Detect iPad using .htaccess

Here is the small trick with which you can detect the iPad using htaccess file and make the redirection accordingly.

This will be very useful when you are about to create a separate page for iPad users and want then to redirect.

Have a look at below code block which detects the iPad using htaccess file and redirecting to separate page for iPad.

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*iPad.*$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://your-domain.com/ipad.html [R=301]
  RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*iPad.*$
  RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://your-domain.com/ipad.html [R=301]

You can see that this code uses one of the available server variable which is User Agent and checking for the ipad using regular expression. If that condition satisfies then it will perform the redirection step just below it.

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