I have to admit, I’ve been pretty vocal in my irritation with Apple recently. After updating my iPad to iOS 5, I converted my previously bulletproof tablet to a hunk of junk that crashed almost every time I loaded up Mail, Safari, StumbleUpon and EverNote. At first, I thought it was the Cloud services introduced in iOS 5, and turning off the services seemed to help at first. After some further testing, however, the crashes continued to manifest themselves, just not as frequently.
Basically, everything I loved about my iPad had crashed and burned…and my faith in Apple was shaken.
In case you haven’t been following along, here are the links to the articles:
- iOS5 Cloud Services Causing Crashes On iPad 1 – Not Resolved
- Should I Upgrade My iPad To iOS 5? For Now….No!
- Apple Support Discussions – Online Community Management Gone Bad
Here’s the good news, though. I just updated my iPad to iOS 5.0.1 and initial testing shows FEWER CRASHES! I’ve been playing with it now for about an hour, opening and closing, stumbling and browsing, and I’ve only experienced 2 crashes. Previously, in an hour of using the device, it would crash ever 5-10 minutes. Obviously, the issue isn’t completely resolved, but at least it’s made my tablet more usable.
So, for anyone who has been experiencing crashes on either the iPad 1 or 2 after the iOS 5 update, give the iOS 5.0.1 update. Since you no longer need to connect to a computer, you can update anywhere you have WiFi or 3G. Just go to Settings > General > Software Update and walk through the steps to perform the upgrade.
Good luck and let us know if this resolved your crashing issues.