4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2011 2:19 PM by Mousecook
Lynda Cook Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

My iPad has started spontaneously shutting down Apps, with no action from me. I try to make sue I don't have too many Apps opened that are not in use, so I don't think it's a memory issue. Sometimes it actually causes a restart, but not always. Anyone else experiencing similar actions?


iPad, iOS 4.3.2, 3G
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,560 points)

    Hi,

     

    Restore your iPad but not from a backup as you may re introduce the problem all over again.

     

    Instructions here.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1414

     

    You may want to sync maybe 5 apps at a time after the restore, then test the iPad. Might be one app that's the culprit.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Carolyn 

  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)

    Try to notice if it's a specific app doing this or just random.

     

    If random, try restarting the ipad after you stop all apps.

     

    If a specific app, try deleting and then reinstalling the app. You will lose that app's data, though, so sync the data first before deleting.

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (80,150 points)

    It happens to me from time to time and IMO it is a result of memory issues. I reboot my iPad every couple of days on average. I think that just by restarting the device on ocassion you help clear the memory and it seems to keep my iPad from "crashing" often. When you reboot, you are merely resetting the device and again ... IMO ... it's not a bad habit to get into with the iPad.

     

    This is my simple solution. You may have apps or corrupt data that could be causing problems as well. But a restart can't hurt and I think it's a good practice to maintain. I'm sure there are those who will disagree!!

  • Mousecook Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for all the replies.  I'm going to try the reboot first, and if I still get the problem, I'll note the Apps involved and if necessary do a restore.