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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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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 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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iPad Pro Gen 3 (2018) Effective USB Bandwidth

I have a rather unique P2P network configuration between an ASUS GU603HM and an iPad Pro 3rd Gen (2018). I'm using usbmuxd to establish an IP over USB connection between the two. I've also tried the ...
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Record Notability Notes with AirPods Pro to iPad Pro (and/or Mac)?

I live in a studio apartment with my boyfriend who often works really late. He gets home at 3am and needs to get quality rest. The problem is I need to attend all of my online classes in-person at 8 ...
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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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How to share iPhone location with iPad?

Consider this scenario: I'm on the road and want to use my iPad for navigation. I prefer it to the iPhone due to the larger display. Unfortunately, the iPad doesn't have GPS, but my iPhone does. the ...
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iPad Books not appearing in macOS Finder

When I select Books in the macOS finder, connected to my iPad, there are no books. I have, I think, about 800 books. I see them both in the finder under iCloud Drive/Books and in the Books app, both ...
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What is the equivalent of audacity for iPad?

I'd like to edit sound files on my iPad with my daughter - copying and pasting clips, zooming in to see sound waves, and speeding up and slowing down sections of audio. My question is: What is the ...
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How can I install and run R on an iPad?

I teach a class that uses R as part of the lab and one of my students uses an iPad for her primary computer. Is there anyway to install R on an iPad? I found some old blog posts that say it isn't ...
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Preload and preconfigure an iPad for someone else

I need to preload and preconfigure some software on an iPad, and then give the iPad to someone else. I thought about just buying the software with my App Store account, but is there a way that I can "...
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How to type a newline or hit enter when using scribble on iPadOS 14?

I actually have a few pain points with scribble... Enter key is on the scribble helper bar, but that’s about as inconvenient and slow as reaching from keyboard to mouse... If the only way to hit ...
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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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How do you find your facetime call history on iphone/ipad?

This question is mostly tailored for the iPad. When I got to the facetime app on the ipad, I see a list of people I've called and the last time I called them, but I can't find anywhere that shows all ...
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Does Firefox on iOS benefit from third-party partitioning or Full Third-party Cookie Blocking?

Safari blocks third-party cookies by default (added in iOS / iPadOS 13.4). "Third-party cookie access can only be granted through the Storage Access API and the temporary compatibility fix for ...
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Image size in bytes increases two times after export

This question appears in the process of investigation bug report on MSE. I created a screenshot on iPad by swiping from the left bottom corner and saved it in photo section. iPad says that the image ...
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Is there a way to stop inline video clips from playing on mobile Safari?

This question applies to the mobile versions of Safari, either as proper content (for example, supporting a news story) or inline video ads. Mobile means iPadOS and iOS on the iPhone and iPad. The ...
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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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How to change Google Chrome User-Agent string on iPadOS

I want to change my user-agent string for a reason, so I want to know; Is there a way to change the Google Chrome user-agent string on iPadOS 14.5.1? chrome://version shows Google Chrome 90.0.4430....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ipadOS downloads go directly to iCloud Drive folder, while iOS downloads stay on local device

I recently downloaded a file to my iPhone and noticed that even though I have iCloud Drive turned on, the file did not automatically sync to iCloud Drive. Conversely, when I downloaded the same file ...
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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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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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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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Pushing an Apple ID for App Store to IPads with Apple Configurator

Is there a way to push an Apple ID to the iPads with profiles via Apple Configurator? I have several 100 and would like to push it so we do not have to enter it manually for each.
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Sidecar: use tap gesture as "click" with a mouse

I'm using Sidecar with iPad Pro 11 and MacBook Pro 15 2016. I noticed, that I could use Apple Pencil to interact with the interface elements on the second screen, e.g. open a new empty tab in Safari. ...
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My iPad keeps asking to configure it after sync with iTunes

I've saved my iPad 1 config on iTunes I've updated iTunes on my PC I've updated my iPad from iTunes I've restored my config from iTunes There's a black screen with a white apple, then my iPad shows a ...
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How to get the cellular APN on iPad?

I'm using iOS 5.0.1 on an iPad 1 and want to look at the APN settings. This article from Apple http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2283 says that I should be able to see them through Settings > Cellular ...
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Any way to completely disable iOS passcode?

I have a cart of iPads in my high school classroom. Each iPad is shared by several students in different classes throughout the day. A clever student in one class decided to lock one of them. We have ...
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Is it possible to automatically configure multiple iPads with the same settings?

I need to configure a bunch of iPads with the same settings. For instance, volume level, auto-lock, side-button, timezone and light level. Currently I'm doing this manually on each iPad through the ...

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