Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 5:38 PM (in response to stchs1)
1. Lower brightness
2. Turn off WiFi when not using
3. Turn off 3G when not using
4. Turn off Bluetooth when not using
5. Minimize use of Location Service; you can turn it off for certain apps
6. Turn off push notification (Major)
7. Fetch new data less frequently or manually
8. Turn off push mail (Major)
9. Auto-check fewer mail account
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 5:41 PM (in response to stchs1)
A bit more info on how to turn off certain function.
Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Push>OFF
Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Fetch New Data>Off
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 5:47 PM (in response to stchs1)
Is your iPad jailbroken?
Unauthorized modification of iOS can cause security vulnerabilities, instability, shortened battery life, and other issues
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 5:54 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
My iPad is not jailbroken
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to stchs1)
The first step to take when any iOS device is acting up is to Reset it. I have seen excess battery drain ocasionally on every iOS device I've owned since my 1G touch. I would not consider it a major bug but something that happens on some devices occasionally. An app or process starts to misbehave pushing the processor to run harder consuming more battery power. The same happens on computers where they start to run slugish when a runaway process pushes the cpu to 100%. Just like restarting a PC Resetting the iOS device can clear out a misbehaving process.
The most reliable steps I found to Restore:
From the Home screen double tap the Home button to view the multitasking bar at the bottom. Tap and hold an app at the bottom till the icons wiggle with the minus button visible. Tap the button to close all apps then tap the Home button to get back to the Home page. Press and hold the Sleep button till you see the Slide to power off message and power it off. Once powered down completely press and hold the sleep button till the Apple icon appears.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 7:30 PM (in response to stchs1)
Same here. I have an ipad 1 and worked fine under ios 4. The problem is since i upgraded to ios 5 the ipad has become soooooo slow and apps crash all the time. I am browsing the web and listerning to some music, boem safari quits. Not enough resources, but explain me how this was possible under ios 4 but not under ios 5. I know ios 5 has more features, but this should not be at the cost of instabilty or unusabilty. Thus this leads me to conclude that ios 5 is a piece of sh*t that works well on my iphone but apple forgot to test it on a legacy device like the ipad1. So apple either give me a way to easily downgrade or expect a class action lawsuit just as with the iphone 3g that became unusable with ios4(i think). Don't get me wrong, i love apple products, but apple needs to step up it's legacy device support. I have an iphone 4s now for two years and am terribly afraid of updating to any new software as this point. And for crying out loud, i can run lion on a 6 year old laptop but god forbid i can use ios5 on a (when i upgraded) 3 year old device.