Will restoring my ipad improve its performance

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    Hey Folks,
    I have an iPad 1 running iOS 5.1, since my recent up grade to the new iOS my iPad has been rather buggy. I've tried all the recommendations with the exception of one, restore.

    Is it worth my time to restore my iPad to factory then running a restore with one of my saved back ups?

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    If you have tried everything else as you stated and you have backed up everything, go for it. Couldn't hurt. Are you JB?
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    I use to be JB on 4.3.3 but decided to go with the new iOS. I'll give the restore option a try, thank you for the quick response

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    Just finished the restore of my iPad. Went well, restored to factory settings first then restored my most recent backup. We'll see how she runs!

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    On a stock iPad (not jailbroken) it shouldn't matter. Restoring wouldn't make much of a difference. A full reboot would do about the same thing.
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    Yeah I hear you but had to try something. I've been debating just bitting the bullet and buy an iPad 2. I just got an email from amazon, $419 for an iPad 2 with free shipping. Not bad and tempting, but I need to sell mi iPad 1 first.

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    iPad 2 is very nice compared to iPad 1 when it comes to just overall "smoothness" in everyday use.
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    Hey Lion's Fan--take the plunge and get the Ipad2. As Graywolf says, it is smoother!! Good luck!!
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    Think first though. iPad 3 will be here before you know it! :)
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    All sound advice folks and I'd agree, I still need to sell my original. I hear my Christmas want list has already reached its limit.

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    Hey, i just thought I would add my 2 cents. Since getting my iPad a month ago, I noticed my battery life dropping fast, wifi acting weird, and generally sluggish performance. After searching Apple forums (literately for hours) reading countless suggestions I can say with absolute certainty that a restore (if done the right way) can significantly help problems associated with 5.0.1.

    I would suggest doing the following. It is not a restore as you know it, but rather a flushing of the settings that carried over from previous updates after installing 5.0.1. It is easy to do and in my case completely fixed my problems.

    For anyone new to the thread be sure to go through these steps to address the battery after updating to iOS 5.0.1:



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