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I can't find the standard itunes player on an ipad!

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I have just been trying to help a friend with a new ipad, and I'm having a basic problem. The itunes icon only goes to the store. When I use the music icon, I get a player, but it doesn't look anything like the itunes player I use on my computer. There's no menu, no left sidebar, nothing familiar. All it has is controls for playing a piece of music. All the Apple support info starts from having the player open. After over an hour of searching Apple support and the Web, I still can't get to the standard itunes player.

 

Without the player, I can't help my friend with home sharing and all the other features I use all the time.

 

Can anyone tell me how to get to the itunes player?

 

Thanks for any help you can give this newbie!

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Originally Posted by DharmaDuck View Post
There's no menu, no left sidebar, nothing familiar.

 

There's no Menu Bar on any application on an iPad. Is this your first iPad? Hang on; I'll get some screenshots up at the bottom.


All it has is controls for playing a piece of music. All the Apple support info starts from having the player open. After over an hour of searching Apple support and the Web, I still can't get to the standard itunes player.

 

That's because it doesn't exist at all. Touch the Music app. That's where the music is. Your videos are in Videos.


Without the player, I can't help my friend with home sharing and all the other features I use all the time.

 

If you're trying to troubleshoot an iTunes problem, you can help him by looking at iTunes troubleshooting documents online. The iPad's Music app won't help you in this regard in any capacity. 

 

Is this what you're after?

 

 

The sidebar's replaced by the bottom bar there, which contains your playlists, et. al. Genius is up by the time bar, as are the 


Edited by Tallest Skil - 8/16/12 at 7:49am

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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

OK, I finally get it! The ipad is just a giant iphone--you have to manage stuff from itunes on a computer. Never having worked with an ipad, I thought it was supposed to have the application that I use to manage my iphone. Thanks for your explanation.  Now I can get my buddy started on his ipad in style!! :-)

 

I appreciate your help!

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I also appreciate your help with that. How do I make new playlists on the ipad?
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In the Music app do the following:

1. Select Playlists.

2. In the upper right corner click the "New" button.

3. Provide a name for the new playlist.

4. Add songs by clicking their respective  "+" button to the right of their title. This bit can be daunting if you have a large library as the only navigation aid seems to be the alphabet on the right edge of the screen.

5. Click "Done".

 

Hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by DharmaDuck View Post

OK, I finally get it! The ipad is just a giant iphone--you have to manage stuff from itunes on a computer. Never having worked with an ipad, I thought it was supposed to have the application that I use to manage my iphone. Thanks for your explanation.  Now I can get my buddy started on his ipad in style!! :-)

I appreciate your help!

Yes, iPad is more like iPhone than like Mac. Once you understand that it's generally smooth sailing. Also now because with iCloud and many other things you actually no longer need to sync to anything, in almost all cases.

Eg. iTunes Match, not tried it but looks promising.

For myself I just listen mainly to podcasts so I use iCatcher.

I also listen a lot to streaming radio so the Di.FM app is perfect.

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