Apple Shares New Tutorial Videos Showcasing iPadOS Features

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Apple has shared four new videos on its Apple Support YouTube channel highlighting what users can do with iPadOS, Apple's version of iOS designed for the iPad that was released on Tuesday.


The first video introduces users to the new actions possible with Slide Over, like accessing recent files and favorite apps with a swipe.


Another video goes through the multitasking capabilities in iPadOS, including the ability to open two windows in the same application side by side using Split View.


A third video explains how to use the new text editing gestures on ‌iPad‌, including text selection, clipboard gestures like copy, cut, and paste, and undo/redo.


Lastly, a fourth video introduces users to the QuickPath keyboard that allows you to type a word without removing your finger from the keyboard when entering individual letters.

iPadOS features powerful new capabilities specifically designed for the larger display of the ‌iPad‌. They include an updated Home screen, improved multitasking functionality, new Apple Pencil features, new Slide Over features, and all of the other new changes in iOS 13.
If you want to learn more about iPadOS, be sure to check out our dedicated iPadOS guide.

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13 months ago
I actually need these videos because I honestly find iPadOS anything but intuitive. I barely use my iPad either and when you don't you totally forget what all the hidden wipes and things do and I spent 4 minutes trying to get something to go into different views.
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13 months ago


I actually need these videos because I honestly find iPadOS anything but intuitive. I barely use my iPad either and when you don't you totally forget what all the hidden wipes and things do and I spent 4 minutes trying to get something to go into different views.

I’m in total agreement. Some of the things that are intuitive on macOS or Windows are simply obscure on iPad. I shouldn’t have to waste time trying to remember how to perform such simple actions or, worse, have to look up a tutorial video after I inevitably forget how to perform one of these gestures. The reason a ‘window’ works so well in desktop OS’s is because it is relatively clear how to manipulate it. When every app defaults to full screen, basic manipulation becomes very obscure without additional visual cues.

Oh, and the very end of the fourth video had me laughing: “Swiping is the new typing”. Yeah, as if Android hasn’t been doing this for YEARS. I love my iPhone/iPad, but come on guys...
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13 months ago
Really useful but I wish that they would have mentioned that some third party apps don't support multitasking. Could be very confusing for new iPad owners who try to use a third party app in slideover.
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13 months ago


RE: can you split view for apps that aren't in the dock? - Yes you can. Open that app first. Once you do that, it will be on your dock either as open, or if you close it, it will remain on the right-most side of the dock as 'recently used'. For example, I don't keep Notes on my dock, but this is how I get around to doing it.

It is possible that this is a dock setting in Settings to show recently opened, and I can't remember if the default is on or off.

Thanks, darkslide29.

The setting to include recently opened apps in the dock is on by default. I disabled it previously, but if I need to multitask, looks like I'll need to re-enable it.

I was hoping/expecting to find an "Open in Split View" command in the new menu that pops up when you tap and hold an app icon on a home screen, but no - it's not there. Lame. Hopefully they'll add it soon.
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