iPad mini lot's of app crashes on iPad Mini.

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    Polekat

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    Not sure what's going on. I have 2.5 gb of storage still available so it's not that. Anyone else having this issue? Any suggestions?

    16gb WiFi
     
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    No issues here you prolly doing it wrong! Maybe a restore?
     
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    ZBoater

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    Lots? Can you give examples? Did you try rebooting or restoring?
     
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    This. Try resetting by holding down the home and power buttons for 8 seconds. That usually will fix most app crash issues.
     
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    Polekat

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    Yes, lots. Just had Safari crash 10 times in a row. Switched to Chrome and 5 crashes back to back...

    App store crashes almost every time I open it.
    Gmail app crashing on open multiple times in a row (gave up after 5 attempts)
    mail.app just crashed once on open then opened the second time.

    I have tried a restart and the restart while holding home button (forget what that's called) but haven't tried a restore. I guess that's next.
     
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    Lots of crashes sound to me like a memory issue...which is why I suggested the reset. Did you happen to have a lot of tabs open in Safari and Chrome when they crashed? Or maybe you just closed a memory intensive app like a graphic-intensive game or something?
     
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    Polekat

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    7 tabs in Chrome were open. 3 in safari. One was a video page so not sure of that helped.

    Not playing games or anything graphic intensive.

    Ill do a restore tomorrow, I guess.
     
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    ZBoater

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    I would have rebooted after the third time..... :confused:
     
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    Polekat

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    It's been happening for a week or two now and I've tried the restarts without any luck. Before, if an app crashed, it would usually load after 3-4 attempts. I figured I'd see how long it'd take and kept trying. I must have something causing a memory leak
     
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    Maybe check for app updates? or firmware updates?
     
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    akdj

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    A hard reset, as mentioned is a good starting point....after closing any open apps. If this doesn't help, visit a genius. I've yet to have an app crash on my mini. I've owned it since launch and easily use it three hours a day. You might have an actual issue. Hardware or otherwise. If the behaviors persist, bring it in and have them test it.

    I don't usually have 7 tabs open...but I do use Chrome often, and usually have at least three or four. It's never crashed on me

    Good luck...buy realize this isn't typical behavior. May have a lemon on your hands
     
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    You're probably doing it wrong. Try restoring it and see if that helps.
     
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    Polekat

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    A restore as new seemed to fix it. I must've had a rogue app causing a memory leak
     
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    Yeah, I haven't run into a single app issue on the mini.
     
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    Esoom

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    Same here, it's been rock solid.
     
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    TofSanity

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    have you had the issue since the restore? just curious, mine has been crashing quite a bit this past week. its only a week old, i just did a restore so i will see if it works...
     
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    Thetonyk123

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    Yeah all my apps except for google+ which crashes once a day.. Annoying but I deal with it
     
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    Polekat

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    My mini has been rock solid since the restore
     
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    I had a very mysterious, similar issue with my iPad 4. I believe it was the app called Kanon Drum (I love that thing!). If you can nail down what app you think might be a rouge memory leak, try uninstalling it and reinstalling. Worked for me when I did that. Good to hear a restore fixed it too, though.
     
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    TofSanity

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    I restored my mini and all is fine now. I am thinking it was my ComiXology app that was leaking memory.
     
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    Zotaccian

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    Safari crashes now and then, sometimes there are also rendering problems. Thankfully not often but clearly more than with my previous tablet.

    Hopefully these do get fixed.
     
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    Defender2010

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    Only ever app that crashed on me was the BBC News app. The iPad 3 crashed more than my Mini.
     
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    mine is a piece of crap. tried everything. it's going back to be replaced. disappointing. mac is getting wac.
     
  24. StevePenny, Dec 30, 2013
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    Girlfriend had been having the same issues, but only for the last few weeks. A quick search & there seems to be quite a few people having issues with Minis on 7.0.4. I've done the usual of closing all the apps via multitasking & doing a soft reboot (Home & power for 10 seconds). Then deleted the main offending apps & reinstalled, did another reboot & now seems to be ok. Just opened/ran/messed around with pretty much every single app & the only app crash I got was when in Settings (she had her same email account set up 5 times & I was deleting the duplicates), apart from that all now seems fine. Will keep an eye on it & will do a fresh iOS install if need be.

    ................ *EDIT* & apologies - just noticed this was a thread from last December - thought it was from this year.
     
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    My rMini's springboard crashes every once in awhile, but that's really the only "issue" I seem to have with it.

    I have 16GB wifi only model.
     

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