Category: iPad

How to Zip Files on iPhone or iPad

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You can easily create zip archives on iPhone and iPad of any files or folders through the Files app. For example, if you have a folder or file you want to compress and archive, share, or upload somewhere, you can easily create a .zip of that data right from the iPhone or iPad, and without needing any additional software.

This approach to making a zip file archive works in Files app for data stored locally, on a remote server, external device, or on iCloud Drive, as long as it can be accessed through the Files app of iOS or iPadOS it can be made into a zip…

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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

Split View allows you to…

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How to Unzip Files on iPhone or iPad

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You can easily unzip and uncompress zip archives on iPhone and iPad, directly from the Files app.

This makes it easier than ever to access data and files stored within any zip file, and you don’t need any third party apps or tools to open the zip archive.


Decompressing a zip archive and opening the zip file is super easy in iPadOS and iOS with the Files app. This tutorial will walk through that process of extracting these archives on an iPhone or iPad.

How to Open & Uncompress Zip Files on iPhone & iPad

  1. Open the Files app on iPhone or iPad
  2. The Files app icon in iOS

  3. Navigate to the…

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How to Search for Songs by Lyrics on Apple Music on iPhone or iPad

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Ever wished you could search for a song by lyrics? You can perform lyrics searches with Apple Music on iPhone, iPad, or even Mac, to identify a song by words.

Have you ever been in a store, bar, club, restaurant, or any public venue where you actually liked the song that was being played, but couldn’t really figure out its name? Certainly many of us could relate to this situation, and this happens to some music lovers fairly often. Sure, there are apps like Shazam that detects music or if you’re using an iPhone or iPad, you could just ask Siri to identify…

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How to Download Music from Apple Music to iPhone or iPad for Offline Listening

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Would you like to download music directly from Apple Music to iPhone or iPad? Doing so allows for offline listening, which is a really handy capability for many situations.

Like any other streaming service, by default Apple Music requires you to be connected to the internet. It’s all sunshine and rainbows as long as you’re streaming your music over Wi-Fi or cellular, but what if you lose connectivity? Or, what if you’re asked to switch your device to Airplane mode on a flight? The answer is pretty simple. You can’t stream music anymore. However, Apple…

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How to Create Playlists in Apple Music on iPhone & iPad

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Want to make a playlist with Apple Music? Of course you do! We all have a bunch of songs that we really like and listen to on a regular basis. If you’re an avid music listener, you might be interested in sorting out some of your favorite songs, so that you can listen to them while you’re on the go. Similar to any music application or streaming service that’s available today, Apple Music allows you to create, manage and share your playlists.

Playlist curation is key when it comes to organizing all the songs in your music library, and if you use the default…

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How to Remove Apple ID Payment Method on iPhone & iPad

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If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, you probably use some sort of a payment method to make purchases on the App Store and iTunes Store. This could be a credit card, debit card, Apple Pay, PayPal or even Apple ID credit that you get from redeeming gift cards. Sure, your payment information is secure and there’s nothing to worry about it, but nonetheless there are still scenarios where you might want to remove the payment method from an Apple ID. Perhaps you’re sharing your device with others, or you want to replace the payment method with a new one, or perhaps…

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How to Enable Persistent Notifications on iPhone & iPad

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If you work or play a ton on your iPhone or iPad, there’s a good chance you’ve missed several notifications while you were in the middle of something. That’s because of how the banner style notification system works on iOS. Regular notifications pop up from the top of the screen for a few seconds and simply disappear. In some cases, that’s not even enough time to read the entire message that’s displayed.

This is exactly where Persistent Notifications come in, which stay at the top of the iPhone or iPad screen until you switch to a different app or…

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How to Handoff Safari from Mac to iPhone

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Have you ever stumbled into something while browsing the web in Safari on Mac that you’d like to continue reading, watching, or listening to on your iPhone? This is the perfect scenario for the Handoff feature, which allows you to pass an app session from one Apple device to another so long as a few conditions are met.

This article will show you how to use Handoff to pass a web page from Mac to iPhone.


To be able to use Handoff with Safari from Mac to iPhone, all devices must be using the same Apple ID and iCloud account, Handoff must be enabled on Mac and…

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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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