I have an iPad 2 running iOS 9.3. I have many files on Pages app. The app locks up and will not fully load all the files. If I delete and reinstall will I lose my files?

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    Can you check and edit your post to see precisely where your pages files are stored or is this something you can't check since launching the app fails? Also - be sure to power off the device one time and try connecting to make a good backup before you take any action other than restarting.
    – bmike
    Commented Jul 21, 2018 at 15:28

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If they are stored in iCloud Drive or another remote storage thing they will be redownloaded when you re-setup Pages. If they are not in a Cloud storage thing, they will be deleted with the app.

Since iOS 9 is a bit old at this point, newer iOS have a files app and you should be able to store all your Pages and iWork documents in file storage as opposed to storing them in the application bundle to avoid deleting any documents when you remove the Pages app.

  • Unfortunately iOS 9 is the highest os supported by the aging iPad 2
    – bjbk
    Commented Jul 21, 2018 at 15:34

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