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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"Restore" iPad from older model

I have an iPad6 (running iOS 17.4.1) which just appears to have died (the battery has been running out in a few hours but appears it is not charging - or very slowly). I had planned to get a new iPad, ...
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iPad app for handwriting with Apple pencil including a button on-screen to quickly erase content

I discovered that I recall more, for instance, using Anki, by writing with the Apple Pencil instead of using a keyboard. However, it's a bit tedious to use GoodNotes, write something, and then having ...
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Why every app that is using iCloud Drive is stuck on iPadOS 17.4.1?

I have been having this kind of issue since Friday evening (2024.04.05). It all started with the Files app not responding (not showing deleted/updated/downloaded... files), then it propagated to other ...
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Get rid of big icon item in Messages app’s list of conversations

Apple’s Messages app displays a list of conversation threads on the left side. In the current version of iOS and iPadOS, the first items are displayed as a large icon, unlike all the items below that. ...
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can I temporarily disable an AirTag?

I have the following issue. I want my daughter to have an AirTag in her bag, but I want to disable it throughout the time she in school, as it interacts with her school iPad and makes her ...
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Remove link from Safari home page on iPad

I have an iPad and also a desktop computer, creatively named "John iMac 2017". When I open up Safari on the iPad, the homepage has a section "From John iMac 2017" which includes a ...
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How can I prevent an app from taking focus of my AirPods when I open it on iOS?

Whenever I opened an app Pleco (Chinese-English dictionary app) while listening to music on YouTube (background mode), the music stopped playing. I manually have to play it again in order to listen to ...
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How to always Show IP Address (disable Private Relay) for a specific website?

I want to use my iPad & iPhone to access a website that is behind a firewall and is only accessible to IP addresses on a whitelist. I can do this temporarily, for a single tab only, by: Load the ...
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Using Kindle app on iPad how to search my notes

Kindle service allows us to make notes as we read text and these notes synchronize to all kindle apps. Specifically I want to search MY notes, across all books in my kindle app or in 1 collection. In ...
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Can I run several VPNs on iPadOS at once?

I’m not sure that I am using the correct terminology, but my question is whether or not I can have multiple personal VPN devices operating at once. I have AdGuard, Microsoft Defender and Freedom all ...
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Avoid having to enter password for updates of app on child's account

When I update App Store apps on an iPad using my child's account, I'm each time asked to enter the password for the account. Is there anyway to avoid this? I don't see the reason why app updates would ...
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Can your iPad show your position on map feature if in range of a WiFi signal without a password to that WiFi? [duplicate]

Can your iPad show your position on map feature if in range of a WiFi signal but without a password to that WiFi? Can Google Maps work etc…, if you are or not near a WiFi signal and without/with a ...
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Networking question - why can't my iPad connect to the closest network?

I'm a network grasshopper, so bear with me. I have a 3 story home, with wifi routers on every floor, each has its own network. When I move from the 1st floor to the 3rd floor, my iPad never connects ...
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How do I use terminal emulator to talk to my iPad mini from my Mac?

I have Mac mini macOS Monterey; iPad mini 6 17.2 iPadOS and want to talk to the iPad mini from my Mac mini.
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Is there some way to get all the text of a document into the clipboard?

I cannot select all text to copy to the clipboard on the Apple iPad I have so is there some way, like on an online website or an app, to get all the text from a document into the clipboard so that I ...
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Connection to Synology AD server succeeds under iOS but fails under iPadOS

I have set up a Synology NAS as an AD server and have successfully connected a Macbook, 2 Windows PCs and an Ubuntu PC to the domain. I don‘t know of any way to include iPads in the domain, but it is ...
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iOS 17.2 Journal app?

This morning I updated my iPhone and iPad to iOS 17.2. They both now say I am up-to date with iOS 17.2, However, only my phone has the new Journal app. It wasn’t included on my iPad 8, not even in the ...
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External HDD killing MacBook Air, causing kernel panic attack, then unstoppable shut down mounting HFS+ from a partition on the drive

External portable HDD connected to iPad Pro M1 is only displaying 2 of 4 partitions suddenly. When connected to MacBook Air 2015 (running most up to date OS as the model can - maybe Catalina…?), the ...
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macOS / iPadOS: keyboard language doesn't change sometimes

In 2021 I used iPad Pro 13' M1 with Magic Keyboard, language switch was set up for the Globe button. Sometimes language didn't change after the first press of the button, and it happened like 1 out of ...
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iPad Pro 11-inch no audio on Quick, Draw! website with Google

When I open the website Quick, Draw! and start doodling, the speech audio doesn’t work. I can see the text typing on screen but no audio is heard. Are there any settings on my tablet that I should ...
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iPadOS stage manager: how to use external display only or as main display

The purpose is to use M1 iPadAir as a desktop computer, so it is not very easy to access the built in screen at any time. Mirror display works well but there are wasted black areas on the left and ...
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Apple Pencil only mode?

Is there any way to make the iPad or an iPad app work exclusively with the Apple Pencil and not recognize touch? My issue is with notability specifically, I basically use the iPad for note-taking and &...
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Restoring iPad from backup

I backed up an iPad a week ago in preparation for a repair. In the new iPad, it wouldn't restore the backup in the startup process, said the OS needed to be updated. Backup is still inaccessible. Then ...
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Why do Apple devices send wi-fi Probe Requests directed to specific SSIDs, rather than undirected Probe Requests or passively listening for Beacons?

This seems to be related to known networks marked "Auto-Join", though that observation could be inconclusive. This behavior is a major privacy vulnerability since these SSIDs are broadcast ...
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Modifying a Calendar Event in iOS or iPadOS

As far as I’m aware, even in iOS 17 I can’t set a calendar event’s timezone to floating. I know I can do it on macOS, but that’s not always convenient, especially when I’m overseas, which is the whole ...
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Is there any workaround for the quiet notification sound in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17?

They have fixed it in 17.2. You can now change the notification tone. In iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, they changed the default notification tone to "Rebound" from "Tri-tone". The problem ...
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Is there any use for an old iPad [closed]

I have an ancient iPad 4 with iOS 10.3.3. In terms of hardware, it is still sufficient for my needs, as I use it primarily to project files, web pages and videos during lectures. But using it is ...
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Force ipad to ask Apple ID password when install new software

I understand it’s convenient to avoid entering a password when using app store. For parental control purpose, how can I enforce the use of apple id password when using the app store every time?
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In the Settings/Apple ID section, I get an error message: “Trusted devices list is not available”. What would cause this?

On my iPad Air (3rd generation), when I go into Settings, then tap my name, in the Apple ID section I get an error message: “Trusted devices list is not available”. What would cause this?
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What really happens when you close an app on iOS/iPadOS and immediately reopen it?

I want to know if there is an increased risk for soft errors to occur if I close an app and immediately reopen it. Does the system handle it like two different instances, as if I had closed one app ...
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How to close a book in Apple Books app in iPadOS 17?

In iPadOS 17, I seem to be stuck inside an open book. I cannot find a way to close a book. I want to return to my list of books, and the book store, etc. When I tap in the middle of the screen, I get ...
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Is it feasible to use an iPad that supports Apple Pencil 2nd Generation without internet?

I need an iPad to manage the tons of note-taking and reading I have to do. But I don't want any access to wireless internet to keep my bad videos addiction under control. I asked a question here - got ...
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Play sound from iPad on HomePod

I have an iPad mini (6th generation) with iPadOS 17 in my hand, running a video in a web browser. I have a HomePod (2nd generation) in the same room. Using the latest HomePod software from iOS 17. 👉 ...
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What are the risks in using an old iPad?

I have an iPad Pro 9.7 inch (1st gen, 2016) which will not get the new update. My question is: for how long is it safe for me to use my iPad? I only use my iPad for Goodnotes, Procreate, web browsing, ...
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iPad Mini 5th Gen won't update from iOS 12 to 16

I am trying to update an old iPad Mini (5th gen) from iOS 12 to 16. I have it plugged into my MacBook (running on Ventura) and every time I go to run a backup via "Finder" I get an error ...
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Can email address be removed from iPad without risk deleting messages in iMessage?

One customer of mine inherited an iPad from one of his grandparents. For some time, he is using iMessage with its own phone number to converse with friends. We are not sure if the iPad is still ...
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How to hide this bar in iPadOS, when using an external keyboard?

I have an iPad Air 5 and I use it with an external keyboard. I want to hide this bar from showing up when I using the keyboard. Is this possible? Thanks
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What is LPErrorDomain error 2?

I was sent a Shortcut to pull URLs from a file and paste them into a bookmark manager app on my iPad. When I run the Shortcut I get this error message. (Attaching a screenshot of the Shortcut)
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Install GarageBand on my son's iPad mini running iPadOS 15.x

My son has expressed an interest in using GarageBand on his iPad mini. It is an older model, upgraded to the most recent version of iPadOS it can run, 15.7.8. However, the current latest version of ...
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Can I use 1st gen Magic Keyboard for 4th gen 11-inch iPad Pro?

I wonder if the 1st-gen Magic Keyboard for iPad, which was released in 2020 is compatible with the latest version of iPad Pro. The only source I found is it may be compatible with 3rd-gen iPad Pro, ...
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iBooks library is suddenly empty

I have been trying to copy annotated books from iBooks to my computer. This has been unsuccessful. However, in the process I somehow lost my all my books! I think (hope!) they are not actually lost, ...
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Live data app for iPad [duplicate]

Last article on this I found is from 12 years ago (Live news feed for iPad?) so hoping there's new information. I'd like to leave my iPad open during the day and get a live screen of news, weather, ...
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Safari iPad full screen screenshot is not showing full page, blank lines in resulting screenshot

Device: ipad 12.9, ios 16.5.1 (c). On safari while browsing https://github.com/facebookresearch/llama/blob/main/llama/model.py I tried to take full screen screenshot . Screenshot link: https://drive....
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How to connect a 2nd display to iPad, or to stream iPad screen to a computer or another iPad?

For ergonomics reasons, I need to work with an iPad in the following setup: A 2nd display needs to be connected to it to function as a display, so that i can lay the iPad flat on the desk and use an ...
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How do I see provisioning profiles for sideloaded apps on iPad?

I have developer versions of 2 of my own apps running on my iPad under OS version 15.6.1. I would like to be able to check the expiry date of the provisioning profiles without going to my development ...
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How can I troubleshoot when an iPad no longer charges an iPhone?

I found that my iPhone is no longer being charged from my iPad, both of which are connected via USB-C to Magsafe cable. In the past, whenever I lost the battery of my iPhone (or AirPods Pro), I just ...
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One-icon way to play a video with repeat on IPad

I don't know if guided access could help, but I specifically don't want a toddler to have to choose videos. I do want an easy way to let them loop a specific video. There should just be an icon to ...
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Copying text from images/videos... nope most of the time

I have a 9.7” iPad Pro with iOS 16.5. I have watched Apple presentation saying I could copy texts from videos, photos, etc, using iOS even using native apps, like the youtube.app. NOPE! I can copy ...
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Mirroring iPad Pro to 3 or 4 iMacs [duplicate]

I am a Praise Leader in a mid sized church. I have an iPad Pro 12.9 that I run Office 365 on. My music is all in Word, and I would like to put an iMac in front of each musician and mirror my screen. ...
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Duplicate Safari tabs on iOS and iPadOS [closed]

On macOS, it's really easy to duplicate tabs in Safari (control+click and choose Duplicate Tab), but there doesn't seem to be that option on iOS and iPadOS. Interestingly, control-clicking on a tab in ...
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