Why does dream zoo keep closing randomly?

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    Dream zoo app keeps closing randomly when I'm trying to play. Help please! :) x
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    When an app behaves strangely it is best to close it completely and then relaunch it. From the home screen do the four finger swipe up or double press the home button to reveal your multi task bar. These are all the apps that you have opened at one time. Long press the app until it jiggles and a red minus sign will appear above it. Press the minus sign, this will close the app, not delete it, now press the home button to return to your screen. It's also a good idea to close all these apps, as it helps the iPad run smoothly. Let us know how you go.

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    It still happens! :(
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    Which iPad do you have?
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    1st one..
    It's random how it does it :/ it might let me collect all of them at times. Other times it might just close once iv selected the friends icon, or half way through doing a few if you know what I mean. Dodgy!!
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    I dont thinkl this is about that particular app, I feel this is happening because of a lack of ram, the ipad1 has 256mb of ram whereas the ipad2 has 512mb but there are steps you can take to minimize this happening. Look at your location services, do you have many of these running as they all use ram, so minimize these to only the apps you want here.

    Closing your apps completely can save you a lot of ram. I close all my apps every night, if you use a lot of apps, close them more regularly.

    Now to Safari which can use a lot of ram depending on the sites visited and also keeps bits of data from all these sites. Go into your Safari Settings and clear out your cookies and delete your history. Now hit the advanced tab at the bottom and then website data, this will show you all the sites you've been to, you can also clear this out.

    Apps are only getting bigger nowadays with new technology releases and this is why older technology starts to suffer as it can't cope with the advancements. Once you've done all that, it would be a good idea to now restart your iPad. Press and hold the power off button, the one at the top right. You will see a slide appear to power off, slide this and the screen will go dark and a Whirly will appear. When the Whirly disappears your iPad is now off. Press the power button again until the Apple logo appears, this will take a few seconds and your iPad will restart. You should restart your iPad occasionally also as it will keep it running well.

    All of these steps will help keep your ipad in good running order, its a little housekeeping. You may even find your ipad a little more responsive now. Let us know if all this makes a difference.

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