Mini2 losing emails and apps

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  1. doris ganton

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    My fairly new mini has been losing whole screens of emails, most of which are gone.
    Sometimes some of them show up days later. It is also losing Apps. I.e. My IPF APP Is gone and
    I have to get in via Google. Also several times I have an email almost finished typing and it just
    Disappears. It has lost some apps for blogs as well. I am not impressed! Any suggestions? Also.
    How do I put a blog addy back on the home page from Google?

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  2. J. A.

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    Try resetting your ipad, and if that doesn't help, restore from a recent backup.

    To reset, press and hold Home and Power button until the Apple logo appears. As soon as you see it, let go of both buttons, your iDevice will power up on it's own. This reset won't change settings or remove data. It could help with your problem.

    If there's a backup of your iPad that was made before your problem started, use this backup. Restore your iPad, and then restore from this backup. That done, reset your iPad once more, using the method described above.

    To get a site to your favorites, and show up when you open Safari, open the site. Then tap the Share button at the top right (left of the + sign).
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    Select "Add Bookmark", and on the next screen, make sure the location is set to Favorites:
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    If it isn't, tap the location and select the right one. Then tap "Save".

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Elizellen

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    As for your IPF app - it doesn't work any more, hasn't for several years now if I remember correctly.
    Some people use Tapatalk to access the forum.
     
  4. doris ganton

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    Thanks J A
    That icon , the square with the arrow pointing up does not appear at the top. I am trying to put the blog addy of my granddaughter bACk on. Nothing at top except an X and 3 little dots vertical. Same with this forum. .
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    My instructions are working in Safari. I didn't realize you use the Google app. Sorry!
    At the moment, I don't know how to add this in the app. If I find a way, I'll let you know.
     
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    Ok many thanks JA.
     
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    My suggestion would be to stop using the Google App for visiting the forum, most other websites, and email. It's a general search/information app, and does not include all the features of a full web browser.

    If you want to stick with Google products, use Chrome.

    Or if you prefere more complete integration with the iPad's features use the built in Safari Browser.

    In either of those you can easily save sites to visit again, just as Johanna showed. If you have problems figuring out how to use those apps many of the members here will be glad to help. The basics are covered in the iPad User Guide which you can find on the iBooks Store for free, or download as a PDF form Apple's site. Make sure you get the right version.

    If you tap the three dot icon in the Google App, you'll see the options to open a site in either Chome or Safari; which means you can keep using the Google App for searching and other stuff, if you like, and save your more commonly visted sites to Safari or Chrome for more serious use.

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    Thanks Twerppoet. Despite reading the user guide, I have never figured out how to use Safari. When I bring it up it never shows any way to use it like mentioned in the Guide. I have never had any love for Google but it is the only one I know how to use.
     
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    The stuff you type into that Google search box, just type it into the URL box at the top of Safari. Works almost exactly the same.

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    Your's will look a bit different, since that's a screen shot from the Pro.
     

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