How do you hold up your iPad when you watch movies on it?


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Feb 10, 2014
I re-created this thread as a poll. Mods, please delete this thread, thanks.
New thread with poll found here:

Do you hold it for two hours? [edit- If you stand it up using a keyboard cover/etc, do you set it on your lap the whole time?] On a table? On your bed sideways? Do you have it on an arm mount by your bed?

Also which size iPad do you use?

I’m curious because I don’t watch movies on my iPad (neither my iPad mini nor 12.9 iPP) except on planes. At the dining table I’ll sometimes watch a half hour show with an iPad on a stand while I’m eating, but for any longer content I prefer watching on my tv while relaxing on my couch. I also move around positions a lot so I’d think it would be a little inconvenient having to keep the iPad on my lap.

I know a lot of people do watch movies on their iPads, so I’m just curious how. Thanks.
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macrumors 68030
Dec 25, 2013
I have an old lap pad that’s nice to have. Otherwise I use the keyboard folio.

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macrumors 604
Oct 25, 2013
Lol, I typically watch in bed while I'm lying down so it's propped up by pillows. :)


macrumors 6502
Nov 2, 2013
If I'm watching a movie in bed, I'll use the keyboard folio (10.5" iPad Pro) folded back on itself in that triangle position that tilts the screen more towards you, and stand it up on my stomach. No issues with comfort for me. Other times if I'm lying on my side I'll put it on my nightstand in the same position.