By default, apps on your iPhone or iPad will update automatically overnight when they’re connected to power and a Wi-Fi network. It’s a really useful feature if you’re the kind of person who always wants to use the latest version of the apps. But the way that some app updates move, this can be a double-edged sword.
iPad Tips and Tricks
The 2018 iPad Pro is a big departure from every iPad that came before it. The Home button is gone, and so is Touch ID. You get edge-to-edge screen with Face ID, a new Smart Keyboard Folio and an Apple Pencil that’s not frustrating to charge or store.
iOS 12 brings all new gestures to the iPad. And this is just a year since we saw a big overhaul of iPad features. Basically, Apple has now brought gesture parity between the latest X-style iPhones and the iPad. Presumably, this is a preamble to the Face ID equipped, home button less, edge-to-edge iPads. Right now, we’re caught in the transitionary time. This means, new gestures to go home, use the Dock and of course, the Control Center.
While it’s clearly not for everyone, the iPad is starting to become a great productivity machine for many of us. The simplicity of iOS now meets mac style multitasking. When you bundle in the power of the new iPad Pros and the sheer efficiency of the Smart Keyboard, you end up with a package that’s just right for communication, planning and writing jobs. If you’ve got an iPad, just attach a keyboard (it doesn’t have to be a Smart Keyboard) and use the following keyboard shortcut to fly through iOS.
iOS 11 brings the one thing iPad pro users have been asking for the past two years. A better, faster multitasking system. iOS 11 has an entirely new method for using Split View on the iPad. Here’s how to use the new feature.
iOS 11 brings systemwide drag and drop functionality to the iPad. If you can touch it, you can probably drag it. You can drag any kind of content, text, links and even files between different apps. This works across apps and with multiple files (including multiple file types).
Once you upgrade to iOS 11, your entire iPad life will revolve around the new Dock. And that’s a great thing. iOS 11 gives the iPad a Mac style dock that can be summoned from anywhere, with just a swipe. This means switching between apps and adding an app to multitasking just got a whole lot easier.
When you set up your email account on your iPhone or iPad using the Mail app, you can easily send emails back and forth from your device without the hassle of using a computer. The Mail app comes with many amazing features that makes email communication a breeze. You can flag important emails, manage multiple inboxes, easily unsubscribe from mailing lists, and so on.
Some people use Siri every day to take care of tasks like opening apps, setting up meetings, or creating reminders. But, there are many others who completely forget that Siri exists. If you are in the latter group, you may not realize just how much Siri can help. Aside from ordinary tasks, take a look at what else Siri can do for you on your iOS device or Mac.
Unlike the iPhone, the iPad doesn’t come with a calculator app preinstalled. Which is a shame. But you’ll find many third party apps on the App Store that fill the void. Just like any category on the App Store, only a few of them are worth your time. We’ve found the best calculator apps for the iPad.