Questions tagged [ipados]

iPadOS is the operating system running on the Apple iPad. Use this tag only for questions specific to iPad OS. Use the iOS tag in most cases.

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Encrypted and access-restricted iCloud Drive folders on iOS and iPadOS

I use my iPad frequently in a teaching environment where it is unlocked and used by other people when presenting. Also, when I work with iPad in a shared office (I use iPad with Magic Keyboard as a ...
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iPad Mail app only downloads 3,000 mails

Since my Apple Mail app on iPad did not show all my emails in the Archive folder, I deinstalled the app and reinstalled it. After connecting to my iCloud account, 3,000 emails were downloaded. On ...
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iPad Mail app: archived emails on iPad stay in Inbox on Exchange server

Since yesterday, I have archived multiple emails (Exchange server) in the Mail app on my iPad. However, on the server, and therefore also on my iPhone and on my Mac, they stay in the Inbox. In general,...
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iCloud Drive favorites and tag items have been disappearing frequently from the Sidebar in the Files app on iPad

For a few days now, iCloud Drive favorites have been disappearing frequently from the Sidebar in the Files app on iPad. After a while, they reappear, then they disappear again. When this happens, tag ...
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Auto-generated files in OneDrive with date stamps on iPad

I have a OneDrive folder and every day, multiple new zero-byte PDF documents are created. I don‘t even know which app is causing this. I find it also annoying that oftentimes date stamps are added to ...
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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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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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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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iPad still asking for passwords on free software even after I've turned it off

I have "require password for free downloads" turned off, yet for some reason it still asks me for the password. My iPad 10 is running iOS 16.2. I've tried signing in and out of iCloud, ...
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Problems with iPadOS Books

Ever since I updated to iPad OS 16 (now 16.2), I have been having trouble with the Books app. I routinely get two problems: Sometimes when I start a new book it tells me I don’t have enough storage ...
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iPad: How to write on sticky notes with Pencil in Freeform

Im currently trying out freeform and was surprised to find out that I can not write anything with my Pencil on sticky notes. I can add text to sticky notes the usual ways, but anything writen with ...
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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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How can I “fix” iPadOS Safari that is extremely slow in loading webpages?

I got a new iPad from Apple to replace mine that got water damaged. I restored from my backup and things have been mostly fine. But Safari is killing me. I can open bookmarks to sites like ...
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"Slide to Type " like iOS floating keyboard in macOS?

Is there any software that can use iOS floating keyboard in macOS? I want to type using only the trackpad , use "Slide to Type " in my trackpad to typing:
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How to stop iOS downsampling images when sharing via email?

Whenever I share a screenshot via email or other means, the photo is always downsampled to a very low resolution automatically. I can't figure out how to disable this - I want to share screenshots as ...
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Limitations to file path and filename lengths in macOS and/or iOS / iPadOS?

Are there any limitations to the lengths of file names, and file paths, in MacOS? What about iOS and iPadOS?
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How can I duplicate an event on Microsoft Outlook on iPad?

How can I duplicate an event on the Microsoft Outlook app for iPad? Event ~= calendar entry in Outlook.
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Input language ignored with external keyboard on ipadOS

It is rather strange, but sometimes language switching in ipadOS with external keyboard ignores the selected language (see the image). Sometimes it works correctly (e.g. in spotlight search), but in ...
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Is it possible to disable the resizing edges of full screen windows in Stage Manager mode?

I'm using iPad with mouse and kayboard and need to enable Stage Manager to prevent portrait mode apps to rotate the screen. But with Stage Manager on, edges of full screen app window can be dragged to ...
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Is it possible let apps not to use AirPlay on external monitor?

Some "awesome special" apps such as the Photos app by Apple can use the whole external monitor without black edges on the left and right. Such apps seem to use AirPlay to display special UIs ...
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Does iPadOS have the same file access permission system on internal and external storage?

Need to know whether data on external storage such as USB drive is as safe as (or, as sandboxed as) data on internal storage in iPadOS. This is my understanding of the file access persmission system ...
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Is there an easier way to let iPadOS do "regional screen shot then copy to clipboard" action?

Under Windows 10, you can Win+Shift+S then draw a rectangle on screen to do screen shot, then the screen region in the rectangle will be copied to clipboard. Easy. Under iPadOS, you have to Cmd+Shift+...
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How to let Safari on iPadOS be full screen when started?

iPadOS 16.1, Stage Mangager On. Safari alwasy start up (after a full app shut down) with full height but not full width and I have to drag the window to full screen each time. Other apps such as RD ...
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How to enable "Perform Touch Gestures" only for specific Apps on iPadOS?

I'm using iPad with keyboard and mouse. "Perform Touch Gestures" in "Setting-Accessibility-Touch- Assistive Touch" is not good for text apps such as Safari since it is not easy to ...
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How to select between HDMI audio and USB audio on iPadOS?

Existing question (I can’t find that question now) mentions that you can’t select between HDMI audio and internal audio, but you can select between HDMI audio and Bluetooth audio. Is it possible to ...
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lock screen wallpaper always bright white when (smart or classic) invert, whether using dark or light jpg

I'm using m1 ipad pro 11 inch on ipadOS 16. I noticed that when I use either "classic invert" or "smart invert" in Accessibility settings, the lockscreen wallpaper is always bright....
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Is it possible to turn off the internal screen of iPad M1 and only use external monitor?

Can iPad M1 be configured so that the screen is not used and only external display is used? A related question is is it possible to wake up and login to iPad only using USB keyboard connected to Type-...
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What is the best way to protect battery of an always-powered iPad?

If an iPad is always powered, the best way to protect the battery is not to use it at all, i.e. the system charge the battery to 60% then only use the external power supply and only use the internal ...
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How to create lock screen customization on iPad with iPadOS 16 like in iOS 16

I recently updated my iPad to iPadOS 16 with the intention of trying out the new lock screen customization capabilities. However after following the Apple support page for "Personalize Your ...
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iPadOS 16 cant update apps, itunes account disabled

A long time ago, my ipad had a separate apple id (for icloud/messages) & itunes account (for app store). That year, I signed out of the itunes account & logged into the app store with my main ...
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How do I change iPad lock screen font

I update my iPad (gen 8) to the newest iPad operating system today (iPadOS 16.1) and noticed that Apple has changed the default lock screen font used for the time. I’m not a big fan of the new font is ...
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Does the time bar appear in the Playing Next list in the Apple Music app on iPadOS 16?

I updated my iPhone to iOS 16 and found that Apple Music has changed as below. Where I watch one song at a time with album art, the time bar is still displayed and there is no problem. But the ...
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Where is the Twitter Library for images stored?

By this I mean: when I use Twitter or Fenix on iPadOS 16, and go to choose an image to go with my tweet, it displays a whole bunch of images, including a lot from my old iPad - this suggests that it ...
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Synronize bookmarks in Books apps

I added a PDF and an ePub to my Books collection on my Mac; they was synchronized between my iPhone and iPad. I added bookmarks to the PDF on my iPad and noticed that they were synchronized with my ...
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Possible to AirDrop to an iPad with iOS 12?

I can't find anything straight about this. On the iPad in settings I can search for AirDrop but it does not show up anywhere in the General tab. From my Mac I can't find the iPad in the AirDrop menu.
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New iPad 9 has poor performance, free RAM is all over the map

Brand new iPad 9 64G WiFi version, 35% drive space used, updated OS. I mainly bought this for Goodnotes and Chrome -> YouTube videos. Goodnotes was REALLY lagging. I would have Chrome open with ...
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Does an iPad backup restore the device exactly as it was?

I'm using an older version of a critical app on a slightly older version of iOS - both have updates available but I can't risk problems if I update unless there's a way to roll back, which is not ...
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Is there any iPad-compatible keyboard that is arbitrarily remappable?

I'm looking for a keyboard model that would be able to connect to my iPad and be possible to reprogram at the accessory-level to have custom key mappings/layouts. I understand that many mechanical ...
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Icon and menu items getting disabled on Scribble for iPad

While using Scribble on an iPad, the carriage return icon is disabled, and the Show Keyboard menu item is too. This occurred while using the Apple Notes app. Why do they become disabled? How do I get ...
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Alternative keyboard layouts on iPadOS?

Whether with touchscreen keyboard or external Bluetooth keyboard, it is possible to select some alternative keyboard layouts. But is it possible to remap keys arbitrarily so as to support various ...
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iPad 2 in the year 2022

I own an iPad 2 (MC980/A) with 32 GB of storage in good condition. It has no scratches nor cracks. It runs iOS 9 as the latest software. Any suggestions about things I could do with my iPad 2 are very ...
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No software solution to turn off the screen other than Assistive Touch?

The physical power button is hard to press. Isn't there any other way to turn off the screen, without using external hardware like a cover and not using Assistive Touch? Turn off button in the ...
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Options for remote iOS development and testing?

I have some team members having trouble figuring out how to gain access to iOS and macOS for development efforts. So far we have been able to address the macOS on Apple Silicon via a UTM guest virtual ...
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iPads with same OS but keys in different locations

I have a new iPad Mini 6, and and old iPad Air 2. Both are running iOS 15.5. On both, I have two software keyboard's configured: English (US)/QWERTY, and Greek. On each iPad, when the keyboard comes ...
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How to disable this three finger gesture for redo/undo? (iPadOS 16)

Already did a bit of research but couldn't find any proper guide to disable this.
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Shortcuts to make it easier to change between Sidecar and Universal Control in Monterey and iPadOS?

Currently I don't see a quick way to flip between using an iPad as an additional display or in using Universal Control (controlling it with macOS keyboard and mouse) with the current tooling of macOS ...
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Shortcuts on iPadOS/iOS: How to view untyped text files in Mobile Safari?

On my iPad/iPhone, I have been searching for a solution for viewing text files from websites that do not offer a .txt extension when clicking to view a document. A filename is provided, but without ...
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What is this strange floater containing what appears to be links?

I browse some sites on my iPad in safari when I first saw this. It stayed on the screen after exiting Safari. I can't seem to kill it, but I can move it around. What's this strange floater ...
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Why is Headphone safety not consistent on iPhone and iPad

Why is the Headphone safety setting on iPhone and iPad minimum 75 decibels but the iPad is much louder? Both my iPad and my iPad has headphone safety set to 75 with reduce loud sounds toggled on. I ...
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How do I delete additional windows in Mail on iPad?

[1]Somehow Mail in ipados15 shows multiple windows. How do I close unwanted windows? In Mail on startup it shows a number of "windows" towards the bottom of the screen. Clicking the double ...
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