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How to Resolve “Your Memory is Low” Error on the iPad

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The “Not enough memory” error on the iPad usually comes up when you are running a memory intensive application along with other apps in the background. This simply means that the iPad’s memory, not to be confused with storage memory is low. This can be remedied in two ways. You can reboot the iPad or you can close open applications running in the background. In this guide I will show you how to do both.

Software/Hardware used: iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.

Close Applications Running in the Background

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1. Press the Home button twice to view applications running in the background.

2. Press and hold down one of the apps that appears in the recently open list.

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3. This will cause the app icons to wiggle. Tap the small circle with the negative symbol to close the application. Repeat the process for other open applications.

When you try to launch the application you had trouble launching you should not receive a low memory warning, however if you still receive the message follow the instructions below.

Reboot the iPad

To reboot the iPad hold down the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons simultaneously until the iPad turns off. This is not the same as turning off the iPad by sliding the Power Off slider when you hold down the Sleep/Wake button.

This method will completely restart the iPad without any applications running.

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Originally posted Apr 01, 2011

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