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I get apps that work offline. However, on occasion the apps I download just don't work. When I start one up, it shows up with the start up screen. But then it goes straight back to the home screen.

I can fix this by deleting one app and installing it again. The only reason I have the Facebook app is to do this.However, I would like to know what's causing my apps not to work at times.

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My first suggestion would be to restore your firmware. –  demure May 26 '13 at 23:38
@demure when you say "restore your firmware" do you mean restoring the ipad to factory setting, how would that help? –  Memor-X May 26 '13 at 23:44
I mean: connect your ipad to computer -> go to itunes -> select ipad -> summery tab -> click "restore ipad". –  demure May 26 '13 at 23:52

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