Answered iPad 4 freezing with some web forums ?

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    1. panman40

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      My trusty iPad 4 is now freezing up on some forums like home theatre or AVS, this is via safari, I have done a reset and backup and cleared the cookies etc to no avail,
      I'm on iOS 10.3.3 as I like my swipe to unlock feature.

      Any ideas ?,
       
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      Post #4 by stevelup, Oct 26, 2018 (1 points)
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      Welcome to the Apple way of doing things!

      If you have an old device, if you upgrade it to the latest iOS it gradually becomes so slow that you are forced to replace it. Or if you don't upgrade to the latest iOS you will find more and more things that will not work anymore.
       
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      Excellent... :rotfl:, when avforums goes the same way it's android for me then.
       
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      That might have been true in the past but not this time round. iOS 12 provides considerable performance improvements to older devices which now benchmark better than they did when they were new.

      The issue is that the iPad 4 is coming up to six years old and was discontinued over four years ago, and is not supported by iOS 12. Six years is an eternity in this game.

      Time for an upgrade - you'll be amazed at the difference in performance, size and weight. I'd be inclined towards a second hand Apple device rather than a new Android one. Anything from the Air 2 onwards is a good bet.
       
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      Interesting, I thought it would just keep working fine until the battery went, which is still very good seeing as I charge it most days due to use. I can't think why those 2 forums have started doing this...

      Where's the best place to look for a used iPad ?.
       
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      These very forums have classifieds, you will usually find some good ones here.
       
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      Website design used to be very lean. As people's connections and devices have got faster and faster, no-one cares about efficiency any more.

      Some websites load hundreds of kilobytes (sometimes even megabytes) of cruft or have stacks of javascript running on them which is completely unnecessary.

      I've just loaded up a single page of AVSforum's forum and 275 resources were downloaded which took 8.64 seconds. Not surprisingly it's the adverts that take the longest and cause the greatest number of hits. There are dozens of javascript errors as well, plus some attempts at cross-site scripting. It's a bit of a mess.

      All of which your (now rather elderly) iPad has to deal with every time you change pages or scroll.

      So in a sentence. Lazy web developers are ultimately to blame!
       
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      Funny isn't it, or not actually :mad:, turn off wifi, turn on wifi hotspot on my android phone (Vodafone 4G) ant tether my old iPad 4 and voila.. Perfect web surfing on those couple of forums ??.

      Is this really then down to EE my broad band provider?. I've had some issues in the past especially lag with my harmony hub/remote activities trying to respond. So maybe my old friend iPad 4 isn't dead yet ?.
       
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      Could be EEs dns. But in all honesty the iPad 4 is old.

      The latest iPad 2018 is around £300 new. Or you can pick up older air 2s for not very much.

      These days technology is disposable.
       
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      I've been looking at 64gb air 2's but nothing cheap so far. There doesn't seem to be any other choice than 32gb for the latest cheapest iPad.
       
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      There's a 128GB model at £409
       
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      There are new iPads released today, so best to wait.
       
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      I’d swap out EE’s DNS to Google’s ... 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 - firstly they’re easy to remember and secondly they’re reliable, my ISP here is Ireland had an outage a few weeks back and the first I heard of it was much later that day when friends were complaining about missing the rugby.
      I’d recommend updating it on the router if you can, but if you update it on the iPad you should know if it makes a difference pretty quick.
      If you don’t want Google’s there’s always OpenDNS, but I can’t remember what theirs is so. You’ll have to go hunting for that.

      I’d not at all sold on the obsolescence of Apple devices any more, i was annoyed back in the day when my iPad 1 didn’t go past iOS 5 (though Netflix still works), that said I just upgraded to iOS 12 on my 2013 iPad Mini 2 and all the apps still work on it ... by contrast I remember Google saying they’ll only guarantee 2 years of upgrades on their own Pixel phones which they manage everything for, and show me another 5 year old tablet on an officially supported latest OS.
       
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      Google DNS is a good idea if you want google to know about -every single thing- you do on your device, every app you use, every location you're at. Literally your entire online presence.

      I'd suggest 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 instead. Not only is it not google, it's faster anyway.

      OpenDNS is also a good choice, but I've found 1.1.1.1 to be more responsive.
       
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      Welcome to the world of Crapple
       
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      Eh? What on earth are you on about?
       

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