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iPad & iPhone User is the only digital magazine you need to the world of the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Subscribe to iPad & iPhone User and get more out of your Apple device with our step-by-step tutorials, straight forward buying advice and expert reviews of the latest apps, games and accessories.. Each issue is packed with step-by-step tutorials and features on how to get the most from your apps and services like iCloud, iTunes Match, iPhoto, GarageBand, iMovie, Pages and Keynote, as well as all the latest apps. Anyone from a complete iPad and iPhone beginner to hardcore power users will learn more about their beloved Apple device.

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7 min.
apple arcade faq

The new Apple Arcade subscription-based gaming service is finally here. It’s basically Apple’s way of helping customers sort through the chaff in the App Store, as the highly curated service features premium games that are untainted by in-app purchases and ads. If all goes well, it could elevate the perception of mobile gaming in general. Got questions? Fortunately we have plenty of answers. Here’s everything you need to know about Apple Arcade. What is Apple Arcade? Apple Arcade is a gaming subscription service for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS that features 102 games as of early December. Apple is ‘handpicking’ the games that you’ll get with the service and working with highly regarded game developers such as Hironobu Sakaguchi and Ken Wong. Apple Arcade games have no in-app purchases, are downloadable for offline…

25 min.
best apple arcade games

As we’ve seen Apple Arcade lets users play premium games as often as they like for a set monthly fee. But which ones are worth your time? We’ve been burning our way through Arcade’s library ever since the launch of iOS 13. We tested primarily on iPhone, but also tried all the games here with an Xbox controller to see if this worked and how well it suited the gameplay; we found that many games supported Bluetooth controllers despite not mentioning this in their App Store description. 1. What The Golf? Available from fave.co/2qlIFsI This bizarre and genuinely funny sports sim – ‘Golf for people who hate golf’ – hits a hole in one for relentless ingenuity: the courses feature exploding barrels, cats and runaway cars, and half the time you find yourself…

5 min.
why the ipad is the best apple arcade device

Apple Arcade, the new gaming subscription service, is now available on the iPhone, the iPad, the Apple TV, and the Mac. After playing Apple Arcade across all those devices, the iPad currently offers the ideal blend of performance, optimization, comfort, ease of use, and general gameplay experience. That may change in the future – hopefully sooner than later – with more games and optimization. But right now, if you consistently want to get the most out of Arcade, reach for Apple’s tablet. Here’s why. 1. The displays are large enough to enjoy the games Latter-day iPhones are capable of running every Apple Arcade game, but let’s be real: They’re phones. In the optimal case of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, you’re still playing on a screen that’s only 6.2 inches wide by 3.06…

2 min.
how to: pair a ps4 dualshock 4 controller with your iphone or ipad

It only took a few years, but this autumn the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV will finally support PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controllers and some models of Xbox One controllers. It’s very easy to set up these controllers, too, as you’ll see below. For this story, we’ll focus on pairing the Sony DualShock 4 with an iPhone or iPad. All you need is an iPhone or iPad running iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 and any model of wireless DualShock 4 controller for the PlayStation 4. Here’s how to get in the action. Pair a DualShock 4 1. Open the Settings app. 2. Press Bluetooth. Bluetooth is probably already on, but if it isn’t, flip the Bluetooth toggle at the top of the next page to green. 3. While the Bluetooth menu is still open, grab…

3 min.
how to: pair an xbox one controller with your iphone or ipad

The iPhone and iPad finally feel like proper traditional game systems now that iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 support some Xbox One controllers and PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers. We’re focusing on the Xbox One S controller in this article. Unfortunately, you can’t use any old Xbox One gamepad. You’ll specifically need the Bluetoothcompatible model that was made for the Xbox One S (Model 1708). You can tell at a glance if your controller will work by looking for a segmented plate around the Xbox button (as seen in the photos opposite). If your controller doesn’t have one, you’re probably good to go. Making sure the controller works is the hardest part. Setting it up only takes a couple of seconds, as you can see below, and after that it should work with any…

5 min.
iphone 11 pro smart battery case

Price: £129 (inc VAT) from fave.co/37ZI4hi A vocal sect of the Apple faithful have been clamouring for a redesign of the iPhone’s Smart Battery Case for years, and once again Apple has shown that it’s listening to such complaints. Well, kind of. This year’s Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max looks a lot like the Apple battery cases that came before it, save for the subtle addition of a tactile camera button on the right side. It’s a small thing, but it’s a welcome extra feature that helps make this a ‘smart’ buy apart from juicing up your phone with half the power of the iPhone’s built-in battery. First, though, let’s take a look at that overall design. Apple designed the shell with the same…