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For all things iPad & iPad Pro. Information, discussion, news, iPadOS, hardware, and more about the company out of Cupertino and its great tablet.

For all things iPad & iPad Pro. Pictures, discussion, rumors, news, iOS, hardware, and more about the company out of Cupertino.

Ask any questions you may have in the Discussion & Tech-Support thread, in the What Should I Buy thread, on AppleHelp, or on Discord.


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  1. Be respectful to other members. Do not discriminate, abuse, or otherwise disrespect other members, groups, or minorities.
  2. No low-quality/effort posts (iPad in a box, memes, meta..). We feel like you know what low-quality/effort posts are. A moderator will have the final say on whether or not a post is low quality/effort or not.
  3. "What Should I Buy", simple TechSupport questions and Apps requests will only be allowed in the What Should I Buy and Discussion & Tech-Support threads, respectively.
  4. We expect links and self-posts to foster discussion, and to have substance. Simple photos of an iPad don't deserve their own post unless they showcase a third-party accessory, same goes for simple yes or no questions. "Title-only" posts aren't allowed either.
  5. Posts soliciting the purchase, sale or donation of iPads, Apple Store credits, or UDID registrations are better suited to Craigslist or other sites.
  6. Jailbreaking talk goes in /r/jailbreak, sideloading talk goes to /r/sideloaded.
  7. Any request to remove MDM or otherwise break into devices will be removed.
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/r/ipad

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Should I buy an ipad or a macbook as a highschool student?

Hello I am currently going into my 3rd year of highschool, I've never owned an ipad or laptop but I might have the chance to get one now which one would be the better choice?

0 Comments
2024/07/09
04:10 UTC

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Recommendations on a free note taking app that syncs across devices and lets you change font/text color?

I’m looking for an Evernote replacement, I need it to be free. Perhaps it is too much to ask, but any suggestions of apps with the above features?

I won’t be using it for pdfs or drawing, purely text input.

Is the free and sync too much to ask? I was able to do this on Evernote not too long ago but now it won’t let me create more notes unless I pay an upgrade

2 Comments
2024/07/09
03:46 UTC

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Magic Keyboard-Compatible Cases for M4 iPad Pro 11” & 13” (pre-order links)

Been monitoring a few sites waiting to pick up a case to use with the MK and figured I’d share the ones that allow you to pre-order.

Pitaka

Mageasy

Moft is supposed to be available anytime now as well.

FWIW I ordered the mageasy solely on price.

2 Comments
2024/07/09
03:43 UTC

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Opening a .photoslibrary stored externally with Photos.app

Edit: I had no idea an old iPad Pro with 256 GB internal storage could be had for under 200$ at Walmart and will run iPadOS 16.7.8! Am I correct in assuming that I can simply sync this with my iCloud, tell it to download originals, then logout of my iCloud but select to keep a copy of all photos locally? The 1st gen 9.7” with iPadOS 16 should work for that, right?

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I’m sure this has been asked a million times but my Google-fu is failing me with so many common words but not my exact question.

  1. Can I use the photos app on an iPad to access a .photoslibrary database that’s stored externally?

  2. If so, what’s the oldest hardware/OS that I can do this with?

Basically, I’m trying to turn an old iPad into a picture frame and keep the Faces/People functionality without a permanent connection to an iCloud account and the size HD I’d need to keep a local copy of all originals will be a couple hundred GB.

My perfect scenario would be to connect the iPad to my iCloud account and sync all pictures to download and store originals locally. Then I would logout of the iCloud account keeping all photos stored locally preserving a static state of the library so I can give the iPad to another person that will never know my iCloud password and doesn’t have their own iCloud account.

I’m sure I could buy a new iPad with a huge internal drive and get exactly what I want, but I can’t afford that to just give away. I have 3 old iPads laying around, but they are 30 pin connector old, so betting I’ll at least need to upgrade to one with a lightning connector and a minimum OS version if I’m to use an external USB SSD drive.

Am I SoL? Or is there a way?

2 Comments
2024/07/09
02:35 UTC

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Got these free stickers from a friend who's a cosplayer.

1 Comment
2024/07/09
01:57 UTC

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Ipad Air 6. When I use Goodnote6 my ipad is so hot near the back of front camera.

Who has this problem? And how to solve that. I already change my ipad for the new one but it still hot.

0 Comments
2024/07/09
01:51 UTC

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Is Apple Notes showing a pen-shaped shadow on the screen or am I seeing things?

What the title says. I seriously think I see a delayed shadow if I pull the pencil away quickly. But it is also where a shadow would be.

1 Comment
2024/07/09
01:50 UTC

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M2 air or 10th gen ipad

I’m currently debating getting an iPad for school and primarily taking notes. I have a MacBook Pro with an m2 chip also that I use for school and regular stuff, some programming and software. I honestly like writing on paper instead of everything being digital for reasons, but I’ve seen the usage and pros of taking notes on an iPad because of my gf. I’d also lighten the load of my backpack. The air seems nice and is obviously more powerful than the regular ipad, would the air be more worth it? Like I said I’m primarily just taking notes with it. Looking at 11in for either. Convince me lol or talk me out of it

2 Comments
2024/07/09
01:25 UTC

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Is it possible to have another user track my location?

I bought my daughter an iPad a few years ago with cellular to go back and forth between her dad’s house and my house. We had a terrible divorce and I have had her brother stalking me since 2020. He’s recorded disturbing videos on my daughter’s iPad; placed an AirTag on my car; masked his phone number to call, text and harass me and create multiple social medias to harass me and my family.

My daughter had stopped using her iPad in September. Last night I went to reset it and we had forgotten the password. I went to erase all data and reset it when it gave me the option of accessing the account with my pre logged phone number. My number popped up along with one I did not know. I looked up the number and saw it was registered to the former stepson.

I am wanting to know how it may have been possible for him to get access into the iPad (parent controls were enabled and nobody but me knew the password to the iCloud account)?

Was he able to track our location this whole time?

I have completely whipped the iPad and have created a new iCloud login and it will not be going to her dad’s house again. Is it possible that the stepson may still be tracking it somehow?

1 Comment
2024/07/09
01:15 UTC

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Help – Apple pencil not connecting despite hard reset

Hi everyone so my brand new ipad air 5 and apple pencil 2 arent connecting with one another. I had set this ipad and pencil up to my liking a few days ago and everything worked perfectly until last night where my ipad suddenly stopped charging my apple pencil. It could still write, but wouldnt charge. Last battery percentage was at 40% for the pencil.

I tried everything. Hard reset (volume up, down, then hold the power until you see the apple logo) but to no avail. I tried forgetting the apple pencil device via the bluetooth settings, and that didnt work either. Apple pencil animation would show up, but wouldnt pair.

Lastly, I tried resetting my ipad to factory settings, set it up as new (as seen in the video) to no avail as well. The iPad wouldnt recognize the pencil, and even after hard resetting (in the video), the pencil still wouldnt pair.

i think Ive tried everything folks. Is there something im missing? Any help would be wonderful. First time ipad user here.

2 Comments
2024/07/09
01:04 UTC

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“No one decorates their iPads”. I don’t decorate my iPad but I decorate my iPhone 😁

2 Comments
2024/07/09
00:03 UTC

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Ipad 10th gen 10.9", how much is usable storage?

Looking at a 64gb. How much of that is usable? I had a Iphone 6s for a number of years. It was only 16gb. The OS took up about 8gb of that and eventually the updates took up about 15gb and basically bricked the phone.

5 Comments
2024/07/08
23:59 UTC

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Is a refurbished 2020 iPad Pro 12.9in worth it?

How long would it last in terms of updates and hardware? Or is buying a 13in iPad Air a better option?

8 Comments
2024/07/08
23:29 UTC

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Ipad charging overnight?

Do u keep ur ipad charging all night while asleep? I am thinking this because it doesn't have battery optimisation like iphones. So whats ur take on it?

6 Comments
2024/07/08
23:00 UTC

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What is a reasonable price to sell my gen 6 iPad?

I have a gen 6 iPad I’ve wanted to sell, although I do not know what a fair price it would have due to me getting this as a gift. It’s as good as new and has never had an issue. I just do not know of a fair price that would fit it.

2 Comments
2024/07/08
23:00 UTC

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M4 iPad 11 Cellular.

This iPad is….. Just as any other iPad but such a nice display like actually, I bought it as the time came for my as a student pilot to start using ForeFlight, I really love it, I used my friends mini 6 for a flight or two few months ago same thing same experience, minus the nice display especially at night it doesn’t burn my eyes in a dark cockpit, the battery life I would’ve loved having to charge it less but that comes with size I assume,

Some issues imo, FreeForm app, it lags for no good reason. It stops responding to my pencil and that’s not what I need when I’m noting down what my ATC tower is telling me to do. So I stopped using that app, not much customisation but I assume that’s not an issue anymore when OS18 comes along.

Overall love it.

7 Comments
2024/07/08
22:36 UTC

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What is this icon for?

2 Comments
2024/07/08
21:59 UTC

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iPad Pro or iPad Air

Hi out there! I am looking for some advise here from people who have more experience with iPads. I am drawing, and I want to try digital art now. I am currently choosing between iPad Air 11" M2 and iPad Pro 11" M4. Pro has definitely better display that Air, which I guess is important for drawing. Another thing is that as drawing is only my hobby, I kind of feel that buying Pro is not really necessary. I checked some sketching tests and the responsiveness of the screen looks quite decent on Air, even though the refresh rate is only 60 Hz. If you are drawing on Air, do you actually feel that the refresh rate of 60Hz is not enough? Is it noticeable or irritating? Or is it still comfortable for you? Just really don't want to regret my choice later.

I will only use it for drawing and a little bit of personal use, like streaming videos and music, reading etc. I do not need it for work or studying.

TIA!

1 Comment
2024/07/08
21:52 UTC

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Old iPad Photos

I found an old iPad linked to a now defunct apple id, if I log into this iPad with my current apple id will I lose all the photos? I really want to extract a bunch of photos so if there's another way around this please advise, I have hooked it up to my MacBook but when I try access photos it's asking me to unlock the ipad. Any help appreciated.

0 Comments
2024/07/08
21:44 UTC

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Help (battery issue)

My iPad randomly turns off even when it’s at a battery like around 13%. I’ve been facing this problem recently and it’s annoying, is there anything seriously wrong with my iPad? (Tell me to change flair if needed)

3 Comments
2024/07/08
21:18 UTC

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Can you use the same phone number for multiple apple ids?

I’m using my boyfriend’s phone number for both my iPhone and iPad (the same Apple ID). I got him a iPad mini and I’m wondering if he can use the same phone number for his iPad but with a different ID? I hope this makes sense lol

0 Comments
2024/07/08
21:09 UTC

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My girly ipad 🩷

I need to fill in the empty space 🩷

6 Comments
2024/07/08
20:59 UTC

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ESR folio case for and screen protector from scratches.

Hey everyone, I was wondering if the ESR 11" folio case is safe and doesn't lead to any scratches in the iPad screen over time. I just got one today and could already see it collection some tiny particles/dust on the screen. Does this offer the same screen protection as the Apple folio case? If anyone used both, can they comment on the difference of the inner case msterial facing the screen? I'm thinking if it's worth it to get the Apple folio if it'd offer more protection and collect less dust/ particles. Any thoughts about this?

Thank you!

0 Comments
2024/07/08
20:58 UTC

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ESR folio for 11" M4 iPad pro sleep/wake function fixed.

I just wanted to let y'all know that I order a new ESR folio case for my 11 inch M4 iPad pro and the sleep/wake function works seamlessly. This was a problem before but after contacting their support they confirmed this has been fixed so I went ahead and ordered from Amazon and it works fine! Just wanted to give an update since I've been wanting to buy it but was held back by this issue. Thanks!

0 Comments
2024/07/08
20:53 UTC

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Between the m2 iPad Pro 12.9 and m4 11 inch iPad Pro which should I get I currently have the 11 inch m4 but want the bigger size screen but can’t afford the extra $200 for the 13 inch m4.

Should I return for the older but large m2 12.9”?

1 Comment
2024/07/08
19:57 UTC

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Payment options

Besides just having the money to pay up front what do you think is the best way to pay for the new iPad Pro?

I was considering opening a new credit card with a good promotional cash back offer then getting the Staples payment plan. ($0 interest if paid back in 3 months).

Has anyone had any experience with this when buying a new iPad? The 13” M4 starts at $1,799.99 CAD and any way I could break that down without paying interest seems like a good option to me.

7 Comments
2024/07/08
19:01 UTC

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iPad virtual keyboard with numbers displayed

Is there a virtual keyboard that iOS accepts that had the number row keys?

0 Comments
2024/07/08
18:53 UTC

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