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    Hi, I just noticed that a blue vertical bar intermittantly floats from left to right on my ipad screen. Tough to replicate exactly when it happens, appears it does right when I enter apps on occasion. I tried to shut off and turn back on but the problem happened again. Anyone know what could have caused this and how to fix?
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    No, I have no idea what that could be. Is there any writings or drawings on the bar when it floats across the screen? You might want to make a genius bar appointment with the nearest Apple Store just in case the display is going bad.
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    Post a pic maybe


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    No, I have no idea what that could be. Is there any writings or drawings on the bar when it floats across the screen? You might want to make a genius bar appointment with the nearest Apple Store just in case the display is going bad.
    No, there are no numbers or letters. This iPad is brand new too.


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    Well being new you can try and reboot it by holding down the power and home button until the Apple logo appears and if this does not help I would go to the Apple genius bar by appt ASAP. Good luck.
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    If its brand new, I say get it swapped out. There's no need in trying to guess what's wrong with it when you're still well within your warranty and/or return window.
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    You guys are going to die when you find out what this was from which I just figured out. The apple rep didn't even know about this. Go into settings, accessibility, switch control. Turn it on and this problem will replicate for you. Useless feature that just convinced this really tech savvy guy that his iPad was messed up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by csal80 View Post
    You guys are going to die when you find out what this was from which I just figured out. The apple rep didn't even know about this. Go into settings, accessibility, switch control. Turn it on and this problem will replicate for you. Useless feature that just convinced this really tech savvy guy that his iPad was messed up.


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    Wow!!!
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    How did it get turned on in the first place
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    Quote Originally Posted by phreddyl View Post
    How did it get turned on in the first place
    I have no idea. I think a glitch turned it on because I surely didn't.


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    Quote Originally Posted by csal80 View Post
    I have no idea. I think a glitch turned it on because I surely didn't.


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    That's weird
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    That is very weird. It would be nice to know what the intended purpose is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by projectman View Post
    That is very weird. It would be nice to know what the intended purpose is.
    I think the bar is meant to work in unison with some of the other switch features that need to be turned on at the same time for it to serve a function, but that is just my best guess. I wish apple would invest more time in advanced gestures and other cool customizations rather than switches that 1% of the population may use and 99% who have no idea what the purpose is for.


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    Quote Originally Posted by csal80 View Post
    I have no idea. I think a glitch turned it on because I surely didn't.


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    Its possible you have it set as a "tripple-click" of the home button. I believe it's one of the options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by csal80 View Post
    I think the bar is meant to work in unison with some of the other switch features that need to be turned on at the same time for it to serve a function, but that is just my best guess. I wish apple would invest more time in advanced gestures and other cool customizations rather than switches that 1% of the population may use and 99% who have no idea what the purpose is for.


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    Its an accessibility option. Basically for someone disabled, they would have a switch that they can push at the appropriate time to select something that's under the blue line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by csal80 View Post
    I think the bar is meant to work in unison with some of the other switch features that need to be turned on at the same time for it to serve a function, but that is just my best guess. I wish apple would invest more time in advanced gestures and other cool customizations rather than switches that 1% of the population may use and 99% who have no idea what the purpose is for.


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    Apple is well known for making their devices as accessible as possible. And it should stay that way. I can't even begin to imagine the difficulties of having a disability and anything apple can do to make their lives easier and better I think that's great.
    One of the coolest things I've seen is a grandma taking pics of her grand kids with an iPhone because with the right options turned on the camera app will tell you when you are focused on a face so that she knew when to tap on the shutter button.
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    It just began last night and is about an inch wide.
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    It still has come back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Hackney View Post
    It still has come back
    So "Switch Control" is toggled off, but you still see this blue bar? Take it to Apple or whoever you nought it from and swap for another.


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    Thank you so much! I've had that problem for more than a year on my old iPad. I assume it was broken...lol
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    The blue vertical bar means that someone has set some apps up for access via switch scanning. We usually do this with communication apps. Go to Settings>General>Accessibility>Switch Control, and turn that off.
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    Settings>General>Accessibility>Switch Control (turn off for now)>Switches>Add a new switch>Full Screen>Select the first item, "Select" as the action when you turn on Switch Control and tap anywhere on the screen. Now go back 2 pages and turn on Switch control. You should see the vertical blue bar going across. Tap the screen, it brings up a menu. Quickly tap on the first item, called "item mode". This toggles off the blue gliding cursor. Triple tap the home button to turn Switch Control off. Now the blue bar is gone for good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikermann View Post
    Settings>General>Accessibility>Switch Control (turn off for now)>Switches>Add a new switch>Full Screen>Select the first item, "Select" as the action when you turn on Switch Control and tap anywhere on the screen. Now go back 2 pages and turn on Switch control. You should see the vertical blue bar going across. Tap the screen, it brings up a menu. Quickly tap on the first item, called "item mode". This toggles off the blue gliding cursor. Triple tap the home button to turn Switch Control off. Now the blue bar is gone for good.
    Thank you for that info! Most here, including myself, didn't have a clue about that little used feature. Well done!
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    Want to get rid of blue bar
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    Mine is greed out and can't turn on. iPad Air2.
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