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Accesing files with safari on ipad 1

by Ecanem / January 25, 2015 5:49 PM PST

Is there a way to upload files from the ipad 1 with safari to a webpage (cms), to attach on gmail, to access files (jpgs, pdfs, ...) with safari so you could upload them?

And any way to undo the reloading of webpages?

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Clarification Request
(NT) What version of iOS is on that iPad?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 25, 2015 7:00 PM PST
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by Ecanem / January 25, 2015 7:11 PM PST

I think the original one that was on ipad 1 from the beginning..
The ipad its kind of cool, but not beeing able to access fies or the upload stuff makes me crazy Happy

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Re: iPad
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 25, 2015 7:28 PM PST
In reply to: Ios

Could it be that an iPad isn't meant by Apple as a PC or Mac replacement? That would explain that it can't do exactly the same.

In https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/01/27Apple-Launches-iPad.html I read:
"SAN FRANCISCO—January 27, 2010—Apple® today introduced iPad, a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and much more." This doesn't explicitely say "upload files", does it?


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About reload.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2015 11:48 PM PST

A recent discussion noted 2 things.
1. Try private browsing.
2. Use another browser.

As to upload, it's a tablet. More of a content consumption device. I'm sure the how to select, copy and page across apps is in prior discussions as well as saving in Safari on iPad. I'll skip duplication here.

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(NT) What is your goal?
by Ilovemynote / January 26, 2015 12:44 PM PST
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What is your goal?
by Ilovemynote / January 26, 2015 12:49 PM PST

Are you trying to save webpage contents to read later? Send to someone? Please clarify....

The iPad doesn't allow upload and download from Safari because of how it is "sandboxed".
There is usually a work around, but without understanding what you are trying to do, I can't suggest a viable option.

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What im trying
by Ecanem / January 26, 2015 3:36 PM PST
In reply to: What is your goal?

For example:
I save some files via itunes on my ipad ( jpgs, tifs )
Now i wanna upload them to a cms webpage, and browse button on the webpages interface is dissabled
Or when im on gmail or another mail webpage, the browse files / upload buttos are dissabled, i cant access them

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2015 12:20 AM PST
In reply to: What im trying

The iPad is unlike a Macbook or such. To paste a jpeg or image I switch to the app that has the image to copy then switch to the other page and paste.

Such limitations are normal but folk that rush from a laptop to a tablet often learn these differences the hard way.

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This is why there is such a huge incentive...
by Pepe7 / January 27, 2015 12:22 AM PST
In reply to: What im trying

...with iOS to build/release a quality app. It's because all our 'normal' PC functionality is essentially locked out using typical web browsers w/ iOS devices. YMMV, since there are always exceptions, even w/ non-jailbroken iOS devices. The point is, you need a newer iPad (running iOS 7 or Cool in order to enjoy the most modern app experience that allows such functionality (some file management w/ a CMS). But to be honest, since you are already tethered to iOS and it's restrictive file access system, you are more or less SOL with iTunes as the intermediary. It will be between a server that hosts your files, dedicated app or cms system which as a browser interface w/ iOS 7 or 8.

Good luck.

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