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How To Optimize And Speed Up An iPad

iPad is currently one of the best and reliable tablets in the market. The device is known for its performance and battery backup — thanks to iOS, now iPadOS.

But like all other devices, if you are using one of the old generations of iPad, then it’s sure you are not getting the same computing experience and performance. Once smoothly runned device now becomes laggy, and occasionally temperature rises suspiciously. This type of performance drop indicates that you may have to think about changing your iPad for a new one.

Sometimes optimizing your iPad and tweaking some settings is enough to speed up your iPad to an extent.

Restart After Heavy Process

It’s obvious, most of the time, we didn’t or forget to reboot our iPad for days or even months, which results in ultimately occupying memory capacity in a useless way with some unwanted tasks or background processes. 

So always reboot your device once a week at least. Especially if you are using an iPad for demanding apps or games, try to restart the device frequently after each session to regain and improve the device performance.

Choose Right Apps

Do not overload the iPad with unwanted apps. Always look for apps with less background process — like always avoid apps with ads. Sometimes we accidentally download apps that bombard ads as endless online pop-ups. Sometimes, we are forced to install such apps as it delivers some important and useful information we needed. In that case, use a lightweight ad blocker like AdLock for Ipad to block ads and optimize iPad by controlling useless background process.

Be Up To Date With Updates 

Always check for app updates in AppStore and, most importantly, iPadOS updates in the main settings. Keeping the operating system, iPadOS updated is one of the best recommendations to improve device performance. Along with performance, keeping the device updated will help you protected from the latest hacker attacks, malware, and virus.

No Back Case, Less Temperature

Tablets do not usually have fans, so they dissipate heat thanks to their metal casings through a grill that is usually located at the back or on the side. Most of the back cases respect this grid, but there are some models made of leather or synthetic fiber that does not allow the heat generated by the iPad to dissipate well. If the tablet does not cool down, the processor detects excess heat and runs at a slower speed. As a consequence, the iPad runs slower.

Check that the case you use allows heat dissipation well and that the iPad does not get too hot. Try using the iPad for a few days without a cover. And see how different is the performance with and without a cover.

Free Up iPad Space

As we mentioned above, try to install the apps that you need. It is common, sometimes we install apps and forget to remove them after use. This way, unknowingly, iPad storage accumulates junk files from these apps. Always remember filling iPad storage to threshold causes the device to slow down. So delete what you do not use permanently, and avoid accumulating “junk.”

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how well you take care of your iPad; it loses its performance over time — especially if you use them very regularly. According to Apple, their devices have a minimum duration of three years. If you don’t know, back in 2017, Apple has accused of deliberately slowing down older iOS devices without making it clear to consumers and has fined 25 million euros.

Rakesh Babu
Rakesh Babu
Rakesh Babu is a business analyst with a focus on startups. With an MBA and years of experience, he's a go-to source for insights on entrepreneurship. Beyond the business world, Rakesh is a chess aficionado and an amateur astronomer, always curious and seeking new patterns – whether in the stars or the stock market.

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