Friday, October 2, 2015

Possible Solution When Files Do Not Open in Google Drive on the iPad

It happens from time-to-time, from iPad-to-iPad, that a file just will NOT open properly on an iPad when using the Google Drive app.  This is particularly true of non-Google Apps files, such as .note (Notability), .epub (Book Creator), or .ibooks (iBooks) files.

While it is frustrating, there may be something you can do about it.

In short, simply opening up Safari (the web browser on the iPad), opening Google Drive in Desktop Mode/Version, and attempting to open the file from there can be an easy work-around.

The video below gives a short tutorial that you can try the next time this frustrating event happens on your iPad (or your students' iPads).