How To Get Flash Player on the iPad

Dear Computer Lady,

Can I somehow download a program to get “Flash Player” on my IPad?

Thanks, Rachel

Dear Rachel,

Unfortunately, Adobe has not made a version of Flash Player that works on the iPad, and there are no plans to do so in the future.

I have read several possible explanations for this, but the most reasonable one is that playing flash files will drain the battery life of your portable device.

You don’t say where the flash files are that you want to view on your iPad, but depending on where the files are, you can often download an app.

For example, there is a YouTube app, and a Facebook app that play most videos.

There are a few apps that can display some Flash, although not everything. Those apps are:

Photon Flash

Hopefully, this will help solve your problem.



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