How to Automatically Delete Old Messages on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       September 29, 2021

iMessage allows you to send and receive free SMS and text messages to your friends and family. But those old text messages can start piling up! After a while, all of the old text messages can start cluttering your iPad, making it difficult to find the text message threads you’re really interested in. Thankfully, your iPad contains a feature that can automatically delete old text messages after a certain period of time.

Show Only Downloaded Music on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       September 27, 2021

I use Apple Music and I love it. Being able to stream and download music to an iPad over a wireless or cellular connection is priceless. But there is one time when I don’t want to stream music at all: when I’m using my iPad in airplane mode or when I’m in an area with no cellular or wireless connectivity. That’s because Apple Music displays all of my music in one big list, and I can’t tell which music is downloaded to my iPad - that’s the music I can play without network connectivity - and which music that is currently stored on Apple’s servers - that’s the music I can’t play without network connectivity.

How to Download Music to Your iPad

  Matt Cone       September 27, 2021

If you use the Apple Music streaming service to listen to music on your iPad, you may be interested in learning that there’s a way to download that music to your iPad for offline listening. Downloading music to your iPad might be useful if you live in a place with spotty cellular coverage, or if you’re planning to fly somewhere with your iPad in airplane mode. Here’s how to download music to your iPad:

How to Enable Private Relay on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       September 25, 2021

When you surf the internet with your iPad, your personal information is collected at several points along the way. For example, if you visit nytimes.com, the New York Times web server can log your iPad’s IP address and user agent (iPad), among other technical details that could be used to identify you. That data can be used to track you around the internet and deliver customized advertisements. Understanding How Private Relay Works Apple’s Private Relay feature — new in iPadOS 15 and available to iCloud+ subscribers — helps obscure those technical details when using the Safari web browser.

How to Share an Apple Music Playlist on an iPad

  Matt Cone       September 11, 2021

If you use Apple Music on an iPad, you should know that there’s a quick and easy way to share your playlists with friends and family members. Sharing a playlist lets others see your music and play the songs that you’ve collected. Here’s how to share an Apple Music playlist on your iPad: From the home screen, tap the Music application. Select the playlist you want to share.

How to Download an Image to an iPad

  Matt Cone       September 11, 2021

Downloading an image from a website to your iPad is an easy to way to save the pictures your friends post on Facebook or any other photo you discover on the internet. If you use iCloud to sync your photos, the saved images will instantly be available on all of your other Apple devices. The process is easy, and takes only a second. Here’s how to download images to your iPad:

How to Turn Off Read Receipts on your iPad

  Matt Cone       September 10, 2021

Your iPad has the ability to show others when you read their text messages. This feature, known as read receipts, provides visual confirmation in the Messages app that you’ve read someone’s text message. The image below gives you a sense of what read receipts look like from the other person’s perspective. If you don’t want people to know when you’ve read a message, you can turn off the read receipts feature on your iPad.

How to Sync iMessages Across Your Apple Devices

  Matt Cone       September 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. You can turn on an iCloud feature to synchronize your iMessages across all of your devices. That way, when you send or receive an iMessage, that message will be viewable on all of your Apple devices. Here’s how to set up your iPhone or iPad to sync iMessages across your other Apple devices:

How to Check Which Version of iPadOS Your iPad is Using

  Matt Cone       September 3, 2021

All iPads come with the iPadOS operating system preinstalled, but depending on how you have your settings configured, your iPad may have an older version of iPadOS installed. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to check which version of iPadOS is installed on your iPad. Here’s how to check which version of iPadOS your iPad is using: From the home screen, tap Settings. Tap General. Tap About, as shown below.

How to Save PDF Files on an iPad

  Matt Cone       September 2, 2021

You probably know that you can read PDF documents on your iPad, but did you know that you can also save PDF files to the Books app on your iPad? This is useful for saving free ebooks in PDF file format from websites like Open Library. You also can save anything from bank statements and college course syllabi to scanned documents and tenant agreements. It’s not a stretch to say that your iPad could become a portable document management system!

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