5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2013 12:02 PM by johng1
uns_uwe Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, my iPad is getting slower and slower. The drive is quite full and I have also some more apps installed (70). Is there something I can do to make it faster again? I tried to defrag under Windows 7 but can't find the iPad drive in the Win Explorer. Or is there a program in Mac OSX I can use for? Looking forward to some ideas.

iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Win 7 also installed on my Mac
  • lllaass Level 10 (171,875 points)
    What do you mean by slow? Slow opening app? Slow surfing? Have you tried resetting your iPad?
    reset iPad. Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the
    Home button for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
  • celliott147 Level 4 (1,295 points)
    no need to defrag an iPad... or run anti spyware... or anti-virus... it is not a PC... it is more like an iPhone in this regard... hard resetting should fix your problem.
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (102,820 points)
    HI and welcome...

    The drive is quite full

    The magic words. Delete some apps and or music or video from the iPad the next time you sync using iTunes so that frees up some storage space.

    Then restart your iPad. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears. Slide your finger across the slider to turn off iPad. To turn iPad back on, press and hold the Sleep/Wake until the Apple logo appears.

  • Flitter2009 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've recently had this too, it turned out that adding an Exchange account on push seemed to be killing the performance of the machine (I don' t know what in it was doing it) but once I switched it to fetch things sped up.


    Anecdotal I know, but might be useful to someone.

  • johng1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My ipad3 was running slow, very slooooow. My ipad could not even open a web page. Battery power just zapped, etc. I tried al the suggestions here. These suggestions I try as a first check to see if that helps. No luck though. The strange think that does not make since to me is at the problem ended up be the Ap Spotify latest update. For some strange reason even though I am not using his app my system was running slow as soon as I deleted this app everything is running fast now.

    Any thoughts on why this would be the case?


    John Gerard