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How to Charge Apple Pencil

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The Apple Pencil is a fantastic accessory to iPad, but if you’re new to ownership you may not be entirely sure how to charge the Apple Pencil.

Charging Apple Pencil is easy, though how it is charged depends on which model / generation of Apple Pencil you own. Not to worry, they’re simple to differentiate and to charge regardless.

Whichever model of Apple Pencil you have, make sure that Bluetooth is turned on with the iPad it is associated with (Settings > Bluetooth).

Charging Apple Pencil 2nd generation

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How to Force Restart New iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air

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Have a newer iPad, iPad mini, or iPad Air with a Home button, and wondering how you can force restart the device? It’s pretty simple to forcibly reboot iPad models with physical home buttons, but it is different from forced restarts on models without home buttons. If you’re wondering how this whole process works, read on to master the technique in no time.

Forced restarting is a common troubleshooting procedure that can help to remedy a frozen device or other peculiar issues. The forced restart on an iPad is more than the ‘soft restart’ of turning it…

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How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPad Air (2020 Model)

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Using recovery mode on the newest iPad Air (2020 models and later) may be necessary sometimes for troubleshooting purposes. Entering and using Recovery Mode on the newest iPad Air models is a bit different than earlier iPad models however, so if you’re unsure how it works read on to learn how to enter and exit the troubleshooting mode for the device.

Normally, recovery mode is used by more advanced users to troubleshoot serious software-related issues, whether the iPad is stuck in a boot loop, frozen on the Apple logo screen, or if it’s asking you to…

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How to Force Restart New iPad Air (2020 Model)

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Wondering how to force restart the iPad Air (2020 or newer) models that no longer have a Home button? Whether you’re new to the new tablet design, or coming from an Android device, you might be wondering how to initiate a forced restart of the latest iPad Air.

Force restarting your iPad isn’t as simple as turning it off and turning it back on. That’s a regular soft restart, whereas a force restart or hard reset is slightly different. This is done mostly by advanced users to troubleshoot buggy behavior, glitches, and software-related issues. Force…

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How to Enter DFU Mode on iPad Air (2020 Model)

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If you have a new iPad Air model (2020 or later), you might be wondering how you can enter and exit DFU mode on the device, typically for troubleshooting purposes. This has changed as the new iPad Air no longer has a Home button, making it more closely match the Pro series. So whether new to Apple’s iPadOS ecosystem, or simply upgrading from an older iPad with the home button, you may find this to be useful.

In most cases, putting iPad Air into recovery mode and restoring or updating it using Finder or iTunes should resolve most issues a user faces, whether…

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How to Use a Mouse or Trackpad with iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPad Air

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Using a mouse or trackpad with iPad is easier than ever before thanks to the latest iPadOS versions having full and direct support for pointer devices. No longer is mouse and trackpad support relegated to Accessibility as it was in earlier versions of system software, now it’s main stage.

Setting up a mouse or trackpad, and customizing the appearance and behavior of the cursor / pointer in iPadOS, are all quite easy once you learn how it works. We’ll walkthrough the process for iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Mini, running any version of iPadOS at 14 or…

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How to Type Straight Quotes on iPad

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Want to stop iPad typing curly quotes so that you can use ASCII friendly straight quotes instead? You may have noticed that iPad defaults to typing curly quotation marks rather than straight quotation marks, this can be particularly problematic for anyone trying to do scripting, programming, shell work, remote administration, or anything else that requires precise syntax and the usage of straight quotes rather than curly quotes.

This article will show how to type straight quotes on the iPad rather than curly quotes. And yes this applies to all iPad models…

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How to Split Screen on iPad to Run Two Apps Side-by-Side

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All modern iPad models have the ability to use Split Screen mode, allowing you to have two apps open at once, side-by-side. Using Split Screen on iPad is fairly easy once you learn how it works, but it’s also not necessarily discoverable or intuitive, so if you haven’t learned how to use the multitasking feature on iPad yet to split screen two apps then don’t feel left out.

This article will explain how to use Split Screen on any iPad with iPadOS 13, iOS 12, or later.

How to Use Split Screen to Have Two Apps Open at Once on iPad

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How to Take Notes from Locked iPad Screen with Apple Pencil

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You can quickly create new notes directly from the locked screen of an iPad if you have an Apple Pencil.

This is a great feature for anyone with an iPad who needs to do quick note taking, since it treats the device a bit like a sketch pad or sketchbook of sorts.

Using the iPad lock screen notes feature is super easy, here’s how it works:

How to Use Lock Screen Notes with iPad & Apple Pencil

  1. At the locked screen of iPad, tap anywhere on the screen with Apple Pencil
  2. How to take new notes from iPad lock screen with Apple Pencil

  3. Notes app will immediately launch into a new note, use Notes app as usual to jot down notes…

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