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In rare instances, an iPad application may crash due to memory shortage. This most commonly occurs on older devices with less available RAM.

If you experience apps crashing on your iPad, the device may be using all of its available memory. This can often be fixed by turning off certain features that use large amounts of RAM:

  • iCloud
  • Notifications
  • iMessages
  • Multitasking Gestures
  • Spotlight Indexing

Disabling some or all of these features will reduce the number of sudden app crashes you may experience. To turn off these features, follow the instructions below on your iPad.

iCloud

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select iCloud
  3. Turn off each option

Notifications

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Notifications
  3. Turn notifications off for each app individually

iMessages

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Messages
  3. Turn off iMessages

Multitasking Gestures

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select General
  3. Select Multitasking Gestures
  4. Turn off Multitasking gestures

Spotlight Indexing

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select General
  3. Select Spotlight Search
  4. Uncheck Spotlight Search

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