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Old IPad - please help some operating problems

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#1 peterlonz


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 11:09 PM

My Win 7 PC is down so I was forced to use an old iPad, (Model A 1219).
Managed to get it wirelessly connected & launched Safari.
Then discovered that huge portions of an already small screen were taken over by ads which I could see no way to clear.
I Googled for answers but then found:
  1) Google was not the home page & I found no way to make it so.
   2) Hoping to switch on an ad blocker - No luck, I first have to find the Safari menu & select preferences (as you would expect) which simply is nowhere to be found.
I know this sounds tragically inept but I spent well over an hour & got nowhere.
I have many other questions but 2 is enough for now.
Can anyone help who has not split his sides laughing?

Edited by Queen-Evie, 24 July 2016 - 08:19 AM.
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#2 smax013


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 11:37 PM

FYI, a model A1219 would be a 1st generation iPad...i.e. the original model.




The preferences for Safari will be located in the Settings app (icon with the gears on it).


FWIW, Safari has no built-in ad blocker.  And you cannot add that function in unless you are running iOS 9 (the ability to use extensions for Safari was added in iOS 9), which a 1st generation iPad cannot do (maximum iOS version for a 1st generation iPad is iOS 5.1.1...see the above link).  The only way you will get an ad blocker is with a browser with a built-in ad blocker through the App Store.  BUT...that assumes you can find any apps on the App Store that will still run on iOS 5.1.1 or earlier.


And Safari does not technically have a way to set a home page.  It will open to the last page visited when you last used Safari.  There is a round about way where you save a page to your home screen and then start Safari using that icon for that page on your home screen.  Here are instructions:



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 11:52 PM

Further, ad-blocker only works on ios 9 or newer :(

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 11:25 AM

What iOS version do you have there?


Have you tried upgrading? 

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