Hi, I am considering to use an old iPad (2nd gen) to show my HA dashboard permanently in living room. I want to keep it simple: just showing date/time (with big font), weather forecast, CO2 value and energy consumption.
Has someone done something similar? Would you please share your experience?
Thanks in advance for any hint.
A gen2 iPad will not be able to display Lovelace. You may be able to use one of the third party dashboard options that work with older iOS versions.
I have tried the HA app, which didn’t work. Then I tried to access HA using a browser on iPad: tried Safari, Chrome, MS Edge. They all crashed if the dashboard has more than a few widgets.
Then I limited the dashboard to show only date/time. It works, but the font are tiny. I tried to increase the font using card-mode.js, which works for browsers on my imac but seems to have no effect when viewing on iPad. Perhaps problem with the browsers on iPad.