Get the most out of apple products with these tips and tricks. From beginner to expert, we’ve got you covered.
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Get to Know the Interface
If you’re new to Apple products, the interface can be a little confusing. In this section, we’ll show you around and help you get to know the interface. After this, you’ll be an expert in no time!
Get to Know the Menu Bar
The menu bar is located at the top of your screen. By default, it includes the following menus:
-The Apple menu: This menu includes options for controlling your computer, such as restarting, shutting down, and logging out. It also includes System Preferences.
-The app menu: This menu gives you quick access to the commands and features you use most in the app you’re currently using. For example, in Safari, this menu includes options for adding bookmarks and windows.
-The Finder menu: This menu provides quick access to common Finder tasks, such as creating new folders and opening recently used items.
-The File menu: This menu lets you create new documents, open existing ones, and save them in a variety of formats.
-The Edit menu: This menu lets you cut, copy, and paste text and images as well as undo and redo recent actions.
-The View menu: This menu lets you customize how files and folders are displayed in the Finder. For example, you can choose to view them as icons or in a list.
-The Go menu: This menu provides quick access to locations on your computer, such as your home folder,Documents folder, Trash, and iCloud Drive. It also lets you connect to servers and network volumes.
-The Windowmenu: Thismenu lets you work with multiple documents at the same time by providing options for opening new windows and arranging them on your screen.
-The Helpmenu:Thismenu provides access to help documentation for the app you’re using as well as Mac Help for troubleshooting advice
Get to Know the Dock
The Dock is a great way to keep your most frequently used apps and files close at hand. Here’s how to use it.
To add an app to the Dock, simply drag its icon from the Applications folder or Launchpad and drop it onto the Dock. You can also drag any document, file, or folder from the Finder and drop it onto the Dock. To remove an item from the Dock, drag it up and off of the Dock.
If you want to keep an item in the Dock but don’t want it taking up space, you can set it as a “stack.” To do this, simply control-click (or right-click) on the item in question and select “Stack” from the menu that appears. From there, you can choose how you want your stack sorted—by name, date added, date modified, or date created—as well as choose whether you want it displayed as a folder or a grid.
Use the Keyboard
The keyboard is the most important part of any Apple product. It is the main way you interact with your computer, and it is essential for doing anything on your computer. In this section, we will show you how to use the keyboard on your Apple product.
Use Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts are key combinations that can be used to perform actions in place of using a mouse or trackpad. They’re easy to use and can really improve your productivity when working with your Apple products.
Here are some tips on how to use keyboard shortcuts:
-To use a keyboard shortcut, press and hold one or more modifier keys while pressing the last key of the shortcut. For example, to use the shortcut ⌘C, press and hold the ⌘ key, then press the C key. You can find out which keys to use for shortcuts in the app menus.
-To see a list of all available shortcuts for an app, visit the Shortcuts preferences pane for that app. For example, to see all available keyboard shortcuts in Safari, choose Safari > Preferences from the menu bar, then click Shortcuts at the top of the preferences window.
-You can also create your own keyboard shortcuts for apps that don’t have shortcuts assigned by default. To do this, visit the Keyboard preferences pane and click Shortcuts at the top of the preferences window. Then click App Shortcuts in the sidebar and click + to add a new shortcut.<
Use the Function Keys
The function keys on apple keyboard do a variety of things, depending on which app you’re using and which keyboard shortcuts you’ve set up.
To use a function key, press the Fn (Function) key, and then press one of the keys listed in the table below. For example, to use F12 as a standard function key, hold down Fn while you press F12. To use F12 as a multimedia key, hold down Fn and Alt while you press F12.
You can also adjust the settings so that you don’t have to hold down Fn to use the function keys:
1. Open Keyboard preferences from System Preferences.
2. Click Keyboard, then click Modifier Keys.
3. Select “Use all F1, F2, etc. keys asstandard function keys.”
Use the Trackpad
Apple products are user-friendly and easy to use. One of the best features of Apple laptops is the trackpad. The trackpad is a smooth, glass surface that responds to finger gestures. It is located at the bottom of the keyboard and is used to move the cursor around the screen. In this article, we will show you how to use the trackpad on your Apple laptop.
There are many different ways you can use the trackpad on your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or Magic Trackpad. You can use it with one finger to click, double-click, scroll, and swipe. Or you can use multiple fingers to enable Secondary Click, Scroll & Zoom, App Exposé, and Launchpad. You can even use it to rotate objects.
Gestures require a certain amount of pressure to perform. The amount of pressure you need to apply may be different depending on how you have your trackpad configured. To adjust the pressure required for a gesture:
Open System Preferences and click Accessibility.
Click Mouse & Trackpad from the list of options on the left.
Adjust the slider for Click Pressure.
Use Force Touch
You can use Force Touch on your MacBook trackpad to get a deeper press while performing various actions. This allows you to perform different functions in different apps, all with a simple click of the trackpad.
To enable Force Touch, open System Preferences and click Trackpad. Then, enable the Force Click and haptic feedback checkboxes.
Once Force Touch is enabled, you can use it to access contextual menus, preview files, and more. For example, you can use Force Touch to preview a file in the Finder without opening it. Just press and hold down on the file’s icon until you feel a vibration from the trackpad, then release to view the Quick Look preview.
iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. launched on October 12, 2011. As of 2018, the service had an estimated 850 million users, up from 782 million users in 2016.
Set Up iCloud
-On an iPhone, iPad, ipod touch with iOS 5 or later, tap Settings > iCloud.
-On a Mac with OS X Lion 10.7.5 or later, open System Preferences > iCloud.
-On a PC with Windows 7 or later and iCloud for Windows, open iCloud for Windows.
Use iCloud Drive
iCloud Drive is a file storage service from Apple that lets you back up, sync and share files between your Mac, iOS and Windows devices. All your files are stored in iCloud Drive and can be accessed from the Finder on your Mac, the Files app on your iPhone or iPad, and File Explorer on your PC. You can also access them online at icloud.com.
To use iCloud Drive, you need apple id and an Internet connection. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 9 or later, or a Mac with OS X El Capitan or later, you can use iCloud Drive. If you have a PC with Windows 7 or later and Outlook 2010 or later, you can access your iCloud Drive files in File Explorer.
If you turn on iCloud Drive, any documents that you create in the Pages, Numbers or Keynote apps will be saved automatically to iCloud Drive. You can also save other types of files to iCloud Drive, like photos, videos and PDFs. And if you change a file on one device, those changes will show up on all your other devices that are signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
Set Up Siri
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open the Settings app.
Tap Siri & Search.
Turn on Listen for “Hey Siri,” and follow the prompts.
On your Mac, open System Preferences, then click Siri. Turn on Enable Siri.
Use Siri Commands
Siri is a digital assistant that is part of Apple products. You can use Siri to perform many tasks, such as setting alarms or timers, sending messages, making phone calls, searching the web, and more.
To use Siri, you first need to activate it. On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 8 or later, you can say “Hey Siri” to activate Siri without having to press any buttons. On other devices, you can press and hold the Home button to activate Siri.
Once Siri is activated, you can start giving it commands. For example, you can say “Set an alarm for 6am” or “Send a message to John.” Siri will try to understand what you’re saying and perform the task that you’ve requested.
Siri isn’t perfect and it doesn’t always understand what you’re saying. However, it’s constantly improving and it’s usually good at understanding basic commands. If Siri doesn’t understand your request, it will often give you a list of possible actions that you can choose from.