Does your iPad crash often?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ugahairydawgs, Feb 16, 2012.

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    ugahairydawgs

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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?
     
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    Telp

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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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    Arelunde

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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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    phiberglass

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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.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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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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    Spink10

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    Safari crashes a lot on my ipad 1
     
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    iHeartsteve

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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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    APlotdevice

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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.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    IPad 1. Noticing increased crashes in the last few days also
     
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    miamialley

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    iPad 2, nope.
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    I've also seen an increase in crashes.

    Looking forward to iPad 3!
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    I am in the same situation. :rolleyes:
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    Everyday, all day, Safari and some of my other apps... Since iOS 5 update. :(
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Safari crashes quite often on me. Turning off bookmarks helps, but still crashes daily.
     
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    Feed Me

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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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    Stealthipad

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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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    Bluemeanie1976

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    iPad 1, and safari is the biggest culprit. Apple better get fixing.
     
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    ChristianJapan

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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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    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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    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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    tigres

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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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    Certainly looks like low memory is the issue (for me at least) [​IMG]
     
  24. macrumors member

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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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    Did that. It improved things briefly.
     

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