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Video:How to Download iPad Apps

with Pamela French

You can't use any of those iPad apps you keep hearing about without downloading them first. This video from About.com will explain how to download apps for your iPad.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Download iPad Apps

Hi, I'm Pamela French for About.com, and today we're going to show you how to download iPad apps

Accessing App Store

Downloading apps on your iPad is similar to buying songs on iTunes, only here you have the App Store. To get to the App Store, tap on the app icon on the iPad home page. Once in the App Store, you'll see a handful of search options displayed on the screen. These are intended to make choosing what apps to download much easier.

Example of Buying an App

To show you how it works, I'll "purchase" a free app. When you buy an app, you press the same button as you do for free apps, only "paid" apps will have a price tag next to them. To download the app, just touch the button that says "FREE." It will immediately turn green and the words "INSTALL APP" will appear.

Find Info on iPad App

If you want to know more info about an app before purchasing it, you can tap on the box for the app which will take you another screen where there is info about the app, reader reviews, and more. Once satisfied and ready to purchase, you can do it from here, you needn't go back to the previous page.

Completing Purchase of iPad App

Once you've bought the app, a window will appear asking you for your password; even the free ones require this information. For the paid apps, you can use the account you use for iTunes or you can scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on the account button. This will prompt you to enter your credit card info.

Once validated, the app will start to download and you will be taken back to the main page. Here you will see the app icon downloading with a display bar showing its progress. Once the download is finished, you'll be good to go.

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