So, your iPad began to slow down. The problem is popular and I will try to explain the root causes of this phenomenon. For beginners it is certainly useful to read. I will also propose solutions that should contribute to the disappearance of the brakes and urises of the system.
When buying an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, it is understood that out of the box, iDevice (and any gadget) will work perfectly. This is actually what happens in the vast majority of cases. It is not in vain that Apple constantly boasts of satisfaction ratings.
Over time, the following things happen with devices. The user downloads applications (well, how can one do without them ?!), removes them, periodically puts system updates, once a year, globally updates to a new version of iOS. Someone jailbreak and then pamper themselves with tweaks. All this is slowly, imperceptibly affecting the system.
Moreover, the older the device, the more and more it begins to slow down. This is abnormal from the point of view of the consumer, but it is a given to be reckoned with. The oldest devices supporting the latest iOS 9 are iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 5. Take iPad 2 for example. At the time of its release, it had enough resources to deal with iOS 5. iOS 4, iOS 7 came out over 4 years, iOS 8, iOS 9 … The capabilities of the system grew, the functionality grew, and the iPad 2 both had an A5 processor and 512 megabytes of RAM, it still has. So the iPads and iPhones began to slow down and enrage their owners. You can not update, but then what to do with the fact that many applications are no longer slowly supporting older versions of iOS?! …
Brakes iPad. What to do?
I’ll start with the most effective and radical methods.
Golden Rule: If the system on the device frankly slows down, then the best thing you can do is to bring the gadget to the factory settings. There are two ways.
a) Reset settings. Settings->Basic>Reset.
Here you can first try Reset Network Settings. If it doesn’t help, then Reset All Settings. Reset. detailed instructions
b) A complete flashing of the device. Practice has shown that the best way. If he doesn’t help, then nothing will help …
A system with all these updates accumulates garbage. Despite the fact that some people sometimes claim that flashing is a waste of time, it has already been tested in practice (including personally): flashing from scratch to the latest iOS improves the health of iDevice. For example, I recently flashed my iPod Touch 5 on iOS 9.1 from scratch and it began to work much better and faster.
In both methods, do not forget to backup!
Next, I will write less radical methods that you can experience before flashing or resetting settings. Perhaps some of them will be the solution for you.
but) Do not laugh, but this is a banal reboot. Press HomePower and hold for a few seconds. iPad will turn off. Then turn it on. Saves only from some local failures …
b) Turn off the parallax effect and animation. I turn off even on powerful devices and it feels like the system works a little faster.
Settings->Basic>Universal access->Motion reduction. Turn on the switch.
I personally checked on the iPad 2 – working with the system becomes more pleasant.
at) Close all applications through multitasking (quickly press the Home button twice). He knew people who didn’t close them for six months and sincerely were surprised when they found out that applications can be closed. Maybe you are one of them?
d) Turn off automatic application updates. Settings->iTunes Store and App Store. Turn off automatic downloads. A trifle, but it will add a little performance.
There are currently no other really working ways to speed up the system.