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    So i just got an ipad2 and as i am playing around with an app, etc. the screen goes black and then i have to hit the home button and go back into the app? Any ideas, suggestions?

    Thanks.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    When an app behaves strangely it is best to close it completely and then relaunch it. 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 the app until it jiggles and a red minus sign will appear above it. Press the minus sign, this will close the app, not delete it, now press the home button to return to your screen. It's also a good idea to close all these apps, as it helps the iPad run smoothly, let us know how you go.

    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.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
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    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    Hopefully you are able to get your issue resolved...
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    Hi. THANKS FOR the info. I tried closing all apps but I am still having the same issue. Whatever app I am in it clicks out into the black screen and i have to hit the home button again. since i just got this ipad do. Think this is another issue?
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    Have you done a backup recently? Sounds like its time to restore, if this is happening with ALL apps.
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    Try a restart or a reset before doing a restore. A reset in this instance is akin to rebooting a PC.

    Restart - 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. You should restart your iPad occasionally also as it will keep it running well. Now see if it is operating.

    Reset - Hold the power off button and the home button simultaneously, keep holding them in and you will see the power off slide appear and disappear, wait until you see the Apple logo appear before releasing the buttons. It will take a little longer for your iPad to start.

    This may also be a ram problem here, I'm thinking as your iPad is new you may have been downloading a lot of apps and such and also surfing the net quite a bit. Deleting your history and cookies will clear up more ram. Settings - Safari - Clear History and Cookies and Data.

    Try all these and see how you go and let us know.

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