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The Keyboard On-screen Typing

When you tap your finger on any part of the iPad’s screen where you can enter text, such as an email or a note, the iPad’s on-screen keyboard appears. Here’s a guide on how to use this keyboard and all its features.

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Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2021

Your Apple ID How to Set it Up

If you didn’t register for an Apple ID during the initial setup of your iPad, you can set one up whenever you please, directly from the Settings app. If you want a new one, sign out with your old one and follow this guide. Either way, you’ll soon be up and running with an all-important Apple ID.

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Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2021

Sidebar Widgets Custom Homescreen

The iPad’s Home screen sidebar has been overhauled for iPadOS 14. Widgets now carry more information and they’re available in three sizes; small, medium and large. The sidebar can be extensively customised too.

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Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2021

Setting Up Email Configure it

Your iPad can send and receive email but first you must set up your email accounts. This is how to do it whether you’re using an iCloud account, a free web account or one from the company that provides your Internet service.

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Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2021

Using Folders On the Home Screen

To keep your Home page in a tidy and usable state, you can group apps into folders, maybe all your games in a Gaming folder, for example. It’s a good way to organise your applications and makes navigating your iPad much easier.

1 min read
Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2021

Internet Access Start Surfing

The Internet is a major part of your iPad experience and might well be one of the main reasons you chose to buy a tablet computer. Here’s how to get online with your iPad, using either a Wi-Fi network or a data connection.

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Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2021

iPadOS and Apps Stay Current

Apple regularly releases updates to its operating systems and iPadOS is no exception. If you haven’t yet updated to iPadOS 14, follow this guide. If you have, keep this tutorial handy for when Apple updates the operating system.

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Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2021

Control Centre Access Made Easy

The Control Centre is a great way to access commonly used iPad features, such as the audio controls or Screen Mirroring and you can customise it to suit your own needs. Here’s a guide to the iPad’s Control Centre.

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Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2021

AirDrop & Bluetooth Stream and Transfer

AirDrop is great for transferring files from your iPad to another Apple device and Bluetooth is used for wirelessly streaming sound and other data, maybe to speakers or headphones. Here’s how to use these two features.

1 min read
Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2021

Face ID Or Touch ID Unlock Your iPad

iPads have a great way of verifying who you are, to unlock your tablet, make purchases and more. If your iPad has a Home button, you use your fingerprint. If it doesn’t, you simply hold it up to your face, which is then scanned by Face ID. Here’s a guide to setting up whichever feature you have on your iPad.

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Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2021

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini's Cameras

The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 mini have the same cameras, and they take mobile photography to the next level. Let’s see what they can do...

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Essential Apple User Magazine
December 2020

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max's Cameras

The Pro-level iPhone’s cameras maintain the smartphone’s reputation for photographic excellence, but how do they improve on their predecessors’ cameras?

3 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
December 2020

Meet the iPhone 12 and mini!

Apple’s amazing iPhone 12 has arrived, and it’s looking great. Let’s find out why it’s so good, and how it improves on its already-excellent predecessor.

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Essential Apple User Magazine
December 2020

iPhone Xs

The successor to the popular iPhone X is a powerful beast with a fantastic new camera.

4 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
December 2020

Interview

Computer programmer Zach Gage has released some great iOS apps. We catch up with him and ask about his work, his life and programming in general.

10+ mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
December 2020

Meet the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max!

Apple’s amazing iPhone 12 Pro has arrived, and it’s looking great. Let’s find out why it’s so good, and how it improves on its already-excellent predecessor, the iPhone 11 Pro.

1 min read
Essential Apple User Magazine
December 2020

The Evolution of the iPhone

Where will Apple’s smartphone go over the next twelve months?

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Essential Apple User Magazine
December 2020

iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro has lots to say. It comes in a range of cool colours, has an incredible three-lens camera system and a new soft-feel glass back. Let’s take a look at its amazing technical specifications.

1 min read
Essential Apple User Magazine
December 2020

Interview- MetaVRse

Could virtual and augmented reality be the future of learning? Alan Smithson, founder and CEO of MetaVRse, certainly thinks so. We caught up with him for a chat.

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Essential Apple User Magazine
December 2020

App Clips - iOS Mini Apps

App Clips are there, just when they’re needed. If you want an app for a specific task, like paying for parking or ordering a meal, you can download a specific part of the app experience in seconds, without installing the whole thing.

1 min read
Essential Apple User Magazine
December 2020

Keep a Watch on Your Health

The Apple Watch is a great tool for monitoring your health and keeping track of your workouts and with Series 5, it gains a wealth of new capabilities. Let’s take a look at what it can do.

5 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
August 2020

Mobilography

It’s a clumsy word, but it’s catching on. Mobilography is taking photographs on your mobile phone. Not just simple snaps or selfies; pictures that go beyond the basics and use your iPhone like you would an expensive camera. Mark Frost shows us how.

10 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
August 2020

Marvellous Mac Photography Apps

If you really want to master photo editing, try using your Mac. There’s a lot of impressive software out there, with some apps for beginners and others for pro-level photo editors. Here we round up ten of the most popular and capable Mac apps for photo editing and visual art.

4 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
August 2020

Working Up a Sweat

Wearable tech and fitness apps are all very well in theory, but what are they like in practice? We catch up with professional fitness model and trainer Hannah Bryant of Winners 2000 Fitness to find out.

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Essential Apple User Magazine
August 2020

Health App

Keep Fit and Well

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Essential Apple User Magazine
August 2020

Impressive iOS Photography Apps

There are some great apps for your iPhone and iPad that really help with your photography, whether through taking more impressive shots or editing them to really bring out the best in your photos. Let’s take a look at ten of the most popular photography-inspired apps on the iPhone and iPad.

4 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
August 2020

Essential Apps for Your Health and Fitness Regime

There are some great health and fitness apps for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Here’s a roundup of great apps you’d do well to consider installing and use every day to help keep you in tip-top shape.

4 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
August 2020

Apple Watch Series 5

Its time has come!

2 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
August 2020

8 Things We Like About iOS 14 & 8 Things We Don't!

Apple has unveiled the next version of its iPhone and iPad operating systems, and they’re looking good, but not everything in the applecart is rosy. Let’s take a look at eight new things that excite us about September’s launch, and eight causes for concern.

10+ mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
August 2020

Top Features In iPadOS And iOS 13

The iOS 13 and its iPadOS operating systems are packed full of little tips and tricks that let you get even more out of your Apple smartphone and tablet. It’s amazing what they can do, and even expert users might not be aware of all the hints and hacks that we’ll show you over the next few pages. With our help, you can use your iPad and iPhone in ways you might never have imagined.

4 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
August 2020

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