages and documents. ■ Create keyboard shortcuts —If there’s a sentence, paragraph, or phrase you need to enter repeatedly when using an app, it’s possible to enter that text just once and save it as a keyboard shortcut. Then, instead of typing a whole sentence, you can simply type a three-letter code that you assign to that shortcut, and the virtual keyboard will insert the complete sentence. To create your own keyboard shortcuts, follow these steps: 1. Launch Settings and tap the General option followed by the Keyboard option. 2. From the Keyboard menu, tap the Shortcuts option. (On iPhones, tap Text Replacement.) 3. When the Shortcut window appears, press the “+” icon to add a new shortcut. 4. Fill in the Phrase field with the complete sentence (or any text) you want to include, such as, “I am in a meeting and will call you back later.” 5. In the Shortcut field, enter a three-letter combination to use as the keyboard shortcut, such as “IAM” (representing In A Meeting). 6. Now, anytime the virtual keyboard is displayed (when using any app), simply type IAM to input the sentence, “I am in a meeting and will call you back later.” TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE iPAD’S NEW DISPLAY OPTIONS When you’re using one of the newer iPad models (such as the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, or iPad Pro), you can view multiple items at once on the screen. This is done using the Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture features. ■ Slide Over —On many iPad models (including the iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2/3/4, and iPad Pro), when using any app, place your finger on the extreme right side of the tablet’s screen and drag to the left. This activates the Slide Over feature. You can now launch and access a second app within the right margin of the screen (shown in Figure I.5). To view a menu of compatible apps, swipe down on the bar icon displayed in the top center of the right margin window if a second app is already running. This feature enables you to do two things at once or quickly copy and paste (or in some cases, drag and drop) content between apps.