Use YouriPad as aSecondMonitorwithSidecar
You cancreate adual monitor displayby pairingmost iPadsrunningiPadOS 13
or later with a Mac (2016 or later) running Catalina. I use thisall the time for my work at iPhone Life, and I’m amazed athow well it works. To do this, first make sure you have the current operating system on both systems. Go to System Preferences on your Mac, click Sidecar, then, under “Connect to”,choose your iPad. You’ve instantly got a dual monitor system!
SendQuickResponsesto Textsand Emails
This tipis perfectif a textor emailcomes inthat youwant torespondto without
losing your train of thought. Anytime a notification shows upsuch as a message or email, you can touch and drag the notification to the side of the screen to open the correspondingapp in Split View for a quick response.
view. I use
this feature to listen to music on Bandcamp while reading arti-
cles. To do this, you’ll touch and drag a Safari tab to the left or
right side of the screen. To exit this view, touch and drag the
top of a tab to separate it into Slide Over mode, then swipe
up from the bottom of the tab.
If you’relike meand use anexorbitantamountof exclamationmarks inyour texts,this one isessential.
While the virtual keyboard is active, you’ll simply swipe downward on any key to type its alternate character. This saves aton of time, as you no longer have to go into a separate keyboard to type your punctuation marks.
down to the size of an iPhone’s keyboard and move it any-
where on the display. To do so, you’ll touch and hold the key-
board button in the bottom right of the virtual keyboard, then
choose “Floating”. When you want to go back to the default key-
board, drag the floating keyboard to the bottom of your display.
You cannow pair aBluetoothmouse toyour iPad!
To do this,
it goes into discovery mode. Next, open Settings on your iPad
and tap Bluetooth. Scroll down to Other Devices and tap your
mouse. It should appear as Connected and a circular cursor
will appear on-screen. If you’re pairing an Apple Magic Mouse
or Magic Trackpad, type the code 0000 when prompted. If
you’ve paired a trackpad, you can adjust the experience by
navigating to Settings, tapping General, then Trackpad.