Apps won't load

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  1. Christophe Francois
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    Got my 32GB ipad back in November 2010. No problem until a couple of weeks ago when for no reason applications won't start. Two I paid for, Molten (a drum box) and the game Arkanoid, two I got free, Angry Birds Seasons and VLC.
    Same thing happens for all of them, first they open up, they seem to be loading, and then they disappear.
    I uninstalled and re-installed them, to no avail.
    Anyone encountered the same problems? Anything else I should try? Thanks for your help.
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    The easiest first way to try to solve ‘unexplained’ or ‘unusual’ problems with the iPad are:-

    Force the offending app to close. If you have iOS 4.2 or 4.3 double-press the ‘Home’ button to bring up the multi-task bar at the bottom of the screen. Press *and hold* any icon until they start to ‘jiggle’. Then tap the top left-hand corner of the app that you want to close. It will ‘disappear’ from the list. Don’t panic - you’ve not deleted it, just closed it. Now tap the Home screen and the multi-task bar will disappear. Re-open the iPad’s app and see if the problem has resolved itself. If not, it’s on to possible solution number two!!
    Restart the iPad. Press *and hold* the Power button. After a couple of seconds a slider control will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to switch the iPad off (this is all you’ll be doing). Slide the control to accept. A rotating white ‘bezel’ will appear in the iPad screen as the iPad powers down (it takes a few seconds, just like it would if you were shutting down your PC). When the screen of the iPad has gone completely blank, press *and hold* the Power button for a couple of seconds until the white Apple logo appears and the iPad starts to power up. This takes several seconds, so be patient. During the power up the automatic screen orientation function is disabled, so don’t panic. A few seconds before the power up is complete, the iPad plays a little ‘jingle’ and then you’re back to the Home screen. Restart the iPad’s app and see if the problem persists. Apple (and Forum members) recommend that you power down your iPad at least once a week, just as you might regularly completely switch off your PC. The normal procedure of just briefly pressing the Power button of the iPad merely puts it to ‘sleep’. Most Forum members have found that one of the two methods I’ve mentioned here cure a whole bunch of unexplained problems and are an easy first step to resolving most anything that happens on the iPad.

    Tim
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    It worked. I didn't know about the need to switch off the ipad once in a while. I'll remember that one.
    Thanks for your help Tim.
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    Not working

    I tried both of these methods and it is not working. I did not have this problem until OS 5 on iPad1. So far only noticing on new apps and not all. Any thoughts?
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    I'm having the same problem, did you get help

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