How do you use two iPads?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by RedlegsFan, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. RedlegsFan macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2012
    Now that I have my 10.5, I still haven’t decided what to do with my Air 2, which still works perfectly fine. For those who have two iPads, how do you use the second iPad? I know I could sell it, but I am thinking of hanging on to it. However, I haven’t even looked at it in the two weeks I have had my new 10.5....
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have two 10.5 iPads. One stays at home on the table next to the Lazy boy and the other stays in the SUV for field work.
  3. CrystalQuest76 Suspended

    Dec 14, 2015
    West Cost A Lot
    Give it to an educator.
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I have a mini on a stand in the kitchen as a control pad for our HomeKit devices. Also has the Logitech and AppleTV remote apps on it to control the AV system.
  5. Atomic77 macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2017
    West Bend Wisconsin
    I still just have my mini 2. If I did have another iPad I would just use it the same as anything else.
  6. artfossil macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2015
  7. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Alternate device for when one iPad is charging. Multitasking. iOS beta testing (or if I need older firmware for app compatibility). :D
  8. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    My 12.9 iPad Pro stays at home while the 10.5 iPad goes with me tootling around town or on longer trips. The larger iPad Pro is the one which is great for sitting out on my deck and catching up with email, forums, etc., and if she runs out of juice (she's getting older, being first-generation) I simply run into the house and grab the other iPad..... I use both in the house depending on the situation and upon which device is more fully charged at the time. When the older iPad 12.9 begins to show real signs of flagging then I will consider a replacement, as I really can't imagine not having two iPads handy at the times I need to use one!
  9. Perene macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2015
    I use the IPP 10.5 for the Pencil and reading answers from my textbooks, and since the answers are in different pages and confront the original questions with insights, I am forced to read two devices at the same time. In my desk two iPADs fit, having two it's very useful for someone that wants to study.

    I may also read things (ebooks, for example) in one iPAD (the old model) while I write (Pencil, GoodNotes) in the other (the Pro 10.5) at the same time.

    My iPADs are: Pro 10.5 and 9.7 (2016). The Pro 9.7 is mostly used for watching videos. It is currently attached to the TStand:

    Note: if it was up to me I would have two Pros 10.5. However I only sold one, the 256 GB wifi+cel, that's why I bought the Pro 10.5 recently. Still haven't sold the 128 GB wifi only.
  10. akadafni macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2015
    My iPad Mini 4 serves as my e-reader, music, games device. I also stream my iTunes movie and tv purchases to it. It also serves as my travel device along with my iPhone. My iPad Pro is for movie, tv watching, internet browsing, limited content creation, YouTube.
  11. Booji macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2011
    I have a Pro 10.5 now as my main device that goes with me everywhere, and an original mini that I used for dedicated music and video streaming
  12. MacInTO macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2005
    Canada, eh!
    I usually watch MLB on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 while I surf or work on my iPad Pro 10.5.

    I only recently got the iPad and thought I was going to sell or give away my Samsung tablet, but I think I'll keep it for now.
  13. Starfia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2011
    I'm in my first two-iPad period – I held off for a while as my frugal self, and now I'm glad I'm here and have never felt like it's overkill.

    • 12.9" Pro: by the iMac as an extra screen for web dev, extra Safari display, Procreate tablet, Astropad tablet, Logic Remote mixer, and other stuff. Also my main machine by the bedside / alarm in the morning, kind of thing.

    • iPad mini: typically the one I take with me, type with, and read from.

    But the versatility of being able to do anything with either is great.

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