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  1. Bettinafc

    Bettinafc iPF Noob

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    Hi All
    I am new here so basically I know nothing. I got an IPad 2 few months ago and I just love it, can't stop using it. I even hardly use my computer.
    Anyway, the reason why I am here today is because I need help / advise on what this happened and what I need to do please? I showed a video to a friend yesterday I had bought and after watching few minutes I believe I juste quit the application, I can't remember stopping the video first. I remember pressing the 'done' button on the top left corner. Then I was trying to show her another video and when I open the application the only thing I get is a total black screen. I went in the settings but to be honest I am not quite sure what I am looking at. Could anyone help please? Thanks a lot
     
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    leelai Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Sometimes apps just play up but there are steps you can take to rectify the problem and the first one is to close the offending app completely and relaunch it. From the home screen do the four finger swipe up or double press the home button to reveal your multi task bar. These are all the apps that you have opened at one time. Long press the app until it jiggles and a red minus sign will appear above it. Press the minus sign, this will close the app, not delete it, now press the home button to return to your screen. It's also a good idea to close all these apps, as it helps the iPad run smoothly, now see if it is working.

    If not a restart of your iPad is the next step, Press and hold the power off button, the one at the top right. You will see a slide appear to power off, slide this and the screen will go dark and a Whirly will appear. When the Whirly disappears your iPad is now off. Press the power button again until the Apple logo appears, this will take a few seconds and your iPad will restart. You should restart your iPad occasionally also as it will keep it running well. Now see if it is operating.

    If this still has not fixed the problem a reset is in order. Hold the power off button and the home button simultaneously, keep holding them in and you will see the power off slide appear and disappear, wait until you see the Apple logo appear before releasing the buttons. It will take a little longer for your iPad to start. Let us know how you go.

    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.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
     
  3. fleur07

    fleur07 iPad Super Guru

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    Welcome to our forum! We hope you enjoy your time with us. If you have any questions, the Search feature will be your best friend.

    We also have a gaming section. There is bound to be something there you like.
    iPad Games
    iPad Game Specific

    Again Welcome and We hope you Enjoy Your Time Here!

    Fleur
     
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    smalltowngirl13 Administrator Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    Did you get your issue resolved?
     
  5. Bettinafc

    Bettinafc iPF Noob

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    Hi
    Yes I have thanks don't know what appended I just tried to open it again and it worked! I was so pleased! Just hoe it won't do it again...
    Bettina
     

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