iPad's camera hangs

The newest iPad Air is blessed with the stunning Retina display that secures 326 ppi pixel density, which is the source not only for sharp and crispy shots and movies taken with its build-in cameras but also annoying hanging of those apps involved into shooting . Even native Camera app may hang during exposure. In rare cases this is hardware issue but more often than not it is caused by drained RAM implemented on iPad Air / Retina iPad mini as well as on Apple tablet of older gens i.e. / iPad 4 / iPad 3 / iPad 2 . To avoid problem with camera hung on your iconic tablet follow the simple sequence before launching any app that involves its build-in cameras:

  • iOS < 7.0
    1. Use four-fingers gesture(or double press Home button / double tap virtual Home button) to reveal multitasking bar.
    2. Tap and hold for a while any icon on multitasking bar until all icons on it start jiggling.
    3. Tap one by one minus signs on all wiggling icons.
    4. After all jiggling icons will disappear from multitasking bar tap empty space outside.
    5. Restart your iPad by turning it OFF then (in 30 seconds) ON.

  • For tablets running iOS 7 or greater (note, the newest iPad Air / Retina iPad mini comes with iOS 7.0.3 out of box):
    1. Double-tap the home button to bring up the multitasking window holding cards relevant to running apps.
    2. Place your fingers on apps' cards you see.
    3. Simultaneously swipe up those cards. Empty multitasking window by doing this for all cards in it. This will release the memory from relevant apps in background but keep them in store on your iPad.

These sequences will maximize the free memory on Apple tablet and cleans up the junks left in resident memory from poorly written apps. If your camera on iPad hangs:
    1. Follow above sequences.
    2. If that doesn’t help do a hard reset.
    3. If no progress apply for replacement.

Fiddling with tablet may encourage you to unveil 50+ secrets that can help you maintain iPad.