How to Add Facebook to an iPad

by Steve Gregory

In previous versions of Apple's iOS software, you had to install the Facebook app by downloading it to your iPad from the App Store. However, Facebook is now integrated in iOS 6 and you don't need to visit the App Store to add the app to your device. The option to install the app and sign in to your Facebook account is available from the Facebook Settings menu in your iPad. After you sign in to Facebook on your iPad, you can share content with your Facebook account using native iPad apps, such as Photos, Calendar and Contacts.


Tap "Settings" on the Home screen to open the Settings menu.


Scroll down the page and tap "Facebook."


Enter your Facebook user name and password in the appropriate fields and tap "Sign In." A message automatically appears disclosing which apps Facebook will sync with and how it will integrate with iOS.


Tap "Sign In" and the system will verify your Facebook username and password. The Install Facebook pop-up box opens after your information is verified.


Tap "Install" to automatically download and install the app.


  • check You can use the Safari Web browser to navigate to the Facebook website and directly access your account page.


  • close Information in this article applies to an iPad running iOS 6. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

About the Author

An avid technology enthusiast, Steve Gregory has been writing professionally since 2002. With more than 10 years of experience as a network administrator, Gregory holds an Information Management certificate from the University of Maryland and is pursuing MCSE certification. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, including Chron and GlobalPost.

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