Learned the procedure of closing apps thats running in the background hogging memory,it not only freed up memory it also made my iPad run much faster,unknown to me I had 7 apps running,this procedure is not in the owners guide. If you experience your iPad running a bit slow you probably have a ton of applications running in the background. The iPadâ€™s memory is limited, so in order to avoid performance issues you can close background applications by following the steps below. . To close background applications press the Home button twice and when the recently used apps bar appears, tap and hold down the app you wish to close. You will notice that after a second or two of holding down the icon, all the icons in the recently used apps bar will begin to move from side to side. You will also notice that a small red circle with a minus sign will appear on the top-left corner of the icon. Tap the red circle to close the background applications. Once youâ€™ve closed several applications tap on the Home button again and you will return to the Home Screen or App you were using. Your iPad should feel a little snappier. I found this on Gils webpage.