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iTips: Apple iPad Quick Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

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How to Search for Apps, Music and Files in Your Apple iPad

Many consider the simplicity of the iPad's interface as a key selling point. But once you've downloaded a ton of apps and files, wading through all the clutter to find what you want can be a pain.

Fortunately, there's a quick and easy way to look for files — well, almost all of them — from the main home screen. Know how the iPad automatically downloads extra apps to a new screen to the right of your main screen? Well, have you ever thought of what lies to the left of the home screen?

Do a rightward swipe from the main screen (to access the next screen to the left) and you'll bring up a search screen. Type the name of the song, artist, file or app that you're looking for in the search box and whoop there it is.

Now what do I mean when I said "almost all?" Well, finding pictures for one is, um, a bit of an issue. Still, the search is pretty useful for folks with a ton of downloaded songs and apps.

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