How to Share Your iPad's Location
Matt Cone March 5, 2022
You own an iPad and you need to let someone know where you are. What do you do? Using built-in features on your iPad, you can share your location with family and friends. The Find My app on your iPad allows you to share your iPad’s location with anyone, whether you have previously shared your location with them or not. Here’s how to share your iPad’s location with family and friends:
How to Add Another Fingerprint to Touch ID on Your iPad
Matt Cone February 10, 2022
Newer iPads use Touch ID, a feature that allows you to use your fingerprint for authentication. Instead of typing a password to log in, you can press your finger on the home button to verify your identity. Did you know that you can add another fingerprint to Touch ID? There are several reasons you might want to do this. Maybe you want to start authenticating with your pointer finger instead of your thumb.
How to Sync Contacts Across Your Apple Devices
Matt Cone February 3, 2022
The Contacts application that comes with Macs, iPads, and iPhones is useful for keeping track of friends and family. We previously discussed how to add contacts to your iPhone, add contacts to your iPad, and add contacts to your Mac. Now you’re ready for the final step: Using iCloud to sync contacts across all of your Apple devices. When you use iCloud to sync contacts, all of the contacts you’ve saved on one device automatically become available on all of your devices.
How to Add a Contact to Your iPad
Matt Cone February 1, 2022
iPads are handy for all sorts of stuff — surfing the web, playing games, and staying in contact with friends and family. You can save the phone number and address of a friend or family member by adding them as a contact to your iPad. Adding a person as a contact has many advantages. You’ll be able to call or message your contact quickly, and you’ll also be able to keep track of their personal information, like their birthday.
How to Disable iMessage on Your iPad
Matt Cone December 8, 2021
iMessage is Apple’s end-to-end encrypted instant messaging service that you can use to send text messages, photos, and more to other people who own Apple devices. If you don’t want to use iMessage on your iPad, you can disable it. Disabling iMessage will prevent you from sending and receiving iMessages on your iPad. But if your iPad has an active cellular service plan, you’ll still be able to send and receive SMS text messages if your plan supports it.
How to View Lyrics in Apple Music on Your iPad
Matt Cone November 10, 2021
If you use Apple Music on your iPad to listen to songs, you might be surprised to learn that you can view song lyrics right in the Apple Music application. Lyrics are available for most of the songs in Apple Music. Apple Music also has a feature that allows you to share lyrics with a friend, much like how it allows you to share a playlist with a friend. Here’s how to view lyrics in Apple Music on your iPad:
How to Scan Text Using Your iPad's Camera
Matt Cone November 7, 2021
If you have an iPad running iPadOS 15 or later, you might be able use the Live Text feature to scan text in photos. After you scan the text, you can paste it into a different application, such as Notes or Mail. This is a great way to record text off receipts, copy a friend’s written notes, or scan a page from a book. Here’s how to scan text using your iPad’s camera:
How to Change the Siri Voice on Your iPad
Matt Cone November 7, 2021
Siri is Apple’s virtual voice assistant that you can verbally communicate with. Freely available on all of Apple’s devices, including the iPad, Siri can help you do things like find information, add calendar events, and send email. Siri comes with a default voice, but if you don’t like that voice, you can select one of the other voices for Siri that are available on your iPad. Here’s how to change the Siri voice on your iPad:
How to Remotely Lock Your iPad
Matt Cone November 5, 2021
You already know that you can password protect your iPad. But if you have enabled Find My iPad, you can also remotely lock your iPad. (The iPad must be turned on and connected to a cellular or wireless network.) By using the Mark As Lost feature, you can enable a password on your iPad if one isn’t already set. Mark As Lost also disables several features that could be used if your iPad is stolen.
How to Scan a QR Code with Your iPad
Matt Cone November 1, 2021
Quick Response (QR) codes are everywhere. These codes provide easy access to text and websites, but you have to scan the QR codes first to visit the see the text or visit the website. You can scan QR codes with your iPad to reveal the text or website address. Here’s how to scan a QR code with your iPad: From the home screen, open the Camera app. Point your iPad’s camera at the QR code, as shown below.