3 Quick Tricks to Speed Up Your iPad

January 11, 2016 Claude Cloutier



Free Up RAM

Ever felt your iPad is slowing down and becoming sluggish after a while of usage? iOS has and continues to do a pretty good job at automatically managing the memory packed into the devices it ships with, but like every software out there, there are those occasional hiccups. Restarting your phone might remove those kinks until next time.

Luckily there is a much quicker way of flushing your iPad’s RAM so you can jump back to business as usual.

Here's how to do it:

The process of freeing up RAM on iOS is different to soft and hard reboot, and is especially useful for older-generation iOS device with 1GB RAM or less running the latest versions of iOS.

Step 1: To begin, simply hold down the Power button on your iOS device till you see the familiar “slide to power off” message on the screen.

Step 2: Don’t cancel, and don’t slide the button to power the device off. When you see the “slide to power off” message on screen, while still holding down the Power button, now also hold down the Home button simultaneously for a few seconds until you see the screen flash and go back to Home screen.

That’s it! This cleared the RAM and you should gain speed. You will notice that all of your running apps are still there, however, if you try to switch to any of them, you will notice that they will reload. This is because the steps outlined above flushed all of your non-critical data from the RAM, giving you a clean and smooth environment to operate with.

While this trick may not be a complete substitute for the good old fashioned restart or hard-reboot, it could come in handy at times. That said, it is unlikely that owners of newer iOS devices such as iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro with 2GB RAM or more will likely ever need to go this route. But as mentioned above, on the older iPads, this could be very useful.

While in the clearing memory mood, you might want to clear your History and Website Data. This area of the memory adds up over time and can cause your iPad to slow down.

Go to Settings and scroll down until you see Safari
Tap on Safari and toward the end of that screen, Tap on "Clear History and Website Data".

You can then continue what you were doing as that section of memory is now free.

Reset AutoCorrect Settings

The AutoCorrect feature built into all of Apple’s iOS devices can be very useful, but sometimes AutoCorrect can learn bad habits, and begin AutoCorrecting things you never intended or "overthinking" and storing way too much information about your typing than you really need. Fortunately, it’s a pretty simple process to reset AutoCorrect and remove its learned habits.

Here's how it’s done:

Go to Settings >> General
Tap the Reset option
Tap Reset Keyboard Dictionary option, and then the Reset Dictionary option.

Just be careful not to Tap the "Reset All Settings" at the top. Just Tap on Reset Keyword Dictionary.

That’s it! You’re done! Now your iPad can learn those bad habits all over again!

Closing apps on iPad

Push the home button twice and it will display all your apps currently running. From these apps you can find those which you want to close by sliding from left to right or right to left. When you find application you want to close just move that app icon towards the top and it will disappear.

This will give back the iPad some more memory to use in a more useful way than just wait for you to come back to that App which you haven't used for weeks.



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