Questions tagged [ipad]

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Disable shape recognition in Notes on ipad

I just updated to iOS14 for iPad. There does not seem to be an option anywhere to turn off shape recognition. Besides downgrading back to iOS13, is there any way to turn this off? Turning off ...
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How can I read PDFs in scrolling mode on an iPad 2?

I bought a used iPad 2, mainly for reading. After a short while I found out that it won't run a more recent iOS than 9.3.5 and that there are basically no apps that run on this iOS version (rendering ...
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When a powered USB hub is used, would we need to worry the power flowing from the hub back into the MacBook or iMac?

If I use a non-powered USB hub, the iPad Air or iPad Pro could be losing power over a few hours, because the charging power is not enough. However, if I get a powered USB hub, would it be an issue, ...
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Universal Clipboard working from MacBook to iPad, but not vice versa

It's kind of hard to troubleshoot these issues, so I'm asking here. I am using Universal Clipboard amongst my MacBook, iPad, and iPhone. It works perfectly fine between my iPhone and my MacBook ...
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Why sometimes the charger for iPad Pro cannot charge for Macbook Pro

Why sometimes the charger for iPad Pro cannot charge for Macbook Pro. I use the charger for iPad Pro to charge Macbook Pro, sometimes it can be used to charge the Macbook Pro while sometimes it cannot ...
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Icon will not renew. Cuts out installing before completion. Why? [closed]

I am unable to access icon and relevant info due to this problem.
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How do I add an ePub to my iPad

I have an ePub which I bought outside of the Book Store, and on which there is no DRM. It is sitting on my iMac, running MacOS Big Sur. I can double click on the ePub and open it in the Books App. ...
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In iPad Pages, how to make the text in a cell of a table vertical?

In iPad pages, how to make text in a cell of a table vertical? The information on the Internet is not sufficient. They point to part that can’t be find on iPad Pages, or maybe I cannot find.
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Using Finder in Catalina to copy files from my iPad creates duplicate files

I have a folder on my Mac where I keep a manual backup of all files associated with a specific iOS app. My habit has been to use file sharing to copy the app files (a few hundred) into that folder ...
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Keynote does not save a presentation

I face a serious problem that keeps me from working. I had been making a presentation in Keynote on iPad (8th-gen) for about 4 hours and everything was ok. Suddenly, Keynote stopped saving my ...
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Battery performance on iPad in sidecar mode

I'm thinking of getting an iPad as a second display using the sidecar feature. Assuming the display be always on in sidecar mode and it's always plugged in to charge, would the iPad using its battery ...
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Which iOS features require two factor authentication?

Today my iPad automatically updated its OS to 14.2 and it shows a prompt from Apple ID Security to enable two-factor authentication. The message mentions that "Some iOS features require two-...
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Do the new iPhone 12 and 8th Gen iPad use the same wall adapter? [duplicate]

I recently just bought a slew of apple products, including an iPhone 12 Pro and an 8th gen iPad. This is the first time I've used iOS devices as daily drivers and I've been warned a few times not mix ...
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How do you find your facetime call history on iphone/ipad?

This question is mostly tailored for the iPad. When I got to the facetime app on the ipad, I see a list of people I've called and the last time I called them, but I can't find anywhere that shows all ...
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How to connect regular iPad (6th Gen) to external monitor?

Is it possible to connect an external monitor to a regular iPad 6th Gen? The goal is to use it to watch Netflix, etc. I found some Lightning to HDMI cables, but my monitor only has DisplayPort input. ...
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Simultaneously send to beamer via HDMI or VGA and share screen in videoconference

My aim is to deliver a conference to people present in the lecture room and also to those attending from home; all this at the same time. I am on Ipad 6th generation - iOS 14.2 Using the Apple ...
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I can’t hear sound

Hi I have read most of the question referring to this problem, but nothing helps. I have used the audio from a screen recording in iMovie, but I can’t hear the sound only sometimes. And also I can ...
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iPad Game Center nag screen

Just updated iPad with version 14.2. Now every game pops up a nag screen to login to Game Center. I have Game Center disabled in Settings. For years I have not had this nag screen, now every 2 or 3 ...
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audio disable for garageband is missing in settings -> privacy on iPad

I have garageband installed on an iPad iOS 14.2, it uses the microphone without me enabling it. I went to settings -> privacy -> microphone to disable it. However there is no entry for ...
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Why does this I in a black rectangle with a line through appear on my iPad Pro screen, and how to get rid of it permanently?

This black sign appears on my iPad Pro screen many times, sometimes in one top corner of the screen, sometimes on different other places on the screen, but I guess always on the Safari tabs, as I’ve ...
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iPadOS 14 keyboard-like Bluetooth device button remapping

I'm annoyed I can’t remap keys on a Mocuto 052 “VR remote"-like device on my iPadOS 14. I intended to use it with Procreate to have a physical access to undo-redo shortcuts and others. I ...
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Any way to watch Netflix on an iOS device running outdated software?

We recently bought a used 1stGen iPad Air (MD788LL/A). It looks like we can't install the Netflix app because it requires iOS 13, and our iPad cannot be updated to that version of the operating ...
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Moving pictures from Mac to iPad without iTunes

MacPro 5.1 running Yosemite 10.10.5 and iTunes 12.8.1.3. iPad Pro, 2015 model now running 14.1. Until the 14.1 update, the iPad was happy to transfer a folder of pictures from the Mac to the iPad via ...
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Restore screen keyboard to large size [duplicate]

In iPadOS 14.2, the on-screen keyboard has shrunk to a tiny size appearing on the left side. Apparently this is a new feature for one-thumb typing. How can I restore the large size, filling width of ...
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Restoring Saved Webpages on Home Screen from Backup

I ran into an update issue with my iPad, and took it to the Apple store to fix it. When I got there, an employee said that I could only recover from the issue by resetting my iPad. After he reset it, ...
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Shortcut to switch windows of same application on an iPad

Apps like Safari and Notes support multiple windows per app. The documentation only shows two ways to switch between these windows: From an open app: In the Dock, tap the app you want to view. Swipe ...
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How to get rid of supervision

So, I today I went into my settings to see that my iPad is being supervised by some school. I don’t even go to this school, I had to look it up to realize it was a school, and they don’t even own this ...
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Update to a specific version of Safari for iPadOS

I am using the iPad's Safari (browser) for development testing. I need a specific version of safari that is 13.1. The current version is lower than that. If I update safari from the app store it will ...
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Using apps to transfer files from Android to apple device like ipad is safe?

Question: I just transferred some pdf documents from my Android phone to my ipad using app jiostwich(there are other apps also available). Is safe to use? Can such app cause any problem to my ipad? As ...
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Is it possible to livestream the screen of an iPad?

I have been looking for a way to livestream the screen of my iPad to Discord or some similar service so friends can watch but I haven't been able to find any clear info if this kind of thing is even ...
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iPadOS 14.1 backups files from “On My iPad” to iCloud without option to exclude them

After upgrade to iPadOS 14.1 my iPad wants to backup every file from "On my iPad" folder, which includes around 50 GB, so the backup is always larger than my iCloud quota. I cannot find an ...
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Need help restoring an iPad

I found an iPad that hasn't been turned on for 5 years. I left it to charge it for a day because it wouldn't turn on. iTunes detects it only in DFU mode but the recovery fails with error 4005. Any ...
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How do I sync a directory from Mac to iPad?

How do I sync directory ~/to-sync from Mac to iPad through network or a USB type-C cable? Is there some handy tools like rsync or adb-sync (for Android devices) to do that? I prefer FOSS tools. :)
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How do I turn off iOS from registering my finger while annotating?

I have the iPad pro 2020 and the apple pencil. When marking up a document (say, in Notes or Files) I want to be able to disable annotation inputs from my finger - When I'm in annotation mode I only ...
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Does Sidecar support sound?

Apple Sidecar for Mac is a great way to use the iPad as a secondary screen. However it appears that there is no support for sound. Is this correct, or am I doing something wrong? I am on MacOS ...
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Generic app store login for shared iPads

We have a bunch of iPads at our sound business that we use to control some of our equipment. These iPads get sent to the event site to be used by different people each time. We use Configurator to ...
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My iPad mini charges but doesn't turn on [duplicate]

My iPad mini turned off and said it has no charge, then after 1 hour of charging I plugged it into a different port and then it turned on with 100% battery. Later, the 100% went down quickly to 20% ...
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Is there an iPad app which will let me use the orientation of my iPad to emulate a joystick on PC?

I would like to be able to play games on my Windows PC using a joystick instead of keyboard and/or mouse as controls. However I don't have a joystick. I could buy one, but I want to see if I could use ...
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iPad won't sync with screen locked

Our iPad won't sync when the screen is locked.  And a sync in progress doesn't stop the "lock after X time." If it has enough songs it needs to copy, when the screen locks, the copying ...
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How do disable iOS keyboard from displaying?

When I press my finger down on the iPad in any app, the iOS keyboard pops up automatically. How do I disable this? It is very distracting when trying to paste text or a screenshot into OneNote for ...
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iOS Files App - How to know cloud status?

If I open, edit, and save a cloud based (i.e. OneDrive) file on iOS or iPadOS how do I know when my changes have been synced to the cloud? In my current experience I edited a simple small text file on ...
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iPad won't let me update apps after update to iOS 14

Since updating iPads to iOS 14 I am not able to update apps. After hitting update I am asked for password which I do fill correctly. After about ten seconds the password dialogue appears again, and ...
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Can I directly record a video in iCloud Drive (/Google Drive)?

By record, I mean record a video using the option available in the Control Center. If I am running out of the local storage space, can I record (upload?) directly to the Drive? If not, is there a ...
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iPad cannot be restored due to 15 min timeout (recovery mode)

I have forgotten my passcode and have tried to restore my iPad(8th 32gb wifi) by this instruction. It reboots after 15 minutes and iTunes on my PC says me "Waiting for Ipad..." or "...
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Lower amount of curve adjustment in Pages, when drawing with iPad Pencil

I'm using Pages on iPadOS 14, and I'm trying to add a drawing using the Pencil. I notice that as I draw the line on the screen, it is smoothed out or adjusted slightly. This is not bad for larger ...
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How can I connect an iPhone as an external microphone to my iPad?

I have an iPhone with the Microphone Live app on it, and I want to connect it as an external microphone to an iPad. Is there any way I can do this? Thank you!
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iPad Stops Charging Randomly

My iPad Pro (12.9 inch first gen) will randomly stop charging, in the manner shown below, requiring me to unplug and plug back in the cable. Is there any way to stop this, because I can no longer ...
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Movie Recording in Quicktime plugged into iPad stuck in square proportion

I am sharing the screen of my iPad using Procreate in Quicktime and I want to just show the white Canvas, however even when changing to full screen it is stuck in this square shape. 'Panoramic' ...
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Trying to Zoom (in Accessibility) the iPad Sidecar display gives -501 misc error

As per the title. My mac is 10.15.7 while my iPad is 13.5.1. Details: First set up sidecar. Then, go to System Preferences - Accessibility - Zoom - Choose Display - Choose sidecar display. Then, error ...
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iMessage without iCloud is like or unlike other messaging applications when it comes to the synchronization?

If one uses the same Apple ID in more than one device and uses iMessage in each device, if iCloud > Message is disabled, ie, the iMessage sync is turned off, don't we "receive" a message ...

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