10 surprising iPad tips and tricks

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Looking for some cool iPad tips and tricks? This is the place to be. Long gone are the days when the iPad was just an iPod Touch with a (much) bigger screen. Apple's tablet has grown into a bonafide compact laptop rival, with accessories like the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil offering endless creative opportunities.

But one of the best things about the iPad is how many incredible features are hiding right under your nose. From life-changing hacks to little wins, there are so many ways to get the most our of your iPad – and to neutralise those little nuisances you thought you were stuck with. Here are some of our favourite surprising features – and if it inspires you to grab some new kit, check out the best Apple deals. And be sure to check out the best drawings tablets if you're ready to get creative. For now, let's take a look at our favourite iPad tips that all creatives should know!

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Carrie Marshall

Carrie Marshall is a journalist, copywriter, ghostwriter, broadcaster and musician from Glasgow, where she lives with her two children, a greyhound and more guitars than are strictly necessary. A professional writer since 1998, Carrie is particularly interested in how technology can help us live our best lives and has written thousands of features, columns, reviews and news stories for a huge range of magazines, newspapers, websites and trade publications including T3, Techradar, MacFormat, BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend.

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