iPad is slower and laggy after updates??

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Pinger, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Pinger macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2010
    Not sure if I'm the only one experiencing this but it seems my iPad (1st gen.) gets slower and lags more and more with each iOS update... App crashing has also has become more frequent.. Really sucks, I imagine reason is each iOS update is designed for the ipad2 and iPhone 4 and not performance improvements for our iPads..
  2. Rowbear macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2010
    Gatineau, PQ, Canada
    Same for me (first gen. I-Pad 32gig Wi-Fi).

    Lots of crashes to desktop
  3. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
    My original iPad runs great. I had a minor issue with Safari crashing until I found if I cleared the Safari history several times a day it stopped crashing. IOS updates are not just designed for the iPad 2.
  4. xTRIGGER092x, Dec 12, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011

    xTRIGGER092x macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2011
    This is a pretty common issue with 1st-gen iPad users, but my 1st gen runs great on 5.0.1. I'd recommend disabling Spotlight, killing all the apps in your multitasking tray, doing a hard reset (hold down the sleep/lock + home button until you see the Apple logo at restart), organizing all of your apps into a few folders, and keeping the amount of content on your iPad to a minimum (a filled up storage device has a tendency to run slower than one that's got some room to breathe). You could also restore as new, but that's a more drastic solution.

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