Using the beginner series on apple devices
Are you using an iPad or iPhone to download and view the SaxTuition Beginner Series?
Many members of the SaxTuition community have contacted us to say they would prefer to use an iOS device (iPad / iPhone) to download and view the SaxTuition Beginner Series files rather than a PC or Mac.
If that sounds like you, don't worry - both the iPad and iPhone are capable of installing and viewing the Beginner Series!
There is just one rule of thumb: You must use Safari (the default browser on Apple devices) to download the SaxTuition files.
By default, many email apps such as Gmail open email links within a 'preview page' of the email app, and not Safari. If you then click on the 'download' button, the download will get lost somewhere within the email app.
The same goes for using the Chrome browser. Downloads initiated from Chrome on iPhones & iPads get placed in a temporary downloads cache that is very difficult to access - most people report the downloads simply 'get lost' somewhere in their device.
In the video below, I walk step by step through the download process, even if you happen to be using the Gmail app by default.
Once you've downloaded the .zip file using Safari, you can access the file by using the 'Files' app. Clicking on the .zip file once will unzip it, at which point you'll be able to access all of the videos, demo tracks and PDF material within.
To save space on your device, I recommend deleting the original .zip file after you have unzipped the contents, although this step is entirely optional.
If there's any confusion about any of the above, make sure to watch the handy help video below!
Note: Although the video has been recorded on an iPad, the process is identical for iPhones.
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