iPad 1st gen slow

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  1. cspado macrumors newbie

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    i am currently using a 1st Generation iPad and it is starting to get really slow and laggy. I know that i will not be able to upgrade to iOS6 but i was wondering if apple would replace it for being slow.
     
  2. myrtlebee macrumors 68010

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    No, they would not.
     
  3. Liquinn Suspended

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    I'm waiting for the next gen iPad (4th gen) to replace my iPad 1.

    Though I'm not sure what they can really do to the current third gen iPad apart from giving it better specs and the smaller dock connector. Hm.
     
  4. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a

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    I have exactly the same problem as you, plus some Apps would close themselves without me doing nothing (especially Safari) : it's starting to piss me off ... I'd never thought that Apple would let down the first customers of one of their best selling products.

    It is really deceiving ... I tried uninstalling as much Apps as possible and keep it clean, but it just won't work as when I bought it !
     
  5. stuaz macrumors 6502

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    Yeah my iPad 1 is showing its age. Thinking of getting the mini to replace it.

    Work have also promised me an iPad 3 so should be good! :D
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Have you rebooted the iPad recently? My first gen slows down sometimes too but a reboot usually clears it, at least for a while.
     
  7. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a

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    Tried that too, but it works only for a very little while ... I can understand the normal wearing effect of time, but Apps should always be working fine (slower maybe, but fine), while Safari is closing itself every two minutes !
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    That does seem excessive. Mine lasts about 2 or three days between crashes but I don't use it more than 2 or 3 hours a day.
     
  9. henriknorem macrumors member

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    Well, it's because it's old hardware running new apps made for much more powerful devices.
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    This is not my experience. The apps have not changed with time but they do become more unreliable and slower after prolonged usage. When I first upgraded to ios5, everything ran fairly smoothly for several months.
     
  11. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried a "Restore"?
     
  12. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a

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    What do you exactly mean by reboot and how you do it ? Maybe I miss something ...
     
  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Hold the power button down until the "swipe to turn off" slider appears. Swipe the slider. After the iPad powers down, press the power button again until the apple appears on the screen.
     
  14. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I usually do too ... so it's not my fault !
     
  15. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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    No that just how they are made. They don't cover slowness under warranty.
     
  16. apple_iBoy macrumors 6502a

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    Safari on my first gen iPad routinely crashes on certain websites. These tend to be sites that are very "busy" in terms of lots of content panes, video, etc. I'm convinced the original iPad just hits a wall with its available RAM and there's nothing that can really fix that.

    Other than designing websites better.

    Or buying a new iPad.
     
  17. Bez59 macrumors regular

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    Would going back to an earlier ios help?

    If its possible?
     
  18. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a

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    I can understand it to be slower, but I really thought crashes were reserved to Microsoft stuff ...
     
  19. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad 1 has gotten very slow too. I've restored it, closed running apps, and rebooted it. If I reboot it the iPad gets a little quicker for a few hours then slows right back down after I've used it for a while. The problem seems to be the current version of iOS 5 because the last one was much better. Is there any way to go back to the old version? Of course I did not save the necessary files on my computer to jump back a version but is there anywhere I can download an older image?

    I'm a little unhappy with Apple over this; 2 years old is not nearly old enough for a device to slow down like this. They should at least make older versions of the software available for people that don't spend $500 every year on a new device. It would be like if Microsoft forced you to upgrade an old XP laptop to Vista, took away your copy of XP, and wished you luck.
     
  20. CaneCollegeboy macrumors regular

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    I agree with what your saying but as rev A owner were screwed. Im debating either selling my ipad and getting the new retina one or just keeping it another year until it dies out and get the ipad 4. To add insult to injury the 3gs get ios6
     
  21. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    I've got an iPad 1 also and it is very, very slow also. But not slow enough yet to cause me to buy a new one. I will probably upgrade though when the next refresh comes out in the Spring.
     
  22. Porco macrumors 68030

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    Mine's ok for most things. I find browsing on Safari on it is much nicer if you turn Javascript off, though I realise that is a pain if you like a lot of sites that use it a lot. Most of the websites I visit on a regular basis don't need it, and when I do need it on it's only two gestures and a button tap away...
     
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    will Jailbreak help anything for iPad 1? Just wondering…. :apple:
     
  24. iCole macrumors regular

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    I would turn down most of the iCloud stuff and the things that are running in the background. Mine became slow too (but not unusable) so I just upgraded. It should've come with more RAM. 256mb was shortsighted.
     
  25. beauparc macrumors member

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    I have an original iPad, now on IOS 5.1.1

    It is used every day for reading newspapers, doing some work, surfing the web and playing games.

    It is as fast now as it has ever been. It has never crashed. No app has ever crashed.

    I shut down all running apps before going to bed each night and charge it. Once a month I reboot it.

    I am, I suppose, just lucky. There is not a snowball's chance in hell of me upgrading to either the new iPad or the (rumoured) iPad mini, because there is simply no reason to do so.

    Happy=me :):)
     

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