Make your life even easier
What did we ever do before iPads? These handy devices give us something to do on long plane trips, keep our kids entertained, and allow us to stay connected with a bigger screen and more adaptability than our phones, but with less bulk and weight than carrying our laptops around would require. Of course we love our iPads! But, according to tech experts, most of us are missing out on some of the features that would make them even better. Here’s what you need to know. And once you’re up to speed, check out the hidden iPhone hacks you never knew about.
Pair your iPad with your Mac
David Lynch, content lead for Payette Forward, an Apple help website, says that your iPad can act as a second display for your Mac with the help of an app called Sidecar. “You can use it to mirror your Mac’s screen or extend it so you have more space,” Lynch explains. “To use Sidecar, you’ll need a 2016 Mac or newer and an iPad running iOS 13. To connect your devices, click the AirPlay icon in the menu bar on your Mac and select your iPad. You can now drag windows back and forth between your Mac and iPad.”
For more information, Apple has a great guide on how to set this up.
Use the volume buttons to snap pictures
“Taking pictures on your iPad can be a little difficult,” Lynch says. “It can be hard to reach the virtual shutter button, and if you miss it, you might screw up the camera’s focus. Fortunately, you can use the volume buttons as a camera shutter. Simply press either volume button to take a picture when the camera app is open!” That’s it – your photos are already looking better!