If you’re experiencing a slow iPad, the solution might be as simple as optimizing your device. Here’s how to fix a sluggish iPad by clearing up storage space, closing apps that are running in the background, and updating your iOS.
The first step to troubleshooting your slow iPad is to make sure that your internet connection is working. You can do this by checking the status of your Wi-Fi connection, and ensuring that it’s strong enough to support your iPad. If that’s not the issue, try turning off cellular data and connecting via Wi-Fi only for a short time. If this resolves the issue, then you’ll need to call up Apple Support and ask them how much they charge for their services (this could be expensive).
- Close unused apps.
When you use an app, it runs in the background and takes up memory. So if you’re not using an app, quit it. For example, if you’re writing a long email on your iPad but then realize that you need to do something else for a minute, don’t just switch over to another app—close out of the message-writing program first before opening a new one.
- Delete unused apps or install them again from the App Store if they are already downloaded and installed on your iPad but are no longer being used by anyone in your household (this will free up space on your iPad).
- Check whether any hidden apps are running; these include apps such as Newsstand that may not appear when swiped from one end of the Home screen to another because they aren’t visible unless opened by tapping on them (tap Apps > All Apps). If there are any such apps running in this manner, uninstall them (see below).
The first step to speeding up your iPad is to delete apps you don’t use. Don’t worry, you won’t lose any data if you do this—you can always redownload them later if you decide they’re important enough to keep around. If an app is taking up unnecessary space, it’s probably because it hasn’t been updated in a while and contains old code that’s no longer running smoothly on your device. You can check which apps need updating by going into the settings menu, then selecting General and Software Update.
If there are any apps that haven’t been updated in a while (or ever), get rid of them! The fewer resources your devices are using at once, the more likely they’ll be able to run smoothly without slowing down or crashing out altogether.
This is also true for services like social media sites that require constant data usage: they can eat away at your limited memory until everything else starts working slower than usual because there isn’t enough room left over for other programs or files needed by applications like photos taken with front-facing cameras (which use lots of RAM).
You may not know much about those types of things yet; but soon enough we’ll talk about how deleting unnecessary files helps us understand how computers work better than just leaving everything alone could ever do (and why).
If you’ve already tried the above steps, it’s time to clear up some space on your device. First, delete any apps that you don’t use anymore. Next, check for photo and video files that can be safely removed (or imported into an online cloud storage service). Finally, empty out your music library by deleting songs that aren’t particularly special or important to you; this will also make room for new content when playing over AirPlay!
To clean up email accounts:
- Delete the ones you don’t use anymore
- Remove email addresses from those remaining in case they’re slowing down mail delivery time