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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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How do I view an SSL certificate on my iPad from Safari?

I'm trying to view the SSL certificate for a web site on my iPad. For example, how can I view the SSL certificate for this site? https://encrypted.google.com/ Using Safari on the desktop, I can ...
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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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My iPhone is showing an orange dot in the status bar every time I make a phone call

I noticed today that my iPhone has suddenly started showing an orange color dot at the top of the screen every time I am making a call. I clearly remember this did not used to be the case before, but ...
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How to remove app which is greyed out, can't be deleted, won't open and doesn't appear in apps list?

I have this app with a greyed out icon which I'm trying to delete. I tap and hold, and it asks me if I want to delete it and its data. I confirm and nothing happens. I try to open it and nothing ...
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Which options exist for SSH tunneling clients on iOS?

I need a solution that will work without jailbreaking, but answers that include that can help others are welcome but just might not be selected as the answer. On Linux and on OSX, I use ssh on the ...
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sidecar unable to connect deviced timed out

I have been trying to use Sidecar in the public betas of macOS Catalina and iPadOS 13. I have a 2019 Macbook Pro, and a 3rd generation iPad Pro, so I know I have supported devices. Both devices are ...
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Can the onscreen iPad keyboard move the cursor?

One of the oddities of the iPad is that when I activate the screen-based touch keyboard, there are no arrow keys. There are arrow keys on a physical Apple keyboard, but no arrow keys on the ...
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How can I retrieve a saved WiFi password from iOS / iPadOS on secure hardware?

I have some wireless networks that I joined on my iOS device and I now want to retrieve the passwords from the device. These are stored in the keychain presumably so I’d like (by hook or crook if ...
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Set Firefox as default browser to open links in Gmail

I’m not seeing a way to choose a different default browser in the Gmail App's "Settings" dialog and I want to use Firefox: How can I circumvent Google's restriction on opening links in Gmail using ...
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Is CSS injection possible on iPad using Safari?

There is a possibility to use a custom style sheet in Safari on Mac to inject CSS syntax that changes the rendered output of web pages. I’m seeking a similar tool for iPad and iPadOS. Is there any ...
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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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How do I disable "link preview" in iOS safari?

I reluctantly updated my iPhone and discovered that now when you press and hold on a link in Safari it makes a pop-up window with a preview of the link come up. What is really awful about this is ...
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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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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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Blocking iOS Wi-Fi automatic update downloads?

I've got several iPads connected to Verizon mifi devices(MiFi460LE) iOS has a "feature" that automatically downloads OS updates in the background without user input. (You still need to ...
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How to "print" a web page to a PDF in Safari on iOS (iPad)?

In Google Chrome it is possible to Print... > Google Cloud Print > Save to Google Drive > ... This seems to work like a charm. I would like to do the same thing in Safari. "Printing"...
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How do I Eject USB Storage in iPadOS 13

I happily saw that I can use external USB storage with my iPad Pro (2018 3rd Gen) using iPadOS 13 either directly from a drive with USB-C or a Flash Drive using the Apple USB-C-to-USB adapter. So far ...
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How to migrate data from MacBook Pro to new iPad Air

I just bought a new iPad Air and wondered if Migration Assistant is on it, and where I find it? I am trying to move all of my data from a MacBook Pro to the iPad Air.
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What happens if I buy a paid game while it's free?

There's this game on the App Store called Flying Hamster HD, before it used to cost like $6 or something now it's free. If I delete the game I “purchased” when it's free and decide to re-download it ...
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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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Any general method for iPad to output in 1080p when connected to TV by HDMI?

Is there any way for an iPad Air to output to the resolution of a 1080p TV (via HDMI converter) that is not app-specific? I'm currently using an iPad Air with an adaptor that looks like this: From ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to make the iPadOS scrollbar permanently visible across apps?

See the title. I’m using a mouse1 with my iPad (as of iOS 13.4). The lack of persistently visible scroll bars2 across apps (e.g. in Notes) is reducing my productivity, as I have to do a pointless ...
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Find string anywhere, not only at the beginning of words, in Safari on the iPad

In Safari on macOS one can choose whether to match a word that starts with the string or that contains it (see answer to Safari web browser do not find strings on a page in the common way). For ...
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iOS / iPadOS mouse scrolling not working

I´m currently checking out the mouse support in iPadOS 13.4 on my gen 3 iPad Air. Scrolling does not seem to work anywhere. Is this by design or do I need to configure something to make it work? ...
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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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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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Keep the camera activated while using other apps during a video conference

When I am in a videoconference with any app (I have tested with zoom, facetime, discord and skype), if I change to another app my friend stops seeing my camera. My issue is that I use the iPad to have ...
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Create schedule to turn off iOS device every night..?

Is there a way to automatically turn off an iOS device every night (say from 0:00 to 6:00) to save battery WiFi bandwidth? There's an iPad mini in our living room basically running as Spotify/Podcast ...
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How can I disable Auto-Lock on iPadOS 13?

I don't have the "never" option in Settings -> Display & Rrightness -> Auto-Lock.
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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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Weather without location services, using just one fixed location

I would like to see the current temperature on the first page (under Siri app suggestion) on iPad mini 2. But I don't like location services being on. Is it possible just to set up one fixed location ...
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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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How do delete permanently (not hide) some of my iBooks?

I have several iBooks that I have no interest in reading again. I want to delete them completely, but have only been successful in hiding them. I don't even want them in my iCloud storage now, but can'...
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Dark grey bar at the bottom of Chrome in iPad

The grey bar in Chrome in the image above in iPad OS blocks form fields at the bottom of the screen. I believe it is the auto fill feature Chrome has. I know it is not the shortcuts bar and also ...
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How to sort photos inside a shared album in the Photos app in macOS, iOS, or iPadOS?

How to sort photos inside a shared album in the Photos app in macOS, iOS, or iPadOS?
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What is the Headset icon on apps in dock on iPad?

I use ipad occasionally but today I came across a new "icon", which I have never seen before. I have not connected any headphones to the iPad. So, what is the little "headset" ...
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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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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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Is there a keyboard shortcut for enabling dictation on iPad? [duplicate]

I‘m using an iPad Pro 10.5 iPadOS 13.5 and a Slim Combo keyboard case. I use dictation a lot. Is there a keyboard shortcut for that? Right now I have to toggle the default on-screen keyboard and touch ...
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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 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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How to switch keyboard to normal view in Chrome?

Something happened and onscreen keyboard (in Google Chrome) on my iPad Pro 11" was switched to small mode. Is's not clear what is happened and how to switch it back to normal view. In Safari it ...
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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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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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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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