If you’ve got an iPad you probably already know that the internet can be a little shoddy from time to time. However, if you take good care of your iPad you can take a few steps to make sure it can perform as well as possible and stop lag etc. Of course for many iPad users Wi-Fi will be the biggest grievance – as it can give you very poor signal or just not be there. However, there are still steps you can take to improve performance and many of us are now paying for broadband on our iPad’s anyway. With that in mind I thought I’d look at some ways to speed up your iPad’s internet.
Update your firmware
Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, you should make sure you are running the latest iPad firmware and that you have updated fully. You can do this by checking online or by accessing your control panel. Updating your firmware ensures that you have the most up to date software, that you can avoid any potential security risks and that your OS will run smoothly and efficiently. So update before doing anything else.
Create some space
If you have used up most of the memory on your iPad then the chances are that your iPad itself is sluggish and your internet will be as well. This is because the iPad has too much data and software to deal with so becomes unresponsive. Start by deleting unnecessary files and apps in order to free up more space and then see if this improves your internet connection speed.
As well as removing Apps you can also disable apps and stop them constantly connecting to the internet. This frees up memory and will free up bandwidth so it should improve your internet speed. If you disable all apps that you don’t need connected to the internet you can free up a lot of space quickly.
At the same time as disabling apps you will see options to disable processes. These are using up your speed and you should close any that you don’t need.
Clear your cache
Every time you visit web pages a cache file is create with your history and data. You can clear your browser cache quickly just by going to your settings, choosing Safari and then on the left hand side you will find the option to clear cache. At the same time remove your history and cookies to free up a little more space on your iPad.
Reset your network configuration
If none of these techniques help improve your internet speed for your tablet then you may need to reset your network configuration to restore default settings and retrieve the connection. You can do this safely and easily by going to settings, then clicking general, then selecting reset followed by reset network settings. Doing this should reset your connection and let you have a better internet connection. If none of these steps work then you either have poor internet signal or there is a problem with your iPad itself and it will need replacing.