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

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How to change a file extension on an iPad

I’m just starting to use an iPad for work, and I often need to change file extensions. For example, I might need to rename example.txt to example.md. It seems like the way to do this should be to long-...
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Cellular iPad shows country code on Messages being used within the US

I recently purchased a refurbished iPad Pro 10.5" with cellular (I originally ordered the WiFi-only but received the WiFi+Cellular since they no longer had the other model. Bonus!!). Everything ...
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What stylii will work with a 1st gen iPad mini?

I have a 1st gen iPad mini A1454 running iOS 9.3.6 and I would like to know what my options are when choosing a stylus. I know that Apple Pencil and compatible products will definitely not work, but ...
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Will iPads with non-M1 chip be able to run iOS apps written for M1 chip in the future? [closed]

In the news I see that software written for macOS and Intel-based CPU should be optimized to run on M1 chip. I have also already seen some apps for macOS which only run on M1 chips. I want to buy an ...
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error 4046 restoring ipad gen 6

I'm trying to restore two iPads 6th generation but getting the same error for both and they're both stuck in restore mode (support.apple.com/ipad/restore with the cable and an laptop icon on a black ...
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Recording a keynote presentation playing on an Ipad on my macbook

I do not own an iPad yet and wanted to know if it is currently possible : I want to record a lecture on my MacBook pro using something like OBS. I want to support my presentation with a keynote and ...
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How can I sync/transfer only photos from a specific album from iPhone to iPad

I have a large photo library in iCloud. I also have an older iPad that doesn't have much storage space. My iCloud photos use up way more storage than my iPad has available. Currently, the iPad is not ...
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iPad - Transferring files from the "Files" app to the "Photos" app

I would like to transfer all the files in a particular album from the "Files" app to the "Photos" app on my iPad. I used Airdrop from my MacBook to transfer several video and image ...
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Latest downloaded Songs

How do I play a sequence of my various latest downloaded songs without creating a playlist on Apple Music. Eg playing all songs downloaded this week without necessarily creating a playlist. Sony ...
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After clicking on an internal link in a PDF in Adobe Acrobat on iPad, how can I go back to the location of the text where the link is located?

After clicking on a internal link in an PDF in Adobe Acrobat on iPad, how can I go back to the location of the text where the link is located? Examples of internal link in a PDF (green rectangles): ...
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How to change the backup location of multiple iOS devices using symlink?

This article outline the steps to take in order to move your iPhone or iPad backups to an external hard drive... https://www.imore.com/how-move-your-iphone-or-ipad-backups-external-hard-drive What I'm ...
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How can I directly download a PDF without previewing it first on a web browser on iPad?

I had the URL of a large PDF (e.g., https://aclanthology.org/2021.acl-long.pdf). How can I directly download the PDF without previewing it first on a web browser on iPad? I would like to open it in ...
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"English version for information purposes only" word iPad [closed]

Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. Opening a Word document on iPad shows this underlined phrase that is not in the document.
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Terminal window spurious resizing with iPad (sidecar)

I'm using an iPad to extend the desktop on a Macbook Pro. Suppose I disconnect the iPad (either by asking nicely or because it the connection gets dropped). When reconnecting the iPad, Terminal ...
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Where does AppleID/iCloud pull your profile picture from?

I recently bought an iPad. When I was going through the setup process I used an old Hotmail email of mine to set it up. Then when I was in the settings of the iPad I noticed that my profile picture ...
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How to command siri to start recording my voice?

On an iPad Pro with iPadOS 15.0.2, how do I tell Siri to start recording my voice? When I say “Siri, record a voice memo”, it opens voice memo, but I still need to push the record button for the ...
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Instant Hotspot persistency for iPad nightly iCloud backups?

Sharing iPhone cellular connection with iPad proved not to be persistent. Configuration: iOS and iPadOS 14 latest Bluetooth 4.2 is ON for both 802.11ac / WiFi 5 is ON for both Background refresh is ...
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Can the iPad Magic Keyboard with Trackpad steer the MacOS mouse cursor when iPad is Extended Display for Mac?

I have the iPad Pro (12.9" 3rd Generation) running iPadOS 15, and an Intel Mac Mini running MacOS Monterey 12.3.1 (latest versions per of this writing). The iPad Pro is connected as Extended ...
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Old ipad reset issue

I bought a new iPad. I forgot to turn off “Find my iPad,” on the old one beforehand. I had already backed all up on iCloud. After I loaded my new device, I reset and cleared all content on my old one....
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How do I reassure my old iPad that I am going to keep it?

I got a new iPad mini 6th generation. I set up the new iPad by letting it pull from my old iPad mini 5th generation. Now my old iPad is occasionally offering to assist in preparations for selling or ...
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Use of 2nd monitor as 2nd screen of iPad when using HDMI out

I have an iPad 8 connected to a monitor via the Apple HDMI cable and 3rd party HDMI cable, its working great, but now I’m wondering if it’s possible to use the 2nd monitor not to mirror the display as ...
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Under which condition tap + drag to select works for Apple pencil (quick text select with pencil in Safari)?

What I want to accomplish Quickly select text with Pencil when reading things in Safari on iPad What I'm doing: I've accidentally discovered that tap+second tap & drag work to quickly select text ...
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Access the content of the iPad/iPhone via SSH from MacBook Pro

While I saw many tutorials about how to access your MacBook Pro from iPad/iPhone via SSH, I wonder if it is possible to do the opposite, namely to access the content of the iPad/iPhone via SSH from ...
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Sync iPad 2 (9.3.5) with MacBook Pro (Monterey)

I’ve decided to use my old iPad 2 as an e-reader. I have been trying to add pdf files to Books using the finder. Every time I do so, the status gets stuck on “waiting for items to copy.” Any ideas? ...
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How to adjust brightness of iPad on-screen keyboard

I'm typing on my iPad at night using an app that has a black background and gray text, but when the on-screen keyboard pops up it puts a lot more light into the room due to the fact that the "...
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How to connect to, and power an external monitor from, an iPad using USB-C hub?

I tried to connect a portable monitor (ASUS ZenScreen (MB16ACV)) that has a single USB-C port (no internal battery) to my iPad (7th generation with Lightning port), using the proper cables. The issue ...
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Did Apple make magnetic Smart Cover accessories for the iPad Air 1?

My first iPad (which I don't have anymore) had an Apple brand Smart Cover which held onto the iPad with magnets. It was very convenient as you could easily remove and reattach the Smart Cover in a few ...
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How to tell if Youtube Parental Controls are on and working in iOS?

I am using Youtube parental controls for my 9-year-old's iPad. The standard way to do this is to create a Google account for your child, which I have, and then choose one of two options: (1) Use the ...
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Shared Photos albums not visible on new iPad

I bought an iPad and connected it to the same iCloud account as my laptop. The photographs in the Library have been synchronized, but most of the Shared Albums have not been. The sole shared album ...
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Halt the video in iMovie on iPad

I want to pause the video at a certain point, thus making a still for a few seconds. The music should continue to play. How can I do that? Is that even possible? If not, is this possible in iMovie for ...
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How to share only audio from iPad to Mac?

Currently on iPads 15.4 and MacBook, 12.3.1. On MacBook, I have my Bluetooth earphone connected. The only way to share audio and video from iPad to MacBook I can see is with AirPlay. I see MacBook, ...
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Files app on ipad to access local files and file synced on Google Drive or OneDrive

I'm trying to find out how to get my ipad to have files available locally (if/when I'm not connected to the internet) but that are also synced with my desktop. IPad OS Version is: 15.4.1 I'm sure the ...
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Unable to charge iPad Pro 2018 from MacBook Pro

I have been connecting my iPad Pro to my MacBook Pro for years to enable sidecar and at the same time charge it. Suddenly it will not charge anymore. Not sure if it happened after an upgrade to either ...
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Is there a file manager iPad app for the sole purpose of enabling USB transfers to MacBooks?

I'm using macOS Monterey 12.3.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1. iTunes has been deprecated. My files are locally on the "On my iPad" section in the Files app After the "Trust MacBook" step on ...
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Where can I find the storage type (emmc, ufs, ssd, nvme) of an iPad online?

Where can I find the storage type (emmc, ufs, ssd, nvme) of an iPad online? I thought I could find it easily online, but when I search something like: ipad 2021 storage type, ipad 2021 specs, ipad ...
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How do I change iPad's default email sort order?

I'm using the mail app on my iPad. When I open the app the mails are shown in date order, but not starting with newest mail. Sometimes it starts with mails from months ago, sometimes it starts with ...
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Is there any way to have hjkl function as arrow keys on the iOS/iPad?

I am very used to this on OSX/Mac. On Mac, I use karabiner and better touch tool to do lots of stuff. I know on iOS you can change some modifier keys, but I'm really missing the ability to use the ...
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If I erase an app purchased with an old AppleID and re-purchase it with a new AppleID, will my old data be erased?

Lords Mobile app was purchased with an old AppleID. Would the game data be lost if I re-purchase the app using a new AppleID?
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Unusual predictions on iPad keyboard

When I start typing on my iPad, the first predictions that come up, before I type anything, are “August” and “Reply”. I’ve tried resetting my keyboard dictionary and restarting the iPad, but that ...
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Unable to activate iPad 4 after restoration

I recently changed the battery of my iPad 4 A1458 with a third-party one, so I restored it and now I can't pass the activating step, it gives me an activation error. I tried activating it with iTunes ...
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iPad pro 2021: "you cannot install <x> from your computer. Please visit this link from Safari browser on your iPhone, iPad or iPod."

I'm trying to open a particular link to download an app in Safari on an iPad pro. I keep getting the message: "you cannot install from your computer. Please visit this link from Safari browser ...
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Export x509 Certificate from iPad

Question: Is there a way to export a public certificate from an iPad running the latest iOS? (PEM formatted Base64 if possible) Scenario: AirWatch manages our iPads. There is a profile configured to ...
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Disabling language popup when changing languages on iPad

My problem seems to be similar to this one but I'm not sure how to apply this to an iPad. Basically, I use a keyboard to type with my iPad frequently and whenever I switch languages I get a language ...
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Book manager app with PDF update option

Backstory: I bought a book from a third-party publisher and uploaded it on Apple Books just to find out that I cannot update the book (PDF), the issue is that I had all my notes and scribbles on the ...
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What are "live update" and "select random" supposed to do in Music playlists?

I had a playlist of over four thousand songs, four days worth. It was too big to sync to our iPad. So I duplicated it, and changed the rules to limit to twelve hours, selected randomly. Live update ...
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How do I change the account of the App Store on iPad to another account?

I used an account in Taiwan before the Covid-19 situation two years ago I used a Debit Card with about TW$3000 (about US$100) in it But during these two years I have used up the TW$3000. (I am in the ...
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When does the warranty for my iPad begin?

When does the warranty start for my iPad? I heard it's when you "register" it with Apple, i.e.: when you start using it and sign in with your Apple ID. Am I right?
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What is this new scrolling bar, and how do I remove it?

I’ve combed everywhere but I can’t seem to even find someone with a similar problem! It’s this list of thumbnails:
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is iPhone/iPad required for Apple Developer Program?

do I need an iPhone/iPad to make a developer account ? as I getting this message
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How to add/modify tags for files on network shares in iOS/iPadOS?

I have a Samba network share where I want to add/modify tags on files. This works just fine on macOS. And in the Files.app on iOS & iPadOS, I can see the tags I have applied on Mac when I connect ...
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