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Why am I seeing "Your network settings prevent content from loading privately" in the mail apps after updating Pi-hole?

Recent versions of Pi-hole automatically sink hole requests to two key Apple domains (mask.icloud.com and mask-h2.icloud.com) to prevent the Apple Private Relay feature from bypassing Pi-hole. Due to ...
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My iPhone is showing an orange dot in the status bar every time I make a phone call

Your iPhone has been updated to run iOS 14. iOS 14 has introduced a new privacy feature which causes an orange dot đźź  indicator to appear in the iPhone status bar when the device microphone is used by ...
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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?

Go to settings, general, storage & Icloud usage , manage storage, check the app list click on the app and delete
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How do I view an SSL certificate on my iPad from Safari?

There is also a free app TLS Inspector. Works fine too. See https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tls-inspector/id1100539810?mt=8
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Can the onscreen iPad keyboard move the cursor?

If you tap and hold with 2 fingers or long press the spacebar on the software keyboard; it turns it into a touchpad-like view with which you can drag around on to control the cursor. On iOS 16 long ...
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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?

If you have deleted an app but grey icon of that app is still there on screen and you are unable to get rid of it then try this procedure: Go to App Store - Updates - Purchased That Grey icon ...
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sidecar unable to connect deviced timed out

I had this problem setting up a new computer. For me, what fixed it was going into Settings > Accounts > iCloud and checking KeyChain. It said I needed to update my account security and prompted ...
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How do I disable "link preview" in iOS safari?

I think the other answer is outdated. Link preview is the default action on long-press now (not just 3d touch), and not just in Safari. To disable it, long-press a link and tap the "Hide preview" ...
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Set Firefox as default browser to open links in Gmail

UPDATE: As @Nimar points out, the method I show below is no longer required- the user can now set a browser preference directly in IOS' settings. No need anymore for the below hack- see @Nimar's ...
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How to migrate data from MacBook Pro to new iPad Air

There is no migration tool to import from an Mac to an iPad. Signing both in to iCloud enables bi-directional file sync as well as other structured data for select apps and files. Also, the wired and ...
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What are the risks in using an old iPad?

When any device stops getting operating system updates, it is no longer protected by the manufacturer’s active monitoring and fixing of security vulnerabilities. Severe security vulnerabilities, some ...
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How to "print" a web page to a PDF in Safari on iOS (iPad)?

This started to be possible on iOS 10 (and possibly earlier) via print and now with the files app, saving to PDF is direct. This generally works for anything that can be printed when you don’t have a ...
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Can the onscreen iPad keyboard move the cursor?

I'm not sure about arrow keys, but one thing that may help with getting the cursor placed is to tap and hold and a bubble will appear above your finger showing you where the cursor is, you can then ...
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sidecar unable to connect deviced timed out

I suspect that this is a very generic error message and that not everyone who is experiencing it is encountering the same root cause. I just experienced this error after successfully using Sidecar ...
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Is CSS injection possible on iPad using Safari?

To inject a custom CSS into a webpage on iPad you can use the app Shortcuts. First, you need to create a new shortcut: Open Shortcuts Select Create Shortcut > Web > Run JavaScript on Web Page Use the ...
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Keep the camera activated while using other apps during a video conference

No, it is unfortunately not possible in any other app or by changing settings in the iPad. Apple has explicitly forbidden apps to record videos while they are in the background, and iOS prevents this ...
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iOS 17.2 Journal app?

The Journal app is iPhone only at launch (17.2) just like the classical music app, weather, and the health app were iPhone only for quite some time. Each later down the line arrived on the iPad with ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for enabling dictation on iPad?

Apple added new shortcut in the recently release. Just press ctrl twice.
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Does an iPad backup restore the device exactly as it was?

No, backups take the general device settings and containers for each app and store them only. The operating system and the apps themselves do not backup. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203977 You ...
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What are the risks in using an old iPad?

iPads are a very safe computing device. You can't install any apps from outside the App Store (the so-called 'walled garden'), and they are checked before they are allowed onto the store. The OS is ...
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How do I Eject USB Storage in iPadOS 13

I thought: surely there must be a way to unmount the USB storage. It's counter-intuitive to just unplug a device without first unmounting it in any OS. I looked (and looked some more) in System ...
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Will an iPad with more RAM experience fewer app suspensions?

Blame the apps, not the hardware is my overall message. The icons for some apps are larger in code size than the first version of Adobe Illustrator and the Google model of web apps and complicated iOS ...
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How can I disable Auto-Lock on iPadOS 13?

I faced this same issue on an iPhone few months ago. Why this happens ? When you link a device to a corporate email address, the Auto-Lock setting can sometimes be restricted by the corporation for ...
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iPad keyboard is now small

When the small keyboard is floating, there's a grabbar at the bottom of the small keyboard. Touch and hold it, the small keyboard can now be dragged. Now drag it to the middle-bottom of the screen. ...
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Which options exist for SSH tunneling clients on iOS?

If you are looking for an application to setup local port forwarding like: ssh -f -L 3000:talk.google.com:5222 home -N You could check SSHTunnel, it allows you to easily manage and precisely control ...
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Set Firefox as default browser to open links in Gmail

On iOS 14.2.1 I was able to configure Firefox as the default browser to open links. There are two steps needed to make this work. Configure Firefox as the default browser for your device. Open ...
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Will an iPad with more RAM experience fewer app suspensions?

It's more complicated than just "more RAM = less app suspension". For instance, flagship Android phones today can have 3-4 times the RAM that iPhones have, but because of software ...
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Unlocking iPad Purchased from Government

Governments tend to use MDMs, or Mobile Device Management systems. So the only way to deal with this is to get them to remove the device from their MDM. The only way to do that would be to talk to ...
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Is is possible to read the built-in dictionary on iPad?

From what I've been able to figure out, the "dictionaries" in iOS are for word definition lookup within iOS and in iOS apps and aren't in book (human-readable) format. Unfortunately, none of ...
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iPad 2 in the year 2022

The iPad 2 was released with iOS 4.3 and you're now running iOS 9.3.6 as the latest. Given that the product was launched in 2011 discontinued in 2014 and received as recently as July 2019, you will ...
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