I can’t play Fortnite because of my iPad has only 1 GB of RAM.


RAM is hardware within your iPad that is soldered in place. It can not be upgraded.

The amount of RAM depends on your model of iPad. Newer iPads generally have more RAM.

RAM is part of the system on a chip and not replaceable separately even if you disassemble iPad.

Apple A7 APL0698 SoC
Within the A7 package we find SK Hynix H9CKNNN8KTARKR 1 GB LPDDR3 DRAM

Logic board in iPad mini 3

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    See this previous answer for list of the different iPads and the amount of RAM in each. You might consider getting a newer model if you want to plan Fortnite and other modern games. – fsb Mar 23 '18 at 12:02
  • And there is really no way of changing that amount? Like, with a soldering iron? – Peter A. Schneider Mar 23 '18 at 14:59
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    @Peter RAM is part of the SoC package so it can't be replaced separately even if you completely disassemble iPad, see edit – grg Mar 23 '18 at 15:06
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    That does leave the question of what'd happen if you desoldered the flash chip and replaced it with a larger model. Would it be possible to get IOS on the new chip and take advantage of the increased storage space, or would one or more anti-tampering measures provide an unbreachable roadblock? – Dan Neely Mar 23 '18 at 16:41
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    @PeterA.Schneider, furthermore, the scale of the parts on something as advanced as an iPad or cell phone means that soldering is done with a microscope. Very few people have the skill to attempt replacing simple parts like resistors and capacitors. Larger chips like RAM and processors have solder on the underside of the chip that you can't get to at all. – JPhi1618 Mar 23 '18 at 17:41

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