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

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In Universal Control, is there any way to switch focus from macOS to the iPad with a keystroke, rather than having to push through with the mouse?

In Universal Control, in order to start writing on my iPad, I have to switch focus by selecting something with the mouse, then the keyboard keystrokes will be sent to the iPad. In order to switch back,...
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Mail app not working on "smtp" error

In my Mail app, on iPad 6th gen, there is an alert most of the time when I try to send an email. This also happens on my iPhone. It says: .smtp error, cannot send mail On the other hand, there are ...
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IpadOs 16.1.1 : Ipad 6th gen lock screen clock font personalization [duplicate]

I was wondering if it would be possible to change the clock font on the lock screen of my ipad (6th gen). As I saw it was possible on my iPhone, I did not see the options which allowed me to ...
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Can i get the Save Origin of a photo or Video in Shortcuts?

Since i can see via the photos app where photos are saved from, for example a meme from 9GAG i figured that i would somehow be able to get that via shortcut and then auto sort theese into theyre ...
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Is it possible to OPERATE an iPad app from an iMac? Sidecar, maybe?

My wife is a nurse, and she - along with the other nurses on her ward - has been given an iPad Air with a keyboard case by her hospital for the purposes of charting. The issue here being that the ...
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Why does my iPad virtual keyboard keep disappearing?

Since I upgraded to iPadOS 16 several months ago, my iPad’s software keyboard keeps disappearing. When I tap on an input field to type something, the keyboard pops up for a few seconds, and then it ...
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App to automatically assign apps to spaces based on monitor configuration? [duplicate]

I use several monitor setups (MBP only, MBP + iPad with Sidecar, MBP + Studio Display, MBP + Studio Display + iPad with SideCar) but I also have specific Spaces layout for each stuff. Let's say I'm ...
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Can't get original iPad Air to update from 10.2 to 12.5.7

I am trying to update an original iPad Air (FD786LL/A) from iOS 10.1.1 to 12.5.7, but the process keeps failing and I can't tell what the problem is. (It is a 32GB iPad with 5.73 GB free after ...
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How to copy a folder on a USB device to my iPad

I have a Kingston DataTraveller 80 USB flash drive and on there I have a folder with some videos. I also have an iPad Pro 12.9 (5th generation). I want to copy the directory on my flash drive to my ...
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My ipad won't turn on or show any sign of life after drain to 0% [duplicate]

I have charged it for over 24 hrs but still nothing on the display.I tried force restart but no use.
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Video player in browser turns black when using sidecar

When I'm using my MacBook Pro 13"(M1 chip, Big Sur) and my iPad Pro as sidecar screen, some players (for instance the Udemy website player) in any browser I have installed turn black while ...
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Copy/paste command not working on my iPad Air after the latest update IOS 16.3 using Logitech keyboard

Earlier, I always used to copy and paste text using Alt/CmdC and then Alt/CmdV. This is before 16.3 version of iOS. 16.2 and earlier are all OK. Now, suddenly after the latest update, it is not ...
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Old iPads and data pull automation

I have 20 old iPads (mini 5th gen, software version 12.2) that are used for note taking daily. The application, Tap Forms HD has a export folder that holds a .csv file. The .csv file is still stored ...
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How to switch keyboard to normal view in Chrome?

Something happened and onscreen keyboard (in Google Chrome) on my iPad Pro 11" was switched to small mode. Is's not clear what is happened and how to switch it back to normal view. In Safari it ...
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Does the iPad Pro M2 (4th generation) support 6 GHz Wi-Fi?

I’m confused! Does the iPad Pro M2 (4th generation) support 6 GHz? It’s mentioned on this kbase: “Wi-Fi 6E uses the 6 GHz wireless band to enable faster and more reliable wireless connections on ...
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Enabling 120 fps on mobile Safari

I just recently discovered that you can enable 120 fps animation on macOS Safari by following these steps: In Safari, go to Preferences > Advanced and check Show Develop in menu bar Develop > ...
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How to browse photos from iPhone on an iPad?

Is it possible to stream/cast my photos app running on my iPhone to an iPad to have a larger screen to browse my photos? I don't want to move or copy them to the iPad, I just want to access the iPad's ...
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To access a file from arbitrary folder

I have many Pages documents in different folders on my Mac and sometimes I need to edit them on an iPad. I tried to use iCloud for this, but it seems iCloud requires me to move them to the iCloud ...
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iPad Security During Repair - how did it magically become unlocked?

WiFi iPad has a secure PIN set, Fingerprint, and Auto-lock. Doesn't have face recognition enabled. The charging port broke, and the iPad was used until it was out of battery and wouldn't turn on. The ...
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Are there any issues with charging an pre-USB-C iPad with a high-wattage power adapter and a USB-C/Lightning cable? [duplicate]

Specific configuration: iPad Pro 10.5" (2017) Anker Nano II 65W charger adapter MTAKYI MFI-certified USB-C-to-Lightning Cable TIA!
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How can I configure Microsoft Teams on iPad so that it does not fit the incoming video(s) to the screen?

By default, Microsoft Teams on iPad fits the incoming video(s) so that there is no black empty space, e.g. see the left half: Instead, I want the full video, e.g. see left half: How can I configure ...
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This app won’t download on iPad and it won't let me delete

So far I have tried: Press and holding on the app System Prefs -> General -> Storage
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Mirroring ipad screen in a window on MacOS [duplicate]

I am using the latest versions of iPadOS and MacOS. I would like to display what is showing on my iPad in a window on my mac (while I have powerpoint, for example, in a different window.) I think ...
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Is it possible to use an external camera with an iPhone or iPad for Zoom/Facetime

I am trying to figure out if it is at all possible connect an external webcam to an iPhone or iPad, as I am trying to build something that improve quality and changes camera positioning during video ...
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is there a level of battery decline that would cause Apple to replace the battery under warranty?

I have an iPad 9 that is about 10 months old and IDK if I should bring it in before the 1 year is up. The battery is much weaker than I expected. Some 6 % in just 10 min without actually running ...
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How to disable iPad Keyboard Shortcuts?

iPad Shortcuts When connecting an external keyboard to an iPad (presently using iOS 16), the iPad accepts in certain shortcuts, for example: Cmd+Space for Search Cmd+W for Close Window Cmd+H for Show ...
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Office documents are not reliably saved in OneDrive on iPad

I edited an Excel document by tapping on it in OneDrive on iPad, closed it, and opened it. The opened version was not the version I closed. Unreliable saving of office documents also happens in other ...
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On IPad Mail, Inbox folder not displaying properly

A bit hard to explain without the illustration attached, but on my iPad, using iCloud or Fastmail (so its not provider-related), it doesn’t display the inbox folder alongside my other folders for the ...
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When used as a monitor on Duet Display, is the iPad software accessible?

A non-techie friend got Duet Display. She wants to use it to attach her iPad to her MacBook (Pro?) in order to have two screens. However, she also wants to be able to access something on the iPad (a ...
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How can I select password using keyboard shortcut on iPad

I suppose the same keyboard shortcut would work on iPhones too. I just want to use a keyboard shortcut to populate the password for a given website. I use BitWarden, but the password button I have to ...
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Numbers not sorting names correctly

For some reason I’m having issues sorting column D. When I tap “Sort Ascending” it sorts everything correctly except books 5 and 7: “12, 13, 14, 15 16 17, 18, 22, 23, 5, 7” I’ve tried deleting all the ...
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How can I make the spell checker work in MS Word on iPad?

On my iPad, the Word spellchecker does not work. "Proofing Language" is grayed out and cannot be selected. See screenshot. I have already searched the internet for a long time for a solution ...
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Where does Chrome store the list of recently opened tabs on iPadOS?

I just updated both an iPhone and an iPad Pro from the last 15.x OS to 16.2. After the update, the iPhone kept my current Chrome tabs open. But on the iPad, Chrome closed all of my open tabs (over 100)...
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Trying to connect iPad to iPhone hotspot. It pulls up a blank page “captive.apple.com” that never loads

So I was trying to connect my iPad to my iPhone’s hotspot. It does connect, but as soon as the connection appears to be established, it pulls up a blank page with the URL “captive.apple.com”. This ...
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iPad extend to monitor

I have the following iPad mtxn2b/a with 16.2 installed. When I plug in a monitor, it dupliacates the screen but I can't find anywhere in the options to extend onto the monitor to fill the entire ...
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Google Drive is not even installed on the iPhone but it consumes a lot of time

My girlfriend has an iPhone 13 and she doesn't even have Google Drive on her phone, but according to the screen time we've noticed that Google Drive consumed 15h 32m today. And looking at the App ...
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AirDrop slow, taking 10+seconds to initiate - iOS & iPadOS 16.2 and earlier

Has anyone found a fix for this? It feels really spilling sitting there when trying to send a picture to my wife, and it just says waiting. Both are iPhone 13 Pros. I have restarted and force ...
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Is Magic Keyboard for iPad Air 4th Gen compatible with Air 5th Gen

I have an iPad Air 5th Gen, and I found a good deal for an older Magic Keyboard (model A2261) which says it's compatible with Air 4th Gen. Would the same keyboard work with the latest Air model? This ...
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Screen record on iPad with Bluetooth microphone

I am trying to make a video in which I write on a note app and use screen recording to capture it on an iPad Pro. However, the built-in mic makes the audio quality fairly bad, so I am trying to use a ...
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How to have Numbers automatically sort descending?

I’m trying to make my own Sports latter in iPadOS Numbers. I have noticed that there’s an option to sort cells by ascending or descending but I have to click on that option every time I want to update ...
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I have an old iPad, it had a SIM but not cellular voice, is there a way to make calls?

I have an old iPad Air 32 GB (about 8-10 years old I think), it had a SIM card but not cellular voice capability. Is there a way to make calls? Some app? I have tried: Facetime FAIL CallRight FAIL I ...
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iPad keyboard is now small

The keyboard on my iPad has just started floating and so is now much smaller and very difficult to use. How do I get it back to go full size on the bottom of the screen. Note the way described in this ...
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Inconsistent “load all images” in iPad Mail

I have two iPads where Mail’s “load all images” button works differently and I can’t figure out why. On both of them, “protect mail activity” is off and “block all remote content is on. Also on both, ...
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What does restoring an iPad from an iPhone backup actually do?

Context Recently, one of my relatives upgraded her iPad Air 2 to iPadOS 15.6.1. She recalls that she purchased the iPad in 2013 and it hadn't been upgraded recently; it may have still been running a ...
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Use iPad as separate display for Mac, but in vertical position

I'm currently using my iPad as a separate display for my MacBook Pro. As I'm reading a lot of books and articles, I prefer reading them on my iPad in the vertical position. Unfortunately, that doesn't ...
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How to sync PDFs from Mac Books directly to iPad without going through iCloud?

I cannot figure out for the life of me how to do this. When I try to sync my iPad to my Mac it just has a loading circle even after I've trusted my computer and typed in my passcode. I just want to ...
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iPad apps on MacOS don't start

I have an M1 Mac running macOS Monterrey 12.6.2 (21G320). I've used the App Store to download some iPad apps that say "Designed for iPad" but don't say "Not verified for macOS" (...
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iPad needs to be continuously approved to use iCloud account. How to stop that?

Since a few weeks (never had this problem before that), I am receiving notifications on my Macbook asking to approve my iPad to use iCloud. I have approved it hundreds of times but the notifications ...
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iPad Pro (2021) with external keyboard - Auto-Capitalize/AutoCorrect quit working

I have a 2021 iPad Pro with iOS 16.2. When typing on the on-screen keyboard, auto-capitalization (i->I) and auto-correction (cant->can't, etc) work fine. I also use an external keyboard, in my ...
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Disable wireless headphone notifications?

I don’t own a pair of wireless headphones but, someone I live with does. Sometimes when he’s trying to sync his headphones to his devices I get there really annoying popup notifications to connect ...
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