Few things are as frustrating as waiting for a webpage to load while browsing on your iPad, especially if you use the iPad Pro 12.9, a beast of a machine. However, the irony is that the more time you browse, the slower and sluggish it will become. You might not notice this when you start using the device, but it will become more evident as time goes by.
So, what is the solution to this problem? The fastest – and easiest – way to fix this issue is to empty your iPad’s browser cache. How will this make a difference? A browser cache stores a little bit of information from every site you visit. This could be an image, video, or data sites need to display the web pages. In fact, the concept behind a cache is to improve access to data, or a website, if you need it again. It can easily take up to hundreds of megabytes of memory, making your iPad Pro 12.9 sluggish. Or you might have compatibility issues when loading a site that has been updated caused by an outdated cache. The iPad has two caches – one for its browser, Safari, and another for apps. Clearing the cache can quickly solve this problem – follow our step-by-step instructions.
1. Clearing Safari’s Cache
Find the Settings app on your iPad Pro 12.9 and tap Safari. Scroll down until you find the option Clear History And Website Data. Tap it and confirm the pop-up dialogue screen. Give it a moment, and your website cache is now history.
Remember that clearing Safari’s cache will log you out of all saved websites and wipe clean your browser history. You will start browsing afresh.
2. Clearing The iPad’s App Cache
Go to Settings and tap General. Scroll to the option iPad Storage and tap again. This button will open a side window that shows the amount of space taken up by the apps on your device. This process might take a few minutes until the iPad calculates the used and available memory.
You’ll quickly see how the space on your iPad is utilized. The iPad gives you a linear color-coded graph, from the highest space-hungry app to the lowest. The device also lists the apps, starting from the largest to the smallest. When you tap on the app, you can see how much it takes up in documents and data. So for example, the online messaging app WhatsApp might rank among the top because of the videos and photos it stores on the iPad.
You now have two options:
- Choose Delete App
This function deletes the app together with its data stored in the cache. You can download it again from the App Store. The Delete App is a good option for data-heavy apps that you can clear without worrying about their contents. And even if you paid for the app, you won’t need to pay again to reinstall it.
- Choose Offload App
Your app will be uninstalled, but the data will remain saved on the iPad. This setting is ideal for apps that require a high amount of storage but that you can install at a later date to recover the data.
Tips To Speed Up Your iPad 12.9 Pro
1. Check The WIFI connection
Sometimes the most overlooked solutions provide the answers to your problems. Check your internet or WIFI connection if a website takes a long to load. Moving to an area closer to the router might solve your issue of slow-loading pages. Or invest in a USB-C hub with a port for an ethernet cable, allowing you to connect directly to high-speed internet.
2. Delete Unused Apps
It’s not the first time you have downloaded an app to try it out, only to leave it running in the background. Or you still have apps that came with the iPad, such as Garage Band and Movies. Go through your apps and clear out those you don’t use anymore. Press and hold the app on the main screen until all the apps start vibrating. Then hit the minus button to delete it. If need be, you can always reinstall it. Once you delete those extra apps, restart the iPad to refresh its memory.
3. Upgrade To The Latest iOS Version
The latest iOS version can help your iPad Pro 12.9 get up to speed. Although iOS upgrades can slow down older devices, the iPad Pro 12.9 5th generation can take it. In addition, iOS 13 includes faster processing in its features. Check that you are up to date by going to Settings, tapping on General, and hitting Software Update.
4. Keep Your iPad Cool
Using the iPad for long periods when working or playing and all the apps running in the background can increase the device’s core temperature. Add this to the iPad Pro 12.9 has a powerful processor, and don’t be surprised if it slows down. Invest in a high-quality iPad case that has air vents that prevent overheating. The Zugu iPad Pro 12.9 case, for example, has a complete set of airflow vents at the back of the case, keeping your device cool at all times.