I watched as she tried to load a map, and it took
f o r e v e r.
She did the housekeeping thing, and closed all the running apps. No difference. Sluggish, still.
So the next day she made an appointment with a Mac Genius.
They had the solution, and her iPad is speedy, once again.
What was the magic?
They told her to turn it off. Then on (of course :) ). Yes, that’s it.
Actually, the Genius suggested turning it off at least 3 times a week to improve and/or maintain the speed.
That was it. On and off. Remember this if your iPad gets sluggish (and iPhone, as well). It may not solve all your issues, but it can’t hurt.