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Saving pictures from facebook

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  1. tony de la mare
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    Hello, could anybody tell me why all of a sudden I can't save any pictures posted on Facebook , I can save photos taken by the iPad camera no problem, but not form Facebook , I am a newby to iPad (2) but I think it's brilliant
    Thanjyou
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    Can you tell us what happens when you try to save the photos? Do you get a notification/error code or notice or does nothing happen? If it's a notice, what does it say?

    If you don't get a notice, it may be that you haven't authorized Facebook to save photos. With the newest iOS (6.0 and higher), you have to specifically authorize Facebook (and other apps) so they can access the Photos. If you don't authorize, they won't even save. To check that Facebook is authorized, go to the Privacy tab in your Settings. Press that line and then press the line labeled "Photos." When that tab appears (it'll show all the apps that are authorized access to your photos) - find the Facebook line and ensure the button/switch is turned ON.

    That should make it so you can save photos from Facebook. If so, yay. If not, holler back and we'll take another try...

    Marilyn
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    Thanks for the reply Marilyn
    When I go to privacy settings there is no line that actually says photos
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    Tony
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    Huh. Are you on iOS 6.x? Cause this is what I see on my iOS 6.1.2-running iPad3:



    I assumed you were on 6.x...my bad. Sorry.

    So, back to the drawing board - what iOS are you on? And, when you are in Facebook, and you press and hold the photo - you don't get a "Save Photo" pop-up? Do you get anything?

    Marilyn
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    Ok, sorted, went to iPad settings, privacy, photos, Facebook, on, I could have sworn that I had done that before, Doh, thanks for the help

    Tony
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    I was going to Facebook settings and not iPad settings muppet I am

    Tony
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    Nah, not a muppet. :) I re-read my post and noticed I missed stating [specifically] that you needed to be in the iPad's Settings app. So, my bad.

    Regardless, I'm glad to hear that things got sorted for you. And, thanks for coming back and telling us your problem got resolved. Always nice to hear back - especially the success stories. :)
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    Another way is to view the pic,and then do a screen dump,ie take a photo of it by pressing the home and lock button at the same time. And there it is in yor ipad photos
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    And then, using almost any Photo editor app, you can crop the saved picture to get rid of all the 'stuff' around the edge.
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    Thank you Mickey330, I've been trying to work out why all of a sudden I couldn't save photos and followed your advice and now I can save them no problem : )
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    Hurray! Glad it worked out for you, too.

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