Any IPad generation 6 tips?

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  1. gimpy1

    gimpy1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am a devoted android phone person (rooted LG v30 from verizon--vs99630c debloated rom). After purchasing A Dell Inspiron computer a few months ago, and then later a new Kindle Fire, my wife no longer uses her generation 6 iPad. So, I have taken control of it. It is now mine to play with.

    I have spent the last two days deleting all of her info on it and loading my stuff onto it. The only reason I took it was because I was looking for something just a little bigger than my cell phone (actually something in the 7 to 8 inch size) to sit around in my lounge chair and do a little surfing, visit my websites such as NBR, etc. So, actually the iPad is a little bit bigger than what I wanted, but, saved me a little money (one or two hundred $).

    I have found it is quite different than my android phone, but little l by little, I'm learning.

    One problem I have encountered with its use actually has to do with visiting the NBR forum. When I bring the forum on screen, it loads fine. But, the page will not scroll down. It is frozen on that page. I have not encountered that on any other website, so far. Would it have anything to do with the "unsecured website" message I get in the url(?)? Any help with that problem would be much appreciated.

    I have googled several different sites trying to find an easy way to transfer my music from the Dell computer or my android to the iPad. Hopefully, without using iTunes. I haven't been able to do that, yet. Any "EASY" way to do that? I've tried a couple of the different apps but not really understanding parts of the process. (the music on the computer is in Dell's Groove Music app - might be the problem?). Or should I do away with the iPad and get me one of the smaller tablets out there (have to fight my wife over that, though-cost).

    Any help or other tips /suggestions much appreciated.
    Thx.
     
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    kylera Notebook Consultant

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    Are you using Safari as your browser? I have an iPad Air 3 and have little issue browsing NBR, and the not secure warning is irrelevant in this context. Sorry, I’m not sure as to what could be the issue there.

    Music...ah, now that’s a prime example of Apple promoting its services first. This app may help with avoiding iTunes : https://imazing.com/iphone-music-transfer
     
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    gimpy1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am using safari (can I change browsers?). I sorta thought you had to use iPad stuff? If so, what else can I do/change to the operating system?

    I am dl’ing the imazing app now . Whoops, just got a download failure error. Retrying now.
    I tried this app yesterday, but from the Microsoft store. Completely wrong app. Dl now from their home site.
     
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    gimpy1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry, thx for the link, but, that did not work. Message returned that my file size was too big.
    Again, thx
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    I use microsoft for my services on my iPad 6th gen. Apple music is my preferred music platform. I was using my wifes 11 inspiron 2 in 1 today on the couch and love it. I will be moving my iPad to her and getting a surface pro x for me. I would recommend all ms services and edge for the browser.
     
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    gimpy1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thx, I have downloaded duck duck go, my preferred browser the last month or so and am using it now. Scrolling seems to be fixed (safari problem?). I will try this iPad for a while to see how it goes. Maybe more changes can be made? If I keep it, I might try and get a cheap pen for it. Wife did not buy one originally. I will keep trying to transfer some of my music, but does not look real promising.
    Thx, again.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Apple don't play nice with other music. Just the way it is. I caved and bought the family apple music pass. It fixed all of those issues for me.
     
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    gimpy1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well, my problem is I don’t stream or download much music. I usually only play music that I ripped or burned off of old cds years ago. I originally did that for about 1000 songs (since then, I have somehow lost deleted about half unintentionally in googles play music). I have those 500 songs or so on my phone and laptop (new Dell Inspiron) and would like to put them on the iPad.

    Thx. Ido enjoy reading your posts and suggestions. Very informative to a new, somewhat unwilling iPad user:).
     
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    Thanks, I try to help whenever I can. I am now looking to find a music player for downloaded music. I have a crapload of older music downloaded too that I forgot about.
     
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