Until the recent Mac iOS upgrade, I was running an Adobe Flash Player video in my iPad's Safari Browser. Since the upgrade, the video does not display and no error messages are displayed. Can anyone tell me why this has happened, and what, if anything, I can do about it?
Thanks for your response Maria. Yes, I have always been aware that Flash has never been supported by IOS. What we were running was an eLearning module created using Articulate Storyline and saved in SCORM format. It was then upladed to a SharePoint website using SCORM Player 365 to run it. SCORM uses Flash to display the module. It ran fine on Safari (and Chrome) on both an iPad and iPhone. After upgrading the IOS, it stopped working. Both the Safari and Chrome were basic installs with no plugins.I think the question is here is not "why is it now not working?" But rather "How did it run in the first place?!!?" Thanks again Maria.
"How did it run in the first place" is a good question, since Flash Player has never been supported on iOS (the OS used by both iPad and iPhone). I would start by contacting the content developer and the makers of SCORM Player 365. It seems they may have done something for this to work on iOS.
Have you looked at the Puffin web browser. They say they can run flash on iOS devices.
Thank you for this. Yes, we recommend installing the Puffin browser to all our iPad users.
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Yeah, it sounds like iOS broke the tool that you were using to play Flash content on iOS. AFAIK, we have no engineering relationship with that third-party vendor, so I have no idea how they were getting it to work, nor do we support the use-case.
Apple changes APIs and underlying OS architecture pretty aggressively, so the technique they were using is probably no longer viable. You'll either need to wait for the vendor to update, or find a different mechanism for delivering your eLearning content. I'm pretty sure that there are numerous options for true cross-platform courseware delivery available commercially, including products from Adobe.
Puffin browser is really the only viable option I'm aware of.
I use Safari to access my employers network. Since the the update tp iPad IOS when I log onto the network i get an error stating that my version of Safari is out of date. When I fly Delta Airlines, I like to watch movies on my iPad. After the last iPad IOS was installed I can no longer watch movies on my iPad. The delta app tell me that have to enable Adobe Flash in the preference settings of Safari. It thinks I am running from a Mac.
This thread is 4 years old, so you really have to create a new discussion. The only way for now to launch Flash API apps on IOS is to use Puffin browser.
Flash Player has never been supported on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad). The only way I'm aware of viewing Flash content on these devices is to use a browser, such as Puffin, that renders Flash in the cloud.
Since the the update tp iPad IOS when I log onto the network i get an error stating that my version of Safari is out of date.
Not sure what this has to do with Adobe Flash Player
When I fly Delta Airlines, I like to watch movies on my iPad. After the last iPad IOS was installed I can no longer watch movies on my iPad. The delta app tell me that have to enable Adobe Flash in the preference settings of Safari. It thinks I am running from a Mac.
If this is the iPad mentioned previously, not sure how you were able to view Flash content. If this is a different machine (e.g. Mac Book running macOS, not iOS), then see https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html for links to enable Flash in the browser you are using.
iPadOS will load the "desktop" version of a website by default. If the server thinks you're on a "desktop" computer rather than a mobile device, it will want you to use Flash. Older versions of iOS running on iPads loaded the "mobile" versions of websites by default and so used non-flash video players.
All you should need to do to get your Delta videos to play is to force iPadOS's Safari to load the "mobile" version of the website instead of the "desktop" version. The easy way to do this so you won't have this problem with any site in the future is to change the default loading preference:
1- Go to the Settings app.
2- Scroll down to Safari, tap on it to see its preferences.
3- Look for REQUEST DESKTOP WEBSITE and tap on that.
4- Tap on the radio button so that ALL WEBSITES preference is disabled.
If you don't want to change the default, you can make the decision on a per-site basis, either just for the current session or whenever you load that site, by tapping on the icon to the far left of the address bar.