How to set up and use Hot Corners on your iPad

Hot Corners Settings iPad

iPadOS 13.3 adds a Hot Corners feature that works similarly as it does on the Mac. By tapping and holding in each of the four corners of your iPad, you can activate automated actions. Here’s how to set up and use it.

Set up Hot Corners on your iPad

Open the Settings on your iPad and then follow these steps to set up your Hot Corners.

1) Select Accessibility.

2) Choose Touch under Physical and Motor.

3) Tap AssistiveTouch.

4) Scroll toward the bottom and pick Hot Corners.

5) Then choose the actions you want for each of the four corners, or just one or two if you prefer.

You’ll see many options, from opening your Dock to restarting your iPad to accessing Spotlight.

Set up Hot Corners iPad

Use Hot Corners on iPad

Once you set up your your corners, just tap to the corner you want to perform the action you pick.

If you find that you don’t like the amount of time you need to hold your cursor in place for the Hot Corners, you can adjust this.

Go back to your Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch where you set up the Hot Corners. Right below that setting, you can change the Dwell Control using the plus and minus buttons for the number of seconds.

Dwell Control iPad

This comes in particularly handy if you’ve paired a Bluetooth mouse with your iPad. For a hands-on look at how the feature works on iPad with a paired Bluetooth mouse, check out this video from Harris at iDB:

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Wrapping it up

If you enjoy using Hot Corners on your Mac for quick access to actions, then you’ll love the feature on your iPad too.

Let us know what you think of this addition to iPadOS in the comments below or message us on Twitter!

For additional help, take a look at how to use a mouse or trackpad on your iPad or remove Memoji stickers from your keyboard.