Got a New iPad or iPad Pro? Here Are 5 Things You Should Do

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Got a new iPad or iPad Pro as a gift this Christmas? Congratulations! Your new iPad opens the door to a world of possibilities. There’s a lot you can do with the device instead of just using it to browse Facebook and play games. Check out the first 5 things that you should do with your new iPad or iPad Pro.

Apple aggressively promotes the iPad and iPad Pro as a PC replacement. While it is not quite there yet in my opinion, it is still a pretty capable device that can be used for more than just content consumption.

5. Master the Gestures

Similar to its iPhone lineup, Apple has switched to a gesture-based navigation approach on its iPad and iPad Pro lineup with iOS 12. If this is the first time you are using an iPad, it is recommended you read our guide below to get a quick overview and master the gestures of your new iPad.

All the iPad Gestures to Know

4. Learn Multitasking 

Your new iPad Pro offers limited multitasking abilities as well which will allow you to run multiple apps on the device at the same time. The method is not that simple though so follow our guide to know how to properly multitasking on your new iPad or iPad Pro.

How to Use Multitasking on iPad Pro

3. Tips to Know

There are quite a few tips and tricks that you should know about your new iPad or iPad Pro to help you get the most out of the device. These tips will help you in getting up to speed with various features of the tablet and help discover some little unknown features as well.

The Best iPad Pro Tips and Tricks

While you are at it, make sure to go through our exhaustive iOS 12 tips and tricks list as well. You are bound to find a few useful tricks in this list.

iOS 12 Tips and Tricks

2. Apps to Download

Your iPad is only going to be as good as the apps you install on it. While the App Store is filled with quality apps, you will have to put in an effort to find the really good ones that let you utilize your new iPad to its fullest potential. To help you get a jump start, just check out our list of the best iPad and iPad Pro apps below.

The Best iPad Pro Apps

The Best Apps for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro Users

Your new iPad or iPad Pro is also a great content consumption device with its large display and stereo/quad speakers. If you are always on the go, you can download movies and TV shows on the tablet and watch it while you are on the go. The whole process is relatively easy if you have a Netflix subscription as well. Follow our guide linked below to know how.

How to Download Movies and TV Show from Netflix

1. Keyboard Shortcuts

If you also got a physical keyboard with your iPad/iPad Pro or plan on purchasing one, you must get yourself well versed with the various keyboard shortcuts that iOS offers. These shortcuts will help you in becoming more productive, make switching between apps easier, and more.

15 iPad Keyboard Shortcuts You Must Know


Which iPad or iPad Pro did you get this Christmas? How are you liking it? Drop a comment and let us know!