Grid for iPad
Frequently asked questions
With the introduction of any new software, we are sure you have questions, below we have answered many from our community and professionals. If we haven't covered something, please get in touch!
Which iPad can I use with Grid for iPad?
Grid for iPad supports any iPad running iOS 11 and above.
12.9‑inch iPad Pro 2nd generation, 12.9‑inch iPad Pro 1st generation, 10.5‑inch iPad Pro, 9.7‑inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
Need help figuring out which iPad you have? Apple maintain this page as a guide: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201471
I can see two apps on the App Store? What is the difference?
There is no functional difference between Grid for iPad – Subscription or Grid for iPad.
Grid for iPad – AAC
Has a 30 day free trial of the monthly subscription and the option to purchase the app as a one-time purchase as an in app purchase (IAP).
Grid for iPad – VPP
A one-time purchase of Grid for iPad with no in app or subscription option. This version is also suitable for volume purchases (see below)
Can I use Grid for iPad on my iPhone or iPod Touch?
No, Grid for iPad has been designed for iPad only and is not supported on iPhone or iPod Touch.
How do I get the 30-day trial of Grid for iPad?
To start the trial for Grid for iPad, you must tap subscribe when you come to the purchase selection screen. You will then be asked to confirm your subscription. You will need an Apple ID registered on the iPad with a valid payment method.
Once you click subscribe, your 30-day trial will begin.
Is Grid for iPad included with Grid 3?
No, Grid for iPad is a separate application built for iOS. It is compatible with many of Grid 3’s features but there are some differences (see below).
How do I cancel my Grid for iPad subscription?
To cancel the Grid for iPad subscription from your iPad, close or remove the Grid for iPad app.
Note that uninstalling the app will not end your subscription.
- Open your iPad Settings app.
- Under your name (or the iPads name) select iTunes & App Store
- Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen.
- Tap View Apple ID. You might need to authenticate your Apple ID.
- Tap Subscriptions.
- Tap the subscription that you want to manage (Grid for iPad)
Use the options to manage your subscription. Tap Cancel Subscription to cancel your subscription. If you cancel, your subscription will stop at the end of the current billing cycle.
For more information on App Store subscriptions visit: Apple App Store Subscription help
Can I use Remote editing with Grid for iPad?
Grid for iPad can be remotely edited from any device running Grid 3
How can I tell if my Grid 3 grid set is compatible with Grid for iPad?
Nearly every grid set in Grid 3 will open in Grid for iPad, however certain commands do not function. You can check if these are in use by opening Settings – Grid set and looking at the grid set analysis. You will see a compatibility percentage.
Grid sets uploaded to Online Grids will only display in Grid for iPad if they meet 100% compatibility by default.
If your profile has grid sets that contain commands that are not supported by Grid for iPad, you will see a notification when you activate a cell.
Grid Player and The Grid 2 grid sets are not compatible with Grid for iPad, however these can be converted by loading the bundles into Grid 3 prior to sending them to Grid for iPad
I want to buy Grid for iPad for my school or business, how do I do this?
Grid for iPad is eligible for the App Store Volume Purchase Program (VPP).
This allows registered organisations to purchase the app and distribute it to staff and clients.
If you would like to purchase 20 or more units of Grid for iPad, and are an eligible business or education institution, the Apple VPP program allows for a range of billing options including invoicing. Another benefit is that once enrolled in the VPP program, you can manage the installation of the app across your devices through Apple’s Multiple Device Management (MDM).
To find out more about the VPP for businesses visit: https://www.apple.com/business/vpp/
To find out more about the VPP for education visit: https://volume.itunes.apple.com/gb/store
Please note that the VPP is not available in all regions.
To be enrolled in the VPP program you need to meet Apple’s requirements, such as having a DUNS number (if you are a business). You can also apply for VAT exemption in some regions.
Note: You cannot purchase in-app purchases in volume, the subscription version of the app is not suitable for VPP, instead use the Grid for iPad version with price attached.
I have WordPower in Grid 3, and it has synced to Grid for iPad, why can't I open it?
Unfortunately WordPower is not licenced for use on Grid for iPad.
How does Grid for iPad compare with Grid 3?
Grid for iPad is built on the same technology as Grid 3 however the iPad platform does mean there are several differences in the feature sets. The comparison below details what each version of Grid offers.
|Grid for iPad||Grid 3|
|Operating system||iOS 11||Windows 7, 8, 10|
|Trial||30-days free trial||60 days free trial|
Switch (via iOS settings)
|Key features||Symbol communication
|Grid sets for symbol communication||Super Core
Symbol Talker A – D
Vocabulary for Life
Symbol Talker A – D
Vocabulary for Life
PODD (Licence required)
|Grid sets for text communication||Text Talker
Fast Talker 3
|Interactive Learning||Cause and Effect
|Cause and Effect
Music and video
|Other features||Message banking
I use Grid Player, what is going to happen to that app?
Grid Player was released in 2011 as a free support app for The Grid 2, evolved over time to work with Grid 3 and has been downloaded by over 70,000 people worldwide. Right now we continue to support Grid Player as a companion for The Grid 2 and Grid 3.
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