11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2013 8:12 AM by Alqasrani
Josh2011read Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I want to know why my iPad 1 keeps crashing after so long on an app, it seems to be on the majority of my apps that I have on here, just wondering what it could be, is it a internal fault or is it a app thats causing the problem.

If anyone can help me on this would be appreciated greatly!!

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (85,655 points)

    I'm not sure this will be the fix for this issue, but try downloading another app - any free app will do.


    If your apps are crashing after a period of use, and not right away when you launch them, try resetting your iPad by holding down on the sleep and home buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears  - ignore the red slider.


    Sometimes - quitting apps helps as well. Go to the home screen first by tapping the home button. Quit/close open apps by e tapping the home button and the task bar will appear with all of you 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 to close the apps. Restart the iPad. Restart the iPad by holding down on the sleep button until the red slider 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.

  • Josh2011read Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok, so if I reset my iPad by holding the two buttons will this erase all my data off and apps? or keep them on, cause I dont want them to go off...help please! (:

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (85,655 points)

    No content will be lost. This is like rebooting your computer. I do it as needed and have never lost anything.


    It may resolve the issue, but Its worth a try for the apps that are crashing.

  • Josh2011read Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you! It has worked hasn't crashed at all (:

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (85,655 points)

    If the crashes come back, try quitting apps as well. Good luck, glad its working.

  • JacquesL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    I installed iOS 5 on my iPad 1 when it came out in October 2011. Everything worked fine. Sometimes around the beginning of January, apps began to crash. First it was a few a week, but by the eginning of February, most of them would crash after running for a few minutes. Many would not restart untill I did a full reboot. My iPad became essentially useless.


    After fighting this problem for almost two weeks, reading as many forums as possible, I did many things that DID NOT solve the problem. Here they are in the order I tried them.

    1. Removed all working programs and rebooting the iPad - no effect
    2. Removed over 50 apps (from 200) that I was not really using - no effect
    3. Restored network setting via setttings - no effect
    4. Restored all settings via settings. This re-installed everything via iCloud - no effect
    5. Connected my iPad to my computer and did a restore and used a previous backup - no effect

    Then, I remembered that other people were having problem with iCloud and that I had added services to iCloud around the beginning of the year. So I

    1. Went into settings >> iCloud and disabled every iCloud service except the Find my iPad service. I rebooted my iPad and I have been crash free for three days.


    So the problem IS iCloud.


    Apple knows that there are other problems with iCloud and plans to fix it in the next release 5.0.2. In the meantime, try my solution and report to this forum if it works for you too.

  • JacquesL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you update to iOS 5.1 and re-activate your iCloud services. Please let us know if your apps are still crashing.

  • israelrp75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem after upgrade to iOS 5.1 with iCloud activaded, my iPad keeps crashing.

  • SamHMC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you - this worked straightway !!

  • gwph Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    THanks this worked right away

  • Alqasrani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much Jacques for help it work really fast the iPad to!