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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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Does your iPad crash often?

I have an iPad 1 that I've had since just after launch. I've been noticing lately that apps have been crashing more and more frequently (and this is across the board...native apps as well as 3rd party apps). In the past 20 minutes the app store has crashed twice, safari once, and ESPN The Magazine app once.

Are other folks out there experiencing similar problems?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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I've actually experienced very few crashes. I do notice bigger apps like Netflix crash quite often, and the iPod app crashed when I was doing a homesharing, but all in all, very few crashes.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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I'm with you. I've noticed a more frequent crash episodes than in all the months I've had the iPad2. I've been vigilant about closing background apps and Safari tabs, but that only slows it down. i checked the data in Settings and see there are repeated instances of low memory and crash reports. Can't figure out why. Deleted a bunch of apps - that seemed to help for a while. But still, my iPad suddenly seems unstable. I don't understand it.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 11:16 PM   #4
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iPad 1 here. Crashes all the time. Safari is the biggest culprit. Opening multiple tabs consecutively causes this almost 100% of the time. Otherwise it's random in apps, gets annoying though.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 12:22 AM   #5
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I have original iPad since release day. Probably more use than most people (average of over 6 hours a day for two years). Safari crashes constantly now and other apps crash occasionally. Can't wait for iPad 3
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 12:24 AM   #6
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I have an iPad 1 that I've had since just after launch. I've been noticing lately that apps have been crashing more and more frequently (and this is across the board...native apps as well as 3rd party apps). In the past 20 minutes the app store has crashed twice, safari once, and ESPN The Magazine app once.

Are other folks out there experiencing similar problems?
Safari crashes a lot on my ipad 1
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 01:03 AM   #7
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I have the ipad2 and I've noticed my apps have been crashing also but more so on my iphone4 actually! I. Have Verizon which is pretty reliable so I have no idea what's going on.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 01:55 AM   #8
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I also see Safari and other browsers crash a lot on my iPad 1. Beyond that I don't see too many crashes.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:10 AM   #9
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IPad 1. Noticing increased crashes in the last few days also
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:12 AM   #10
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iPad 2, nope.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:39 AM   #11
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iPad 2. I don't see many crashes. Possibly time to do a restore. Try that and see if it helps.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:58 AM   #12
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I've also seen an increase in crashes.

Looking forward to iPad 3!
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 03:35 AM   #13
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iPad 1 here. Crashes all the time. Safari is the biggest culprit. Opening multiple tabs consecutively causes this almost 100% of the time. Otherwise it's random in apps, gets annoying though.
I am in the same situation.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 04:27 AM   #14
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Everyday, all day, Safari and some of my other apps... Since iOS 5 update.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 04:56 AM   #15
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Safari crashes quite often on me. Turning off bookmarks helps, but still crashes daily.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 05:10 AM   #16
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I always notice this when a new iOS comes out...

iOS 4 made my 3rd gen iPod run like crap, and iOS 5 made it worse. iOS 5 did the same thing on my 4th gen iPod touch, so I can only assume the same thing happened to the original iPad - which was insanely fast when launched.

My iPad 2 blitzed iOS 4, and blitzes iOS 5 too - I hope this doesn't change for ios 6, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 05:17 AM   #17
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iPad 2 here and I can not remember the last time mine crashed. I am not positive but I do not think it has ever crashed. I can't remember the last time I shut it off and rebooted!

I use mine on the Internet for 2-3 hours 7 days a week
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 06:23 AM   #18
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iPad 1, and safari is the biggest culprit. Apple better get fixing.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 06:27 AM   #19
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iPad 1 crashed more often compared to iPad 2; if you get access to the crash logs I assume most of them are because of low memory. One of the main reason why I upgraded to iPad 2.

Keep memory footprint low; not too many apps in background might help
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 06:53 AM   #20
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I have an iPad 1 that I've had since just after launch. I've been noticing lately that apps have been crashing more and more frequently (and this is across the board...native apps as well as 3rd party apps). In the past 20 minutes the app store has crashed twice, safari once, and ESPN The Magazine app once.

Are other folks out there experiencing similar problems?
Yes. To the point that I am becoming less inclined to ever buy a new one. It's very frustrating, especially as the local Genius Bar guy tried to sell me some bullcrap about memory usage and multi-tasking.

iOS 6 better fix it. Come to that, if they lock me out of iOS 6 because I have a first-gen iPad, I'll be looking at non-Apple alternatives. This isn't a knee-jerk reaction or hating. It's the only sensible step given how much the utility of my iPad is diminished by this behavior.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 06:59 AM   #21
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No, on an iPad 2. But I don't use Safari. Maybe try switching to another browser for a few days and see if it stops?
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 07:01 AM   #22
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iPad1. Crashes all the time.
I have notifications all off and no programs open but safari- still crashes.
100% since ios5. Never happened on 4.

Got to be memory leaks/hogs of some sort.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 07:08 AM   #23
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iPad1. Crashes all the time.
I have notifications all off and no programs open but safari- still crashes.
100% since ios5. Never happened on 4.

Got to be memory leaks/hogs of some sort.
Certainly looks like low memory is the issue (for me at least)
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 07:11 AM   #24
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Yep, same. iPad 1, Safari crashes all the time. I think other apps crash too but Safari more noticeable as its the app I use most often.

I wonder if its worth trying a Reset/Restore?
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 07:17 AM   #25
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Yep, same. iPad 1, Safari crashes all the time. I think other apps crash too but Safari more noticeable as its the app I use most often.

I wonder if its worth trying a Reset/Restore?
Did that. It improved things briefly.
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