Special Words User Guide

4. Settings

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To access the settings in Special Words, tap its Actions button at the top right in the Word List, and then tap the Settings button. Depending on the version of iOS your device is running, the style may look slightly different to that shown here. Using the Actions button also provides access to managing profiles, and exporting and importing data: these additional facilities are explained in Chapter 5.

Note: Please don't use Apple's Settings app to manage the settings for Special Words, as it won't show all of the options.

Other Settings in the Settings App

If you want to use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to transfer pictures and sounds between copies of Special Words on 2 devices, you will need to have Bluetooth or Wi-Fi enabled. See the next page for more details.

If you have an iPad, there is a Multitasking Gestures toggle switch in the General section of the Settings app, and we suggest you switch it off when playing Special Words. Otherwise, if your child puts several fingers on the screen, they can inadvertently make the app disappear from view.

Using with Switches

You can use Bluetooth and USB switches with Special Words. For information on how to configure the app for use with these, please refer to Chapter 7.

Using with External Keyboards

On devices running iOS 7 and later, Special Words supports dual control, using an external Bluetooth or USB keyboard. There are no specific settings to enable or configure this, but from the keyboard you can quickly change many of the settings above, without leaving the current activity. Chapter 8 explains this in detail.

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