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Old Apr 29, 2010, 05:58 PM   #1
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delete movies on iPad?

I can delete all videos on my iPhone, and I can delete individual TV episodes and podcasts on my iPad, but I can't find out how to delete movies directly on my iPad? I'd like to free up space on my iPad without having to sync it with my iMac...
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Keep trying. There HAS to be a way. Apple would never make a device that can't do basic things like delete a file.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 06:03 PM   #3
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Hold your finger down on the video, and an "X" will come up in the top left corner of it. Tap it to delete.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 06:10 PM   #4
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Hold your finger down on the video, and an "X" will come up in the top left corner of it. Tap it to delete.
Yep, I just learned this yesterday. So glad we can delete movies too.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 06:30 PM   #5
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Hold your finger down on the video, and an "X" will come up in the top left corner of it. Tap it to delete.
wow! thank you so much buddy! This makes my iPad use so much easier.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 09:17 PM   #6
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wow! thank you so much buddy! This makes my iPad use so much easier.
Welcome! Glad I could help.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 09:31 PM   #7
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Pity it doesnt work with music too!
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 09:38 PM   #8
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With podcasts it only seems to work at the group level, not each individual episode. If I delete the group from the IPad, will it delete the group on the computer when I synch? Or will ITunes continue to download new episodes as the become available and add them to the IPad?
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 10:06 PM   #9
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With podcasts it only seems to work at the group level, not each individual episode. If I delete the group from the IPad, will it delete the group on the computer when I synch? Or will ITunes continue to download new episodes as the become available and add them to the IPad?
Nope, delete at individual level like you do on iphone. slide over title to expose the delete button.

I whole ipod / video separation on the iPad seems a step back. But, i'm sure they will soon have the development teems meeting each other and joining up.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 10:44 AM   #10
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Thanks for the info. I hadn't figured out the slide part.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 10:58 PM   #11
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A little more help please. I delete the podcast on the IPad but as soon as I synch, it comes back. Shouldn't the deletion remove the podcast from ITunes, not allow Itunes to put it back on the IPad? Am I missing something?
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A little more help please. I delete the podcast on the IPad but as soon as I synch, it comes back. Shouldn't the deletion remove the podcast from ITunes, not allow Itunes to put it back on the IPad? Am I missing something?
I think it is just stupid like that. That happened with my iPhone for awhile. Don't remember if it got fixed or I stopped bothering to delete them on my iPhone.
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Old May 1, 2010, 09:17 AM   #13
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Bummer. No sense in deleting on the device then.
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 03:27 AM   #14
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bradenwh, Thank You!! got tired of always hooking up to itunes.
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In iOS 5 you can also delete music song by song or album if you wish....no more using a pc to delete media! Great!
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I think it is just stupid like that. That happened with my iPhone for awhile. Don't remember if it got fixed or I stopped bothering to delete them on my iPhone.
Make sure you have unchecked all podcasts in the tab on iTunes when your iPad is connected....then it will not re add it to your device once you delete it.
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 01:30 PM   #17
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Native video app on iPad is junk. Load AVPlayerHD and watch avi, mkv, mov, mp4, whatever file you want. And it's simple to delete each video when you are done. Want to create folders to put all of the same TV show in. No problem.

Only downside is, you still have to connect to iTunes to move the file from your computer onto the iPad via the app. Still moving 3-4 Gigs of video to the iPad in under a minute isn't bad. I'd use Dropbox, but takes way to long to move a file the size of a TV show or movie over Wi-Fi.
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