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How to use Adobe Flash on your iPhone or iPad



  Flash Icon Displayed on an iPhone Screen
Khamosh Pathak

When you were growing up, you may have encountered Flash while playing a game or using an interactive website. However, Adobe Flash has never officially made it to iOS devices. On your iPhone and iPad, you can only access Adobe Flash websites.

What is Adobe Flash?

Adobe Flash was once the de facto standard for delivering video, audio, animation and interactive elements over the Web. But then luckily open standards like HTML 5, CSS and JavaScript were added. Adobe Flash was proprietary, slow and consumed a lot of battery. It just did not work well on mobile devices.

By 201

1, Adobe had already completed the mobile development of Flash.

Since then, the mobile web is on the rise. Adobe plans to phase out the Adobe Flash product by 2020. In most desktop browsers, Adobe Flash is no longer supported, although you can manually re-enable Flash in Google Chrome.

Why Flash is Not Supported on iOS and iPadOS Devices

Apple devices such as the iPhone and iPad have never officially supported Adobe Flash. In 2010, Steve Jobs wrote an open letter entitled Thoughts on Flash (which still provides good reading). In it he described the reasons why Adobe Flash was not implemented on Apple devices.

Jobs had a few arguments: Adobe Flash was not an open platform; The open H.264 video format delivered videos much better than Flash. and when it came to games, there was the App Store. He also pointed out the issues of safety, reliability and performance.

But the main reason was that Flash did not work well with touchscreens.

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Using Adobe Flash on iPhone and iPad

If you have an Adobe on your iPhone or iPad Flash site, you only have one option. A third-party Puffin web browser is supported by default with Adobe Flash.

Open the App Store, search for "Puffin Web Browser," and tap the "Get" button to download the free browser. [19659006] After downloading, open the browser and tap the URL bar.

 Puffin's web browser home screen

Enter the location of the Flash site you would like to visit here. Tap the "Go" button to open the website.

 Enter the URL of the Flash site in the URL bar.

The Flash site will now open with all its components. You can tap the Flash Player part and then choose "Full Screen" to open the game or the player in full screen view.

 Tap the full screen button in the player to switch to full screen mode

If you are using an iPhone, you should switch to landscape view because Flash Player usually works in widescreen format.

When you enter full screen, two buttons appear on both sides of the player. On the left is a keyboard access button. On the right side is the menu button.

 Tap the menu button to bring up Flash Player options.

The menu contains options for changing the Flash quality and enabling the on-screen mouse and gamepad.

 Trackpad and Gamepad Appeared in Flash Player

To exit full-screen view, tap the "Menu" button and select "Exit".

 Options for trackpad and gamepad in menu


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