Unstable iPad after upgrade to 5.0

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    After upgrading to 5.0 I've noticed that my iPad is seriously unstable, and crashes in the middle of games and other apps. Any ideas?
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    Sorry to hear about your iPad acting up. A number of folks have had success with getting things back in order by following these tips...

    Quit Apps: To quit an app double press the Home button and the Multitasking Tray will appear at the bottom of the screen revealing all of the open apps. Tap and hold any app icon until all of the icons start jiggling. A red circle with a "-" (minus sign) will appear in the upper left-hand corner of each icon. Tap the red circle and the app will close.

    Restart the iPad: Press and hold down the Sleep/wake switch on the top edge of the iPad for few seconds until the red slider appears, slide this across to shut the iPad down. Restart the iPad by pressing the Sleep/wake switch until the Apple logo appears.

    Reset the iPad: You can do this by pressing the Home button and the Sleep/wake switch on the top the iPad's case and holding them down together for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo. The iPad should then reset itself. The boot up process takes a few minutes and then the iPad should be responsive again. More here:

    iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: Turning off and on (restarting) and resetting

    Hope that helps and let us know how things go. (If there are still problems, try posting details and the exact symptoms.)

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    Hi Rich,

    I did what you prescribed...no change. I should say that only certain apps are unstable, not the entire iPad. Would this possibly an app issue?
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    It's quite possible that some apps could be problematic. Check for updates first. After that you could try deleting and reinstalling any that continue to give you trouble.

    With your iPad disconnected from your computer:
    • Tap and hold the app's icon.
    • Press the circled "X" in the upper left-hand corner and confirm the delete.
    • Go to the App Store and download the app again and let it install.
    • Confirm that the app is working.
    • Connect your iPad to your computer and open iTunes.
    • Re-sync your iPad.
    Let us know how it goes!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011

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