How to Play a MOV on an iPad

By Jason Taetsch

The iPad tablet computer enables you to enjoy your digital media files in a handheld and portable format. The LCD display features playback for your photos, TV shows and any other compatible video files. The iPad is compatible with videos encoded in the .MOV format. The .MOV format is developed by Apple and used by digital cameras and camcorders for storing video files. Use the "Videos" feature of your iPad to access the MOV file and display it on the tablet's screen.

Step 1

Press the "Sleep/Wake" button.

Step 2

Tap the "Videos" icon on the iPad's menu.

Step 3

Press the name of the .MOV file you want to watch and your iPad will play the file.

Tips & Warnings

  • You must upload video files and other content to the iPad with the iTunes software.
  • The iPad supports playback of H.264, M4V, MP4 and MOV file formats.