Newbies might not know this...............................

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by islandman, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. islandman

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    If you are new'ish to the world of the ipad, you will know by now the basics of surfing but it was quite some time before I learnt my ipad would perform better if I did two things.

    The first is to frequently squeeze a page small, that way all pages you've browsed will appear tiny. If you tap the X in the top left corner of each of them, they disappear. In my case the ipad I have will hold about 36 in total and when they have all been cleared, the tablet appears to run better, pages load faster etc.

    Is this my imagination ? you more experienced members.

    Secondly, is after a few days surfing, I double press the Home button, previous pages appear like the pages of a book and if they are "flicked away", this also help the ipad load quicker.

    Is this my imagination ? you more experienced members.
     
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    It's not necessary to "flick away" apps you've used before. In fact, it's only necessary when an app misbehaves.

    If you "force close" an app, it has to load completely when you use it again. If you keep the app in the App Switcher (don't flick it away), loading it completely is not necessary, and it will load faster.
     
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    So you see, we learn every time we post.
     
  4. giradman

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    Well, I'm in complete agreement w/ Johanna, i.e. 'force closing' apps in the belief that the iPad will run faster or make a substantial difference on battery life has almost become an 'urban legend' and is completely unnecessary and a waste of time - a google search to support this view will generate plenty of hits, such as HERE.

    As to prolonging 'battery charge & life', for starters checkout Apple's Advice - Dave :)
     
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    However, clearning out tabs in Safair (the first suggestion) is not a bad idea. I tend to close tabs when I'm thorugh with a site. I can't imagine having 36 tabs open in Safari.

    It probably won't effect the overall operation of the iPad, but might reduce crashes and other odd behavior. Mostly, it would just bug me to have all those tabs open.

    On the other hand I have the Tab Bar turned on, so lots of open tabs would be hard to ignore.
     
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    Hi TP - yes, those Safari tabs can accumulate - for myself, I try to keep my tabs on browsers to 6-8 or less, but some like dozens open so certainly can be an issue - one option at least in Safari is to hit the overlapping pages icon in the right upper icon which will present the image below - easy from there to hit the 'X's of those tabs no longer desired. Dave :)
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