iPad 1 keeps lagging and crashing apps

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ayyak, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. ayyak macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2009

    I got the iPad since it came out but after few years my father asked my if I wanted it anymore and I ended up giving it to him since I rarely use it.

    My dad's usage is for checking Youtube, websites, twitter, facebook, instagram and flickr.

    He's been having many issues with the device which includes crashing apps, lagging while opening apps, websites and even photos.

    Recently I've been noticing many apps started to crash on start up like facebook and flickr. I would enter the app and it will work for few sec and crashes.

    I updated the apps to the latest update available but the issue keeps recurring.

    I have the first generation iPad 32GB 3G+WIFI with OS 5.1 (the last available update for iPad 1) and it's jailbroken.

    Not sure if this info will help or not but my dad's photos library have over 20,000 photos, the device still got 7GB free.

    I truly need your advice.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
  3. sevaa macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
    i had the same experience too..i already tried updating the IOS, but sometimes it still crash down esp. on the facebook apps.
  4. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I have took my jailbreak off mine and it seems to run better, think its just how the iPad 1 is now, can't wait to get a Mini 2!
  5. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    Step 1, restore to factory.
    Step 2, reinstall only the required apps
    Step 3, disable multi-tasking gestures and as many notification center items as possible.
    Step 4, regularly clear the cookies and data from Safari.

    Doing this can keep the iPad 1 usable but it will still have trouble with some tasks like loading books or running multiple apps at the same time. I tried jailbreaking once but that didn't help the speed at all.

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