Every since three updates ago from the most recent IOS release my Ipad 3 (Version before Ipad Air) crashes on a regular basis and when using several different apps so it does not seem app specific. It seems to have started with the 8.x IOS update or the first 8.1.x update after 8 was released. The iPad is not and has never been jail broken.
It crashes and does a full reboot like I did a reset. So far I have tried turning on different features, even tried airplane mode and it did not help. I tried rebuilding it and restoring from backup at least once and it still does it. I tried doing a power off and back on and then do a reset and sometimes it will work ok a few hours and then it will start crashing again.
Usually if it operates fine and then crashes it will start to crash every 20 or 30 minutes while using different apps, some times it will go a day or two before crashing.
So far the only thing that seemed to help was letting the battery drain and then do a full charge but this last rash of crashes that did not help and it started crashing soon after.
Does anyone have any ideas of what might be the problem or what I can do to fix it? I have had it over a year so I am guessing Apple won't do anything about it if it is faulty hardware. If it is not under warranty I would be willing to replace hardware if I knew that would fix it and can order the part.
This whole thing is very disappointing. I have never had issues like this with any of my iphones, if I didn't already have a lot of apps I rely on and use with my phone I don't know if I would buy another iPad or not.