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Why does my iPad keep closing safari?

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Nov 22, 2012 3:56 PM

For the past several months, my iPad continuously closes out of Safari and/or apps that I am using.   It happens often enough to be very annoying, especially when I am in the middle of something.


I've tried resetting/rebooting but nothing helps.  Any suggestions?

iPad, iOS 5.1.1
  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,805 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to Sexy Kitty)

    Restore from backup using iTunes, if no joy, restore as new without the backup.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,695 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 4:32 PM (in response to Sexy Kitty)

    You are using the original iPad and running iOS 5.1.1. IMO - iOS 5.1.1 really stretched the limits of the original iPad's processor. You are resetting and rebooting so there isn't much else to try other than to keep apps in the recents tray to a minimum, and clear Safari on occasion.


    Start by quitting all apps, clear Safari and then reboot the iPad. See if that helps at all.


    Go to the home screen first by tapping the home button. Double tap the home button and the task bar will appear with all of your recent/open apps displayed at the bottom. Tap and hold down on any app icon until it begins to wiggle. Tap the minus sign in the upper left corner of the app that you want to close. Tap the home button or anywhere above the task bar. er appears and then slide to shut off. To power up hold the sleep button until the Apple logo appears and let go of the button.


    Go to Settings>Safari>Clear History, Cookies and Data. Reboot the iPad. Reboot the iPad by holding down on the sleep and home buttons at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until the Apple Logo appears - ignore the red slider - let go of the buttons.

  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (58,605 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 4:40 PM (in response to Sexy Kitty)

    1. Close all inactive apps in the Task Bar. Double-click the Home button and hold apps down for a second or two and tap the minus sign to close app.


    2. Try a reset. Hold the Sleep and Home button down for about 10 seconds until you see the Apple Logo


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