So, your iPad isn’t working correctly? It can be heartbreaking when your device starts behaving weirdly, and you must miss out on your daily dose of entertainment or get behind a deadline. Fortunately, some easy resolutions can fix almost all minor and significant iPad problems without running to the technician or the Apple service center.
The Most Common Issues Encountered By iPad Users are:
- The device is not charging
- It won’t turn on
- The device cannot connect to the Internet
- The screen is not responding
- iPadOS is crashing frequently
- The iPad is running slower than usual
- It is impossible to get past the boot-up screen
Here’s an essential troubleshooting guide to solve all the problems mentioned above and more. Take a look.
Reset the iPad
Resetting the iPad can fix many problems. However, whether the apps are misbehaving, the iPad has frozen, or you wish to pass your device to someone else, you must learn how to reset the iPad in different ways.
There are four different ways of resetting your iPad – soft reset, force restart, factory reset, and erase all content and settings.
Hold the power button > swipe the slider right to reset for a soft reset.
Force restart your device by holding the power button and the home button at once > when the device reboots, release the buttons.
If your device doesn’t have a home button, press and release the volume up button, press and release the volume down button, and press and hold the power button.
You can completely reset your device by tapping Settings > General > Reset > Erase all content and settings.
Check the USB-C or Lightning Cable and Charging Brick
Check the cable or the charging brick if your device is not charging after it is plugged in. Eliminate the possibility that these are functioning correctly. You can try another charging brick and cable combination to recharge your iPad. If it works, your device does not have a problem, but the charging accessories must be changed.
But before you purchase a new charging cable or brick, find out which one is the problem. Then, you can test the cable by plugging it into another brick and attaching it to your device. If the device starts charging, the original charging brick is the issue.
Charge the Device
If you press the power or home button and your device isn’t responding, check if your device is charged. Suppose the device is not turning on, it might be empty, and you have to charge it. On the other hand, you might have neglected the low battery sign and forgotten to charge the tablet.
When charging the device, do not just plug and leave it. It would be best if you waited for the iPad to show the charging prompt before you left it. Then you will know there’s no issue with the charging brick or cable.
Close Frozen Applications
There might be instances when you have to deal with an unresponsive application. If the app is not responding, you may think you are stuck until the problem fixes itself or your iPad runs out of battery.
Alternatively, you can recover your device by switching to the Recent Apps view.
If your device has a home button, you can double-click on it to open Recent Apps. Newer iPads don’t come with this button, and users can swipe up from the bottom and pause their finger in the middle of the screen to open the Recent Apps view.
Close all the frozen apps so your device can start working usually.
Check for the Operating System and App Updates
Force restarting may clear some temporary problems, but some situations might crop up again. For example, a persistent software bug might cause these issues. Therefore, you must check if the relevant app developer or Apple has released any updates.
Go to the App Store and scroll through your list of installed apps. Check if an update is available and then tap update all. If the apps are updated, you can uninstall and reinstall the problematic app.
Next, check if there’s the latest iPadOS version available. Go to Settings > tap General > tap Software Update. If there’s a new version available, you will see it under Software Update. You must tap Download and Install so that your iPadOS is updated.
You may have to enter the passcode to do this. When the download is complete, you will see a notification next to General. Then, tap Install Now. The tablet will install the update and restart for the changes to take effect.
The Bottom Line
With this troubleshooting guide, you can fix almost all the problems encountered on your iPad. So, you don’t have to run to the nearest Apple service center with the drop of a hat whenever your device starts to act funny or weird.