• 1.6 iPad Navigation Gestures
    DIRECTIONS: Please view the videos below to learn how to use touch gestures to navigate an iPad. 

    Unable to see the videos below? If you are currently at a GISD campus attempting to view this page on an iPad, please follow these instructions to bypass the Lightspeed Filter:
    • Click here. A new tab will open in your web browser.
    • In the new tab, click Not you? in the top left corner of the page.
    • Login with your GISD computer username and password.
    • Close the new tab.
    • Refresh this page. You will now be able to view the video below.
    This next video covers much of the same information as the video above, but shows a couple of different gestures and uses some live shots of the gestures on the iPad. 
    Spotlight Search 
    Please view the video below to learn how to search for apps and other content on your iPad. As you add and use more apps on your iPad, this search function will become very useful to you!

    Below you will find the same information that was covered in the videos, but in text format. You may review the information if you wish.
    After viewing the videos above and optionally reviewing the information below, please proceed to section 1.7 Controlling Sounds and Volume.

    Read the information below if you would like to review the basics of navigating the iPad.
    • Tap - touch your finger to the screen quickly one time
    • Double Tap - touch your finger to the screen quickly two times
    • Swipe - drag your finger(s) across the screen
    Tour of the iPad Screen
    • Top
      • Left - WiFi signal shows whether you are connected to a wireless network and how strong the signal is
      • Center - Time
      • Right - Battery power remaining
    • Bottom
      • White and gray dots indicate how many screens of apps you have.
        • Swipe left and right to move between screens of apps.
        • The bold dot lets you know what screen you are currently on.
        • Lighter dots represent additional screens with additional apps.
        • The dot on the far left is always the main Home screen.
    Home Button 
    The Home button has many purposes, depending on what is displayed on your iPad:
    • If your iPad is asleep, press the Home button to wake it up.
    • From the Home screen, double-press the Home button to open the multi-tasking bar.  This displays all of the apps you have open.
    • While your multi-tasking bar is open, tap the Home button one time to hide the multi-tasking bar (the apps you have open).
    • If you are looking at a page of apps other than your main Home screen, tap the Home button one time to display your main Home screen.

    After viewing the videos at the top of the page and optionally reviewing the text information above, please proceed to section 1.7 Controlling Sounds and Volume.
Last Modified on July 22, 2014