How to Play a PowerPoint Presentation on an iPad: A Step-by-Step Guide

Playing a PowerPoint presentation on an iPad is simple and straightforward. Just ensure you have the Microsoft PowerPoint app installed, and you’re good to go. You’ll be presenting in no time!

After following the steps, your PowerPoint presentation will be up and running on your iPad. Whether it’s for a business meeting or a classroom presentation, you’ll be able to engage your audience effectively.

Step by Step Tutorial on How to Play a PowerPoint Presentation on an iPad

Playing a PowerPoint presentation on an iPad involves a few simple steps that will get your slides up and ready for viewing. Let’s dive in!

Step 1: Download the PowerPoint app

First thing’s first – download the PowerPoint app from the Apple App Store.

The PowerPoint app is free to download but may require a Microsoft Office 365 subscription for full functionality. Make sure you’re signed in to your Microsoft account after downloading the app.

Step 2: Open the app and find your presentation

Open the app and locate the presentation you want to play.

You can access your presentations from cloud storage services like OneDrive or Dropbox, or you can transfer files directly to your iPad using iTunes or email.

Step 3: Open your presentation

Once you’ve found your presentation, tap to open it.

Your PowerPoint slides will appear just as they would on a computer. At this point, you can make any last-minute edits or go straight to presenting.

Step 4: Play your presentation

To start your presentation, tap the “Play” icon.

Your iPad will switch to presentation mode, displaying your slides full-screen. Swipe left or right to navigate through the slides.

Step 5: Use additional features as needed

Take advantage of PowerPoint’s features like highlighting or drawing on slides during your presentation.

These features can be accessed by tapping the pen icon on the screen. They add an interactive element to your presentation and can help emphasize key points.

Tips for Playing a PowerPoint Presentation on an iPad

  • Make sure your iPad is charged or plugged in; you don’t want it dying mid-presentation!
  • Familiarize yourself with the app’s interface before the presentation to avoid any hiccups.
  • Use a stylus for more precise highlighting or drawing on slides.
  • If you’re presenting to a group, connect your iPad to a larger screen using AirPlay or an adapter.
  • Practice navigating through your slides on the iPad to ensure a smooth presentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can i edit my powerpoint presentation on the ipad.

Yes, the PowerPoint app allows you to edit presentations directly on your iPad.

Can I play a presentation without an internet connection?

Yes, once the presentation is downloaded to your device, you do not need an internet connection to play it.

Can I use my iPad as a remote for the presentation?

Yes, with the right setup, you can use your iPad as a remote control to navigate through your slides.

Are animations and transitions supported on the iPad?

Most animations and transitions in PowerPoint are supported on the iPad app.

Can I add notes to my presentation on the iPad?

Yes, you can add and view presenter notes in the PowerPoint iPad app.

  • Download the PowerPoint app from the Apple App Store.
  • Open the app and locate your presentation.
  • Open your presentation.
  • Play your presentation using the “Play” icon.
  • Use additional features like highlighting or drawing as needed.

Playing a PowerPoint presentation on an iPad is a breeze once you know the steps. With the portability and convenience of the iPad, you’re no longer tethered to your laptop for presentations. The ability to edit on the go, use interactive features, and present without a hitch makes the iPad a powerful tool for anyone needing to share information visually.

Remember to download the PowerPoint app, familiarize yourself with its features, and practice beforehand to ensure your presentation goes smoothly. And don’t forget, a well-charged iPad is a happy iPad! So, the next time you need to play a PowerPoint presentation, consider using your iPad and impress your audience with your tech-savviness.

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8 Things I’ve Learned Using an iPad for Presentations

I love using my iPad for travel to conferences, and not just because it’s so lightweight and its battery lasts all day. For one thing, with the LTE version I’m not beholden to conference Wi-Fi; while some conferences have good connectivity, I never want to count on it. With the iPad I can nearly always get online.

But the iPad isn’t convenient only for attending conferences. It’s a good tool for presentations, too-or at least an excellent backup for a dedicated computer. I can easily be ready to present if I have a last-minute computer replacement.

Still, I had some things to learn the hard way about using an iPad for presentations. Perhaps I can save you a few steps.

The Basics of Getting Started

Learn the differences between “desktop” keynote and the ipad version.

While I present nearly exclusively from an iPad, I usually build my initial presentation on a Mac. I build all of my presentations in Keynote, and store them in iCloud. I can (and do) make tweaks to a presentation on-site via the iPad version of Keynote, but it always feels as though I’m slightly fighting with the software.

Keynote supports a customizable presenter display in both versions. On the Mac desktop version, you can pick three ways to give yourself that during-the-talk cheat sheet, instructing it to show you the current slide, next slide, and presenter notes. On the iPad, the presenter display options only give you a “two out of three” option, between current slide, next slide, and presenter notes. I begrudgingly pick Next Slide and Presenter Notes, and then I hope the venue has a confidence monitor that shows me what’s on the projector behind me.

Some folks prefer to use Powerpoint or Google Slides. This distills down to religion, and I can confidently state that those people are wrong. Both tools offer iPad versions as well, but I’m not well versed in them. Deckset doesn’t offer an iPad version, and I’ve not had much patience for the swath of custom JavaScript-based presentation tools that render Markdown inside of browsers. I want to like them, but I can’t quite get there yet. As a result, use Keynote; you’ll be happier. As an added bonus, the presentations live in iCloud; with a bit of notice you can grab a copy on someone’s Mac, iPhone, or iPad and be back in business should calamity befall your iPad.

Do be aware that this means that if your presentation requires a demo in a terminal or a web browser, you either get to do some awkward transitions—or accept that presenting from an iPad isn’t right for this talk. I still haven’t found a good way to give my “Terrible Ideas in Git” talk from an iPad due to its live demos…

Invest in a presentation remote

A presentation remote is a necessity, unless you enjoy being trapped behind the podium. I treated myself to a little luxury with the  Logitech Spotlight .

This device does it all. It speaks its own wireless protocol via a USB-A dongle that plugs into most laptops, but the Spotlight also speaks Bluetooth with a great range. Its battery charges using a built-in USB-C port that hides behind the dongle, and a single charge lasts for months.

I freely accept that most folks find the idea of paying $129 for a single-purpose device a bit nutty. Those folks generally don’t give double-digit numbers of presentations a year. A word of caution: Don’t leave it behind at the podium after your talk. It’s expensive enough to buy the first time. Please don’t ask me how I know.

Pay attention to fonts and typefaces

I have a condition I jokingly refer to as “typeface blindness.” I can’t tell the difference between most fonts unless I stare at them and actively work out what I’m seeing. I’m told this is atypical, and whenever I forget this fact I get reminded on Twitter. “Well, that’s the fifth talk so far today that uses Helvetica (the system default)” always makes me facepalm. As a result, I make it a point to not use system default fonts.

Contrary to what many folks believe, you can use custom fonts on iOS, but the process is a bit arcane. Do yourself a favor and drop the $2 for  AnyFont . This magic app streamlines an otherwise incredibly painful process.

Lessons I’ve Learned

I’m conservative here; while you can save money by buying third party adapters, I find that minimizing the risk of screwing up a presentation in front of 400 people is worth the extortionate rate that Apple charges for first party adapters. You’ll want both HDMI and VGA adapters. Both of these are available in Lightning and USB-C flavors, depending upon which generation of iPad you’re using. Note that this is less of a concern with USB-C than it is with Lightning adapters—just make certain you test all of your adapters before you leave home.

Save time; don’t bother looking for DVI adapters. The iPad officially doesn’t support it, Apple doesn’t sell them for Lightning, and I’ve only ever encountered it on the speaking circuit once. Your test a few hours before your talk will validate that you’ll be okay.

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Grab a beefy battery pack, and you can go days without finding a power outlet. You don’t want to discover that the podium power strip is full, the extension cord is a trip hazard, or that you don’t have the right adapter for the country you’re in when it’s time to give a talk. Having a battery pack that can borderline jump-start a car means you’re fine so long as your iPad battery level is anywhere about roughly 3%. (Too much lower and the tablet won’t boot at all.)

I like Anker products for this, but your mileage may vary. I soundly endorse finding reputable brands. Saving a few bucks on chargers, cables, or batteries that (a) plug into a very expensive electronic device and (b) have a propensity to include “sets the building on fire” in their list of failure modes just never seemed worth the trade-off to me.

Note: If you need to give away something at a booth, don’t use branded USB battery packs or chargers, as swag. At best, they’re cheap and feel flimsy. At worst, something with your logo on it started a fire.

Spend extra for an LTE connection

You can tether your iPad to a mobile device or ride on conference Wi-Fi. However, if you’re presenting frequently it’s worth the extra money to get an iPad version that can speak to the cell networks. Suddenly you no longer care what the conference Wi-Fi password is, whether you remembered to charge your phone, or if the captive portal login page is going to expire and pop up again mid-presentation.

Speaking of which…

Before the presentation, turn on both “Do Not Disturb” and “Airplane Mode”

In presentation mode, Keynote swears that it blocks pop-ups, reminders, incoming calls, and other distractions. To its credit, I’ve never seen it do otherwise.

That said, I always enable Do Not Disturb on my iPad. I put the device in airplane mode. And only then do I plug in the projector. Perhaps I’m paranoid, but you’re also not seeing horrible screenshots from my talks that feature embarrassing notifications, either.

Update nothing before your presentation

If a new iOS version or a Keynote update comes out the same week as your presentation, fine. But resist the upgrade. It can wait a day.

There have been enough regressions in software over the years that I’m extremely hesitant to trust that everything will “just work” an hour before I go on stage.

These are the sometimes-hard-won lessons I’ve learned after spending a year giving talks solely from an iPad.

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Presenting with the iPad

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Get it together

Apple’s $10 Keynote for iOS (   ) can import presentations made in Microsoft PowerPoint (   ) or in Keynote for OS X (   ), but in both cases you’re likely to lose a great deal during the import process. Say goodbye to some fonts, transitions, and builds that aren’t available on the iPad, plus audio and more. (Presenter notes are supported, however, whether created on the iPad or imported from a PowerPoint or Keynote for Mac presentation.) Therefore, when feasible, create your presentation directly on the iPad.

If you do use Keynote on a Mac, be sure to read Apple’s Best practices for creating a presentation on a Mac for use on an iPad , which guides you in selecting compatible templates, fonts, and other features. Once you’ve created your presentation, you need to move it to your iPad. Although the iOS version of Keynote supports iCloud’s Documents in the Cloud feature, which automatically syncs documents on all your iOS devices with Apple’s servers, the Mac version of Keynote still lacks integrated support for this feature. ( OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will have access to iCloud’s Documents in the Cloud.)

Instead, you must log in to your iCloud account in a Web browser at , click the iWork icon, click Keynote, and then drag your Keynote document into the browser window. After it uploads, the document will appear automatically in Keynote on your iOS device—but keep in mind that this process doesn’t eliminate the compatibility issues I mentioned a moment ago.

If you don’t use iCloud, another way to move the presentation onto your iPad is to open iTunes, select your iPad, click on the Apps tab, and select Keynote. Drag your presentation to the Keynote Documents list. Then open Keynote on your iPad, go to the Document Manager (if it’s not already visible), tap the folder icon in the upper-right corner, and then tap your presentation. Or, if you want the convenience of cloud-based syncing without iCloud, a service called DropDAV ($5 per month) enables Keynote users to connect to Dropbox (   ) via WebDAV.

One note: If you’ve already created a presentation in PowerPoint, also take a look at SlideShark , a free iPad app for viewing and displaying PowerPoint presentations. It’s not perfect, but it does a better job supporting PowerPoint documents than any other iPad app I’ve seen.

Use an external display

If your audience is very small—perhaps you’re showing your portfolio to a potential client or giving your boss a quick demo—you could show your presentation on the iPad itself, albeit without the presenter notes. But you’re more likely to prefer using a projector or other display.

Plug it in One way to do this is to plug a video adapter into your iPad’s Dock connector, and then connect that to your display. You’ll get the best results (and the highest resolution) using a display or projector with either the $39 Apple Digital AV Adapter (for displays with HDMI inputs) or the $29 Apple VGA Adapter (for displays with VGA inputs).

If you’re connecting to a television with neither HDMI nor VGA inputs, you can instead use the $39 Apple Component AV Cable or the $39 Apple Composite AV Cable , as appropriate, although both offer lower resolution than the Digital AV and VGA adapters. Although this wired approach works just fine, it’s difficult to hold your iPad while giving a presentation without the video cable falling out—I speak from personal experience.

Mirror a newer iPad With an iPad 2 or later, either the Digital AV or VGA adapter lets your iPad mirror everything from its internal screen onto the external display, which may be useful if you want your presentation to include demonstrations of other iPad apps or content that’s not within Keynote itself. However, note that on the original iPad, where mirroring is unavailable, Keynote itself produces no external video signal until you tap the Play button (which is probably what you want anyway).

If you prefer to roam across the stage holding your iPad while you speak, you can beam your presentation’s audio and video wirelessly using AirPlay mirroring—provided you have an iPad 2 or later running at least iOS 5. To pull off this trick, you’ll need an AirPlay receiver connected to the projector or display and on the same Wi-Fi network as your iPad. Apple’s $99 Apple TV (   ) can serve this purpose, if you happen to have one handy. Alternatively, assuming a Mac or PC is available, you can install either of two similar utilities: AirServer (Mac version, $15; Windows version, $8) or Squirrels’ Reflection (Mac only, $15). Either of these apps can turn a computer into an AirPlay receiver, no Apple TV required. They even support displaying screens from multiple iOS devices at the same time. Note that the PC version of AirServer currently lacks audio support, but the developer says it’s “coming soon.”

Once your AirPlay receiver is set up, you can mirror your iPad’s display by double-pressing the Home button, swiping the multitasking bar toward the right, and tapping the AirPlay button. Tap the name of the device you want to use for mirroring and then set the Mirroring switch to On.


Control the presentation

Once you tap Play, you can use your iPad to control the presentation as well as provide presenter notes for yourself (a cheat sheet, if you will) that the audience won’t see. To change what’s on the iPad’s screen when using an external display, tap the Layouts icon and then one of the follow buttons: Current (the current build of the slide as shown on the external display), Next (the next build, which may or may not be the next slide), Current and Next (current and next builds side by side), or Current and Notes (current build and any accompanying presenter notes). This final layout is the only one to display presenter notes, but you can supplement it by tapping the button in the upper left corner to display a list of slide thumbnails, which can aid in navigation (tap a thumbnail to jump directly to that slide).

Presenter notes

To advance to the next build or slide, tap once anywhere, or swipe toward the left. To go back, swipe toward the right. A nice extra in Keynote for the iPad is a “laser pointer”: Touch and hold on the iPad’s screen to show a red dot, which moves with your finger on the main display. Lift your finger and the dot disappears. This is useful when you want to call attention to a particular area of a slide. To end the presentation (and turn off Keynote’s video output), tap the Close icon.

Laser pointer

If your iPad is physically connected to your display—or if you want to be able to move around during your presentation without carrying the iPad with you—you can download Apple’s Keynote Remote app ($1) on your iPhone or iPod touch. Follow the instructions to pair Keynote Remote with your iPad using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and then your iPhone or iPod touch becomes a remote control for Keynote on your iPad, complete with previews of your slides.

Senior contributor Joe Kissell is the senior editor of TidBits and the author of the ebook Take Control of Working with Your iPad .

[Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include information about iCloud, AirPlay, and the third-generation iPad.]

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A Beginner’s Guide to PowerPoint on the iPad

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This is the third in our series of articles about Microsoft Office for the iPad, and the results so far have been decidedly mixed. We found Word to be surprisingly powerful and a good alternative to the desktop version for all but the most hardcore word processors out there. Excel was more of a let down with lots more functionality missing, including many elements that would be notable to even light spreadsheet users. We’re happy to report that PowerPoint is much closer to Word than Excel, and even more than either of those apps, you could use PowerPoint perfectly well on your iPad and never touch the desktop version. In fact, some of the design decisions Microsoft have made might even make you put together better presentations than if you had the complete desktop app at your disposal.

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PowerPoint for iOS is free from the App Store and allows you to view PowerPoint files from anywhere. If you want to edit or create presentations from the iPad though, you’re going to need to subscribe to Office 365 , which runs $6.99/month or $70/year for individuals on up to 5 devices. An Office 365 subscription comes with the full Microsoft Office suite of apps as well was 1TB of OneDrive storage, so there is quite a bit of value there.

Whether this is a fair price is a matter we can only leave to you, but the software package on offer, and especially the 1TB of cloud storage that works across iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and Linux, makes this a pretty compelling subscription in our eyes.

Of note, Microsoft only requires iPads over 10.1” to pay up to get editing functionality. If you have a 9.7” iPad, iPad Mini, or even an iPhone, then you can use the full version of PowerPoint (and all other Office apps) without an Office 365 subscription. Apparently productivity starts at 10.1” in Microsoft’s world — not that we’re complaining.

Out of the Box Experience

If you start with PowerPoint on the iPad and want to begin building presentations from scratch, the iPad version gives you everything you need to start creating right away.


There are 25 built-in templates you can start with. While not all of them are great, ones like Parcel, Celestial, Ion, and Mesh are all really nice templates that you can use to create professional-looking presentations. Some of them are more fun and offer a more distinct look, but for many people, simplicity is king and the options here are more than capable of making you look good at your next speaking gig.

As you would expect, each of these 25 templates have an assortment of slide types so you can move between titles, lists, and giant images with a consistent experience for your audience.

And if you were worried about getting your content into these slides, fear not because PowerPoint for iPad has tons of tools around adding animations to elements on your slides, transitions between slides, drawing on and marking up content, and adding things like tables, images, icons, and videos into your slides.

Basically, if you work entirely from the iPad, you’ll have more than enough control over everything to put together a presentation that you can be proud of.

Adding Some Flair

PowerPoint has quite a few tools for customizing the feel of your presentations, and while I’d contend that adding too many effects and transitions to a slide deck can be detrimental, these can of course be used well and the fact that so much is here should allow most people to create exactly what they want.


There are 35 ways you can have items on a slide appear or disappear and 17 different ways you can emphasize specific elements on a slide. And if you like transitions, there are a sweeping 49 options for how you move from one slide to another. Should you use all of these? God no. Does this level of flexibility enable a bunch of cool one-off effects? Oh yes!

And then there are a bunch of different drawing tools you can use to add a little panache. Similar to most markup apps you know and love , there are several drawing tools like pencils, markers, and highlighters, as well as a cool cosmic pen that is just fun. You can make this animate into the slide so you can have custom-looking animations that call out something specific on your slides.

Another thing I really like is a feature called Design Ideas. This is found under the Design tab and you can use it on any slide in your presentation. PowerPoint will look at the content of the slide and give you a few suggestions for alternative styling. For example, I had a basic bulleted list and it suggested this nicer layout for a short list:

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One of the things I love about how this is set up in the PowerPoint UI is that none of these effects are visible from the main tabs you’ll use when creating your slides. This breaks up the workflow between content and style. You’ll likely find yourself putting together all your content together across however many slides you need and then going back through it all to add whatever animations and transitions you think you need. Again, since the content of a slide deck is far more important than the flair on top of it, this behavioral encouragement is spot on.


As with Microsoft’s other Office apps, the collaboration features from the desktop and web versions are here and they work great. You can work in real time with anyone else whom you’ve shared the document. You can see their edits in real time and they’ll see yours, no matter the platform they are on.

Comments are supported as well, and you or others can leave comments on certain points of the presentation, and there is even version control so you can go back to potentially dozens of versions of the presentation and restore them (or save them as a new copy).

Giving Your Presentation

The presentation itself is the whole reason for making a slide deck — that experience is rock solid — but might be limited compared to what you have on the desktop.

First off, you can present a presentation you created on the iPad on any device that runs PowerPoint, but if you want to present from an iPad, the easiest way to do so is to plug into the screen you are going to be using via a DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI cable that uses Lightning or USB-C (depending on your iPad). After you’re connected to an external display, you’ll see your slides in all their glory on the external display and the presenter view will appear on the iPad itself.

If you happen to be somewhere that has an AirPlay compatible screen (most likely through an Apple TV), then you can also mirror your screen to the AirPlay device and you’ll get the same effect where the slides show on the AirPlay receiver and the presenter view shows on the iPad.

laser pointer feature

Whether using wired or wireless connections for the presentation, you can always tap and hold on your iPad screen to bring up a virtual laser pointer to point out whatever you want to highlight on a particular slide. It’s actually pretty slick and more useful than I expected it to be.

PowerPoint as a Good iOS Citizen

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Unlike some other companies who take forever to support iOS’s latest and greatest features, Microsoft has done a pretty decent job of keeping up with the times. Using PowerPoint in late 2019 feels like using an app built to use most of iOS’s (and iPadOS’s) latest features.

Pretty much all the main contenders are here: drag and drop works well and lets you drag in your own media straight from things like Files, Photos, or even Safari and drop them into your slides with ease. The UI for this is rather limited, and you don’t quite know what will happen when you drop something like a photo onto a slide, but you can of course resize and reorient objects once they’re on the slide.

PowerPoint also supports split screen, which is very useful for this sort of app as it allows you to have your research on one side of the iPad and your presentation on the other. I constantly find myself bouncing back and forth when putting together a PowerPoint presentation, and this would be a near deal-breaker for me personally.

The one major iPadOS feature this doesn’t currently support is multi-window. iPadOS 13 enabled apps to have multiple documents open at once and PowerPoint does not support this at all. This is a less egregious omission since most people tend to work on one presentation at a time, but sometimes you might want to reference another presentation that you’ve created or are comparing your slides to ones someone else made.

Overall, PowerPoint strikes a good balance of being unmistakably Microsoft without feeling like a Windows app on the iPad.

Apple Keynote and Google Slides

Apple Keynote vs MS PowerPoint

While PowerPoint is the undisputed standard for presentations, the options from Apple and Google are also compelling and have the distinct advantage of each being completely free. Without getting too much into the weeds here, the short overviews of each of these competitors are:

Apple Keynote lets you more easily create great-looking slides with modern, elegant templates. The app also feels more finely tuned to iPadOS’s UI is a very smooth experience from start to finish. Collaboration is a big issue though if you are not working with others on iPads or Macs. And even if you are, the collaborative editing capabilities are far less robust than what Microsoft has in PowerPoint.

Google Slides is a very minimal presentation tool, but it gets the job done. If your needs are very basic and you value a cloud-based solution with great real-time collaborate editing, then Slides can serve your needs very well. But if you want to have a little more style in your deck, then you’re going to be left wanting here. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s certainly not the best in class.

In short, if you value compatibility and collaboration, PowerPoint is the clear winner. If you value great design in your slides and a delightful iPadOS experience, Keynote is king. And if you just want what is on the web and included in your Google account, then Slides will be okay for you, but you’re probably not going to fall in love with it.

Ultimately, many of us don’t have a choice in the apps we use to give presentations. These usually happen at work and the company has some standard in place for creating presentations, so the choice has been made for you already. If you have any say at all in what presentation software to use, then we think PowerPoint is a great way to make them on the iPad.

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With a rich set of tools to make everything from basic to wild and flashy presentations possible, it’s bolstered by a robust set of collaboration features as well as the simple fact that it’s the de-facto standard across most of the business world. You’ll probably have little-to-no friction in making this work for you and your business.

If you are working solo or there really isn’t any need to use one app or another, then Keynote is a very compelling alternative, and is the feather in iWork’s cap. it’s an excellent app that makes is dead simple to create professional-looking presentations with very little effort. Oh yeah, and it’s completely free! Not everyone will love this, but it’s definitely something to consider using if you’re not totally sold on PowerPoint.

How to customize the presenter display in Keynote

In this tutorial, we will help you customize the presenter display feature in the Keynote app on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone so you’re ready for your next presentation.

Customizing Presenter display in Keynote on iPhone

Do you present a lot of slideshows using Keynote or at least enough that you’d like to make things a bit easier? One way to do this is by taking advantage of the presenter notes feature, but another is customizing the presenter display.

When you show a presentation in Keynote, you can configure the screen you see as the presenter. Whether for comfort or easy access to items, setting up that view for what works best for you can lead to a successful presentation.

Related: How to work with Keynote Presenter Notes on Mac and iOS

Customize the Keynote presenter display on Mac

Open your slideshow in Keynote. You can either play your presentation, use the Rehearse Slideshow mode, or jump right into customizing the display.

  • #1 Click the Play button in the toolbar.
  • #2 Click Play in the menu bar and select Play Slideshow or Rehearse Slideshow .
  • #3 Click Play in the menu bar and select Customize Presenter Display .

If you choose #3, you’ll go directly to the customization options and skip the first group of settings you can adjust. For this tutorial, we’ll customize the display using #1 or #2 above so that you can see the first group of settings.

1) On the presenter screen (Play > Rehearse Slideshow), click the Layout Options button at the top. This is the square icon to the right of the Help button (question mark).

2) Here, you can check or uncheck the items available. This includes the current slide, next slide, presenter notes, ready indicator, clock, and timer.

If you check the Timer setting, you can then pick from displaying elapsed or remaining time. This is a terrific way to stay on track with longer presentations.

Customize Presenter Display Layout Options Keynote Mac

3) To change the layout of the display, click Customize Presenter Display in that small window.

4) You’ll then see those same checkboxes, and you can adjust them here if you like.

In addition, you can move, resize, and position items, as well as change the appearance of your presenter notes.

Customize Presenter Display Keynote Mac

Move items : Click and drag elements to different locations on the screen. By default, slide labels move with the slides, but you can drag a label separately if you like. To move multiple items at once, hold the Command key and click each one. You can then move the selected group.

Resize items : Drag a corner or edge of an element to resize it. To retain an item’s proportions when you resize it, hold the Shift key as you drag. To proportionally resize from the center of an item, hold the Shift and Option keys as you drag.

Automatically position items : Click the Use Auto Layout button.

5) When you finish customizing your display, click OK .

Customize the Keynote presenter display on iPhone and iPad

While it’s easier to present a Keynote slideshow on Mac, in my opinion, that might not be an option for you. So here are the steps to access the customization settings for your presenter display on iPhone and iPad.

1) If your external display is connected, tap Play . If not, select tap the More button (three dots) on the top right and select Rehearse Slideshow .

2) On the top right, tap the rectangle that displays your Layout Options. This is to the left of the X to stop the slideshow.

Tap the layout view you want to use from options like current or next slide, slides with notes, or notes only.

Customize Presenter Display Layout Options Keynote iPad

3) Below Presenter Notes , you can increase or decrease the font size of your notes or invert those colors.

By default, the clock displays at the top. If you tap it, it will switch to the timer with elapsed time.

Customize Presenter Display Timer Keynote iPad

You don’t have as many customization options for the presenter display on iPhone and iPad as you do on Mac. But those you do have should help to get your display in a way that works for you.

With some small adjustments, you can create the perfect presenter display to move through your Keynote slideshow. Are you going to keep these options in mind for your next presentation?

For more, check out:

  • How to add backgrounds and borders to Keynote slides
  • How to gain more workspace around your slides

Concepts  is an infinite, flexible creative tool for all your good ideas. Available on iOS, Windows and Android.

Connecting to Your Audience with Presentation Mode

Learn how to connect your Concepts canvas to external devices and present live with AirPlay.

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Presenting in Concepts is easy, it simply works when you connect your device to a secondary source via AirPlay or HDMI cable. You can sketch and discuss live with your work team or classroom, share notes or design plans, or draw live for an audience.

AirPlay supports connecting to an Apple TV, to video conferencing apps like Zoom , and to macOS AirPlay apps like Reflector .

Once connected, you can choose whether to present your canvas without menus or to mirror the full canvas with controls, as well as toggle whether you’d like to share your stylus or finger touches with the audience.

*Please make sure that Concepts is updated to 5.3.2 or later.  

Connecting your iPad or iPhone to a Secondary Source

1a. Connect your source (TV screen, monitor etc) to your iPad or iPhone using an HDMI cable ( see Apple’s recommendations ).

1b. Enable an AirPlay connection between your iPad / iPhone and your Apple TV or other AirPlay receiver. To do this, open the command center on your iPad (in iOS 12, drag downward from the top right corner of your screen) and tap “Screen Mirroring”. The available screen options will appear.

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2. If you’ve never connected your device to that receiver before, select the device name that appears. A code will appear on the secondary screen. Enter that code into your iPad and the devices will pair. Your iPad will remember the device in the future for instant mirroring.

3. You will be taken back to your main screen, and will see the contents of your iPad screen displayed on the secondary source.

Open Concepts and start sketching. You can draw, zoom, pan, select, adjust and do everything you normally do in the app.

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Presentation Mode Toggles

1. Inside your drawing, you’ll see a red “PRESENTING” status on the status bar at the top of the screen. Tap “PRESENTING” to find your toggles.

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2. Choose whether you’d like to “Show Touches” as you draw. Then choose whether you’d like to “Mirror Everything” - your full canvas with tool menus, or leave it to the default "Presenting" mode that shares only your canvas.

3. In "Presenting" mode, you may see two horizontal boundaries that show you what your audience views on the other screen. You will only see these boundaries if the shape of the external screen is different than the shape of your device’s screen.

Good luck with your presentations!

If you have any questions about presenting in Concepts, please tap Help > Ask Us Anything or email us at [email protected]. We'll be happy to help.  

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5 ways to present on iPad

April 20, 2012 by Jan Schultink

  • Keynote to Keynote .  Straightforward and simple. Download in Dropbox, tick open in Keynote and you are all set. When you are in presenter mode, you get a preview of the next slide on your iPad, while the audience just sees the current slide on the projector. Only works with standard fonts that are installed on the iPad. 
  • PowerPoint to Keynote . This works surprisingly well (if you use standard fonts). Download the PowerPoint file in Dropbox, tap open in Keynote and you have a file which is 95% OK. However, I am a perfectionist, and the 5% needs to be right as well. 
  • SlideShark is iPad app specifically designed for presenting slides. You can upload PowerPoint files to their server, or tap a dropbox or email link and tell the iPad to open the file in SlideShark. The interface is nice, with the option to move randomly between slide tiles (which the audience cannot see) to break the lineair flow of a deck. SlideShark preserves animations in your slide. Using a special font requires a request to SlideShark technical support to install it in the data center. Unlike Keynote, SlideShark does not support the standard Apple fonts (such as Helvetica) SlideShark is not yet retina-optimized I think, the image looks slightly hazy on my screen, but I am sure an update will follow soon. The app has still some childhood diseases at the moment but it could be a clear winner in the future as the team there seems to working hard to make it work among larger competitors who are less focussed iPad presenting (i.e., Microsoft).
  • PDF to Adobe Reader for iPad . Convert your PowerPoint file to PDF on your desktop, download it via Dropbox and select to open it in Adobe's Reader app   (free). Fonts come out perfectly. The display is crystal clear, and the Adobe Reader app for iPad has a good full screen mode (unlike other document readers). Obviously PDF does not support animations
  • PowerPoint to Adobe CreatePDF for iPad . The Adobe CreatePDF app works reasonably well for me (I do not understand all the 1-star ratings on iTunes), but (and it is a big but), only if you use standard fonts (and are willing to invest $10) and your deck does not have animations.

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how to exit presentation mode for keynote ipad

I am having trouble with keynote for the ipad. I can not get the presentation to stop playing and return to the keynote app. I have tried everything from exiting out of the app to restarting the ipad.

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Posted on Sep 12, 2012 7:05 AM

Use the pinch gesture to exit the slide show.

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Jul 10, 2017 8:11 AM in response to Jason_1848

It's been 5 years since you answered this question yet here I am learning from your reply!

Thanks! I never would have discovered this method!!


Feb 10, 2012 4:55 AM in response to simashbat

Touch the left side of the iPad to bring up the slides then select the last slide. Go back to presentation mode and swipe right like going to the next slide and it will exit presentation mode.

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The iPad is becoming especially in business more and more popular. Many professional and useful apps are available for the iPad. In this blog you will learn how to use the iPad on an external mode to present the content.

Merlin Project

With Merlin Project you have the professional project management software on the iPad and thus directly in your hand. Use AirPlay for a WLAN connection to the external screen or connect it directly to your iPad using an optional adapter. This will mirror all content from the iPad to the external screen.

This is already a very useful feature. But it can be even better.

Merlin Project Presentation mode

With the presentation mode feature shown, Merlin Project controls no longer appear on the external screen. This gives you more area of the external screen to display the contents of your project. Especially for project meetings and conferences a very valuable tool.

The controls remain visible to you on the iPad for editing the content.

Also, make sure that you always use the current system on all devices, if possible, to avoid problems with AirPlay.

Other apps that currently have such a similar approach include:

  • Apple Keynote
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • GoodNotes 5

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I am looking for an opportunity to present sketches and designs to clients. It is not convenient to make presentations on the computer while I have to take notes as well. Is it possible to put an iPad in front of clients and control the presentation from a computer?

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  • 2 years ago 15 March 2022

Thanks for your question!

I’m afraid it is not currently possible to control the presentation on the iPad from your PC, but I’ll be happy to share a possible workaround with you.

  • Invite one of your clients to the board, so that it can be opened from another user’s profile on the iPad App
  • Enter the Presentation mode on your PC
  • Use the Bring everyone to me or Follow options so that users can view the same frames on the iPad

Hope it helps! Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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How to use Reference Mode on the iPad Pro


Reference Mode enhances colors and metadata, making it ideal for use in professional workflows. Here's how to use it on your iPad Pro .

Using iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Reference Mode on an iPad is a special display mode designed for professionals. It uses High Dynamic Range (HDR) as opposed to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR). HDR features a host of enhancements for displays and TVs to improve both picture quality and color. In many professional workflows, brightness, color accuracy, and detail are important. Being able to know and see colors exactly as they are is important. HDR has the ability to send specific and customized metadata at the pixel level to displays. This tells the displays how to best show images and video. To use Reference Mode on an iPad Pro, you'll need at least iPadOS 16 and an:

  • iPad Pro 13-inch (M4)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (M4)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 5th gen or later

These iPad Pro models all use technologies that can handle the rigors of Reference Mode. Namely, they use OLED or mini LED-backlit displays.

There are many professional color standards available and Reference Mode on iPad Pro supports the following standards:

  • BT.601 SMPTE-C
  • HDR10 BT.2100 PQ
  • BT.2100 HLG Dolby Vision Profile 8.4
  • Dolby Vision Profile 5

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, SMPTE , creates and maintains several standards for video production and editing. Editing apps such as Final Cut Pro, for example, use a video timecode standard created by SMPTE. In image science, several color models are available, and most color models are centered around an absolute reference point representing pure white. This is called the white point . By using color models with accurate white points, color can be better represented on different devices. Color models can be translated between each other for different devices, and for print. Most print production uses a color model called CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black). By being able to apply different color models to different devices, color can more accurately be represented when adjusted for display and print variations. Apple's Reference Mode uses a standard illuminant white point called D65 , which is a reference standard daylight light source white point defined by the International Commission on Illumination (Commission internationale de l'eclairage, or CIE ) located in Vienna Austria.

Color spaces

There is quite a bit of complex math involved in color science , which we won't get into here. A quick explanation is that each component wavelength (color) contained in a light source can be described as a point on a 2D gradient combined with a spectral power or intensity level. Put simply, think of the computation of a light source's color as a formula that calculates the relative intensity of each wavelength in a light source. CIE calls this a spectral power distribution . In 1931 CIE defined an average or typical color distribution in a color space known as the CIE 1931 color space . This color space was the result of experiments by color researchers between color wavelengths and colors perceived by humans. Color perception can vary widely among people, and what may look like one color to one person might look different to another. This is why objective measurable color standards are needed.

CIE's 1931 standard color space.

There are other color spaces as well, representing different wavelength distributions on a grid. This is referred to as a gamut , which is usually represented as a color map or cube. Each color space typically has its own white point, or position on the graph at which pure white is located. By switching color spaces on a display or in an image, you can both change the white point and how the colors are distributed across the gamut. Most, but not all color spaces are based on the Red, Green, Blue (RGB model), which uses three primary colors. When the colors are mixed, new colors are created. In 1996, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard defined the sRGB color space. It was an attempt to standardize and define color on computer displays. sRGB is based on a subset of the 1931 CIE color space, which is derived from the colors used in the HDTV (ITU-R BT.709) standard. The sRGB color space attempts to define a common minimum set of RGB colors. Most standard computer displays can show this color range, and people with normal color vision can perceive it. It's well accepted that the maximum number of individual colors most humans with normal vision can perceive is 16.2 million. But computer display images can save data by only displaying a smaller range of colors. Such images are still perceived as "full-color", even though they don't include the full 16.2 million range. sRGB is one of the color standards Apple supports in Reference Mode on the iPad Pro. The idea behind the D65 white point is that average daylight is available everywhere and is generally uniform. Therefore it can be used as a reference source compared to widely variable sources of indoor and display lighting and colors.

Microsoft sRGB color gamut.

D65 attempts to define a neutral average daylight white point as a reference point to model other colors around. Reference Mode also disables all iPad Pro display adjustments such as ambient light, True Tone, Auto-Brightness, and other features.

Color temperature

The color temperature of a light source is generally measured in Kelvins , with each number defined as a color cast offset added to pure white. Kelvin is actually a measure of temperature , like Fahrenheit or Celsius. In fact, 0 Kelvin equals -273.15 Celsius - also known as absolute zero or the coldest temperature that can be measured. 5000K is considered "daylight" white, lower numbers such as 3000K or 3500K are considered more "warm" with a reddish hue, while higher numbers such as 6500K-10000K are more blueish. People with normal color vision would perceive 6000K-7000K as "pure white". Technically it's really a light blue color. These numbers are known as color temperatures . By changing the color temperature or hue of an image or light source, you change the overall color cast which can be adjusted for color biases in devices such as displays and TVs. Color temperature adjustments on displays can be used to compensate a device's general color bias. It can also be compensated in software on individual images which may have a color bias when taken. For example, fluorescent lighting is known to give a green cast to most camera images. Halogen or tungsten lighting is known to produce a more warm, or reddish tone. By adjusting the color temperature of an image, you can correct for lighting biases. This is what happens when you select, for example, the Auto Color menu option in Adobe's Photoshop image editing software. Now that you know how color theory works, you're ready to enable Reference Mode on your iPad Pro.

Enabling Reference Mode in iPadOS

On your iPad Pro, you can turn Reference Mode on and off by going to Settings->Display & Brightness->Advanced . Then, you tap the Reference Mode switch. You can also use another feature of Reference Mode called Fine-Tune Calibration to further refine the white point and luminance (brightness) of your iPad Pro's display. CIE has a standardized procedure for converting from a light source's raw spectral radiance to luminance. It is considered a subjective measurement of how a person perceives a light's brightness or intensity. The CIE luminance conversion is essentially a conversion from an electromagnetic radiation value to a general perceived brightness level. iPadOS's Fine-Tune Calibration controls are located right below the Reference Mode switch. To use Fine-Tune Calibration you will need an external display color measuring device that can physically record the values of your iPad Pro's display. You then enter these measured values into the Settings app to tell iPadOS how to adjust the display. This ensures your iPad Pro adjusts its display for any color variations in the individual device's display hardware. This provides a more exact white point and color gamut based on real measurements of the display's output. To run the physical measurement, you'll also need to download a test pattern, which Apple provides on the AV Foundation Developer's Page under "Related Resources". Instructions for the calibration process are provided on Apple's Reference Mode Technote (111792) page. Reference Mode can also be used with Apple's Sidecar if you are using your iPad Pro as a secondary reference display for your Mac . By using Reference Mode on your iPad Pro you can ensure the colors you or a client want to see in your workflow are exactly what you expect them to be. Read on AppleInsider


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Rankings Week has been fun, but it's time to get to the nucleus of features in College Football 25. If you loved Dynasty Mode in NCAA Football and have been waiting for information on the feature in College Football 25, circle July 2 on your calendars.

Per EA's Scott O'Gallagher , a massive 16,000-word, 80-page deep dive will be released on July 1 to answer all of the lingering questions about arguably the most-missed mode from the series' lineage.

The primary questions fans still have are as follows. How Limited Will the Player Editing Be in College Football 25?

Because of the addition of NIL players in this year's game, users won't have as much freedom to edit players as in the NCAA Football series. I uncovered this during a preview of the game.

When I asked EA's developers for details in May, they could only share some information. We hope to gain clarity on what we can and can't change with every player in every school.

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What will team builder look like in college football 25.

The most exciting detail attached to the return of EA's College Football brand is resurfacing the web-based Team Builder option. The website EA provided over a decade ago is still better than some games offer today.

Considering we were told this feature's current level of complexity and customization is beyond what we saw before, there is reason for excitement. Team Builder could cover some ground lost by the understandable customization limitations created by including NIL players.

What Will In-Season Presentation Look and Sound Like In College Football 25?

We saw College Football 25's impressive Sights and Sounds deep-dive trailer earlier this week, but there was little reference to the Dynasty-specific presentation.

One of the most important elements to capture in any franchise mode is the presentation that adds to the Immersion. Will we see special halftime shows that offer highlights from other games around the Top 25?

Will there be some sort of weekly wrap-up show during a Dynasty mode? Are we going to hear commentators refer to situations directly connected to the college football world you've created?

I'd be surprised if that level of presentation were in this first year's version of the reboot. Those enhancements seem significant enough to have been put out front at some point, and I don't recall hearing that during the preview presentation.

As it is, it will still be good to learn about what makes Dynasty Mode gameplay different from the experience in every other part of the game.

College Football 25 releases on July 19 for PlayStation 5 and X Box Series X/S.

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  • Open a presentation
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  • Reorder slides
  • Group or ungroup slides
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  • Change the slide size
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  • Select text
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  • Add or delete a table
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  • Add or remove rows and columns
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  • Add and edit cell content
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  • Move, resize, and rotate a chart
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  • Add a legend, gridlines, and other markings
  • Change the look of chart text and labels
  • Add a chart border and background
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  • Animate objects onto and off a slide
  • Animate objects on a slide
  • Change build order and timing
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  • Present on your iPad
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  • Use a remote
  • Make a presentation advance automatically
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  • Play a recorded presentation
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  • Set your author name for comments
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  • Stop sharing a presentation
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  • Use Box to collaborate
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  • Post your presentation in a blog
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  • Export to PowerPoint or another file format
  • Restore an earlier version of a presentation
  • Move a presentation
  • Delete a presentation
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Add and view presenter notes in Keynote on iPad

Presenter notes can help you recall important points you want to mention during a presentation. The notes don’t appear on the slide, but they can help you remember information about a slide’s graphics, charts, or anything else on the slide.

Add presenter notes to a slide

the View Options button

The notes field appears below the slide canvas.

In the slide navigator , tap to select a slide, tap the presenter notes field, then type your notes.

To make the presenter notes area larger or smaller, swipe up or down near its top edge. You can also scroll your notes.

 the Format button

To add presenter notes to another slide, tap the slide in the slide navigator, tap the presenter notes field, then type your notes.

the Play button

In the slide navigator, the thumbnails for slides with presenter notes have a small square in the top-right corner.

You can also add or edit your notes in the presenter display while playing your presentation in rehearse slideshow mode or on a separate display .

Hide presenter notes

You can hide presenter notes if you want a little more room to work on the slide canvas.

You can also print your presenter notes along with your slides. See Print a presentation to learn more.

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Deals: 1TB M4 iPad Pro $100 off, M3 Pro MacBook Pro $400 off, Twelve South gear 50% off, Apple accessories from $5, more

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Today’s roundup of deals is an exciting one folks. We have the best prices ever on the 1TB M4 iPad Pro with both 11-inch and 13-inch models seeing straight up $100 price drops alongside a new low on the entry-level config at $928 . Those offers join another best all-time deal on the 16-inch M3 MacBook Pro with 36GB of RAM seeing a $400 discount over at Amazon. From there, we have ongoing offers on AirTags sitting alongside official Apple accessories from $5 , Twelve South gear, and more. Check it all out below in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break .

Best prices ever now live on 1TB M4 iPad Pro at $100 off, entry-level from $928

As we continue to clock the best pricing on Apple’s exciting new M4 iPad Pro models, this morning has ushered in some of the best yet. Alongside the lowest price we have tracked on the 1TB and 2TB 11-inch variant below, the  entry-level 11-inch model  is now starting at a new Amazon all-time low. You can now score the  11-inch M4 iPad Pro with 256GB of storage down at  $928.99 shipped  directly from Amazon. The previous all-time low on this model was $944, but it has now dropped even more to offer up the lowest possible point of entry into the new M4 iPad Pro lineup in brand new condition yet. The only option we can find for less right now is Best Buy’s excellent condition open-box listing on the  Space Black model at  $870.99 shipped  – it ships with a 1-year warranty from Apple. 

However, for folks looking to take it up a notch with Apple matte display, perhaps for all of you digital artists that prefer the more textured display, Amazon is also now offering a particularly notable price tag on the  11-inch M4 iPad Pro with the 1TB of storage and the nano-texture display  down at  $1,599 shipped . Be sure to  clip the on-page coupon . Regularly $1,699, this is a straight up $100 price drop, the lowest price we have tracked yet on this configuration, and well below the previous $1,664 best. 

Having said that, those who do not want the nano-texture upgrade are also in luck, we are also tracking this same  11-inch 1TB model down at  $1,499 shipped  in the silver colorway, which is also $100 off the usual $1,599 and the lowest price we have tracked on this particular colorway. 

Be sure to draw your attention to the  2TB 11-inch model  below that is also now  $100 off  for a new all-time low as well as the  1TB 13-inch , which is also  $100 off .

M4 iPad Pro 11-inch

  • Apple M4 iPad Pro 11-inch 256GB  $929  (Reg. $999)   | New all-time low
  • Apple M4 iPad Pro 11-inch 512GB  $1,124  (Reg. $1,199)
  • Apple M4 iPad Pro 11-inch 1TB  $1,499  (Reg. $1,599)   | New all-time low
  • Apple M4 iPad Pro 11-inch 2TB  $1,899  (Reg. $1,999)   | New all-time low

M4 iPad Pro 13-inch

  • Apple M4 iPad Pro 13-inch 256GB  $1,219  (Reg. $1,299)
  • Apple M4 iPad Pro 13-inch 512GB  $1,399  (Reg. $1,499)
  • Apple M4 iPad Pro 13-inch 1TB  $1,799  (Reg. $1,899)   | New all-time low
  • Apple M4 iPad Pro 13-inch 2TB  $2,199  (Reg. $2,299)

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16-inch M3 Pro MacBook Pro with 36GB of RAM hits Amazon all-time low at $2,499 ($400 off!)

Update:  While the $350 price drops below are still more than notable at this point, if you’re in the market for banger 512GB SSD with 36GB of RAM on a  16-inch M3 Pro MacBook Pro , a new Amazon all-time low has arrived. This is a regularly $2,899 machine that is now available down at  $2,499 shipped  on Amazon. That’s  $400 off  and the lowest we have ever tracked there. 

Joining some offers on other configurations down below, Amazon is now offering  Apple’s 14-inch M3 Pro MacBook Pro  with the 12‑core CPU/18‑core GPU and 1TB of storage  down at  $2,199.99 shipped   in Space Black. While we have seen this regularly $2,399 configuration this low in silver at this price as of late, you can now scoop up the base model 12-core M3 Pro at one of its best Space Black prices all year long. This price is also matched over at  B&H  right now and even undercuts the ongoing  Best Buy Member Deals Days  offer by $33 or so. And for folks looking to up the screen size, you’ll find the comparable 16-inch M3 Pro model with half the storage space  down at  $2,149 shipped  after you  clip the on-page coupon  – this is a regularly $2,499 machine at  $350 off , but only in the silver colorway. 

  • 14-inch MacBook Pro M3 8GB/512GB  $1,399  (Reg. $1,599)
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro M3 16GB/1TB  $1,849  (Reg. $1,999)
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro M3 Pro 18GB/512GB  $1,749  (Reg. $1,999)
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro M3 Pro 18GB/1TB  $2,199  (Reg. $2,399)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro M3 Pro 18GB/1TB  $2,149  (Reg. $2,499)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro M3 Pro Max 36GB/1TB  $3,249  (Reg. $3,499)
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro M3 Pro Max 128GB/8TB  $6,499  (Reg. $6,899)

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Cradle your 15-inch MacBook Air (and more) in Twelve South’s BookArc at $30 (50% off)

Today we are tracking a sweet deal on the  Twelve South BookArc  – one of the more elegant vertical MacBook stands out there and, at least for me, an even nicer option than the  newer Flex model . You can score the  Twelve South BookArc  directly on the official site for  $29.99 . Regularly $60, this is a straight up 50% off and the lowest price we can find – we have never seen it go for less on Amazon either. While it was originally made for MacBooks released between 2020 and 2023, if you  select BookArc for MacBook Air  from the drop-down menu before adding to your cart  right here , Twelve south will  throw in its Insert add-on for FREE  so you can use it with more modern 15-inch MacBook Air models as well. Nice. 

You will have to hit the $80 threshold on the Twelve South to side-step shipping fees, but at 50% off the regular $60 price tag, that seems a sensible trade off to me. Having said that, if you don’t need the insert for a 15-inch MacBook Air, you’ll find the  BookArc starting from the  $29.99  on Amazon with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $35. 

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Nomad’s 15W Base One Max 3-in-1 MagSafe station from $95 (Black, silver, and gold, Reg. $150)

Update:  While the open-box offer below is sold out, the new deal price on the  black variant  is now joined by the  silver Base One Max 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger at the same  $95  alongside the  golden variation  with a rare price drop  down to  $120 . Both regularly fetch $150 and are now sitting at the some of the best lists of the year. All of the details you need on these hefty metal and glass 15W MagSafe chargers are waiting below. 

We love our  Nomad gear  around here, as any  9to5Toys  reader already knows, and we just spotted a notable deal on its  Base One Max 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger . just after the debut of its  Apple Find My Tracking Card with MagSafe charging  – it’s  really good one – the new  Horween leather passport wallet , the  1st Gen Base One Max charging station  has now  dropped to  $95 shipped . This is a regularly $150 unit at $55 off the going rate to deliver the lowest price we can find. You can also score an  open-box model right here for  $67 . It is at least $75 under the price of the latest model and the only real difference here is the Apple Watch Fast Charger. With the 1st Gen you’re still getting 15W of juice to your iPhone and a similar form-factor with the 3-in-1 action for your entire Apple EDC. Hit the jump for more details.

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*** Breathe new life into your Apple Pencil 1st Gen with a rare deal on the official USB-C adapter at just $5

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*** Sharpen your Apple Pencil with Apple’s official 4-pack of tips back at $12 (37% off)

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Load up on Apple AirTags from under $20 a pop today

Amazon is once again offering the the  4-pack of Apple’s AirTags down at  $78.99 shipped . Regularly $99, this is slightly below our previous mention, $1 under the recent Walmart offer, and delivers a solid 20% price drop. We did see a drop to $78 months ago just before this pack fell to $75 for a few days back in March, but this is otherwise on par with the lowest we have tracked this year on Amazon. While the  single AirTag listing  has also dropped  back down to  $24.99 Prime shipped  from the usual $19, the 4-pack yields a price at $19.75 per AirTag to deliver the lowest price per tag we can find from a reputable dealer right now. 

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  1. Use presenter mode in Pages on iPad

    Tap at the top of the screen, then tap Presenter Mode. Scroll manually: Swipe up. Scroll automatically: Tap , then turn on Auto Scroll. To adjust the scrolling speed, drag the slider. Tap the document to start scrolling, and tap again to pause. To change other display settings like background color, font size, and line spacing, tap .

  2. How to Play a PowerPoint Presentation on an iPad: A Step-by-Step Guide

    To start your presentation, tap the "Play" icon. Your iPad will switch to presentation mode, displaying your slides full-screen. Swipe left or right to navigate through the slides. Step 5: Use additional features as needed. Take advantage of PowerPoint's features like highlighting or drawing on slides during your presentation.

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    Before the presentation, turn on both "Do Not Disturb" and "Airplane Mode". In presentation mode, Keynote swears that it blocks pop-ups, reminders, incoming calls, and other distractions. To its credit, I've never seen it do otherwise. That said, I always enable Do Not Disturb on my iPad. I put the device in airplane mode.

  4. Play a Keynote presentation on iPad

    In the slide navigator, tap to select the slide you want to begin with, then tap .. To advance through the presentation, do any of the following: Go to the next slide: Tap the slide. Go back a slide or reset the builds on the slide: Swipe right.Avoid the left edge of the screen as you swipe, so the slide navigator doesn't appear.

  5. Play a presentation on a separate display in Keynote on iPad

    Connect an external display to your device using AirPlay or a video adapter. If you're using Apple TV, turn on mirroring. Open the presentation in Keynote, then tap the slide in the slide navigator you want to play first .. Tap in the toolbar. Your presentation begins to play on the connected display, and the presenter display appears on your iPad.

  6. Presentation Mode

    Presentation Mode. Updated June 19, 2024 09:03. GoodNotes Presentation Mode allows you to convert your iPad or iPhone into a digital whiteboard. When you connect your device to an external screen or projector via AirPlay, Presentation Mode lets you hide the user interface and other distracting elements from your audience .

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    Pricing. PowerPoint for iOS is free from the App Store and allows you to view PowerPoint files from anywhere. If you want to edit or create presentations from the iPad though, you're going to need to subscribe to Office 365, which runs $6.99/month or $70/year for individuals on up to 5 devices. An Office 365 subscription comes with the full ...

  10. How to customize the presenter display in Keynote

    Open your slideshow in Keynote. You can either play your presentation, use the Rehearse Slideshow mode, or jump right into customizing the display. #1 Click the Play button in the toolbar. #2 Click Play in the menu bar and select Play Slideshow or Rehearse Slideshow. #3 Click Play in the menu bar and select Customize Presenter Display.

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    You can draw, zoom, pan, select, adjust and do everything you normally do in the app. Presentation Mode Toggles. 1. Inside your drawing, you'll see a red "PRESENTING" status on the status bar at the top of the screen. Tap "PRESENTING" to find your toggles. 2. Choose whether you'd like to "Show Touches" as you draw.

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    Download in Dropbox, tick open in Keynote and you are all set. When you are in presenter mode, you get a preview of the next slide on your iPad, while the audience just sees the current slide on the projector. Only works with standard fonts that are installed on the iPad. PowerPoint to Keynote. This works surprisingly well (if you use standard ...

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    Level 1. 8 points. Feb 10, 2012 4:55 AM in response to simashbat. Touch the left side of the iPad to bring up the slides then select the last slide. Go back to presentation mode and swipe right like going to the next slide and it will exit presentation mode.

  15. Tip: iPad presentation mode on separate screen

    With the presentation mode feature shown, Merlin Project controls no longer appear on the external screen. This gives you more area of the external screen to display the contents of your project. Especially for project meetings and conferences a very valuable tool. The controls remain visible to you on the iPad for editing the content.

  16. Create a presentation in Keynote on iPad

    To play the presentation, tap , then tap a slide to go to the next slide. To end the presentation, pinch closed anywhere on the screen. For more ways to show a presentation, see Play a presentation on your iPhone or iPad. To close the presentation, tap in the top-left corner of the screen. Closing the presentation doesn't quit Keynote.

  17. PowerPoint presentation mode on iPad

    Open the presentation, choose View | Slide Master. On the topmost master, put a rectangle on the left side of the slide master, give it an Action setting of Previous Slide. Do the same on the right side but make the Action Setting = Next slide. Make the rectangles as large as you like side to side; fill the slide top to bottom.

  18. How to use Reference Mode on your iPad Pro

    Reference Mode on an iPad is a special display mode designed for professionals. It uses High Dynamic Range (HDR) as opposed to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR).

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    Presentation Mode. Updated 1 year ago. Goodnotes Presentation Mode allows you to convert your iPad or iPhone into a digital whiteboard. When you connect your device to an external screen or projector via AirPlay, Presentation Mode lets you hide the user interface and other distracting elements from your audience .

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  26. Rehearse a Keynote presentation on iPad

    Open the presentation, then tap to select the first slide in the slide navigator. Tap , then tap Rehearse Slideshow. To see options for customizing the presenter display, tap , then tap the layout option you want (current slide, next slide, presenter notes, or a combination). Switch between the clock and a timer: Tap the clock or timer at the ...

  27. Open a Keynote presentation on iPad

    Open Keynote. If a presentation is already open, tap in the top-left corner to see all your presentations. Tap a thumbnail to open a presentation. If you don't see the presentation you want to open, try searching for it, or tap and navigate to the file in the Locations list. See Find a Keynote presentation on iPad.

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  29. Add and view presenter notes in Keynote on iPad

    Add presenter notes to a slide. Tap in the top-left of the screen, then tap Show Presenter Notes. The notes field appears below the slide canvas. In the slide navigator, tap to select a slide, tap the presenter notes field, then type your notes. To make the presenter notes area larger or smaller, swipe up or down near its top edge.

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