Category: iPad mini

How to Change the Color & Size of the Cursor on iPad

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One practical way to customize your iPad experience is to customize the cursor size and color, assuming you use the iPad with a mouse or trackpad.

The cursor, or mouse pointer, is available to any iPad using a Magic Keyboard with trackpad, mouse, or external trackpad, and you’ll find the range of appearance adjustments may help you to use the device, or add to your enjoyment of the cursor anyway.

How to Change Appearance of iPad Cursor / Pointer

Adjusting the color and size of the iPad cursor / pointer is simple:

  1. Open the “Settings” app
  2. Choose…

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iPadOS 16 Supported Devices List

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iPadOS 16 includes some fancy new features like the Freeform collaboration app, new Messages and Mail features, improvements to the Files app, Weather app, and a completely redesigned multitasking experience (this seems like an annual trend), you’d be understandably curious to find out if iPadOS 16 runs on your iPad.

Listed below is the full list of iPad models that support iPadOS 16.

iPadOS 16 Compatible Devices List

  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad (5th generation and later)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and later)

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How to Restart, Force Restart, & Shut Down iPad Mini 6

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Wondering how you can restart, shut down, or force restart an iPad Mini 6? If you’re new to Apple devices without Home buttons, you may be unfamiliar with how to perform these common tasks on your new mini tablet.

The new iPad Mini 6 is redesigned to resemble a small iPad Pro or iPad Air, complete with slim bezels, and that means no Home button on the device. That also means there are new approaches to initiating a force restart on iPad Mini 6, restarting the iPad Mini 6th gen, and shutting down the device too. Once you learn the steps and perform them a few…

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How to Enable ‘Universal Control’ Between Your Mac and iPad

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With iPadOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3, Apple has finally released the major cross-platform feature we first saw in WWDC 2021: Universal Control lets you use the same keyboard, mouse, or trackpad between multiple Macs and iPads. That means when you set your iPad next to your Mac, you can push the cursor off of the edge of…

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Can’t Draw with Finger on iPad? Here’s Why!

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If you’re an iPad, iPad Pro, or iPad Air user, and you are trying to draw with your finger on the iPad on Notes app (or elsewhere with Markup) but find that it’s not working, there’s a simple explanation and solution to this problem.


The reason you can’t draw on the iPad with a finger is due to a setting regarding Apple Pencil that is enabled by default on most iPads, sometimes even if an Apple Pencil is not used with the device or not currently connected with the device.

How to Enable Drawing with Finger on iPad

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How to Use Spatial Audio on AirPods Pro & Max

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When Apple announced the launch of their pricey AirPods Max, they highlighted a new, unheard of feature: something they called “Spatial Audio”. Granted, “Spatial Audio” is a term made up by Apple to sell headphones, but it’s basically surround sound inside your headphones.

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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 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 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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