iPads are undoubtedly one of the most common tablets on the market these days, even among non-iPhone users! iPads are fantastic for designing, working on the go, and even just reading without having to carry your books along. But when your iPad malfunctions, we know it can be incredibly frustrating trying to figure out what the issue is and how to get past it.
Here are 5 of the most common iPad issues and troubleshooting tips for how to get around them:
- Frozen Screen
- Device won’t turn on
- Will not hold a charge
- Not connecting to Wifi
- Turning on and off without notice
iPad Screen Freezing
In the midst of a project is not the time or place for your iPad to glitch, so when this happens we know it’s terribly frustrating! The first issue to check when your iPad freezes is to close out the apps that are currently open and uninstall them to see if an app itself is causing the issue. Before you go through the trouble of removing any apps though, try shutting down the iPad to see if that takes care of the problem. If a shut down doesn’t work, you may have to force restart the device by holding the power button and home button at the same time until you see the Apple logo appear.
iPad Won’t Turn On
When an iPad doesn’t turn on the quickest fix is to make sure the device is actually charged. Let it sit on a charger for 10-15 minutes and wait to see if you can turn it on. If a charge doesn’t do the trick, try again to force a restart by holding the home button and power button at the same time. For iPads without the Home button, press the volume up button one time, the volume down button one time and finally the power button until your iPad restarts.
Device Won’t Charge
If your iPad is not charging that might be a sign of a few different issues. It could be that your adapter simply isn’t working and needs to be replaced. Troubleshoot this by trying to hook up a different device to the adapter and see if it charges. Otherwise, try charging your iPad with a different adapter and port combo to see if a different source provides juice.
iPad Doesn’t Connect To WiFi
The issue of not being able to connect to Wifi is commonly solved by going into your iPad’s settings and making sure that Wifi is indeed turned on and your local network is selected and connected to service. If you have a phone or laptop, check that that device is able to connect to the internet source before looking further into your iPad issue. Try turning your iPad off and on again to see if that time tested action does the trick. More often than not, it will!
iPad Randomly Turns Off And On
Also referred to as bootlooping, your iPad may just be in the habit of turning on and off over and over again. While you might not like the “just try restarting it” answer, this is usually a good place to start your troubleshooting. If a good, old-fashioned restart doesn’t do the trick, you may have to wait for an update to be released, either for the iPad itself or for the most recent apps you were using. Often, bootlooping occurs when a bug is present in the app you were trying to use or in the version of your iPad itself.
Quick iPad Repair In Fort Worth
When your device is showing signs of trouble, the last thing you want to do is troubleshoot over and over, only to be left in a lurch and no closer to a solved problem than you were before. At Oasis Savvy, we’re experienced in all things iPad repair and we pride ourselves in quick turnaround times with satisfaction guaranteed. So next time your iPad goes on the fritz, bring it down to the shop or give us a call at 682-583-2527 to see how we can help you get back on track!