Netflix stopped working on my ipad

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  1. eschweizer

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    All of a sudden I can't watch Netflix on my iPad. I hit play and the shows won't load. What's going on? Do I need to uninstall the app and then reinstall it?
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    The easiest first way to try to solve ‘unexplained’ or ‘unusual’ problems with the iPad are:-

    Force the offending app to close. If you have iOS 4.2 or 4.3 double-press the ‘Home’ button to bring up the multi-task bar at the bottom of the screen. Press *and hold* any icon until they start to ‘jiggle’. Then tap the top left-hand corner of the app that you want to close. It will ‘disappear’ from the list. Don’t panic - you’ve not deleted it, just closed it. Now tap the Home screen and the multi-task bar will disappear. Re-open the iPad’s app and see if the problem has resolved itself. If not, it’s on to possible solution number two!!
    Restart the iPad. Press *and hold* the Power button. After a couple of seconds a slider control will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to switch the iPad off (this is all you’ll be doing). Slide the control to accept. A rotating white ‘bezel’ will appear in the iPad screen as the iPad powers down (it takes a few seconds, just like it would if you were shutting down your PC). When the screen of the iPad has gone completely blank, press *and hold* the Power button for a couple of seconds until the white Apple logo appears and the iPad starts to power up. This takes several seconds, so be patient. During the power up the automatic screen orientation function is disabled, so don’t panic. A few seconds before the power up is complete, the iPad plays a little ‘jingle’ and then you’re back to the Home screen. Restart the iPad’s app and see if the problem persists. Apple (and Forum members) recommend that you power down your iPad at least once a week, just as you might regularly completely switch off your PC. The normal procedure of just briefly pressing the Power button of the iPad merely puts it to ‘sleep’. Most Forum members have found that one of the two methods I’ve mentioned here cure a whole bunch of unexplained problems and are an easy first step to resolving most anything that happens on the iPad.

    Tim
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  3. SporkLover

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    Do tell more. Are you wifi only or is this over 3G?
     
  4. gmaines

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  5. Chateaudebelves

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    Hi Tim,

    It seems you might know something about this problem. My daughter loaded Netflix on the iPad 2 and then later deleted it. Now she wants it again and the app store says she has it loaded and it shows up as an app withing settings but is not present as an icon. When I search for it, there are no results. Bizarre issue, I know. Thanks in advance for your help. Charles
     
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    Tim, you 2nd solution worked like a charm, Thanks.
     
  7. giradman

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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :) I'm glad that a nearly 5 year old post was of help to you - according to his profile, Tim's last appearance here was in early 2012. But in the future, look at the posting dates closely because much has happened in recent years w/ advancement in the hardware of iDevices and iOS has gone through many versions, so 'old' solutions may not apply to the more recent hardware/software. Dave
     
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