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

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iPad magic keyboard language switch delay

How do I fix the lag when switching a language on an iPad when connected to a magic keyboard (the one that works like a case too). When I switch the language it takes a second or two before I can type ...
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Why would an iPad or iPhone contain DOS executables?

OR, how to identify type of file if file fails. Apple took away the ability to copy Voice Memos from iPhone/iPad, so I went to copy them from the backups. in the process, I found (apparently) 206 DOS ...
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How to "Delete app"? It doesn't show the option

I want to delete the app "Dynamic Reader" but when I long-click on it, it does not proposed me the option. Of course, there is "Remove app" but what it does is that it shows a ...
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Show battery percentage in status bar/notch

As it is possible on lastest iPhones, I want to put my battery level IN the status bar. This is what I want it to be : This is what it is: Is it possible on iPad 6th gen running iPadOS 16.2? If ...
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How to put the timer at the top of the screen?

I am looking to show the timer going down (not the clock symbol) at the top of my screen (somewhere in the space in red). I do not know if this is possible, but if it is, how?
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How to get Home bar on older iPads with Home button?

On my iPhone, I have a Home bar (at the bottom of my screen and no Home button and I find this very good). Therefore, I would like to know if this is possible to do on an iPad (6th generation, running ...
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Is is possible to delete Recently Closed Tabs without deleting Safari history?

I'm using an iPad 6th gen running iPadOS 16.X. I want to delete my Recently Closed Tabs "history", but I still want to keep my Safari history. To open my recently closed tabs, I have to ...
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What are the specifications for the internal iPad storage?

I can't seem to find any specifications for the internal storage for iPads. My initial interest has to do with read/write speed, life expectancy, endurance, degradation, etc.. like you'd see for SSD ...
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Prevent user from inadvertantly shifting app window on IPad display

I'm using an iPad in a public kiosk situation running a lighting control software using Safari or Google Chrome browser. Guided Access on the iPad is enabled and a mask created to block access to some ...
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Does files in Files app resyncing consume more battery?

I am worried it might consume more battery because the files in Files app keep unsyncing and I need to sync them again almost each time I open them. I noticed that whenever there's a cloud with an ...
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Can pop-ups open as tabs in Safari iOS?

Can pop-ups open as tabs in browser windows? This is on an iPad and Safari.
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iPad keyboard not showing up when on in-document linked websites in Google Docs and Google Slides apps

I have got an iPad 6th gen which is updated to iPadOS 16.2. I sometimes use Google Docs to save some links (that open in Google Docs itself, I've set it to be like that). For example, I saved a link ...
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How to make iPad software split keyboard identical to the iPhone default one? [duplicate]

The iPad software split keyboard is slightly different than the iPhone, which makes it infuriatingly difficult to type when you barely use the iPad. Is there a way to make the iPad split keyboard ...
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Corrupted photo recovery on very old iOS device, no cloud backups

I have an iPad Mini, first generation, model is A1432. It is running 9.3.5 (13G36). I decided to copy all my media from the device as none of it was backed up to iCloud/Google. I believe that some of ...
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PDF reader for iPad that refreshes automatically after changes to the PDF?

I am looking for a pdf reader for my iPad Pro, which automatically refreshes the pdf when another app makes changes to the pdf. I using Vim in a-Shell to edit my LaTeX document and display the pdf ...
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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

So far I have tried: Press and holding on the app System Prefs -> General -> Storage
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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 when using the Files app

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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