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While surfing the web, iPad went black

By learninmypc
Feb 16, 2015
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  1. Battery level was at about 37% when I was checking on something online when suddenly my iPad screen went black for probably 30 seconds & then the apple icon showed up but still black, shortly after that the desktop appeared & its been fine since.
    Thinking it was due to low battery, It's been recharging sine. Am just curious if my assumption is correct or ??? :)
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    It just crashed.. Essentially the same as a BSOD on Windows. If it keeps happening then its worth exploring more, I wouldn't worry about it at this point.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    Thank you. :)
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    @SNGX1275 , it has happened again. I was watching the local news when I went to check my email & as I started reading it, the screen went black except the apple icon & moments later it returned to the desktop.
    I just now backed it up so what might you suggest?
     
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

    If you're using the default browser, Safari, have you tried a different one? Chrome is available for iPad, no Firefox yet, but Mozilla is working on it.

    On my Android phone, there were times when one specific site would crash one browser, but worked fine w/ a different one.
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    That is still a 'ok' frequency if it lasts 2 weeks between an app crash. Its not ideal either of course.

    Do you ever completely close an app? This can be done by double pressing the 'home' button. It will bring up everything that is opened at the bottom of the screen. Touch and hold on one you want to close, and they will all shake and have a red minus sign on them, touch to close. When you've closed everything you don't want open, single press the home button again.
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    Yes, I do have & use Chrome & I think I was using it at the time but not sure.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    Yes, I've been in the habit recently of closing apps after every use.I was told double tapping the home button & then once it (they) show up, slide them up so they're closed.I thought tapping the x was deleting them?
     
  9. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,234   +201

    You are doing things correctly.
     
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  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    Hard power off, wait and the PON again. That's a device reboot :)
     
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    You may be right now with new iOS. I'm going off of iOS 6 on my old iPod Touch (4th gen). There is a minus sign on mine since you can't swipe them up. You are correct that x does delete them, but that wouldn't happen on mine. That is neither here nor there though, I just was unaware (or forgot) until just now that iOS 7 and up changed it.
     
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  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    Can you tell me how to do that in easier to understand words? :)
     
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    Hold the lock button for a few seconds, something will show up on screen if you want to reboot or turn off. Select turn off. Let it turn off, then start it back up with that same button (unless this is also something different from iOS 6..).
     
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    Ok, mine says to power off, slide to the right. I've done that a few times since I got it in January.
     

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