Solved How do i change my browser in apple ipad?

August 10, 2017 at 10:10:53
Specs: ipad
my ipad will not connect to the server. How do I change my browser? I was told to try to change the DNS in the wi fi but I'm afraid I might gaff up my Ipad. What should I do?

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August 10, 2017 at 17:49:05
Which settings are you referring to?

When you reset the network aspect (as detailed in my previous) no other settings are affected. All that happens is that changes made to the network defaults, usually they are wifi access lgon details, are cleared. Thus you have to reconnect (select) your wifi access point and enter the access key afresh. That's all.

If you backup your ipad (to a computer or the cloud) then everything is saved in terms of apps, files etc. but email ascounts and wifi login are not backed up. Though I may be incorrct re' those last two. As I need to rebuild my elderly iPad2 (it's stalling and is slower than it ought to be) by resetting to as new, and then I shall restore a recent back up; at which time I'll be able to check those last two items.



#1
August 10, 2017 at 12:22:24
You can't change the default browser, it will always be Safari.

You can change the DNS settings in the network settings page. I you are worried about messing it up, just write down the current setting before you change anything.

What server are you talking about that it won't connect to?

And please don't double post.

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August 10, 2017 at 12:42:15
Safari won't connect to my browser in my Apple Ipad.. thanks marie

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August 10, 2017 at 13:20:11
Two things..

First remove your email address from your post(s). Never post any personal details - email addresses, phone numbers, login/password etc. If you post such info in an open forum you are vulnerable to spam, spoofing, and assorted degrees of fraud (posiibly affecting others, but using your details).

Second, try this fix for the safari problem.

Go to Settings, General and in the right column/list, scroll down to Reset. Using the arrow (extreme roght edge) enter that area. Scroll down to the bottom - to reset network settings and click on it.

It will bring up the passcode keypad (presuming you use it logon to your iPad which one ought to do for security reasons). Enter your numbers and if I remember correctly the network reset then happens.

Once you've done it go back to Safari and see if the problem has now been resolved.

This routine applies equally to iPhones as well.

Incidentally, you can install Firebox for iPads, although Safari is generally ok. But sometimes it's nice to have a second choice of browser...

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#4
August 10, 2017 at 14:52:43
Trvir: this asked me if I wanted to cancel or reset. If I reset it will delete all my network settings. Which should I do? A lso how do I put Firefox on my i pad. I am used to a laptop and New to iPad. Thanks

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August 10, 2017 at 15:23:19
reset - when I've done it with my iPhone - preserved all my settings; clearly did reset something, as afterwards Safari would again get onto the internet (which it wasn't doing and was giving the same error message as you have).

cancel is simply giving you the choice, reset or leave (cancel) without the reset.

firefox can be found once you're able to get onto the internet (again).


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August 10, 2017 at 15:31:15
also when you invoke reset network, the ipad/iphone will rebbot.

when it comes up again and you want to connect to your wifi etc. you will need to select your wifi access pont (if it doesn't automatically do that) and then re-enter the access key (otherwise incorrectly called the password).

I've just reset my network settings on my ipad and after re-entering the wifi acces key, everything is ok and I'm back here.

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August 10, 2017 at 15:33:45
firefox for ipads/iphones:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/k...

or search via google for:

firefox for ipad


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#8
August 10, 2017 at 16:20:40
Triv, I am so sorry to ask you this but how do you preserve your settings on apple iPad.

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August 10, 2017 at 17:49:05
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Which settings are you referring to?

When you reset the network aspect (as detailed in my previous) no other settings are affected. All that happens is that changes made to the network defaults, usually they are wifi access lgon details, are cleared. Thus you have to reconnect (select) your wifi access point and enter the access key afresh. That's all.

If you backup your ipad (to a computer or the cloud) then everything is saved in terms of apps, files etc. but email ascounts and wifi login are not backed up. Though I may be incorrct re' those last two. As I need to rebuild my elderly iPad2 (it's stalling and is slower than it ought to be) by resetting to as new, and then I shall restore a recent back up; at which time I'll be able to check those last two items.


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August 14, 2017 at 15:54:02
Just to confirm re' backups for iPad/iPhone.

A backup via iTunes preserves all settings, email accounts etc. But... whilst it will preserve email accounts you have set up on theses devices, you will find that all downloaded mail messages won't be. However they will "all" be redownloaded when you restore the backup and then access the email acconts (as created on your iPad/iPhone).

I reset my iPad2 back to factory settings a couple of days ago, then restored a backup. Everything was there, email accounts settings etc., but I had to endure the redownload of all previosly downnloaded email. Also a lot of apps etc. purchased from the apps store will likely not be restored, but will redownload from the apps store automatically; and if not then you can use download previous purchases option in the apps store.

I did double check what is backed up and restored with the local Apple store techies - first; even though info on the Apple support areas did indicate as above. I like to be doubly sure...

There is an app iMazing which has more opions than iTunes for backups etc. I have it on my Mac (I think there is windows version too...?) and find it very useable. With both apps I store any previous backups in a folder other than the default, as at least one of apps (I think it's iMazing) will delete any previous backups found in the default location. So I have all backups I may have done with iMazing safely stored in another folder away from the designated default. Again I l like to have options...

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August 14, 2017 at 18:39:25
Trvir u r way ahead of me. BUT I photographed all the info u gave me and when I have some time to be in disturbed I will follow this to the letter. Thank you marie

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