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I have my iPad since May 2010. It has been a pleasure and it goes with me every were. Lately though this strange thing happens. Say I am looking at UTube clips on Facebook then suddenly after a few seconds the screen goes back to the main screen with all the apps. Is it breaking down? Have any of you had this happen?
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Yes that happens to me too. I just power it off when it does, and that seems to fix it for a couple of days, till it does it again. Never used to do it before updating to IOS5, I have a feeling it's a lack of RAM, but I could be wrong.

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Yes that happens to me too. I just power it off when it does, and that seems to fix it for a couple of days, till it does it again. Never used to do it before updating to IOS5, I have a feeling it's a lack of RAM, but I could be wrong.
Thank you for your quick reply. You are probably right about the ram. I hope iPad 3 will have more ram.
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Yes, powering the device completely off will likely fix that, but as Chuckoir says it may happen again due to the low RAM of the original iPad.
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I can attest to the RAM problem, I show the free RAM in the menubar on my Jailbroken iPod.
The RAM will slowly count down the longer I use the iPod (Presumably because all the applications are still open in the app switcher). Then once I have about 20 MB left the iPod promptly crashes.

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However, in my experience with the free RAM counter I can tell you it keep my apps from crashing as often if I quit them completely since I have more available free RAM.

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Thank you all for your reply.
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I have the same issue with my iPod touch because of the lack of ram. I have no issues on my iPhone 4 or iPad 2. i hope they have an update to fix it sometime.
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