How To Use Videos – iPad Air

How To Use Videos - iPad Air
How To Use Videos - iPad Air

Learn how to use videos on your iPad Air. Open the Videos app to watch movies, TV shows, and music videos. To watch videos you record using Camera on iPad, open the Photos app.

Add videos to your library

Buy or rent videos on the iTunes Store

  • Tap Store in the Videos app, or open the iTunes Store app on iPad and tap Movies or TV Shows. Videos you purchase are available on iPad and on your other iOS devices or computers using the same Apple ID. The iTunes Store is not available in all areas. See iTunes Store – iPad Air

Transfer videos from your computer

  • Connect iPad, then sync videos from iTunes on your computer. See Sync With iTunes.

Stream videos from your computer to iPad

  • Turn on Home Sharing in iTunes on your computer.

  • Then, on iPad, go to Settings > Videos and enter the Apple ID and password you use for Home Sharing on your computer. Then open Videos on iPad and tap Shared at the top of the list of videos.

Convert a video to work with iPad

  • If you try to sync a video from iTunes and a message says the video cant play on iPad, try converting the video. Select the video in iTunes on your computer and choose File > Create New Version > Create iPad or AppleTV Version. Then sync the converted video to iPad.

Delete a video from iPad

  • Tap Edit in the upper right of your collection, then tap Delete icon on the video thumbnail. If you dont see the Edit button, look for iCloud icon on your video thumbnails those videos havent been downloaded to iPad, so you cant delete them. To delete an individual episode of a series, tap the series, then swipe left on the episode in the Episodes list.

  • Deleting a video (other than a rented movie) from iPad doesnt delete it from the iTunes library on your computer of from your purchased videos in iCloud, and you can sync the video or download it to iPad again later. If you dont want to sync a deleted video back to iPad, set iTunes to not sync the video. See Sync With iTunes

Note : If you delete a rented movie from iPad, its deleted permanently and cannot be transferred back to your computer.

Scale the video to fill the screen or fit to the screen

  • Tap Full icon or fit icon. Or double-tap the video. If you dont see the scaling controls, your video already fits the screen perfectly.

Start over from the beginning

  • If the video contains chapters, drag the playhead along the scrubber bar all the way to the left. If there are no chapters, tap next previous icon.

Skip to the next or previous chapter

  • Tap previous icon or next previous icon. You can also press the center button or equivalent on a compatible headset two times (skip to next) or three times (skip to previous).

Rewind or fast-forward

  • Touch and hold rewind icon or fast forward icon. Or drag the playhead left or right. Move your finger toward the bottom of the screen as you drag for finer control.

Select a different audio language

  • If the video offers other languages, tap Language icon, then choose a language from the Audio list.

  • Show subtitles or closed captions. Tap Language icon . Not all videos offer subtitles or closed captions.

  • Customize the appearance of closed captions. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Subtitles & Captioning.

  • Want to see closed captions and subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing? Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Subtitles & Captioning and turn on Closed Captions + SDH.

  • Watch the video on a TV. Tap AirPlay icon. For more about AirPlay and other ways to connect, see Airplay App

Videos settings

Go to Settings > Videos, where you can:

  • Choose where to resume playback the next time you open a video

  • Choose to show only videos on iPad

  • Log in to Home Sharing

Haridas Gowra

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