Questions tagged [ipad]

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

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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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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 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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I forgot the passcode for my iPad restrictions. How can I disable them?

I added restrictions to my iPad and I forgot the passcode for them, now what? Is there a way to remove it without resetting the device?
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How do I delete data for one game in the iPad Game Center?

I have one particular game that saves data through the game center. Somehow the saved game data got messed up which causes the game not to work properly when I a connected to the internet (I.e. When ...
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iPad won't turn on after a complete battery drain

My iPad mini retina is out of warranty, I forgot to plug in my iPad after the critical battery warning and it went some minutes following the warning. I was not worried because same thing had ...
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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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My iPad has a popup saying I have a virus

When I went to a website in Safari, it opened up another website with popups claiming my iPad has a virus. I deleted some of my apps to try and get rid of the virus, but the popup keeps showing up ...
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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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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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Why won't my secondhand iPad let me activate an Apple ID?

On the settings under iCloud, if I try and log in on the ID I created this morning, it says that the maximum number of ID's have been activated on this device. When I try and create a new account ...
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Books automatically deletes my books when offline, and when there is enough space on device

There is something strange going on with Books on iPad and iPhone. It keeps deleting some books locally, keeping them in the cloud. It's frustrating because it happens when I'm offline and I simply ...
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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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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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Really confused about how to reset SMC and PRAM and NVRAM on my Macs and iPad and iPhone?

Sometimes I find from searching Google that I can reset the SMC, PRAM and NVRAM. But different sources provide different instructions on how to do this. I have a MacBook Pro and iMac. I also have an ...
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Native Youtube app suddenly stopped working on iPad 1

It's been some weeks now, whenever I try to used my Youtube app, it tells me it's impossible to connect to Youtube. Since it's an iPad 1, I have had trouble finding information online. Did Google or ...
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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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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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Bypassing dead relatives Apple ID?

My Auntie died unexpectedly without leaving her icloud information (pretty standard!) I've restored her ipad as I thought it would reset her passcode as I couldn't guess it but now it's asking for ...
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Are non-Apple iPhone chargers safe?

I discovered today that there are a lot of non-Apple low-cost iPhone (and iPad) chargers. The cost is very low, so I am concerned about the quality of such chargers. Are these alternative chargers ...
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How to perform hard / cold reboot of iPhone or iPad?

I understand that when I press and release the power button on the top of my iPhone or iPad, it stays on but turns off the screen. Whereas if I press and hold the power button, a "slide to turn off" ...
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Where do files go when you AirDrop them on iOS?

Where do AirDrop files go when I transfer them between an iPad, iPhone and iPod? I AirDropped some Google Docs from my iPad to my iPhone but nothing happened; where did my files go? The file was a ...
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iPhone and iPad suddenly can't access local IPs

I have an iPhone 6 and an old iPad, and they are connected to my wifi and are browsing the internet fine. I'm also able to reach the config page of my router at 192.168.1.1 from both devices. Until ...
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How can I transfer large files from Linux to iPad over a cable or wifi?

I am looking for a way to transfer large files to the iPad without using iTunes or pushing to and pulling from a remote server. I run an Ubuntu laptop as my only OS at the moment and want to be able ...
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How do I get podcasts downloaded directly to my iPhone and iPad to match the ones on my Mac?

Background I have a podcast subscription on my Mac. For example, Marketplace. It's a daily podcast, and I often get them by downloading them to the Mac (Snow Leopard 10.6.8) with iTunes (currently ...
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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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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-...
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How to do a screen capture from iPad 3?

I need to record me using an iPad while I am drawing on it (with Penultimate). I usually use ScreenFlow to record onscreen actions on my desktop Mac, so I need a way to display iPad on my Mac. Is ...
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Upgrade iPad to newer (but not latest) iOS [duplicate]

How do I upgrade my iPad 3 from iOS 5.1 to 7.x (now when the latest version is >8)?
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Wireframe iOS design apps for iPad?

Is there an app for iPad to assist in wireframe design for iPad and iPhone apps? I don't mean actual development, just placing standard widgets and the things you usually do with photoshop and ...
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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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Import movies already on computer into iTunes

I have a bunch of movies/TV programmes on my computer that I want to transfer to an iPad. As far as I know, the only way to do this is to first add them to iTunes (on a computer), then synch iTunes ...
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What's in the "Other" category on my iPad?

When I sync my iPad, iTunes tells me that Video accounts for so many gigabytes of space, Photos another portion, etc. etc. But iTunes also tells me that a whopping 5.5 GB is being used by "Other". ...
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How can I stream files to my iPad? [closed]

I have loads of videos and music on my computer, which I want to watch on my iPad. However, I want to stream it to it, so I can grab what I feel like watching rather than having to preload ...
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Finding old versions of iOS apps (for 5.1.1 on a 1st Generation iPad)

I have a first generation iPad that was working perfectly well, and was loaded with apps which worked perfectly well. For various reasons I did a factory reset. Now I can't reinstall many of the old ...
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How do I transfer app data from my old iPad to my new iPad?

How does one transfer app data (e.g., Notetaker HD books, game progress, etc.) from an old iOS device to a new one? While I'm sure this issue is relevant to iPhones, it seems that with the advent of ...
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Share my Mac’s internet connection (WiFi) with my iPad or iPhone via Lightning cable

I seem to remember connecting my iPad or iPhone to my MacBook Pro laptop using a Lightning cable. From there I was able to let the iOS device access the internet via the Mac’s existing WiFi connection....
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"iPad is disabled, connect to iTunes"

Trying to turn on my kids' iPad which has been off for a few months. Tried several of my 'usual' passcodes, but iPad became 'disabled' before I could try them all. Now it's "iPad is disabled, ...
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How do I upgrade my iOS on my iPad 1st generation?

How do I upgrade my ipad 1st generation ios from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 6.0 so that I can use more apps from the app store?
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How do you use an existing AppleID on iOS App Store without providing a credit card number?

I already have an Apple ID, made at Apple.com. Now, when I want to access the App Store from my iPad, I am told that I have to review my information. On the credit card page, I am not presented with a ...
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Is there any way to disable the Home button on an iPad?

My professor asked me to help him out to find some information about the iPad. We are going to buy like 10 iPads to give it out to our senior of the school board and we want only the PDF file that we ...
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original iPad not charging

Ok, I just bought a brand new original iPad. Sounds impossible, right? Well, we just opened the box, and it is not even charging. There is no indication that this iPad even works even though it is ...
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iPad not reacting to screen orientation - screen lock

How do I correct the "screen lock" on my iPad? I used to be able to turn the unit a quarter turn and the screen would adjust to my movement. Now it is somehow "Locked". How can this be fixed?
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How do you download games on a school iPad? [closed]

This school iPad is not letting me get games or anything like that so I'm asking how can you transfer games from a mac computer onto a school iPad?
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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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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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Is there a C compiler for iPad?

I would like to study C using iPad. Just simple programs. So, is there a C compiler for iPad?
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Personal Hotspot not staying Connected

I'm not sure if I have an issue or if what I am seeing is by Apple-design. I have an iPad Pro (11.4) that I have the Personal Hotspot switched on. My iPad Pro is active and screen on. I connect my ...
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iPad PDF Reader with annotation support?

I have to read lots of PDF books on my iPad but I also need to make notes (annotations), notes that I want to be able to transfer to the Mac later. What solutions do I have for this? Please do not ...
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