First force close iPad Mini

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So I just experienced my first force close on my iPad Mini. I just got the iPad on Christmas, I was playing a game last night and the app just force closed on me. Is it something to worry about? Is it a device malfunction or the app itself?
 

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It's the app itself. No worries. If it keeps happening check reviews out and see if others having same issue.
 

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Just the one, Fieldrunners 2 HD. None of my other apps have force closed. Interesting thought, when I looked at the diagnostics and usage it also lists Fruit Ninja as crashed. Not sure what that is about, I do not recall Fruit Ninja crashing on me.
 

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maybe send something to the dev if it continues to happen to bring it to their attention so they can work to fix it if it continues to happen
 

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I get them quite frequently on my iPhone 5. More than I did on my s3 and everyone said apps worked so much better on IOS hahah
 

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Okay so I was on Facebook just a few minutes ago and safari closed on me. My original iPad did that quite often but it was 2 years old so it was sort of expected. Why would safari force close on me? Too much data to process? Any help/insight is much appreciated. I really don't want to have to replace this iPad. It would be such a hassle.
 

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It is likely it has something to do with the lack of sufficient RAM. As I'm sure you know, the iPad Mini only has 512 MB of RAM, which isn't a heck of a lot. If this crashing is happening across multiple apps, it is almost certainly due to a lack of RAM.

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Well, you can't do anything about the lack of RAM. It's nothing to worry about, so long as you manage your running apps more efficiently. You'll have to keep track of this more, because of the matter of the RAM.

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Well, you can't do anything about the lack of RAM. It's nothing to worry about, so long as you manage your running apps more efficiently. You'll have to keep track of this more, because of the matter of the RAM.

Sent from my Nexus 7 running Android 4.2.1 using Tapatalk 2

I have to do this on my iPad 1, It's one of the reasons I'm struggling with the decision to get a mini or not.


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How do I manage my running apps more efficiently? Do you mean like going into the app switcher and holding the icons and tapping the red minus button? I didn't think those apps were still open, I thought iOS managed them without us having to.
 

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How do I manage my running apps more efficiently? Do you mean like going into the app switcher and holding the icons and tapping the red minus button?

That's exactly what you have to do. Stop the more intensive games/apps when not using them, as they use a lot of RAM.

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First and Formost.. The Mini having 512 Megs of Ram is NOT your issue.. So stop listening to that..

iOS6 does an excellent job of managing Ram I can have a dozen apps open ( including HD games ) and there is not an issue.. Has you unit updated to 6.0.2 ? If so, you may just have a faulty unit.. If you have the ability to exchange unit you may want to consider doing that.. another option would be, delete and re-download those apps that are causing the F-Closes.. I have a Black 16g and it has not had a single hiccup period.
 
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First and Formost.. The Mini having 512 Megs of Ram is NOT your issue.. So stop listening to that..

iOS6 does an excellent job of managing Ram I can have a dozen apps open ( including HD games ) and there is not an issue.. Has you unit updated to 6.0.2 ? If so, you may just have a faulty unit.. If you have the ability to exchange unit you may want to consider doing that.. another option would be do delete and re-download those apps that are causing the F-Closes.. I have a Black 16g and it has not had a single hiccup period.

I wasn't 100% sure, so if you say so then that's cool. However, the 6.0.2 update only fixes Wi-Fi issues ( http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1621) so I can't see what good that would do.

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The apps in question are a game and then safari, it only happened once with safari and twice with the game. Not sure what to do.
 
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Okay so I just had another force close with Safari. It has only happened when I am using Facebook in Safari. What could be the issue and what should I do?
 

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A suggestion i have for you is to 1) go into the settings/.safari and clear history/cache etc. then 2) settings/safari/advanced/website data - go into there and clear that out as well. 3) and then maybe do a reboot (hold home button and sleep button together till you see the white apple- then let go) I have an iPad 1st gen, and sometimes when theres alot of things to load with pics, it'll close on me. I do what i suggested to you, and that seems to clear it up.
 

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