Lag when opening apps in iOS 4.3/4.3.3

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    Sometimes when I open an app from the home screen there is lag where it doesn't animate when it opens, it just takes a split second longer to open and the app suddenly appears.

    Anyone else experiencing this sort of lag in iOS 4.3/4.3.3?

    Edit: Forgot to say...I have the iPad 1.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
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    The iPad keeps the most recently used apps in RAM - typically two or three for the iPad1 - and these open very quickly. Other apps are removed from RAM - even though they appear in the multi-task bar - and only their context (state) is saved. These apps have to be reloaded from the iPad's main flash memory and this takes longer.

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    Well it appears to happen sometimes even if I have no apps open (in the multitasking bar)... Anyone else having this issue?
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    Yeah, I've noticed. It's fairly infrequent, the screen goes black first, for about one or two seconds, then the normal app "start-up" continues. I've never really considered it an issue, but rather a "quirk". A full power down, or even a reboot tends to help when it becomes more frequent. (iPad 1)

    I'll try to pay more attention to see if there's a pattern.
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    I do feel that my ipad2 is not perfect. With a hiccup here and a stutter there. I have 10gb available on a 16gb model. The current rev. is 4.3.3 I have also had a couple of random restarts of the ios.
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    The easiest first way to try to solve ‘unexplained’ or ‘unusual’ problems with the iPad are:-

    Force the offending app to close. If you have iOS 4.2 or 4.3 double-press the ‘Home’ button to bring up the multi-task bar at the bottom of the screen. Press *and hold* any icon until they start to ‘jiggle’. Then tap the top left-hand corner of the app that you want to close. It will ‘disappear’ from the list. Don’t panic - you’ve not deleted it, just closed it. Now tap the Home screen and the multi-task bar will disappear. Re-open the iPad’s app and see if the problem has resolved itself. If not, it’s on to possible solution number two!!
    Restart the iPad. Press *and hold* the Power button. After a couple of seconds a slider control will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to switch the iPad off (this is all you’ll be doing). Slide the control to accept. A rotating white ‘bezel’ will appear in the iPad screen as the iPad powers down (it takes a few seconds, just like it would if you were shutting down your PC). When the screen of the iPad has gone completely blank, press *and hold* the Power button for a couple of seconds until the white Apple logo appears and the iPad starts to power up. This takes several seconds, so be patient. During the power up the automatic screen orientation function is disabled, so don’t panic. A few seconds before the power up is complete, the iPad plays a little ‘jingle’ and then you’re back to the Home screen. Restart the iPad’s app and see if the problem persists. Apple (and Forum members) recommend that you power down your iPad at least once a week, just as you might regularly completely switch off your PC. The normal procedure of just briefly pressing the Power button of the iPad merely puts it to ‘sleep’. Most Forum members have found that one of the two methods I’ve mentioned here cure a whole bunch of unexplained problems and are an easy first step to resolving most anything that happens on the iPad.

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    Thanks for the tips.
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    Thanks for your response. Glad it's not just my iPad. Hopefully Apple will rectify this in a future software update. Until then I'd recommend anyone affected to submit product feedback letting Apple know about the issue as I will be doing: Apple - Feedback. Will probably mean Apple becomes aware of the issue quicker.

    Thanks for suggesting to restart the iPad - I'll do that when the problem becomes frequent.

    Edit: Sent feedback to Apple.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011
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    Are you jailbroken? My apps opening seem to slow down after jailbreaking on both my ipad and iphone. I especailly notice the increase lag time when I hold down on an icon to move it, now it takes a few seconds longer before it starts to wiggle.
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    Nah, not jaikbroken.

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