10 Tips to Master iPad OS 14 and Apple Pencil

10 Tips to Master iPad OS 14 and Apple Pencil | The latest version of the iPad operating system, iPadOS 14, was just released on September 19th and it has tons of new features that make using your iPad even more enjoyable than ever before.

But there are so many new features that you might not know where to start! That’s why I’ve created this guide to help you get the most out of your iPad, iPad OS 14, and Apple Pencil. This is everything you need to know about the 10 most exciting updates and how to master them!

10 Tips to Master iPad OS 14 and Apple Pencil

1) Customize Your Screen

  1. Keep your app icons tidy by creating folders. This will help you declutter your home screen and make it easier to find the apps you need.
  2. Make use of the new widget feature to display information that is important to you at a glance.
  3. Use the Scribble feature to quickly jot down notes or ideas using your Apple Pencil.
  4. Learn how to use Split View mode so you can have two apps open side-by-side.
  5. Use Slide Over mode to quickly access another app without having to leave the app you’re currently in.
  6. Get more done with the new multitasking features in iPadOS 14, such as Picture in Picture mode and keyboard shortcuts.

2) Quickly Navigate Between Applications

Apple’s newest operating system for the iPad, iPadOS 14, includes a variety of new features and improvements. One of the most significant changes is the addition of support for the Apple Pencil. With Apple Pencil, you can now navigate your iPad with more precision than ever before.

Here are 6 tips to help you get the most out of this new feature:

  1. Press on any app icon on the home screen to open it. You can use two fingers in order to zoom in or zoom out by placing them together or pulling them apart respectively.
  2. Tap twice on any app icon and hold it down so that you don’t drag it around, then move left or right until you find the app that you want to open next. You’ll see an arrow prompt appear which will allow you to tap once and release when you’re ready to close one application and move on to another.
  3. You can also use the swipe gesture from the left edge of the screen to go back to the previous app that you were using.
  4. To return to your home screen, tap on Settings from the apps list and select Home from there.
  5. For those who want to switch between multiple applications at the same time, simply press and hold on to any app icon and then start sliding your finger up or down the screen. The icons will shrink as you slide downward and reappear as you slide upward until they disappear completely.
  6. Alternatively, if you have an external keyboard plugged into your iPad, simply press Command+Tab to quickly switch between applications without having to touch your device at all!

3) Take Notes in NotePad

  1. Keep your Notes app open on your iPad at all times. This way, you can quickly jot down ideas as they come to you.
  2. Use the search function often to find specific notes easily.
  3. Use Apple Pencil for everything – from taking notes to drawing diagrams. It’s the best way to get the most out of iPadOS 14.
  4. Create different folders for different types of notes. This will help you keep your thoughts organized and easy to find later on.
  5. Set up notifications for when a new note is added to a folder – that way, you won’t miss anything important.

4) Use Scribble Mode to Quickly Enter Texts

Scribble Mode is a new feature in iPadOS 14 that allows you to quickly enter text using your Apple Pencil. To use Scribble Mode, simply draw a letter on the screen and the corresponding character will appear. You can also use Scribble Mode to enter symbols and numbers. To exit Scribble Mode, simply tap the screen with your finger or tap the Esc key on the keyboard.

10 Tips to Master iPad OS 14 and Apple Pencil
10 Tips to Master iPad OS 14 and Apple Pencil

5) Open Files and Apps Within Different Applications by Using Drag & Drop

You can now open files and apps within different applications by using drag & drop. This means that you can now access your files from anywhere, without having to switch between apps.

To use this feature, simply hold down the file or app you want to open and drag it into the other app. It is also possible to drag an application on top of another one in order to create a new instance of that application.

6) Watch Videos on Youtube (Faster Than on Any Other Device!)

  1. Download the YouTube app from the App Store.
  2. Tap the icon to open the app.
  3. Sign in with your Google account.
  4. Tap on the menu in the top left corner of the screen.
  5. Select History: watch later.
  6. Find a video you want to watch and tap on it.
  7. The video will begin playing automatically, but if it doesn’t, just click on the play button at the bottom of the screen.
  8. To change videos, just swipe up or down for different options or search for another one by tapping the magnifying glass at the top right-hand side of the page.
  9. If you like what you see, then tap watch later at this point and save this specific video to your history list so that it is easier to find next time!
  10. You can also use AirPlay (see below) if you prefer watching things on your TV!

7) Create an Audio Recording with Voice Memos App

  1. Open the Voice Memos app.
  2. Tap the red record button to start recording.
  3. Talk into the microphone to record your voice memo.
  4. To stop recording, tap the red stop button.
  5. To listen to your recording, tap the play button.
  6. To delete a recording, tap the trash can icon.
  7. To share a recording, tap the share icon and choose how you’d like to share it.
  8. To make a new recording in the same folder as the previous one, tap the plus sign on the left side of the bottom toolbar.
  9. The folder is where all recordings are stored until they’re exported or shared.
  10. When you export a recording, it will automatically be added to iTunes as an audio file on your device’s Photos app and/or iCloud Drive/iCloud Photo Library depending on whether or not iCloud Drive is enabled on your device in Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage > Photos & Camera Roll / Documents & Data.

8) View Documents in Numbers, Pages, etc. Without Ever Leaving the App You’re In

One of the great things about iPadOS is that you can view documents in other apps without ever leaving the app you’re in. So, if you’re in Numbers and you want to view a Pages document, you can do so without having to leave Numbers.

Simply open the document in Pages, then tap the Share button and select Open In. From there, select the app you want to open the document in. The document will open in a new window within the app you’re currently using.

9) Control a PowerPoint Presentation with Keynote Remote App or Presentation App

You can now control a PowerPoint presentation from your iPad using the Keynote Remote app or the new Presentation app. This is a great way to use your iPad as a second screen, or even as your primary screen if you don’t have a laptop with you. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of this new feature:

  1. On the menu bar, click View > Control Presenter;
  2. On your iPad running iOS 13+, launch the Keynote Remote app;
  3. On your Mac running macOS Catalina (or older), launch the Keynote for Mac application;
  4. If prompted, enter a PIN on both devices: on the iOS device type in 1234, and on the Mac type in 5678;
  5. Turn on AirPlay mirroring on your Mac so that you can see what’s happening at home via the projector (or TV);
  6. Choose an event to open in PowerPoint (don’t open it first),
  7. Click Share > More Options > Control Presenter.

10) Use Your iPad as a Second Screen for Your Mac

You can now use your iPad as a second screen for your Mac, thanks to the new Sidecar feature in iPadOS 14. This is a great way to boost your productivity by having more screen real estate to work with. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of Sidecar

  1. Select which Mac apps will appear on your iPad: To choose which apps will appear on your iPad, go to Settings > General >Sidecar and toggle the appropriate apps from Off to On.
  2. Drag-and-drop files from one app to another: Simply drag and drop files from one app on your iPad onto another app or folder for easy file transfers. For example, you could drag images from Photos onto Pages so that they automatically appear in Pages’ Library when you open it on the desktop version of Pages. You can also do this with PDFs and other types of files.
  3. Tap an app’s icon on your iPad to launch it on your Mac: If you tap an app’s icon in Safari on your iPad, this will launch the same app on your Mac and give you additional space for typing. In some cases (such as Mail), tapping an email’s subject line will send it over to Outlook without switching back to Safari first.


There you have it! 10 tips to help you get the most out of iPadOS 14 and Apple Pencil. With these tools, you’ll be able to create beautiful artwork, take notes with ease, and stay organized on the go. So what are you waiting for? Update your iPad today and start exploring all that iPadOS 14 has to offer!

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