Ipad Shuts Down

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  1. patetcmi

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    My IPad will just shut down in the middle of web surfing. The battery is charged and I have an excellent WiFi connection so I don't understand why it does this. Any ideas or suggestions?
     
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    Your iPad is crashing because of a lack of ram. The iPad 1 has only 256mb of ram compared to the ipad2 which has 512mb and the newer iPads which have 1 GB of ram. As apps are only getting bigger with advancing technology the iPad 1 will continue to struggle more and more to keep up. Any sites you may visit through Safari which are graphic intensive will cause crashes also.

    There are some steps you can take which will limit this happening as much and these steps will also free up ram.

    Limit your location services to the apps you are using now.

    Close apps regularly (all apps in your multi task bar are using some ram, even though they are not running and closing them completely will free up this ram)

    Go to Settings - Safari and Clear your History and also Clear your Cookies and Data. Safari retains bits of info from every site you visit.....if you would like to have a look first before clearing your History etc. go to Settings - Safari - Advanced - Website Data - Show All Sites. As you can see there's a lot there.

    After doing this, it would be a good idea to do a reset of your iPad just to allow everything to settle in nicely. Apple have now ceased updates for the iPad 1 as it is really quite old now in technology terms and although it will still continue to be a great device for certain tasks, it may be time to upgrade to a newer iPad! I do hope these steps help you.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. I did all that you suggested, including the reset but now all I get is in Chinese! How do I get back to English? I connected the IPad to my laptop and opened Itunes and did a restore but that did not help. In Itunes everything looks like it is supposed to but on the IPad it isn't! Now what?
    I don't know what else to try at this point.
     
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    Well gees....that shouldn't have happened.

    Go to Settings - General. In case you can't work out which one it is, General is the one with the Settings icon

    Then International......on the right hand side of the page at the bottom there is a group of 4....it's the 3rd one in this group.

    The page will change. Select Language which is the first one, and you will get a pop up with a list of languages, select English, then press done, top right (it's highlighted in blue). Once done it just takes a little time for your iPad to change back.

    Hopefully that will get you back to English. Let us know how you go.
     
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    Well, I fiddled around with it long enough that I got it back to English--don't know why it didn't work before. Now everything is back to normal. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Well I'm glad you did get your ipad back to English and I hope that the above steps will limit your iPad crashing as much!

    Thank you for getting back to us also! Enjoy!
     

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