How to open "Home Videos" on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 2ms, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. 2ms macrumors 6502

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    I have a video (.mov) on my Mac that I would like to be able to view on my iPad. I dragged it into iTunes and it shows up in the "Home Videos" section of my Mac's library.

    However, when I Sync my iPad, although iTunes appears to indicate there is a video on my device, I cannot seem to find it anywhere when actually using the iPad. When I open "TV" there's nothing there. Apple Music seems to only be music these days.

    Where the hell is this video on my iPad and/or how do I actually get it there? When I search on my iPad using the title of the video I find nothing.
     
  2. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

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    I have the same question.
    I just synced my movies using iTunes to my iPad.

    The movies are no where to be found on the iPad.
    They aren't showing up on the "TV" app either.

    But if in settings i go to manage storage, I see "TV" and the movies I just synced.
    Yet when I try to open up TV, nothing is there.

    Help as well?
    Did I not sync correctly or something?

    Thanks.
     
  3. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

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    Read it's a bug that needs to be fixed.
    Put your iPad into airplane mode.
    That was the trick that worked for me.
    Videos showed up right away under the TV app.

    Hope that helps!
     
  4. ericwn macrumors 68000

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    What is the TV app please? I have a Videos app on my iPad, is that what you have in mind?
     
  5. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

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    In the latest update, videos app changes to TV app.
     
  6. 2ms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you people figure these things out!? Anyway, thank you so much. Works just as you say.
     
  7. ericwn macrumors 68000

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    Oh, US only again. Figured it out now. Thanks much for the hint!
     
  8. photoj2754 macrumors 6502

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    If you click on the TV app in upper left is Library. Click on that it says recently added, movies and home videos. They should be under one of those headings. Mine were under Home Videos.
     
  9. goodman12 macrumors newbie

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    You don't need to switch your ipad or iphone to Airplane mode
    I just solve mine....tap on Library drop down menu then select Home videos.
    Thank me Later :)
     
  10. mikzn macrumors 6502a

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    VLC is another great option for playing videos on iPad
     
  11. rpoland macrumors newbie

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    With iOS 11.4 there doesn't seem to be any drop down menu. Cured the issue by going to iTunes, selecting all Home Movies and using get info, switching them to Movies.
     
  12. itsjustdibella macrumors newbie

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    it is actually called 'Videos' outside of America
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    I know that what you did would work for me BUT I have so many movies in iTunes it would take ages to find
     

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