Use iPad as a second display for your Mac

Use the Sidecar menu on Mac: You can easily change how you work with iPad from the Sidecar menu  in the menu bar. For example, switch between using iPad as a mirrored or separate display, or show or hide the sidebar or Touch Bar on iPad. Move windows from Mac to iPad: Drag a window to the edge …

Use iCloud Photos on iPad

iCloud Photos can help you make the most of the storage space on your iPad. When Optimize iPad Storage is turned on, all your full‑resolution photos and videos are stored in iCloud in their original formats, with storage-saving versions kept on your iPad as space is needed. Optimize iPad Storage is turned on by default. …

Use and customize Control Center on iPad

In Control Center, tap ; to reconnect, tap it again. To see the name of the connected Wi-Fi network, touch and hold . Because Wi-Fi isn’t turned off when you disconnect from a network, AirPlay and AirDrop still work, and iPad joins known networks when you change locations or restart iPad. To turn off Wi-Fi, go to Settings  > …

Use AirDrop on iPad to send items to nearby devices

Open the item, then tap , Share, AirDrop, , or another button that displays the app’s sharing options. Tap  in the row of share options, then tap the profile picture of a nearby AirDrop user. If the person doesn’t appear as a nearby AirDrop user, ask them to open Control Center on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and allow AirDrop to receive items. …

Update iPadOS

At any time, you can check for and install software updates. Go to Settings  > General > Software Update. The screen shows the currently installed version of iPadOS and whether an update is available. To turn off automatic updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update > Customize Automatic Updates (or Automatic Updates).

Type braille directly on iPad using VoiceOver

Enter braille on the screen Set the rotor to Braille Screen Input.If you don’t see Braille Screen Input in the rotor, go to Settings  > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Rotor, then select it from the list. Place iPad in one of the following positions: Tabletop mode: Lay iPad flat in front of you. Screen away mode: Hold iPad with the …

Turn on and practice VoiceOver on iPad

You can practice VoiceOver gestures in a special area without affecting iPad or its settings. When you practice a gesture, VoiceOver describes the gesture and the resulting action. Try different techniques to discover which works best for you. If a gesture doesn’t work, try a quicker movement, especially for a double-tap or swipe gesture. To …

Choose iPad settings for travel

When you travel with iPad, choose settings that comply with airline requirements. Some airlines let you keep your iPad turned on if you switch to airplane mode. By default, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are disabled in airplane mode—you can’t make or receive FaceTime calls or use features or accessories that require wireless communication, but you can …

Transfer files between iPad and your computer

Transfer files between iPad and your Mac Connect iPad to your Mac.You can connect using USB, or if you set up Wi-Fi syncing, you can use a Wi-Fi connection. In the Finder sidebar on your Mac, select your iPad.Note: To use the Finder to transfer files, macOS 10.15 or later is required. With earlier versions of macOS, use iTunes to transfer …