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I can't find iTunes player on my iPad

post #1 of 14
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When I go to iTunes all I get is the store, no player. On my PC if I download a audio file it automatically goes to iTunes and shows up on playlist. Why can't I see it on iPad.

Thanks, I am brand new at the iPad just got it Saturday.
post #2 of 14


So what do you think the Music and Videos apps are for?

Sorry for the snark, but if you'd read the pamphlet included with your iPad, you'd see that. Or if you'd play around with it at all…

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So what do you think the Music and Videos apps are for?

Sorry for the snark, but if you'd read the pamphlet included with your iPad, you'd see that. Or if you'd play around with it at all…

Sorry, but the only pamphlet I got was a warranty statement and how hot or cold my iPad could get. There was a card that showed the buttons and switches. None of these spoke about downloading audio files to iPad.
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Originally Posted by valdesebent View Post

Sorry, but the only pamphlet I got was a warranty statement and how hot or cold my iPad could get.

*blink*

Really? Apple's certainly shirking their responsibilities these days.

Though the idea IS for the GUI to be as self-explanatory as possible.

You'll enjoy these.

And this.

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

*blink*

Really? Apple's certainly shirking their responsibilities these days.

Though the idea IS for the GUI to be as self-explanatory as possible.

You'll enjoy these.

And this.

You probably first should have told him where to find Safari... And explained what a web-browser is... And what the Internet is.
Perhaps a tutorial on how to get his iPad online.

It's hard to believe someone had the wherewithal to post on this forum, but wasn't smart enough to go to apple.com and get the answer from the source!
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Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot View Post

You probably first should have told him where to find Safari... And explained what a web-browser is... And what the Internet is.
Perhaps a tutorial on how to get his iPad online.

It's hard to believe someone had the wherewithal to post on this forum, but wasn't smart enough to go to apple.com and get the answer from the source!

I know

The iPad SCREAMS to be touched. If he wasn't going to experiment in finding the stuff he's looking for (you know, by touching something instead of wasting his time on an Internet forum or actually using Google. We're supposed to be the LAST LINE of defense, not the first thing to which you turn! We exist for when automated systems can't answer your question! But I digress), then he needs to return the iPad. I mean, if he's not even going to try to figure it out himself, how would he ever use it at all?

I can see it now, finally having the Music app open, but being too afraid to touch any of his music for fear of doing something wrong. Or being too afraid to hit the play button in case it sets the iPad on fire.

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post #7 of 14

NO ONE IS PERFECT IN LIFE !
 

post #8 of 14
I have the same problem and have spent an age trying to source info. The patronising attitude of these people helps no-one. If you have time to put in silly emoticons maybe you can help with a sensible answer? 1hmm.gif
post #9 of 14
Originally Posted by Judemymum View Post
I have the same problem and have spent an age trying to source info.1hmm.gif

 

The sensible answer was the first reply to the thread.

 

You "spent an age" on the Internet instead of actually using your iPad to learn about what it does?

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post #10 of 14

I want to acknowledge that's it's good of you to volunteer your time, and to say I am really grateful for your answer.  I just spent 3 hours searching for it, and it did not occur to anyone else.

 

I am troubled by the condescension.  Perhaps as someone who has been helping people on this and other forums you have encountered a lot of people who were unwilling to make much of an an effort to figure things out for themselves. (When I worked in an emergency room I got that impression at times, though sometimes I got it wrong.)  But I don't think this answer could be seen from the perspective I had.

 

I have been using iTunes on a PC for 10 years, but have never used any other Apple product until I got an iPad 4 months ago.  I have used the iPad daily on the internet and listening to music, but have never used Safari, nor iTunes, until today when I bought a song.  When I didn't see the sidebar, I figured it was part of iTunes 11, and that there would be a button somewhere to reveal the sidebar.  It certainly did not occur to me that Apple separated iTunes for iPad into 2 entities.  Nor did it occur to me to look for a pre-installed music button, and had I seen it, it would not have occurred to me that it housed a music player.  There was no button for the music player I do use until I created one.

 

Your suggestion to check the manual was also helpful, and would have given me the answer I needed.  I had down-loaded it initially, then forgot about it.  But I don't use manuals for anything anymore - my TV, satellite, DVR, phone, or iPad - because it takes too long and is sometimes fruitless.  I find it's quicker to Google the question, and to use forums.

 

I concluded this was part of Apple's streamlining iTunes, and that if I wanted to see my library I was expected to do that on my PC. 

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post



So what do you think the Music and Videos apps are for?

Sorry for the snark, but if you'd read the pamphlet included with your iPad, you'd see that. Or if you'd play around with it at all…

 

There is no pamphlet included with the iPad so that bit was really out of line. Double coming from a moderator. You should be the perfect example of the well behaved ideal forum member, not one of the near trolls. 

 

And if your bad information is due to a lack of experience with an iPad you really should stay out of it and let those that have bought and used one answer. 

post #12 of 14
Originally Posted by charlituna View Post
There is no pamphlet included with the iPad so that bit was really out of line. Double coming from a moderator. You should be the perfect example of the well behaved ideal forum member, not one of the near trolls. 

 

And if your bad information is due to a lack of experience with an iPad you really should stay out of it and let those that have bought and used one answer. 

 

Why are you bringing up this old argument? We're right. Touch the freaking device. It's built for self-exploration. 

 

The iPad originally came with a pamphlet. Tells you about the device and where to find the full guide in Safari. My information is due to having one since day one. 1wink.gif

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post #13 of 14
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Your suggestion to check the manual was also helpful, and would have given me the answer I needed.  I had down-loaded it initially, then forgot about it.  But I don't use manuals for anything anymore - my TV, satellite, DVR, phone, or iPad - because it takes too long and is sometimes fruitless.  I find it's quicker to Google the question, and to use forums.

 

FWIW, the iPad User Guide web app is the bottom bookmark in Safari, though you'll need to have some sort of a data connection to use it.  Same thing on the iPhone.

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post #14 of 14

i have the same issue

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