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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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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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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Play music on HomePod for a fixed amount of time without Siri

Siri doesn’t work with my voice. I want to play music on my HomePod for a fixed amount of time Generally I start it via my iPad but I could start it via my Mac if it would help. Then I would like ...
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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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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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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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Are locally-stored Filemaker Go databases included in an iPad backup?

There are two options for backing up an iPad: icloud Backup the most important data on your iPad to iCloud This Computer A full backup of your iPad will be stored on this computer Does either of ...
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I’m getting on a plane! I need my iPad to charge… it’s stuck at 80%. Is it optimizing? If so, how do I force a full charge?

I’ve tried everything to get it to charge past 80%… different charger bricks and cables, restarted, low power mode… won’t go past 80%. Unlike iPhone, there doesn’t seem to be an obvious way to force a ...
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iPad bootlooping and refusing to factory reset (Error 4013)

Recently, my iPad (5th Gen) began bootlooping (with no warning at all), and had been doing so all morning. After googling around for a solution and trying many, such as IDU mode (no errors reported), ...
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Simulating screen touches with key presses on iPad

I would like to know if it's possible to simulate a screen tap with key presses from a Bluetooth keyboard on an iPad. Kind of like Bluestacks does it. I wouldn't mind it being an app from the App ...
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iPad screen time / app limits show uninstalled apps / doesn't show installed app

My iPad screen time / app limits section is complete broken. It shows apps not installed, but doesn't show apps that are currently installed. As a result I cannot set per-app time limits, because I ...
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Is there a way to record writing with an Apple Pencil overlaid on an image, without recording the image?

I have an apple pencil (gen 2) and an iPad (9th gen). I would like to annotate some images and videos using an Apple Pencil. Is there any way I can draw on an image, and record my pen strokes as a ...
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How do I copy an app on an iPad?

I’m not asking about how to transfer an app, I’m wondering if I can copy an installed app on the iPad to create another, fresh version of the app on the same iPad.
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Remote iOS Upgrade Through MDM Bypassing Welcome Screens

I administrate an MDM with over 95 locations and 16,000 iOS tablets, distributed globally. I have remote access to upgrade iOS to any devices centrally, but also the local admins can push to their ...
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How to delete an uploaded youtube video from iPad but keep in the cloud?

I've uploaded few videos directly from my iPad to youtube, but now, I'm running out of space on the iPad and would like to reclaim some back by deleting the uploaded videos. However, I'm struggling to ...
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How do I stop AirDrop from suggesting apps in the Dock?

This goes for both macOS (currently have 10.15.7) and iPadOS (currently have 15.1). My Mac will constantly suggest whatever app I was using last on my iPhone or iPad when I press cmd+tab or look at ...
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Reinstall iPadOS

My iPad is misbehaving so I want to do a reinstall of iPadOS. If I erase all settings, do a fresh install, then restore a iCloud back up will this work? Or does restoring my backup actually restore ...
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Is it possible to create a Shortcut that links a foto to a marker on a map?

I'd like to create an iOS / ipadOS Shortcut that, when called, lets me take a photograph, add a caption and store the device's current position as a map marker. The idea is to mark interesting ...
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For what versions of iPhone and iPad is the Battery Health available?

I found out that the Battery Health Option is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch from iOS 11.3 and later. With iOS 11.3 and later, you can see your battery health and if a battery needs to be ...
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"The contents of this iPad could not be read" - error when connecting 2020 iPad Pro (iPadOS 14.8) to M1 Max MBP (macOS 12.1)

As I can't update my iPad via its Settings ("An error occurred while checking for a software update"), I am trying to do so via Finder on my MBP. However, I'm stymied because of the error in ...
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Enable iPad Safari extensions under parental controls

I have installed some Safari extensions on an iPad which uses parental controls. However the switches to enable them in Safari settings are greyed out. I have access to both the “Child” and the “...
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What is System Data Storage

I've checked my iPad storage and I see the System Data storage is taking up too much space. I know it contains any needed system data and caches. How do I delete these caches in system data storage? ...
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Is is possible to read the built-in dictionary on iPad?

I want to read the dictionaries installed (from Settings->General->Dictionary) on my iPad. I know how to look up a word but not to read them page by page. Could you please let me know how?
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Allowed Website, but still resctricted

I've allowed a website. Entered the passcode. But when I refresh it, It's restricted again. How can I fix this. Apple iPad Air 2. iPadOS 15.1 Browser: Chrome
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Floating keyboard menu renders most messaging apps unusable on latest iPad Pro?

I’m enjoying my first ever iPad, it’s the 2021 11” model running latest iPadOS. That’s how Messenger looks like when I’m using my iPad with Logitech Combo Touch keyboard attached. Notice how the two ...
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My iPad keep automatically adding a dictionary even when I delete them repeatedly

I am using my iPad Mini (6th generation: iOS 15.0.2) to read articles online. I like the look up function very much. However, I realized that somehow my iPad keeps randomly adding a Spanish dictionary....
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Audio playback in Safari stops when device locked or Safari loses focus in iOS and iPadOS 15

In iOS and iPadOS 15.1, audio playback in Safari stops on certain web sites as soon as the Safari app loses focus (for example, if you switch apps, or return to the Home Screen), or if the device is ...
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Timer alarm not working when AirPlay is active

Since the update from iPadOS 14 to 15 the alarm of my timer won't show/sound when the iPad is connected to an AirServer. The timer starts and an icon is shown at the top right corner, but when the ...
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Why we can’t to install virtual machine at iPad Pro with M1 chip?

We know the iPad use the same chip of the Mac Pro, but I don’t understand why we can’t to install the virtual machine at the iPad Pro, recently I buy this device but now I’m a little sorry kkkk
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Why does my Apple Pencil produce different brush strokes than my mouse in Photoshop?

I’m working through the 2021 release of Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book for my digital imaging class. One of the lessons is on the Mixer Brush tool. I decided to connect my Mac to my iPad Pro ...
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Why am I seeing "Your network settings prevent content from loading privately" in the mail apps after updating Pi-hole?

After a recent update to my Pi-hole server, I'm now seeing the warning "Your network settings prevent content from loading privately" above email messages in the Mail apps in iOS/iPadOS 15.x ...
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Possible causes for files in the files app to suddenly stop displaying file previews?

Hello I hope this is the correct place to post this question though I actually may have a few questions in this post. I am not a developer by any means, I am a graphic designer and I am dealing with a ...
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Create PDF order in iPad Files App

I am fairly confident that when previously (iPadOS14) the Create PDF option created a new PDF in page order of the respective filenames. In my example, it was be the page order of the created (...
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“MDM” for Home use?

Good Hello… I was wondering if there was an equivalent to an MDM for home use… I have a number of Apple devices, and (this may sound lazy) instead of running around, tracking them down and updating ...
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Can't type password to exit Guided Access mode?

I can't exit Guided Access on iPad... the password prompt won't accept any input. Here are the details: I have a brand new 2021 10.2" iPad (9th gen) running iPad OS 15.0.2. It is to be used as a ...
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Is Gestures missing in General Settings?

Searching Gestures in Settings indicates there is a Gestures under General as shown: However, there is nothing like a Gestures in General section. It it missing?
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Newly brought Apple Pencil(1st generation) didn’t connect with my iPad (8th generation) when I plugged it

In this year I brought an iPad (8th generation). And newly brought Apple Pencil (1st generation) I tried to connect with plugging it to the IPad. Sometimes the pop up came up and disappeared. When I ...
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How to pinpoint Amazon S3 keeping phone active 48+ hrs?

On my iPad, I noticed in my Screen Time dashboard that “s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com” has been active for 48+ continuous hours. During that period, my iPad has most certainly had the screen turned off. ...
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Extracting calendar .ics file from iPad backup

I used Finder on my Mac to back up an iPad (iPadOS 15) using USB-cable. Now I would like to get from that backup all the calendar events that are stored in a *.ics file. Is there a way to extract this ...
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How do I prevent Screen Time from muting sound?

We use Screen Time and Family Sharing on my child’s iPad to restrict daily usage of apps. Annoyingly, when their time runs out while using an app, e.g., Minecraft or Roblox, and I approve additional ...
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No list of all open Safari windows/tabs on other devices in iOS 15.0 or Safari 15

I used to be able to access all open windows on my Mac on my iPhone (or iPad) and vice versa (via the tabs button). Unfortunately, ever since I installed Safari 15.0 on my Mac and iOS 15 (and iPad OS ...
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Why do iPads require a third-party font manager App to install fonts? [closed]

Desktop operating systems like macOS, Windows or Ubuntu have some font management built-in to their file manager. If the user has some .ttf font files, they can simply double click or right click the ...
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”Ghost files” on my iPad in files app

In my files app on my ipad I have these ”ghosts files” on my google drive. These failes doesn’t exist on google drive, I cannot either see them from my iphone. They only exist on my ipad. Also, the ...
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A1396 ipad could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily un

A1396 ipad said "could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable", i was try connect to iTunes to activated, but looks like iTunes cannot read my ipad. is ...
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Is it possible to edit HTML code of a website on iPadOS?

I find the yellow bar on the side of fandom.com ‘s new website gives me a bit of a headache. I was wondering if it is possible to remove it or change the couler of it using HTML code on my iPad? Here’...
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Dimmed icons in Files app on IPad?

I tried to export some files from an app to my google drive. The files turned up looking like this. Dimmed, with a red circle icon. The files are however NOT on google drive, they just show like this ...
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Can the iOS Shortcuts app open an app using Slide Over, i.e. in a floating window?

I try to create a workflow in iPadOS‘s Shortcuts app that is supposed to open a document or an app using Slide Over, e.g. in a window floating above whatever the current app is. Is there a way to do ...
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Can’t copy files into the samba share on iPad’s default files app. But can export videos form iMovie to smb server! Error didn’t came! [duplicate]

I set up a samba share on Linux Fedora computer. And I connected to that SMB share on my iPad but when I try to copy files into that share from my iPad I couldn’t. It shows me a error (The operation ...
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Arrow Key Navigation on iPad External Keyboard Sometimes Causes Cursor to Jump

The Problem I am using a Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard with a 7th generation iPad (iPadOS 14.6) and I often notice that when I am navigating a body of text I have typed (e.g. in the Notes or ...
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Books on iPad no longer downloading purchased books

I have 1,076 iBooks purchased from the iStore in my iCloud. I have, starting just this holiday morning, the ability to read 0 iBooks on my iPad in the Books app. Is there any other app which I can ...
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