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Match & Find User Guide - Settings

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Match & Find has a number of configurable settings: it is important to make use of these so you can adapt the app to match your child's ability and inclination.

Some settings apply to all activities, others are specific to each individual activity. Tap the Settings button (on iOS) or the Menu button (on Android) at the top right in the main view to access the settings pop-up.

iOS settings     Android settings

Settings that apply to all activities

  • Animation Speed

    Slide to the left to slow down the pace of all activities, or to the right to speed them up.

  • Repeating Activity

    If you set Automatic to ON, then each activity will automatically start again when completed.

  • Playing Sound - Tap Object

    If this is ON (the default) the name of each object is spoken when tapped (unless it is an incorrect answer).

  • Playing Sound - Try Again

    If this is ON (the default) the words try again are spoken when an incorrect answer is tapped.

  • Playing Sound - Reward

    If this is ON (the default) the sound of applause is played when an activity is successfully completed.

  • Colours

    Changing the background from white to black, and the text colour from black to white or yellow may be helpful for some children with visual impairment.

  • Language

    You can override the default language used for sound and written words within the activities, by selecting any one of the languages included in the app.

  • Font

    You can change the font used in the app. By default, the Special Letters font included with Match & Find is used. The app also includes two OpenDyslexic fonts, designed to increase readability for users with dyslexia. For Android users, you can also select from the standard Android Sans Serif and Serif fonts.

  • Reset

    There is a Reset button at the top of the settings pop-up. You can use this to reset all settings to their default values. In other words, this restores the app to its state when first installed, undoing any configuration changes you have made. As a precaution to prevent accidental reset, you will be prompted to enter the word reset to confirm you wish to do this.

  • Switches

    For iOS users, the app has built in support for simple use of 1 or 2 Bluetooth switches: this is described in detail in Chapter 4.

Settings that apply to individual activities

You can access these by selecting the name of the activity in the settings pop-up from the main view. Alternatively, there is a settings button in each activity that quickly pops up its individual settings. See the summary of activities in the next chapter for details.

Child Safety Gate

The app include a child safety gate (also sometimes called a parental gate, parental lock or parental control), designed to protect children against navigating out of the app and visiting websites with unsuitable content, etc.

Whenever you tap a link in the app's built-in help, you are required to enter the answer to a calculation to continue, for example:

  9 - 3 + 4 =

In this case, the answer would be 10. Note: The gate cannot prevent the child from leaving the app by pressing the device's home button and then opening another app.

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