How to use 12.9-inch M2 iPad Pro—setup, multitasking, Apple Pencil and other tips

The latest installment of our video tips series covers the basics of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with M2 such as setup, standard settings, multitasking gestures and more.

A young male's hands above a wooden desk taking the plastic wrapping off a brand new 12.9-inch iPad Pro
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Video tips: How to use 12.9-inch M2 iPad Pro

So you just got a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Apple’s M2 chip, congrats! Thanks to the latest Apple processor, this thing can capture video using Apple’s ProRes codec. It also supports a new hover gesture if you have Apple Pencil and includes a few other noteworthy perks, like Thunderbolt connectivity and a braided USB cable.

In this 16-minute hands-on video walkthrough, our videographer Harris Craycraft (@_craycraft) goes through some common questions a typical user might have regarding their purchase. The 12.9-inch iPad is Apple’s highest-resolution iOS device with the biggest screen to date so, naturally, some interactions benefit from extra screen space compared with the 11-inch version.

Harris’s video does a great job highlighting the basic features and aspects of the product that a first-time buyer might have on their mind, like how to set up this tablet from scratch and adjust common settings to personalize the device to your liking.

How to order your iPad Pro

You can order your M2 iPad Pro at, in the Apple Store app, at Apple’s retail stores and via authorized resellers. The device is available in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes in silver and space gray finishes with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB configurations. Read: How to multitask with Stage Manager on iPad

The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 for the Wi-Fi model and $999 for its cellular-enabled counterpart. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro costs $1,099 for the Wi-Fi model and $1,299 if you want 5G cellular connectivity. The device only works with the second-generation Apple Pencil, priced at $129.

The Magic Keyboard in black and white for the 11-incher is $299 and $349 for the 12.9-incher. The Smart Keyboard Folio is $179 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $199 for the new 12.9-inch version. The Smart Folio is available in black, white and marine blue for $79 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $99 for the 12.9-inch edition.