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Is the wi-fi content free, or do you have to pay for anything? We had sticker shock with our LeapPad 1 when we realized how expensive apps were. Oct 17, 2013
The benefit of the wifi is that you can upgrade it without computer. The biggest benefit, for me, anyway, was that I was able to download ALL of the games and apps I had purchased for other LeapPads, so the apps were finally shared instead of one app=one machine. I don't remember anything being free except the promised choice of one app to start out with.
You cant. Its reprogrammed to drive us parents nuts
If two children in the same household each have one of these, must the apps be purchased twice or can they somehow be shared within the household? Jul 18, 2013
Can I download an app to more than one device? Can I download an app to more than one LeapPad or Explorer handheld? Yes, learning apps purchased in the App Center can be saved to three (3) LeapFrog compatible devices (LeapPad, LeapPad2, LeapPad Ultra, LeapsterGS, or Leapster Explorer) at a time as long as all three devices share a common parent account email address. For LeapPad Ultra, available apps will automatically download to the device as long as there is a wifi connection and the LeapPad Ultra is set up with the parent account email address used to purchase the apps. For all other devices, to download an app to a second or third device: 1. Launch the LeapFrog Connect application, power on your handheld, and connect to the computer with the USB cable. 2. From the LeapFrog Connect home page, choose a player name on the Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS, LeapPad, or LeapPad2 that you want to save the learning app to. 3. Click the On This LeapPad /On This Leapster Explorer tab in LeapFrog Connect. 4. Check the box next to the learning app that you want to save to your device. 5. Click "Save Changes" to sync. You'll know when syncing is complete when you see "Sync complete". Please note: If you don't see the app you want to save, check that the LeapFrog parent account matches the account that purchased the app. If it doesn't, you'll need to change the parent account associated with the device. Click Parent Account at the top of your screen, then log in with the email address and password that purchased the learning app. Indicate who plays with each player name on the handheld. Then repeat steps Yes No
Will leap pad 2 games work on this. Will games already purchased online for a leappad 2 will they transfer to the Ultra? Jul 22, 2013
Yes to both questions :)
how does the touch screen work ?how does it (the touch screen) compare to the ipad touch screen? Oct 1, 2013
The touch is superior to the iPads for writing with a stylus, because it's pressure sensitive, not finger sensitive. Try writing letters on an iPad with a stylus -- you have to buy one of those pens with a spongy fake finger on it, and you still get garbage. Leapfrog products use the sort of system similar to what palm pilots had (some kind of membrane above the screen), which enables accurate writing with anything pointy. That's important because many of the games depend on accurate writing of letters in order to teach kids how to write. This would be impossible on an iPad. As for complaints about resolution, come on. A kid doesn't care about resolution. They care about whether or not the game is fun and the controls are responsive.
Does the kid safe wi fi allow for viewing of pre screened Netflix and You Tube videos?? Nov 29, 2013
No. Only apps from LeapFrog App Center are the items you can download to the LeapPad Ultra via WiFi.
Is this also an e-reader? If so, is there a large selection of books to be downloaded for ages up to 9? Dec 8, 2013
The books we have seen are purchased directly through LeapFrog/LeapPad. There is a pretty decent selection geared towards learning and they have games but I don't believe you can purchase books outside of LeapFrog/LeapPad. They did have a nice selection of language books. My grandson is German/American so we were able to purchase German reading books to help him learn.