Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Using an external keyboard, part of iPad Tips and Tricks.
- If you do a lot of typing on your iPad,…you might want to consider forgoing the onscreen keyboard…and using an actual physical keyboard.…The iPad's onscreen keyboard is nice…for brief periods of typing,…but if you have to write paragraphs of text,…you're gonna be much quicker and efficient…on a full-sized keyboard.…You can connect two types of keyboards to an iPad,…USB keyboards and bluetooth keyboards.…If you ever had more than one computer…around the home or office,…chances are you probably have a spare USB keyboard…lying around somewhere.…To connect it to your iPad,…you'll need either the Apple USB to lightning adapter,…which has the lightning connector at one end…and a USB connector at the other,…or if you have an older iPad,…with a 30-pin dock connector,…you'll need the apple camera connection kit,…which has the dock connector on one end…and a USB input on this end.…
In both cases, you'll just plug the USB keyboard…into one end of the adapter,…and then plug the other end into your iPad.…And that's pretty much all there is to it.…
- Using iPad-specific gestures
- Typing tips
- Syncing media and other files
- Wireless syncing
- Receiving and organizing email
- Chatting with Messages
- Installing apps
- Browsing the web
- Connecting to an external display
- Using productivity software
- Playing audio and video files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started with the iPad
A tour around the iPad2m 35s
2. Typing on the iPad
3. Syncing Files
4. Setting Up and Using Email and Instant Messaging
5. Working with Apps
6. Web Browsing
7. The iPad for Work
8. Managing and Playing Audio, Video, and Other Media
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