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There are a few things that you can do to improve the performance of the iPad. This is especially important with older models. A few of these are "set it and forget it". Others are things to do regularly.

Check 1-2 times per month (or when iPad is slow or 'glitchy'):

  • Open Safari and be sure there are no more than 5 tabs.
  • Close Apps running in the background by double tapping the home button and swiping up the Apps you are not actively using.
  • Delete non-school Apps, files, music, photos or videos that you no longer use.
  • Be sure you have updated to the latest iOS. Settings > General > Software Update.

Set it and forget it:

  • Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and turn it ON.
  • Settings > General > Accessibility > Increase Contrast > Reduce Transparency > ON.
  • Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock and select 2, 5, 10 or 15 minutes. DO NOT select Never as that will drain your battery very quickly.
  • Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turn it OFF for all Apps.
  • Settings > Bluetooth and turn it OFF (if you are not using a keyboard).


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