Quick video tips: How to get started with, set up and use your iPad mini 6

Congrats on getting your new iPad mini 6! If you’re wondering where to start, we’re here to help. Watch our quick video for useful iPad mini 6 tips ranging from setting up and configuring the tablet to discovering hidden features to using Apple Pencil 2 and other accessories.

Say hello to your iPad mini 6

In September 2021 Apple upgraded its iPad mini line of pocketable tablets to some of its best technologies. Like with iPad Air 4, the sixth-generation iPad mini has received an iPad Pro-like treatment when it comes to design. Gone is the old 7.9-inch LCD display with thick borders. In its place is an 8.3-inch panel with much thinner borders, resulting in a bigger canvas and more pixels without enlarging the whole device. Read: iPad mini 6 vs. iPad mini 5 comparison

A photo showing a top-down view of a work desk with iPad mini 6 packaging and the iPhone 13 box laid flat
iPad mini packaging has no outer plastic wrap, which is better for the environment

This also means there’s no iconic Home button with Touch ID. Instead, Apple embedded a fingerprint reader into the power button at the top, a neat solution we first saw on iPad Air 4. You’ll also love some of the tricks the new iPad mini has up its sleeve, like changing the input of its volume buttons based on portrait or landscape orientation.

iPad mini 6: The key upgrades

Read the iPad mini 6 technical specifications to see why there’s a lot to love about this tablet:

  • 5G cellular connectivity
  • All-screen design
  • 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display
  • 2266×1488 resolution vs. 2048×1536 on prior models
  • Apple A15 Bionic chip
  • Ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage
  • USB-C for charging and data
  • Apple Pencil 2 support

So let’s revisit the experience of unboxing, setting up and using iPad mini 6 for the first time.

Video: iPad mini 6 tips, tricks and hidden features

Without further ado, watch the hands-on video walkthrough of the sixth-generation iPad mini, embedded right ahead, that our videographer Harris Craycraft put together. You won’t just see cool tricks in terms of making the most of your new Apple shiny but also learn about some of the best accessories available and general tips to get you started.

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iPad mini 6 comes in four distinct colors that Apple calls Purple, Pink, Space Gray and Starlight. The tablet is available with 64GB/256GB of storage for $499/$649 from Apple.com, physical Apple stores, the company’s authorized resellers and other retailers.

Those prices are for Wi-Fi-only models. Add an extra $150 for cellular support.

Check out iDB’s other video tips

We also have these tips videos for other Apple devices that you may find useful:

Even more tutorial videos can be found on iDB’s YouTube channel.