iPad (1) all applications crashing after about 30 sec - re-installed IOS 5 no success

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  1. Dpaul

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    Has anyone experienced this problem - have a solution?
    my iPad (1) has been working flawlessly for over six months.
    Started to crash on all applications and returning to main home screen
    Applications run for about 30 seconds then black out and home screen
    Gets stuck - frozen on Settings application - but can return to home screen with home button
    updated to IOS 5 with same resulting crashes
    re-installed IOS 5 with same result

    iPad 16 GB first generation 3G (but using on WiFi)
    IOS 5.0.1

    Thank you for any suggestions

    best regards
     
  2. MrLuke

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    Have you tried restoring to a time before all this started happening?

    Proud owner of a 32GB wifi iPad2 iOS5.
     
  3. graywolf

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    The iPad 1 has a very limited amount of RAM. So, big, graphical apps wont run.

    I suggest clearing out your multitasking bar before running apps to try to make more RAM available.
     
  4. Dpaul

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    The iPad is showing 6.7 Gigabytes available. Crashes after 30 seconds of using any application, not just multimedia.

    I will try re-installing IOS 5 again.

    Problem I am running into, though, is when I select 'restore' from iTunes, I get a message 'there are purchased items on your iPad that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. If you restore this iPad these items will be erased and you will have to purchase them again.'

    I have had to purchase the Sling Media player again several times, and then had to have iTunes credit me back the $39.00. There must be a way to back up the applications successfully.

    Thanks for all the advice - as of now all applications return me to home screen after about 60 seconds of operation.
     
  5. graywolf

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    RAM is separate from your memory. The iPad 1 has around 256mb of ram. That is separate from what version you bought, 16gb, 32gb, 64gb.
    And, you won't have to buy any apps again, Itunes remembers what you have bought.

    A restore might fix the problem, but it is highly unlikely.
     
  6. Dpaul

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    Thank you for the explanation, Greywolf. Have we heard of anyone experiencing this consistent crashing of all applications and how they might have fixed it? Have problems related to thermal instability (hardware) been reported?

    so far I have done the following without result:

    terminated all 'running' programs
    re-boot
    restore from iTunes to ver 5 IOS (despite doing backup had to re-install and pay for application - Sling Media - iTunes did refund after I complained)

    note: the instability had begun before I had initially updated to version 5 IOS. Updating to version 5 IOS made it more unstable - applications crash after about 30 seconds.

    This has been the most amazing device over the last year - very disappointed that I haven't been able to find a remedy - and timing is not right to be replacing it as I would rather get iPad 3 when it becomes available.

    Thanks to all for your assistance.
     
  7. graywolf

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    If you were having thermal problems, you would definitely feel it on the back of the ipad.
     
  8. Dpaul

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    No heat at all - virus perhaps?
     
  9. graywolf

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    Absolutely impossible.
    (not absolutely, but incredibly unlikely)
     
  10. fxc

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    Hi Dpaul,
    You are not alone.

    First, Safari started crashing a week or so ago. I'd link to a site, get most of the way through th progress bar, and black-o! The app dies. When I reopen the app, I'm returned to the previous page. The linked page is not in history.

    Today, escalation. My NYTimes crossword app will not start at all. No multiple-tasking is competing for memory, as all other apps had been closed.

    This is the iPad one, IOS 4 (up to date). Of note: Two days ago I set up a new Mac Mini, and I enable iCloud. (I then realized it requires iOS 5 on my devices.)

    Can't say if this is the same behavior you're experiencing, but the annoyance is on par.

    -fx
     

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