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Tips to speed up your sluggish iPad.
Tip 1: Delete Old Apps
We are all guilty of downloading apps that we never use. If you are prone to doing this, the first step to speeding up your iPad is to go through and delete the apps that you no longer use. Apps take up storage space and freeing up some space will help iOS operate more efficiently. To clarify, when we say delete them, we mean delete them. Don’t just close them out by double-tapping the home button and swiping up on all the apps you want to close.
Deleting your apps is as simple as holding down on an app until it starts to move around, then tapping on the x in the top of the icon. Another way — and perhaps the best option for those looking to delete multiple apps — is to go to the Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage and look for the items that are taking up the most space and removing them from your iPad. Cleaning up your iPad by getting rid of old apps can have a notable effect on the your iPad’s performance.
Tip 2: Restart Your iPad
We know, we know — it’s too simple. But believe it or not, many people don’t shut down their iPads that often unless their batteries go dead. Restarts are good for your tablet and will refresh the memory, enabling it to start from scratch.
To restart your iPad, hold down on the Sleep / Wake button until the control slider appears. Swi[ this to power down your iPad, give it a few seconds, then bring it back to life by waking it back up.
Tip 3: Stop Background App Refresh
Turning off features you can live without can help to speed up your tablet. This is especially true for those using older iPads. If you have your iPad set (or you have never turned off this setting) to refresh apps automatically, this can help speed things up. If this is left on, your iPad will always be working to check for app updates. If you have lots of apps, especially social media apps like Facebook, this will be a regular drain on your processing power. To turn this off, head over to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and set Background App Refresh to Off.
Tip 4: Get The Latest Version of iOS
There are some mixed reviews on how updating iOS can speed up your iPad. For instance, some updates introduce new features that make things more efficient while others can add features that will actually slow down older devices. So what should you do? Do some research and see what’s best for your specific version of iPad. To update your iPad, go to Tap Settings > General > Software Update and see if there's a new version of iOS available.
Tip 5: Clear Your Cache
Safari and Chrome are two apps where you might experience a slow down the most. If you notice this, it may be because of a full cache. Although clearing your cache may make things temporarily slower, once your the cache begins to fill up, your iPad will also speed up. To clear your cache Tap Settings > General > Clear History and Website Data. This will remove all of the cache information.
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