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iPad User Magazine Issue 55

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iPad User Magazine is the complete companion guide for owners of any iPad model, including the new iPad mini. Published every six weeks you’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest things to do on your iPad.

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9 Issues

in this issue

1 min.

Few announcements from Apple have made me as happy as the reveal that the iPad is getting its own operating system: iPadOS. Now admittedly it might largely be iOS 13 wearing a fake moustache and top hat to disguise itself (and I would expect the majority of updates to iOS to be shared with iPadOS in the future), but I still think it’s a really big and positive sign. Given that the 10th anniversary of the iPad is coming next year (really!), it feels like the tablet should be further along than it is for offering advanced new ways to work (and play). It always seemed that resources were stretched, so some years the iPad got improvements, and some years the iPhone was the focus. But with the iPad having its…

8 min.

More like a proper computer in its own right There’s been speculation for years about Apple unifying its desktop and mobile operating systems. After all, iOS is based on macOS, and today’s iPhones and iPads are powerful enough to run similar software to Macs. Then again, using an iPhone is inevitably a very different experience from using a Mac. The iPad, though, lies somewhere in between, and at WWDC 2019, Craig Federighi announced that it would finally have its own operating system, logically if cumbersomely known as iPadOS. It’s iOS 13 with some extra bits, but the extra bits should make using an iPad for proper work feel less compromised. iPadOS focuses on making use of the bigger screen, working in more than one app or on more than one document at…

1 min.
manage your subscriptions

IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to set up and manage Apple Music, Family Sharing and app subscriptions YOU’LL NEED An Apple ID, iOS 12 (some features work in earlier versions) It’s easy to lose track of what you’re paying for and by what means Love them or loathe them, subs to digital services – music and TV streaming, but also apps – are becoming more common. Already, you might have several of them that you use only on your iOS devices: extra iCloud storage, Apple Music, and recurring payments for third-party apps you need. What’s worrying about them is that it’s easy to lose track of what you’re paying for and by what means. Apple’s platform doesn’t send you a single itemised bill each month that lists all your outgoings paid through it. So, you…

2 min.
how to manage apple and app subs

1 Check how you’re billed Not sure whether you pay for a subscription through your Apple ID? The first place to look is Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store. Tap your Apple ID there, then View Apple ID. Scroll down to and tap Subscriptions. 2 Manage Apple subs The subscriptions you’re most likely to see on this page are those for Apple’s own services, specifically Music and News+. Tap a service to (where applicable) adjust your price tier, or to cancel the service if it’s no longer needed. 3 App subscriptions Third-party apps can offer various kinds of service as a sub – Dropbox, say. If you set up one within its app originally, not on its website, it should be listed here – and can be cancelled from the options shown…

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make ios behave better

IT WILL TAKE 20 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to adjust iPhone or iPad behaviours for a better experience YOU’LL NEED An iOS 12 device (some features work on older versions) iOS can help you identify long-term drains on your mobile data allowance Your iPad (or iPhone) arrives with sensible settings that will suit most people, but it’s wise to check the Settings app for behaviours you might want to tweak. From increasing the privacy of notifications on the Lock screen to improving familiar features like Look Up and Siri, we’ll help you get a running start by highlighting some of the most important settings to check out. Those people with 4G iPads and data plans should definitely pay special attention to steps 4 and 5 on the next page. That said, you may want to hold back…

2 min.
how to adjust important settings

1 Prevent uninvited access You may want to limit access to some features unless your device recognises you’re in control. In Settings > Touch/Face ID & Passcode, look under ‘Allow access when locked’. You won’t want a stranger to control your HomeKit accessories! 2 Guard your privacy Review whether apps can track your real-world position in Settings > Privacy > Location Services: always, never or only when you’re using the app. One level up, check you haven’t unduly granted access to other personal things, like your photos. 3 Stop info leaking out In Settings > Notifications, set Show Previews to When Unlocked so detailed info isn’t shown on the Lock screen until you use Touch/Face ID. If you prefer, limit this to specific apps in the list below; each has its own Show Previews setting. 4…