Will getting a new model iPad fix this issue?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by GAMESHARQ, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. GAMESHARQ

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    I am currently using an iPad Air 2, which was apparently released in 2014 so it's 6+ years old.

    The issue I am running into is apps have to re-load any time I switch between them. For example, I have one game open. I minimize that game and switch to a different game. When I return to the first game, instead of picking up where I left off, it takes me back to the main menu and has to reload the game all over again.

    I don't know if this is because I am using old technology or if it's just something that happens with all iPads/tablets.

    If I get the newer iPad (8th generation), will that prevent this type of thing from happening?
     
  2. giradman

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    Hello - I'm on my third iPad (iPad 2 > Air 2 > Pro) and have gone through 10 or so versions of iOS, and have never noticed that behavior. So, some questions: 1) What version of iPadOS is installed (your device can be upgraded to the present one); 2) Have you done a 'hard restart' by holding down the home and start buttons until the Apple logo appears; and 3) What do you mean that 'I minimize that game and switch to a different game?

    Usually when I switch apps, I simply return to the home screen and press the new app desired - now it you're going to the 'multitask screen' and flipping your game off the top of the screen, then that is a 'force quit' and necessitates your app starting anew when next open. SO, let me stop there and please try to answer the questions. Dave :)
     
  3. GAMESHARQ

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    I am on version 13.2.2. I tend not to update the OS unless I absolutely have to as often times I find it will make my favorite games obsolete.

    When I say minimize, I mean tapping the home button which takes me to the home screen but the app remains open in the background.

    I will try a hard restart to see if that helps.
     
  4. BikeFlagAZ

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    Have you checked to see how much storage is available (Settings, General, iPad Storage)? If the device is full, it will have to delete something to install/open a new app. Look in the same screen as above to see if “Offload Unused Apps” is enabled.
     
  5. LannyC

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    More importantly, older iPads have less working RAM to hold open apps. Games can have large RAM requirements, and you may not have room to run more than one at a time. This memory is separate from the 16-whatever GB of storage, and isn't listed in Settings.
     
  6. s2mikey

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    Yeah, I have a feeling that this is a lot of the issue. The iPad 2 was a great tablet but it’s getting up there in age now. Hardware eventually becomes more and more stressed as time passes. RAM has always been a sticky issue with iPads. The newest base model has 3GB and can be had for around $300 bucks or so. I think you you would appreciate the upgrade.
     
  7. PADPARANOID

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    get ready to buy a new iPad :p:rolleyes:
     

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