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Defrag an virus protection

audoial

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Hey folks new to the forum got a question that has probably been asked a million times. Do I need a virus protection an do I Ned's to defrag my iPad?

Thank,King
 

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You don't need to do either.


Periodically rebooting is about all you need to do, and only then if things are acting up.
 

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audoial said:
Hey folks new to the forum got a question that has probably been asked a million times. Do I need a virus protection an do I Ned's to defrag my iPad?

Thank,King

The beauty of the device is that none of that is necessary.
 

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KevinJS is spot on as usual. And you really don't need to do either of those item thankfully. But.....

Should you actually ever feel inclined to defrag, there is a way to do it. Use iTunes to do a full backup and then tell it to do a full restore. Depending on how much data, apps, music, photos and books you have it can take anywhere from 30 to 90+ minutes to complete the restore process. During the restore process all the data is written first and then apps, music, books and photos if memory serves. But I have only done this once and it was simply to test a theory because I am odd like that.
 

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