The Apple iPad is the tablet device to beat ever since it was launched more than a decade ago. Numerous companies launched scores of devices all aimed at the iPad but none could ever reach the stature as that of the iPad. However, if that is making you feel the Apple offering is invincible, well, that again is a myth at best. Users do face issues with the iPad and iPad repair centers do exist.
Mentioned here are some of the more common iPad problems as listed below.
- Unable to log in to the Wi-Fi network.
- The iPad display has become unresponsive.
- The iPad can’t be put in recovery mode.
- The iPad battery is not charging.
- The iPad has frozen and is not responding.
- The iPad is showing the black, red, or blue screen of death.
- The iPad can’t be synced with iTunes.
- The iPad is stuck in the reboot loop.
Anyone using the iPad for some time can identify with any of the above problems. Fortunately, nearly all of the above can easily be fixed right at home itself. Mentioned here are some common remedies that can help fix all of the issues mentioned above.
Restart your iPad
This has come to be the gold standard of fixing many a hardware or software issue with almost all electronic devices. No wonder, it applies to the iPad too. Not to mention, it is among the easiest solutions to deal with many an issues with the iPad, especially those related to battery or the network. This is possible since it breaks the ongoing power cycle, leading to a fresh connection all over again.
- To restart an iPad, just press and hold on to the Power button till the Power slider appears.
- Shift the slider to the right for the iPad to shut down.
- To restart, press and hold on to the Power button again till the Apple logo appears.
Force restart your iPad
Often referred to as hard reset, the force restart can also be considered as a slightly more severe form of the simple restart process. Here too, the power cycle is interrupted manually and is somewhat akin to disconnecting an appliance from the mains completely before connecting it again. The process has also proved to be handy in dealing with issues such as a frozen iPad, or if it has become unresponsive.
- To force restart, press and hold on to the Power button and the Home button at the same time. It can take anywhere from 10 seconds to 15 seconds, or until the screen turns black.
- However, continue to hold on to both the buttons till the Apple logo appears.
Put iPad in recovery mode
Putting the iPad in recovery mode is the recommended thing to do if your iPad has become unresponsive or if it is displaying the black screen of death. Later, you can always back-up or update via iTunes.
- To put the iPad in recovery mode, launch iTunes on your PC or Mac device and connect it to the iPad.
- Long press the Home button on your iPad and connect it to the PC or Mac. There is going to be the ‘Connect to iTunes’ message shown on the computer display.
- There is going to be another pop-up message shown when iTunes recognizes your device.
- Agree to it and update or restore your iPad as you deem fit.
Reset network settings
This happens to be the favoured solution to try if you are facing network related issues with your iPad. Those can range from the inability to connect to the Wi-Fi to being unable to send or receive messages on your iPad. Resetting the network setting can help in such situations.
- For that, go to Settings > General.
- Under Reset, select ‘Reset network settings’.
- Consent when you are asked to restart your device.
Reset your iPad
This is the ideal solution to try when you are facing issues such as irregular or unreliable connectivity with your iPad. Also, if you feel the iPad has not been performing to the optimum or there are performance issues with your iPad, resetting it will help solve all such issues.
However, before proceeding with this step, here is a warning. Resetting your iPad will erase all of your stored information and settings and it is an irreversible process. As such, make sure you have backed up all your data before resetting. Once the process is complete and the iPad restarts, you can restore again from your backed up data.
- To reset, go to Settings > General > Reset.
- Tap on the option, ‘Erase all content and settings.’
- This will set the ball rolling on the reset process. Once it is over, your iPad will restart on its own.
The above should make for a comprehensive solution set to deal with almost issues you are likely to face with your iPad. However, if you come across something else and the above solution aren’t helping either, that could be a sign of an impending iPad repair job that you need to undertake.