Special iPad Features

As iOS has evolved, Apple has made an effort to make the iPad more than just a “big iPhone,” adding features that help you take advantage of its large screen.

Work with Instant Notes

iOS lets you quickly create or edit a note in the Notes app from the Lock screen—Apple calls this Instant Notes. Contrary to Apple’s marketing, this isn’t an iPad-specific feature, as I explain in Discover Control Center Functions, since you can use the Notes button in Control Center to summon an Instant Note.

However, if you use an Apple Pencil with a compatible iPad, there is an actual instant way to create an Instant Note. Wake your iPad and tap the tip of the Apple Pencil on the Lock screen to create or open an Instant Note—be sure to ...

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