Dropped aps

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    Often on my ipad1 I'll either just get dropped out of the ap or the ap won't will start but then drop. Any ideas for a fix?
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    What you are describing is a ram (memory issue), an iPad 1 has only 256mb of ram and as apps have now gotten a lot bigger since the release of this iPad, it will begin to struggle. There are steps you can take to free up as much ram as possible which are very simple. A good place to start is Safari, data is collected from every site visited and this can be cleared by clearing your History and Cookies. Settings - Safari - Clear History and Clear Cookies and Data. If you would like to see just how many sites you have been to, first go to Settings - Safari - Advanced - Website Data - Show all Sites. You will see that it certainly adds up and Clearing Cookies will delete all this.

    Limit your location Services......Settings - Location Services and turn off any Apps that you really do not need Location Services for.

    Also close your apps completely regularly.....From the home screen do the four finger swipe up or double press the home button to reveal your multi task bar. These are all the apps that you have opened at one time. Long press an app until it jiggles and a red minus sign will appear above it. Press the minus signs, this will close the apps, not delete them, now press the home button to return to your screen or just touch your screen and slide it down.

    It is also a good idea to restart your iPad occasionally to keep it running well. Press and hold the power off button, the one at the top right. You will see a slide appear to power off, slide this and the screen will go dark and a Whirly will appear. When the Whirly disappears your iPad is now off. Press the power button again until the Apple logo appears, this will take a few seconds and your iPad will restart.

    All these steps should help you with your issue.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

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    Thanks. Will do.
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