The app is arguably the most important part of the iPad. After all, it is the apps that give the device it’s unparalleled usability and features. A common issue many users come across though is that they often have a large number of apps and it can be tough to figure out what apps you have installed, or even to find all of your apps. If you have had this problem before, here are three tips that can help.
1. Finding installed apps via Settings
While there is no set section of the iPad’s Settings that allows you to view installed apps, you can actually view installed apps by looking at the Usage section. This section tells users how much storage space installed apps are using, therefore giving you a list of installed apps.
You can access the Usage section of Settings by:
- Opening the Settings panel on your iPad.
- Tapping on General.
- Selecting Usage.
This will list the apps you have installed, organized by how much hard drive space they are using. What’s great about this method is that you can not only see the apps you have installed but also see if there are apps you aren’t using, or apps that are taking up valuable space. You can also select apps to learn more about how much memory they are using and even uninstall an app should you not need it anymore.
2. Finding installed apps via Spotlight
If you have iOS 7 on your iPad you can view all installed apps via the Spotlight feature. Spotlight allows you to search your iPad for files, folders, apps, and more, and can be accessed by swiping down from the top of the screen when looking at the Home screen.
You can see what apps you have installed using Spotlight by:
- Opening Spotlight by sliding down from the top of your iPad’s screen.
- Tapping on the blank spot beside the magnifying glass.
- Typing “.” (period/full stop) without the quotations.
You should see a list of your installed apps come up, though there is no apparent way they are organized. If you tap on an app name, it will open.
3. Finding installed apps via iTunes
The other way you can find out the apps you have installed is via iTunes. You can do this by:
- Plugging your iPad into your computer via the cord that came with the device.
- Opening iTunes, if it doesn’t open automatically when you connect it.
- Clicking on the device’s name under Devices.
- Selecting Apps.
You will be able to search for apps, or you should see a full list of installed apps. The great thing about this feature is that if you search for apps, you should see where they are on your device’s screen. From there you can move the apps around, or even delete them.
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