Questions tagged [ipad]

Apple's touchscreen iOS based tablet. Use this tag for all generations and sizes of iPad

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How can I prove to an airline that the iPad mini they found is the one I left on the plane, without giving them the passcode?

I left an iPad mini on an Icelandair flight. They just sent me this message: "We have an item matching your description. Can you please send us details about the item, preferably passcode, to ...
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Can I share my iMac's internet to iPhone or iPad over USB?

I have an iMac, connected to the Internet via Ethernet, and an iPhone 4. I would like to share the iMac's Internet connection to my iPhone via the USB Cable (because my wife dreams of a wifi-less ...
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Stop iTunes from opening when a device is plugged in?

Since re-installing OS X (10.8), every time I plug in an iOS device iTunes opens up and shows an error message: iTunes could not connect to the iPhone "..." because it is locked with a passcode. ...
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Removing news headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS 9

How can I turn off news headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS 9?
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How to record iPhone/iPad screen on macOS?

OS X Yosemite brought support for recording iPhone/iPad screen natively without having to using AirPlay applications like AirServer or Reflector. How do I record the iPhone screen on macOS ?
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On the iPad, how do I tell what version of Mobile Safari I have?

I'd like to know what precise version of Mobile Safari the iPad I'm using has. Is there any way to find out (preferably from the device itself)? There doesn't seem to be any menu in Safari Mobile, and ...
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Simplest way to prevent iTunes from automatically launching when iPhone/iPad is connected

When I connect my iPad or iPhone to my Mac iTunes automatically launches. What is the simplest way to prevent this from happening?
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Check the version of an app installed on iPad

Is there anyway to check the version of an app installed on a iPad without connecting back to iTunes on my desktop / laptop?
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Is it OK to charge my iPhone with my iPad charger?

I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad. Since the iPad really charges best off the wall charger I keep it plugged in, but I usually just charge the iPhone off the computer. Although frequently if the iPad ...
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What does the plus sign next to the price of an app in the App Store mean?

There is often a plus sign in the upper left corner of the price button for an app. Even some free apps have this plus sign.
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How do I view an SSL certificate on my iPad from Safari?

I'm trying to view the SSL certificate for a web site on my iPad. For example, how can I view the SSL certificate for this site? https://encrypted.google.com/ Using Safari on the desktop, I can ...
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Can I use an iPad (Wi-Fi+Cellular) as a cellphone?

I just wanted to know whether is possible to use an iPad mini as a cell phone. I am planning to put my SIM card into the iPad mini, which is the Wi-Fi+cellular model.
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How do I reclaim the “other” space on my iPad?

I have 3.3 gigs of space in the "other" category on my 16 gig iPad. The space for "other" has grown over time. I've synced. I've powered down. I've turned all running apps off. How do I reclaim this ...
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Is it possible to save http-hosted MP3 files directly onto an iPad?

Is there a way to save an MP3 from a web server directly onto an iPad? I can stream it through the browser, but there is no obvious "save" capability. Would it make a difference if the MP3 were an ...
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If I leave my chargers plugged into the wall socket at all times, do they consume energy or present a safety risk?

This is something I always wondered about: when I leave my charger plugged on the wall socket but not charging anything, is it still consuming energy? Some notebook chargers have a led that is ...
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How do I type the Escape key on an iPad keyboard?

I just got a Zagg keyboard and it is great for typing long sections of text on the iPad. But a big drawback is that it does not have an Escape ⎋ key. All the top row keys are mapped to iPad-specific ...
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iPad displays “Not Charging” when plugged into USB ports. What can I do?

When I plug my iPad into my computer's USB ports, the iPad battery area displays "Not Charging". I understand the iPad requires more wattage to charge compared to an iPhone or iPod, as evidenced by ...
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How do I play a YouTube video in the background on my iPad?

I like to 'listen' to YouTube video in the background while I am surfing on my desktop. However, I cannot do this on the iPad as, as soon as I switch from YouTube video to the browser, the video ...
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Music ratings on iOS 10

I used to be able to change the rating of a music track on my phone, and they would get downloaded to iTunes when I synched my phone to my MacBook. They seemed to have changed this in the new iOS, ...
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How to install apps which require a newer version of iOS on a 1st gen. iPad?

I have a 1st generation iPad and when I download apps it tells me “this requires iOS 6.0 or later” but when I go to update it tells me it's fully updated? Why is this happening, and is there any way I ...
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How to control your iPad with your Mac remotely?

I would like to know, is there a way to control your iPad with your Mac remotely (be able to see and manipulate iPad's desktop on your Mac)? I know that with the TeamViewer or other programs you can ...
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How can I transfer iPhone + iPad data to a new computer?

I have iTunes installed on my old computer (Win XP) and all iPhone + iPad apps + all backups are done on this computer. Now I would like to use iTunes on my new computer (Win 7) and retire the old one....
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Good way to keep iPad clean?

I don't have a case or screen protector just yet for my iPad. What is a cost effective way to keep the screen clean and remove fingerprints?
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Is there any way to add an ePub book to iBooks without iTunes?

I purchased a book and have it in ePub and PDF formats. I can easily add the PDF to iBooks from Safari. However, I can't find a method to get an ePub book into iBooks without iTunes. I'm away from my ...
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How do I check an iOS device's battery health?

I am looking for a way to check the current health of a battery for iOS devices, similar to how coconutBattery works for OS X. How can I check the battery health for an iOS device?
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Using an iPad for doing web development and programming

The iPad is my preferred computing device when I'm on the go, be it commuting or traveling. Sometimes I've got a Bluetooth keyboard with me, and sometimes I don't. So this may be crazy, but I would ...
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Can I use an iPad effectively without a computer to dock it to?

I'm interested in buying an iPad, but I'm trying to understand what the implications are of not synchronise/docking it with a computer. I only have Linux (Ubuntu) machines these days; I have nothing ...
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Differentiating Apple products by their MAC addresses

Apple has registered a ton of MAC address ranges for its products. Does anyone know whether it's feasible to reliably identify which Apple product (particularly iPad, iPod, iPhone, and MacBooks) a ...
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iPad case for toddlers that hides the home button?

My 18 month old son loves to interact with my iPad. I have explored some apps that I would think he would enjoy, but he finds it hard to resist the device's home button. (Perhaps because this is the ...
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iTunes: What is the usefulness of checked/unchecked songs?

I know the functional effect of unchecking a song: it doesn't play (except when explicitly double-clicked) and doesn't sync with an iPod/iPad. But how is this useful? Does Apple officially recommend ...
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Add a hosts file entry without jailbreaking

I have an iPad that needs to be able to connect to a server via its short hostname, e.g. http://app instead of http://app.example.com. The network it connects to assigns it a domain name other than ...
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Can't install any app, App Store asks for credit card

I haven't been installing anything on my iPad Mini for the past few weeks. But previously, I just had to tap on "Install", enter my Apple ID password and go. Now, for every new application, even ...
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How much GPU memory do iPhones and iPads have?

I'm wondering how GPU memory works on the iPhone and iPad. After reading the Apple tech specs on the iPad 3 (http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/) it says the A5X is a system on a chip with a dual core ...
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Can I see which iPad apps I use most frequently?

I have many games on my iPad which my kids play. I'd like to remove the games and apps that aren't used but I don't know how to find this information. Is there a way to see the most used apps on ...
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How does a family with multiple idevices and multiple laptops share music and digital movie copies?

My wife and I both have our own laptops with our own iTunes accounts. Then we have a shared desktop. In the past, this was fine as all we had for iDevices was an iPod each. So we just managed our own ...
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Do I need to set up individual Apple IDs for all my kids' iPads?

I will be giving my three children three iPads as their christmas presents. I am now currently using my iPhone 4 with my only one Apple ID for the App Store. My question is if I set up their iPads ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of iBooks and Kindle books for my iPad?

Even though I have had an iPad for a while, I haven't taken the plunge to buy any ebooks yet. I'd like to make a decision on whether to prefer buying iBooks or Kindle before I buy any so that I can ...
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How to remove app which is greyed out, can't be deleted, won't open and doesn't appear in apps list?

I have this app with a greyed out icon which I'm trying to delete. I tap and hold, and it asks me if I want to delete it and its data. I confirm and nothing happens. I try to open it and nothing ...
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Should I jailbreak my iPad?

I just got an iPad a couple of weeks ago. I had a co-worker pull out his iPad out and immediately start talking about jailbreaking it. I have no fear of doing it, but I do realize that sometimes going ...
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How can I get files on my iPad into my Dropbox?

Let's say I get a file in an email, or have it stored in GoodReader, or find a link to it on the web, and want to put it into my Dropbox using the ipad app. It seems like the only files you can add ...
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Is AirDrop possible between iPad, iPhone and MacBook?

A new MacBook came with something called AirDrop and worked between many MacBooks such as MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Can I also use AirDrop to exchange data between Macs and iOS devices?
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Is there a quicker way to clear cache on Safari mobile?

Is there a quicker way to clear cache in Safari on iPhone besides going to Settings -> Safari -> Clear Cache?
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Why is the update button in “App Store” app opening the app instead of updating it?

I am experiencing a problem with updating my apps on all of my Apple devices: iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPhone 4s, iPad 3 They are all running iOS 7.0.4 (11B55a) jailbroken using evasi0n and this problem ...
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If iPhones/iPads don't support Flash, how do they play YouTube?

Which technology do iPhones and iPads use to play YouTube without supporting Flash?
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Is a screen protector worthwhile for an iPad?

Is a screen cover worthwhile for an iPad? Does the screen scratch easily, or is the protector just another snake oil? I've found non-adhesive covers that can be reapplied. It took 4 applications ...
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Can the onscreen iPad keyboard move the cursor?

One of the oddities of the iPad is that when I activate the screen-based touch keyboard, there are no arrow keys. There are arrow keys on a physical Apple keyboard, but no arrow keys on the ...
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Don't copy songs into iTunes folder just use them from file system

I need to add songs into iTunes Library but I don't want to copy songs into library. While drag and drop just copies all songs which needs to be added to the Library folder and then uses it. So, we ...
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How does Bluetooth improve location accuracy?

I noticed that iOS 7 on my iPad now says this in the Bluetooth pane of the preferences if Bluetooth is turned off: "Location accuracy and nearby services are improved when Bluetooth is turned on." ...
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Are DropBox files viewed on iOS devices taking up space on them?

When travelling I will need all of the "space" I can claim on my iPad. Am I correct in thinking "space" is not being taken up on the iPad by DB folders, unless I have made them favorites?
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The iPhone home button is sometimes unresponsive. How can I fix it?

I've noticed that my iPhone 4's home button does not work very well. Sometimes I have to press it multiple times, or press it very hard to get it to register a click. Sometimes it will detect a double-...