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Tapping the Settings button at the top right in the opening view of Special Numbers displays its Settings, as shown below.
Note: Please don't use Apple's Settings app to manage the settings for Special Numbers, as it won't show all of the options.
Under the heading Activities are the settings specific to each activity: tap the activity name to show these, and refer to the chapter on each activity for further details.
All the other settings are common to all activities:
Slide to the left to slow down the pace of all activities, or to the right to speed them up.
Controls the behaviour of the Instructions button in each activity. Set to Text to display written instructions, Sound to play audio instructions, Sound And Text for both, or to None to hide the button. The default is Both.
You can set this to show an animated reward (wiggling of the objects), to play an audible reward (clapping), both or neither, when you successfully complete an activity. The default is to use both.
Tap Arrow To Move On
When it’s time to move on to the next step within an activity, a blue arrow normally appears, and you need to tap it to proceed. Turn OFF to instead move on automatically without showing the arrow. If you have turned this off, but you want an activity to automatically restart from the beginning when finished, use the padlock button, as described in Chapter 2.
Turn OFF to automatically padlock each activity when it starts and to disable the Manage Profiles and Reset buttons in the opening view.
If this is ON, and you forcibly quit the app or power off your device while an activity is active, the same activity is automatically selected next time you start the app. If you turn it OFF, the app will instead always display its opening view when restarting.
Selects the font used for displaying number digits and number words. You can choose between Chalkboard, Helvetica (the default), Special Letters, and Times New Roman. Our Special Letters font includes digits and letters with minimal decoration.
Sets the background colour for all activities: white, silver, black or wood.
If you have more than 1 profile (as described in Chapter 10), the seetings you see and any changes you make to them apply to the current profile only, apart from the Editing and Remember Activity settings, which apply to all profiles.