Looking for iPad Pro tips and tricks? You have come to the right place. Here are the best iPad Pro tips and tricks in 2021.
It seems like it was just yesterday when Steve Jobs first introduced the iPad; however, the first iPad was actually released over a decade ago! Eleven years later, and the iPad is more powerful than most computers. It’s versatile, too; you can use your iPad Pro for intense hours of work or binge-watching your favorite TV shows. Even better yet, there are always hidden iPad Pro tips and tricks you can learn to make your life easier (and some are just plain cool). Continue reading to learn six iPad Pro tips and tricks you didn’t know about.
iPad Pro tips and tricks 2021
Here are the best iPad Pro tips and tricks in 2021.
Make Your iPad Pro Read for You
Granted, this isn’t an iPad Pro-exclusive feature, but if you use your iPad Pro primarily for reading or browsing the web, it can help you in so many ways!
You can have your iPad Pro read a chunk of text for you, whether it’s from a website or another app. It’s a time-saver and it’s really helpful if you don’t want to pay extra for an audiobook or your hands are full. But first, you need to enable it.
- Start the Settings app.
- Go to Accessibility.
- Tap Spoken Content.
- Turn on Speak Selection and Speak Screen.
You’ll use Speak Selection when you just want your iPad Pro to read any given text, and you use Speak Screen to make your iPad Pro read all the text the app is showing. You’ll do this by swiping two fingers down from the top of your iPad Pro screen.
You probably already know the basic gesture to switch between apps on your iPad Pro, but there are many more you’ll still want to learn!
Quick access Spotlight Search: Put four fingers on your iPad Pro and drag down until you see the Spotlight Search bar.
Quickly paste any copied text: Go to any text field and place three fingers on your iPad Pro. Spread them up, and the copied text will automatically be pasted.
Move several apps at once: Organizing your home screen can be hard on the iPad Pro. You can make it easier by moving several apps at once. Drag any app you want to move and tap on other apps to stack them up and move them all.
Navigate through different apps: If you want to move back and forth between apps quickly, all you need to do is place four fingers on your screen and swipe them left or right.
Go to the Home screen in a single swipe: To quickly go back to your Home screen, place five fingers and pinch them.
Split View Workspaces
You probably already know about the iPad Pro multitasking features, like Split View, but did you know you can take it one step further?
You can actually save any workspace you create using Split View. If, for instance, you’re browsing iPhoneGeeks with Safari and taking notes at the same time, but you need to use the Mail app. You can switch apps and even close your Split View, and you can just open Safari again, and you’ll see your workspace in the same place you left it.
This is perfect for people who need to use several apps at once and still go back to their Split View setup.
Another great Split View feature is that you can drag and drop items between apps. You can open the Photos apps and drag a picture into an email on the other side. You can drag pictures, videos, and even text. Try it yourself.
The Handoff Feature
Instead of forgetting what you were working on, or starting over, you can use the ingenious Handoff feature and pick up where you left off between your Apple devices.
Handoff feature allows you to continue using the same app on another Apple device without losing what you were doing.
If you use it on the Safari app, your iPhone or iPad will open the same web page you were looking at. You can even copy and paste text, images, and videos from one device to the other.
First, you’ll need to make sure that Handoff is enabled on all of your Apple devices. Here’s what you need to do.
Enable Handoff on Mac:
- Click on the Apple Menu at the top right corner.
- Choose System Preferences…
- Click General.
- Select Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices.
Enable Handoff on iPhone, iPad
- Start the Settings app.
- Go to General.
- Tap Airplay & Handoff.
- Make sure Handoff is enabled.
You can test Handoff by opening Safari on your iPhone and then going to the App Switcher on your iPad Pro. You should see the app at the right of the Dock with a small icon at the top.
Take Quick Notes with Your Apple Pencil
If you have an Apple Pencil, you need to remember this tip – it’ll save you a lot of time while also keeping your iPad Pro secure.
If your iPad Pro is locked, but you need to take a quick note, you can tap your screen with your Apple Pencil, and your iPad Pro will automatically open a new note from the Notes app without unlocking your iPad!
This makes it really easy to take quick notes during class or in public without unlocking your iPad.
Use Your iPad Pro as a Second Monitor
Sure, Split View is great, but do you know what would really take your multitasking to the next level? That’s right, having two monitors.
Thanks to a feature called Sidecar, you can connect your Mac to your iPad Pro to use it as a second monitor! You can even move windows across both devices and use the touchscreen to draw (or sign a document) on your Mac. Here’s how to do it:
- First, make sure you’re using the same Apple ID on your Mac and iPad Pro.
- Turn on your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both devices. You can also connect them by using a USB cable.
- On your Mac, head to the Apple Menu.
- Click System Preferences…
- Click on Sidecar.
- Click on Select Device and select your iPad Pro.
- Your Mac and iPad screens should turn black for just a second. Afterward, you’ll see your Mac’s home screen on your iPad Pro. Note that you can still use your iPad Pro normally by going back to the home screen.
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