Four tips to speed up your iPad

By | September 17, 2017

If your iPad is running a bit slowly, use our four quick tips to free up the memory and work faster.

If you’ve had an iPad for a while, you’ll notice that it’s not as fast as when you first bought it. Web pages may take longer to load and applications may be a little slower to open or respond to your assignments.

The bad news is that this type of experience is almost unavoidable: the technology involved with tablet computers and the software that is running is moving forward very fast these days.

As programs or websites become more advanced, older tablets – even those that are new to a year or two – can soon become obsolete and can meet ever-increasing demands.
But there’s good news: instead of buying a newer model, there are a few steps you can take to speed up the performance of the old iPad.

  1. Keep your operating software up-to-date
    Every few months Apple will release an update to their iPad operating system (called iOS followed by a number – at the time of writing is the latest version iOS 9.1).
    Performing the latest operating software keeps your iPad’s security features up-to-date and means you’re better able to handle more advanced applications and websites.
    To check if your iPad needs an update, find the “Settings” menu “General” and then “Software update.”

 

  1. Release the storage
    If you have many apps, photos, videos and music on your iPad, performance can be affected.
    In the Settings menu, look for ‘General’ and then ‘Storage and use of iCloud’. Under the “Storage” heading, you should see how much tablet memory you are using and how much it’s left.

If you are empty, select “Manage storage” to see which criminals are: consider copying images to your home computer (which probably has a lot more memory) or removing applications that you do not use. Weather free of charge.

  1. Clear Web History
    If you become online, you have become difficult. You can speed it up: If you’re using the default Safari browser, go to Settings and scroll down to find Safari.
    At the bottom of the menu to the right is ‘Delete history’ and ‘Website data’. But keep in mind that in addition to deleting a record of the sites you’ve visited; it will delete the saved login or password data, so you’ll need to type them again.
  2. Say no for notifications
    Some applications are regularly connected to see if they need updates or if they have some new information, such as social media updates or news releases.
    There are two ways to limit this: from Settings, choose General, and then Update wallpaper application.

 

You can then choose to block this for all or just a few applications.

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