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  1. heylanceyy

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    Does the apps installed on an ipad affects its performance on ios 8?
    My grandma has an ipad mini 1 and i have the mini 3. I have games installed like minion rush,subway surfers,zombie tsunami etc; and other apps
    . Hers only have skype and facebook and some others which i dont recognize. What i notice is that at times when shifting back to home page is that hers moves a little smoother, mine has some drop frames(just on safari) we're both on ios 8.1.2.

    I'm pretty confuse though. i don't know if my ipad is defective or not. How do i check..can anyone help? i dont have any other device that has the same hardware as the mini 3.
     
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    Do you regularly close out your apps from the open apps list? Double tap the home button to see all the "open" apps, and swipe up to close. These chew up memory if not closed and can cause your iPad to get sluggish.
     
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    They do take up space in memory, so a lot of open apps will effect memory when the RAM starts to fill up. It's not a matter of whether they are running in the background, only very few do.
     
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    When they're visible in the multitasking bar, but not open, they actually use just very little RAM, by far not as much as before, when they were opened. Apps that haven't been used for a while, are shut down by iOS automatically, even though they're still in the app switcher.

    I've read quite a few times that unused RAM is wasted RAM.

    Btw: Apple recommends to force close apps only if there are problems:
    http://support.apple.com/en-gb/ht5137
     
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    I used to have to shut down my apps and reboot my gen 1 iPad to free up enough ram to play candy crush! Else it would crash every time I started the game.
     
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    Thanks, that backs up what I've said, and may be relevant to the OP ;)
     
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    The above applies for more RAM than 512 MB.
    There's a difference between force closing all apps on a regular basis, and force closing one app only when it misbehaves.

    You're right when it comes to RAM usage of game apps, though. Some of them use a lot of RAM.
     
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    Hey guys, i'm still confused and still have the same question.
     
  10. dhewson777

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    Answer post #2 and we can move on from there.
     

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