Tutorials, Tips and Tricks for New iPad Owners

Get a new iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air or iPad Pro for the holidays? If so, you may want to check out our extensive collection of iPad how tos and guides to learn the ins and outs of your new tablet.

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Even if you've had an iPad before, if you're upgrading to a new model, there are new features to get acquainted with, such as the addition of Face ID and the lack of a Home button in the iPad Pro, the Touch ID power button on the iPad Air, and Apple Pencil support across the entire lineup. Below, we've organized our most useful iPad-related how tos into categories for quick access.

Beginner Tips

Useful iPad Features

App Tips

Using a Keyboard and Mouse

Hidden Tricks

Important Security Tips

In-Depth Guides

If there are iOS and iPadOS features you want to learn more about, make sure to take a look through the list of in-depth guides that we have below. We also have guides covering Apple's most popular services and products.

Must-Watch Videos

We've also created several iPad-related tutorial videos that are well worth watching if you have one of Apple's new devices.


Selling Your Old iPad

If you're planning to sell or give away your old iPad now that you have a new model to play with, make sure to check out our detailed guide on how to cleanly erase your old devices to get rid of all your data.

More Info

Have any useful iPad-related tips and tricks that other MacRumors readers should know? Share them in the comments!

If you want to know more about Apple's iPad lineup, make sure to check out our full roundups with complete details on the different tablets: iPad Pro, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad.

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Top Rated Comments

Expos of 1969 Avatar
60 months ago
Useful information in one spot. Good for bookmarking.
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travelsheep Avatar
60 months ago
What has become of the "just open the package and use it, learn as you go, it's all intuitive and self explanatory" Apple? ... now it's a "read the manual and google and then youtube and then read news websites about how to use it and then share tips with friends and write a blog post about how to use it so others can learn how to use it too" ...
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
60 months ago

What has become of the "just open the package and use it, learn as you go, it's all intuitive and self explanatory" <snip>
That’s what my mom did, she’s 79 ?‍♂️

ymmv. Some people seem to have an easy time complicating things. Ironic, no?
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