Missing Calculator app

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Big Ron, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Big Ron macrumors 6502

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    I dont knowif im having a blond moment however; i cant find my calculator app!
    I didnt think you could delete one of the built in apps on an Ipad Air.
    Help:eek:
     
  2. charlituna macrumors G3

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    There is no built in calculator app on iPads
     
  3. ugcop macrumors 6502a

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    No built in app. You will need to buy one. Just one of those weird decisions made by Apple.
     
  4. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    i wish they allowed you to remove the stock apps that you didn't need or use. i don't need contacts, compass, voice memos, stocks, game center etc..
     
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I don't use contacts every day or anything but that's an app I would keep...
     
  6. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Agree. One time I forgot my iPhone at home. Had my iPad with me and made a phone call on my iPad. Glad I had the phone numbers with me.
     
  7. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    on my iPhone i can get them through the phone app.
     
  8. Big Ron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your speedy replies ugcop & charlituna - I thought I was going bonkers:rolleyes:good to have inpependent advice.

    I also agree with the other forum members - Apple should give you the opportunity to remove some of the lesser needed apps. After all we are adults and know what we want - don't we:D
     
  9. MaybeJustMe macrumors newbie

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    iPad Home-page icons/Room 2 move



    The iPad w/14+[1 home page]
    Room for:20 icons ea./280 icons
    Room for 280 folders:9 icons ea./2,520 icons
    Also,ea.folder has multiple pages..enough space
    for a lifetime;unless your a #.

    You've Got Room 2 Move.#
     
  10. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    okay but i don't like having pages upon pages of apps, i like one screen.
     
  11. madrich macrumors regular

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    There are plenty of free ones in the App Store; that where I got mine.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    That just baffles me, I know we can get any number of free ones and I'm not married to iOS version, but its really more out of curiosity, why in the world did apple exclude that :confused:
     
  13. madrich macrumors regular

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    Good Question. They obviously did not ask us {their customers). Maybe they thought that we would be better off choosing our own app! Like, I did not need a scientific calculator; just one with big buttons and free.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    The thing is with apple they'll never ask what the customer wants they'll tell us, which I'm ok with. Yet when building out the iPad iOS implementation they had to overtly decide to exclude apps - someone thought "gee, they won't need a calculator app" Just odd.
     
  15. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    I'm personally glad there wasn't a stock calculator included. That gives me the ability to find one that fits my needs and not clutter my device with another stock app I'll never use.

    Could be Apple omitted it precisely for that reason.
     
  16. TheColtr macrumors regular

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    I never use the calculator app, and I find it rather useless. I always use Wolfram Alpha! It's a much more capable calculator.
     
  17. cammyg123 macrumors regular

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    I know! I realized that after Apple removed the "Calculator" stock application, I always find myself needing it lol.

    Hopefully it will make a return to iOS in the future.
     
  18. kathyricks macrumors 6502

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    The lack of a Calculator is just one of a MULTITUDE of reasons the iPad is no OSX laptop. It's maybe 25% of a laptop in capability and usefulness.

    I hope the rumors that the iPad Pro will have OSX or a hybrid version of iOS and OSX are true, so that the device will have more like 75% of the capability of an OSX laptop.
     
  19. cammyg123 macrumors regular

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    It's likely that the iPad will soon have some hybrid OS X features. But, it's still got a ways to go, and a lot more development.
     
  20. harrisonw1998 macrumors regular

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    You realize that those contacts are stored within the contacts app, right?
     
  21. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    I dont see the sense of having two ways to get to the same thing.
     
  22. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    What of you need to look up a contact's information while on a phone call? Only way to do that would be through the contacts app.
     
  23. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    i guess that is true. i don't know maybe i just don't get it.
     
  24. sammich macrumors 601

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    There's a contacts button on the caller screen.
     
  25. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    My mistake, you are correct.
     

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