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    Watching a Movie
    Flying to St Louis and I am going to need something to keep me occupied. If I download shows to my IPAD will I need a WIFI signal to watch them. Never tried this before and do not have a lot of room left on my IPAD.

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    You only need wifi if you are streaming. Once anything is downloaded it will run from your device without wifi.
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    If you download it, then no WiFi. But depends on how you are downloading it. Some streaming apps provide an "offline" mode where they download the video for playback. You'll need a good amount of space for these though.
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    You might want to see if this trick will give you any extra space. Look at the section on increasing iPhone space. I covered this tip on a Sunday Chat show. If you move media files onto and off of your device often it may free up some space for you. If you don't move large files/numbers of files on your device it probably won't clear enough space to be worth the time.

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    Thanks to all who replied. Normally ask my grandkids for this info but they were not available.

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