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Any Apple product "Pros" available to help?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Disco Turtle, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Disco Turtle

    Disco Turtle Active Member

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    My mother recently came to me saying her iPad mini (I believe the first generation) is very, very slow. Web browsing is unresponsive, keyboard delays, etc. It previously was jailbroken, but I already wiped the iPad on 2 occasions. Even now, after a wipe, it's still acting clunky. An app shows the ram/CPU usages were nearly 70%+ (Resetting the ram lowered it, but didn't seem to be a permanent solution). I know it's an oldish tablet, but it shouldn't be this bad

    Any ideas?
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2017
  2. fireball916

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    Unfortunately it's probably due to older hardware showing it's age. The processor used in a 1st gen iPad Mini is the A5 which is the same processor as the iPhone 4S. The 4S was released in 2011-2012, so it's a solid 5+ year old processor. It also has a really low amount of ram with only half a gig (512MB). I own a iPod Touch 5th gen which also uses the A5 processor and 512MB of ram so I know perfectly well how sluggish these old devices can get. My only advice is to keep the storage as open as possible, especially if it's a 16GB storage iPad, and to try to keep as few apps going/open at the same time. Of course there's always the option to sell it and upgrade to a new iPad/Tablet lol.
     
  3. Jog

    Jog Active Member Community Supervisor

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    I happen to own a iPad Mini as well. Specifically one of the older ones (I think it's still on iOS 6 lol)

    Although it may not be as fast and as good quality as my iPhone 7 it is still a great tablet and since I try and keep my electronics in decent condition (rare exception of my new iPhone as I broke the sapphire glass on the rear lens whilst going to get a case lol).

    I think it may be time to upgrade for you. My iPad still works fine and I plan on using it as my Electronic Flight bag for when I start Aviation training as its in that good of condition. Good luck m8ty.
     
  4. Disco Turtle

    Disco Turtle Active Member

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    I'll have to recheck it. Thankfully she mostly uses it for facebook.

    Besides, conveniently my computer's GPU just died out of nowhere, so I don't have the best of luck with electronics :/