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Bob Davis

Bob Davis
I have an old ipad, which I only use for searching Google, but latterly every time I put a search in a message from Google comes up wanting me to accept their offer of the adverts I see etc, etc. As far as I am concerned on this tablet I am happy to accept, but when I press I accept, nothing happens, however if I click on any of the other file openers, they work, but I cannot get rid of this and pressing I accept does nothing. There is no x in the top rh corner, so I cannot close the thing down. Switching it off and restarting, clearing all settings, clearing Safari all have no effect. Any suggestions?

Bob
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
My old iPad will not update above iOS9 and runs so slow it is like watching paint dry. It is almost as if the updates have slowed it down. You could try installing the Chrome browser app and see if searches are better when using it. My present iPad has iOS14 and I still find Safari not very good for some things so have the Chrome and Edge browsers installed. It might be worth acquiring an old Windows 10 laptop for searches ... it will always run faster than Safari ... ;)
 

Richarddye

master brummie
My old iPad will not update above iOS9 and runs so slow it is like watching paint dry. It is almost as if the updates have slowed it down. You could try installing the Chrome browser app and see if searches are better when using it. My present iPad has iOS14 and I still find Safari not very good for some things so have the Chrome and Edge browsers installed. It might be worth acquiring an old Windows 10 laptop for searches ... it will always run faster than Safari ... ;)
I had an old iPad that had a similar problems as did my wife MacBook pro (or something like that) The MacBook was circa 2007 and when we went to the Apple store they were not sure what to do with it. She got a new computer and I got a new iPad solved a lot of problems.
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
I know this is a naïve question but what exactly is an iPad ? Most of the posts on this thread are beyond my understanding but I would like to know what an iPad is. Eric
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
And, as shown in the earlier posts they slow down and develop problems far quicker and more often than a proper computer.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
The iPad I'm using to post this was bought in 2015 and is still going strong, problem free and fast. It is the first computing device I pick up in the morning to browse the web. It gives two days computing on one battery charge. It is different but for serious work a proper W10 computer is best ...:)
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
Thanks all for explanation, I'm at an age when it difficult to grasp new technologies but I have an idea now what it is. I will stick to my Acer Predator tower PC Windows 10 which I can understand (mostly). I have not even got a mobile phone, I slung that in March when I packed up motoring after 63 years, I have always preferred a landline anyway being an ex Post Office telephone engineer (1956 to 86). Thank again. Eric
 

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
My old iPad will not update above iOS9 and runs so slow it is like watching paint dry. It is almost as if the updates have slowed it down. You could try installing the Chrome browser app and see if searches are better when using it. My present iPad has iOS14 and I still find Safari not very good for some things so have the Chrome and Edge browsers installed. It might be worth acquiring an old Windows 10 laptop for searches ... it will always run faster than Safari ... ;)
Thanks for the advice, could not install Chrome, as the Google thing is still prominent when you switch on. The irony is my son is an Apple Executive on their banking side, so his response was to suggest a new ipad, I replaced it three years ago with a Samsung Galaxy tablet, which is fine but the battery, nowadays, does not last long after being charged. Looks like I need to consider all options and perhaps invest in something new. I have an HP Pavilion laptop which I only use for scanning postcards and family tree records, but have got lazy and found tablets much easier to use. I also have an Hudl which is very rarely used, bought for my wife who wants nothing to do with all these modern technologies (unless it is a sewing machine)

Bob
 

nickcc101

master brummie
On my third iPad which runs the latest operating system. One reason the older iPads are slower is they use the old 32 bit system processor which wont upgrade past ios 10, later ipads use the 64 bit system processor and are considerably faster.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Thanks for the advice, could not install Chrome, as the Google thing is still prominent when you switch on. The irony is my son is an Apple Executive on their banking side, so his response was to suggest a new ipad, I replaced it three years ago with a Samsung Galaxy tablet, which is fine but the battery, nowadays, does not last long after being charged. Looks like I need to consider all options and perhaps invest in something new. I have an HP Pavilion laptop which I only use for scanning postcards and family tree records, but have got lazy and found tablets much easier to use. I also have an Hudl which is very rarely used, bought for my wife who wants nothing to do with all these modern technologies (unless it is a sewing machine)

Bob
I wouldn't be without a tablet they have many advantages. I have an iPhone but find it too small for serious online work. My family are completely Apple based so that is why I had an iPad.

I Zoom and Skype them from my W10 computer and when I screen share they have been surprised at how good W10 is. If my present iPad became unusable I would buy another. As previously mentioned someone I know bought a new iPad on Sunday and to transfer all their apps, data and photos, they simply put the new iPad on top of the old one and the data etc transferred ... :cool:
 

nickcc101

master brummie
I wouldn't be without a tablet they have many advantages. I have an iPhone but find it too small for serious online work. My family are completely Apple based so that is why I had an iPad.

I Zoom and Skype them from my W10 computer and when I screen share they have been surprised at how good W10 is. If my present iPad became unusable I would buy another. As previously mentioned someone I know bought a new iPad on Sunday and to transfer all their apps, data and photos, they simply put the new iPad on top of the old one and the data etc transferred ... :cool:
The transfer only works with the iPhone 6s upwards with the 64 bit operating system.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Here are mine an iPad (some call them tablets) I don't. My iPhone on the left . They are very expensive.
My iPhone counts the number of steps I do in a day and how many flights of stairs and lets me know if I'm not exercising as much as I was the previous week. I can look at my cctv pics on it at any time. It is known as a smart phone.
They both interface with Windows 10 ....;)
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cookie273uk

master brummie
I have a daughter and Son in law and a sister and Brother in law neither have a Computer so you can live without them. I did not have one when my Wife was alive 22 years ago, purchased my first one about 18 years ago and would not be without it now but I think you have to be careful you do not get addicted, especially when you live by yourself like me. Eric
 
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