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    I hit reply to an email and want to delete all existing txt. I select all and cut then press back key but nothing happens. How do I delete lots of txt without holding back key down for 5 minutes. Help please.. Karen
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    Select all,then press the "back" key.
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    Does not work. I have tried what I first described and also what you suggested. the txt stays highlighted but does not vanish. nothing else ??
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    Nope.Works for me
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    Does not work on iPad 3
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    So how do you do it on the ipad3?
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    I have an iPad3 and the select all plus backspace works for me to clear out the e-mail. I must tried it and everything is gone.

    So, maybe you just need to full close out the Mail app and try again? If that doesn't work, then maybe try a restart or a reset. To do any of these (apologies if you already know):

    Fully Close an App: Double tap the Home button (or do a 4-finger swipe up) to reveal a row of icons in the multi-tasking bar. Press and hold an icon until they all start to wiggle and you see a red circle with a minus sign ("-") in the top left. Press the minus sign to fully close the app. Don't worry, it won't remove the app from your iPad, just from the iPad's resident memory.

    Restart: Hold down the power button until the power off slider appears. Slide it off. When the iPad finishes shutting down, hold down the power button again until the Apple logo appears.

    Reset: Hold both the power and home buttons until the screen goes dark and the Apple logo then appears (the slide to unlock screen may or may not appear). Once the logo appears, release the buttons. After a time, your homescreen will appear. Please note that it may take some time for the Apple logo to appear or for your homescreen to appear (or both). This is normal. Eventually, the homescreen will appear.

    See if any of that helps. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

    Marilyn
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
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    Did not work. Thanks for trying to help!
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    Try selecting all then touch "Cut". That does it for me.

    Sent from my iPad 4 HD mini
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    Is you iPad jailbroken, and do you have any tweaks applied to Mail.

    Also, does it do the same thing in other apps, like Notes.
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    Notes it works. I am only new to iPad so do not understand jail broken. I don't even have mail set up. Am accessing my mail thru safari and squirrel.
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    Thanks, have tried that. Does not work.
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    Well, that would be why everyone else is giving poor instructions. They thought you were using the Mail app.

    Different websites use different kinds of text editors. It is hard to predict exactly how each site will act. I don't have squirrel, so I can't really offer any useful advice; except that it might be worth your while to see if you can set it up in Mail.
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    Ok, thanks. Will try do that.
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    Good luck. If Squirrel offers an IMAP or Exchange account setup, for easier folder management choose that over POP3.
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    Got there eventually, yaaahhh. Thanks for your help.
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    No problem. Glad you got it working.

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