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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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iPad OS - limiting user access to Find My app

After upgrading iOS to iPad OS 13.2.2 the new application appeared: Find My. I have multiple devices linked to this apple account, but I want to block access to Find My on the particular iPad, so the ...
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How do I stop Handoff 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 ⌘ + tab or look at ...
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iPadOS is corrupting files when copying from/to an external drive

I am a photographer and recently switched to a full iPad Pro 2020 setup, so I can edit my pictures on the go. Since SD cards tend to fail, I would also like to use my iPad Pro to backup the cards to ...
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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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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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Is there available software for MacOS to test iPad functions through USB or other interface?

Is there any software for checking hardware in iOS? mentions a few things for iPhone, some of which may work on iPad. But I can't get them, because the iPad has no internet. With WiFi enabled, it ...
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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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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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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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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 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 force YouTube app on iPad to use the highest video quality all the time?

I did select "Higher picture quality" in the settings but by default videos won't play higher than 1080p, even if 1440p and 2160p are available to select manually for that given video. I use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to stop folder save location suggestion in ipadOS - Save to Files?

Attempting to save a file to icloud drive via the Save to Files option. On save to files option, I get presented with a small box in the middle of the screen. It takes me to a folder, presumably apple ...
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How to re-download offloaded app (with data) from my old iPad to new iPad

I searched a lot for this question; found this question (How do I transfer app data from my old iPad to my new iPad?) but it's from nearly a decade ago, so it may not be relevant. I will be buying a ...
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Is there a way to quickly search the web via Spotlight?

On macOS, you can use Spotlight to quickly do a web search of your query through hotkeys by pressing CMD + B. Is there any equivalent functionality in iPadOS? Using a Bluetooth keyboard, I have ...
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How access files from macOS that are stored locally in the Files App on a iPadOS or iOS device

How can i access files from macOS (v10.14, v10.15.beta) that are stored locally on a iOS or iPadOS device via the File app and that are not uploaded to iCloud or other Cloud services and are not ...
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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 avoid suspended apps getting killed in iOS 14?

I have updated my iPad operating system from iOS 11.4 to iPadOS 14.3. Unfortunately, suspended apps are now immediately killed in the background while in the older version I could keep many apps ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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VLC Player iPad Pro playback glitch

On VLC Player iPad Pro, when I pause and re-play, for a second the video has no sound. I have the last beta version of iPadOS, but this problem was there even before that. How do I fix this? VLC seems ...
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Views message size in email

All I want to do is find out how big email messages are. (Curiously enough, I'm having the same challenge with Gmail, but that's another story.) It's obviously a fundamental datum for cleaning up one'...
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Remove Facebook apps sidebar in iPad browsers

Is there any way to remove or hide the sidebar on apps.facebook.com in an iPad browser? I found questions like this one: https://superuser.com/questions/783581/whats-an-easy-way-to-remove-the-facebook-...
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Extracting diagnostic logs from iPad 2 with macOS Catalina

I have an iPad 2 from wich I want to extract the diagnostic logs. The use case is a failed activation that blocks me from using the iPad or restoring it with my Laptop. I have a separate question for ...
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