1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

How to create an iPadForums.net icon & shortcut on your iPad

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  1. iDan
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    Step 1
    Launch the Safari Web browser app on your iPad.

    Step 2
    Navigate to a iPadForums.net.

    Step 3
    Tap the "Export" button next to the address bar, which is identified by an icon of a box with an arrow pointing to the right.

    Step 4
    Tap the "Add to Home Screen" button.

    Step 5
    Type in "iPadForums". This will appear beneath the icon on the Home screen, then tap the "Add" button.

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    Thanks, I just did that a few minutes ago and placed it in the dock where I used to have the app icon.
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    Had already done this before reading this post, but it's a good idea to post the description.

    How about making this thread a sticky (or whatever it is called :oops:)?
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    Thread stuck!
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    It would help me so much if you could take a picture of each step. By my address bar, there is only the refresh arrow...so I'm stuck! Thank you! :) I can't even figure out how to load a pic to show you... I need the URL number? What happened to insert from camera roll? Yikes! :)
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    The button is at the left. Then you'll see Add to Home Screen. The next page/popup looks like my second screenshot. You can change the name if you want, just tap the upper field. Then tap "Add" afterwards.

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    That is Apple's version of the 'share' icon. Unfortunately, everyone has a different version.
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    Dear Johanna,
    Please bare with me, can you attach a picture that shows this arrow? I'm sure I'll realize what you're talking about...but, right now, I'm having difficulty! On the left of my address bar, I only have the left go back arrow. The right arrow is not hi lighted :(
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    This way:

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    Thank you. I'll check back and hopefully someone will have posted pictures using a version I have!
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    It's here in Safari:

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    You're a genius! Thank you! Now, I'm happy! Lol!

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    Glad to help. :)
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    Beautiful!!! I did it! Thank you so very much for your patience with me! You were extremely helpful! Thank you! :)
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    You're welcome. :)
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    what does the export button look like?
    I have a square with an up arrow on the left, pointing up, not to the right.
    & an icon that looks like an open book and one that looks like a cloud and one that looks like
    a + cross on the right.
    Please don't asume, I've had my Ipad only just for one day!
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    It's the square with the up arrow. It used to be curved to the right in iOS 6. The Add To Home Screen icon is one of the black and white icons.

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    And just for the heck of it:

    The book icon gives you access to your bookmarks, reading list, and history.

    The cloud icon is for seeing open tabs in the Safari browser on your other computers and devices. It can be a bit slow to sync, and I'm not sure if it will work with a Windows computer.

    The + icon is for creating a new empty tab. It will show you icons for your favorite bookmarks as a convenience. If you hold it down it will show you a list of recently closed tabs.
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    I'm confused. Every time I go to log in - it doesnt like my password, when I click on the link Create an icon for iPadForums.net - suddenly I am on line :( I can't work it out.
    I had some information given me elsewhere twerppoet about how to delete the icon for the new iPadForum site, and then Marilyn (I think) mentioned something about apps. Well apps is a foreign word to me. Even if I found a suitable icon, I don't know how to "save" (which is ridiculous as I am quite competent on a desktop. Could I have step by step instructions again please?

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