Difficulty in Turning Pages

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  1. pdmike

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    Everything worked fine for a week or so. Now, all of a sudden, on BOTH of our new iPads, we (the wife and I) are experiencing extreme difficulty in turning the pages. I have to flick the main screen anywhere from half a dozen to twelve or so times in order to get it to move over one screen to the right or the left.

    I don't think that's normal. What's up?
     
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    My mother-in-law has developed what I call the "big flick syndrome", whereby she has started to flick from the black border off the screen. This does not work very well! Are you sure you have not started to develop something similar? You actually just need a really "small" flick on the screen to turn pages.
    Hope that maybe helps!
     
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    I don't think that's it. I flick from the left center if I want to go that way, or right center if vice versa. I keep the screen clean, so I don't think that's the problem either.

    It's funny, sometimes it works just fine. Other times, I have to keep at it in order to get it to move.
     
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    Try a soft-reset. Close all apps then - Hold down the HOME, bottom button, and the SLEEP, top button, for about 10 seconds until the Apple icon appears. Allow it to reboot, it may take a few minutes, don't panic like I did, wait for it to reboot. Cures many weird problems on iOS devices.
     
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    Thanks. Tried it. Didn't help - I still have to make four or five passes at a page before it will turn. Once I can get one page to turn, then it seems to "click in," and I can go back and forth between pages (I have four at present) with no difficulty.

    But when I first try to turn pages, it just sits there.
     
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    Although the screens are supposed to be "oleophobic" (resists oil), if you turn the pages in pretty much the same place each time, it might be that the screen has just accumulated enough "stuff" from the oils in your skin and it might be time to clean the screen.
     
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    Other things to consider.

    You can damage the touch screen interface using chemical solvents to clean the iPad. Do you use any thing but a very lightly dampened cloth with water? Please say you don't.

    What App are you talking about? Is it an App that has a option to change the interface for page turns that you might have accidentally switched?
     
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    Is this in Ibooks or what app? You might try installing a different ereading app and see how they go. I've had my Ipad since May and my husband since August wnd all of our reading apps turn pages easily. Have Ibooks which I rarely if almost never use, Kindle, Nook, Stanza, Overdrive and Bluefire for library books. Some apps turn pages differently. For most of the readers I don't have to flick but simply touch either side.

    In Goodreader you slightly flick the pdf docs but just barely. Its more a case of a bit of nudge from side. I haven't really heard of this issue before. Are y ou close enough to an Apple store to run it by them?
     
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    No - I probably shouldn't have been referring to them as "pages." This isn't in any app. This is what I call the "Home screen," when you first turn the iPad on. You know, the one that has I think six icons on it when you first buy the iPad. The screen on the left is the keyboard and on the right is whatever you want to put there. I think there are up to 11 "home screens" if you want to fill them all with icons.

    I do clean the screen regularly, with the a dry, black cloth that came with the standard, Apple case I purchased separately for my iPad. I know not to use solvents or anything that gets sprayed out of a can or bottle.

    I don't know - have any of you experienced anything like this yourselves? Maybe it's just the way I flick the screens. I think I'm doing it properly.

    Another thing - once I get the screens "going," there is no problem. I can go from one to the other with the slightest flick of the finger, no delays or halting whatsoever. It's just getting that screen to move the FIRST time that can be a problem. And even then, it doesn't always hang up. About half the time, it works fine.

    I don't know. I just want to make sure there is nothing wrong with my iPad.
     
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    The more I mess with this, the more I am becoming convinced it is a function of a dirty screen. I try to keep it as clean as I can. However, if I really give it a good rub down with the dry cloth, I can move from screen to screen every time. Hope that's all it is.
     

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