Originally Posted by CaptLudd
Thank you for the info. The other half thinks i should just experiment and use space until a prolem results, but i dont want to corrupt any save files much less app files themselves. I presume that if i do i just delete and start over, correct?
I may be wrong, but I do not think it is possible to corrupt the files on your iPad Mini, the way you are thinking of, from app crashing. At least I do not seem to have encountered such a scenario so far*, and I had been using iDevices since iPhone 3G. Usually when apps crash on my iDevice, I just go to multitasking to force quit it before soft booting. That usually gets my iDevice back to a workable state.
However, if the cause of the crash was a buggy app, then chances are that the next time you use that app, it will crash again, because that app itself was programmed badly.
If you are concerned about device stability, soft reboot your device once in a while and force quit apps you aren't using.
*Technical explanation: I guess iOS does not use storage space for swap unlike desktop OSes, which can get seriously messed up and corrupted when open files are not correctly updated during crashes. So unlikely to have an unstable iDevice after crash, unlike XP, where BSoDing too often can leave you with a seriously messed up OS...