There’s no doubt that Apple makes some of the best smartphones, tablets, and computers that we’ve seen in recent years.
However, no matter how advanced their tech is, Apple is not immune to a few issues and glitches.
If you own an iPad, you might be one of the many users that are experiencing several common iPad problems right now. Issues like frozen screens, frequent crashing, and slow charging (or not at all) can be a bit of a drag in your workflow.
But don’t worry, these issues on the iPad are often resolvable with a little tinkering on the iPad itself or the settings.
Below are some of the quick and easy solutions for the iPad glitches that nag you every now and then.
Problem #1: iPad won’t turn on
The simplest reason why your iPad won’t turn on is that the battery could just be dead and needs to be plugged in for a few minutes. However, as much as we hate to say it, it’s sometimes a lot more complicated than that.
It could be a software issue or the battery is dead for good and just awaiting replacement.
Possible Fix: Force reset your iPad
There’s a chance that your iPad’s software crashed, making it look like it’s turned off, when in fact,
it’s turned on the whole time!
To fix this, force-restart your iPad by pressing and holding both the Home button and the power button.
Then hold until the Apple logo appears on the screen. And your iPad should turn on and work just fine.
If you own a newer iPad with no Home button, here’s what you can do:
1. Press and quickly release the volume up button
2. Press and release the volume down button
3. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button.
4. Wait for the Apple logo to appear, and then it should work flawlessly.
But don’t celebrate yet! If the hard reset worked on your iPad, that means it was really a software crash that caused the problem. This also means that your iPad is living on borrowed time.
Backup your iPad using iCloud immediately, look for iPad repairs near your area and tap in for expert help.
Problem #2: iPad keeps crashing
There are several reasons why your iPad is acting up and shuts itself down:
● Drained battery
● Outdated iOS
● Bugs on the recent iOS update
● iPad memory full
● iPad is too old for your new apps
While we recommend seeking expert help when it comes to crash issues, there are several steps that you can do at home to see why your iPad keeps on crashing and, hopefully, fix the problem.
Reboot your iPad
Whenever you have a tech problem, it can be unclear what causes the issues, at least at first. The best thing that you could do is to reboot your iPad.
Consider yourself lucky if your iPad works like normal again after the reboot. If not, try a hard restart and follow the steps that we listed earlier.
If that still doesn’t work, buckle up as the problem could be serious. Try some of these fixes below.
Charge your iPad
This is just to confirm that low battery is not the reason why your device is acting up.
Update your iPadOS
If you haven’t updated your iOS, there’s a good chance it causes the crashing of your iPad. That’s why updating your OS is a must.
Consider the updates as required medications and supplements for your device. They are meant to fix bugs and other issues in your iPad so take advantage of them whenever possible.
If only certain apps are crashing, toggle on the Automatic App Updates on your iPad settings to keep them updated by the app developers.
Erase your iPad
Hopefully, the tricks provided above would fix the problem, so you won’t have to do this step. But when the problem is still not gone, you might not have any other choice but to completely reset your iPad.
Erasing your iPad means that everything in your device is wiped out including the crash culprit, whatever it is.
During the complete reset, all apps and data, your Apple ID, and activation lock will be gone so make sure to back up only your most important files and data.
Problem #3: iPad touch screen is not working
A malfunctioning touchscreen can be really annoying as it’s the main control of most gadgets today, including the iPad. But don’t worry, it’s not that big of a deal because you can fix it with a few tricks
of the trade.
Keep your screen dry and clean
Sometimes touchscreens can’t detect your fingers either because they're dirty or your hands are wet. But most of the time, it’s the latter.
So before doing any resets, make sure to wipe your iPad screens with a piece of microfibre cloth first to remove any debris and ensure that it’s completely dry.
Make sure your hands are dry as well!
If the fix still doesn’t work, try removing your iPad screen protector. If the device can detect your fingers very well without the thin plastic film, have your screen protector replaced as soon as possible.
Force restart your iPad
Sometimes, forcing a restart on your iPad can solve several iPad screen problems including frozen screen, screen glitching, and touch screen issues. Here’s how to do it:
For old iPads with a Home button – press and hold the Power and Home buttons simultaneously until the logo appears. Once it does, release the buttons.
For newer iPads without a Home button – press the Volume Up button once and then press the Volume Down button. Lastly, press and hold the Power button and wait for the logo to appear and you’re done.
Before doing the restart, make sure no accessories like chargers or earphones are connected.
Problem #4: iPad is not charging or charges slowly
If you can’t charge your iPad, you’re in big trouble as your iPad is only good when it’s plugged into the wall, and that just isn’t very viable. Your iPad is just holding out for a battery replacement.
But don’t worry. Before you go straight to the repair shop, give these things a red hot go.
Don’t charge your iPad with your laptop or desktop
You might think that your iPad is charging slowly because you have a damaged battery. But if you’re charging it via the USB port of your PC, it’s not the case.
“But it works on iPhone!” you might say. Well. compared to your iPhone, the iPad requires more power to juice up.
So as much as possible, charge your iPad with the power brick that came with it. Also, refrain from using your devices when they are charging. Let them rest up and recharge a bit!
Clean your iPad’s lightning port
Sometimes, it’s not your power brick or your cord that has a problem. It might be your lightning port that hinders the transfer of energy.
Check your charging port and see if there is dust or lint that got stuck in there. If there are, remove the debris using a dry anti-static brush or tweezers, however, it’s important to avoid touching or damaging the insides of the port in the process.
If you’re afraid that you might damage your iPad’s charging port, you can also get help from someone like us, a phone repair technician, or you could take it to an Apple service centre store.
Minor cleanings like this one are normally free so take advantage of it!
If that still doesn’t work, it must be the battery already that’s causing you problems. And there’s one left thing to do: seek help from iPad experts near you.
Problem #5: Apple pencil is not working
If you are an artist working in the creative industry and your iPad is your workhorse, a malfunctioning
Apple pencil is the last thing you want to happen.
Fortunately, there are several fixes to solve your Apple pencil issues. Unless, of course, the pencil is damaged inside and out already.
Charge your Apple pencil
The batteries of your Apple pencil might just be out of juice. So, try charging it first for at least an hour using your iPad. If that doesn’t work, use other power sources.
It should work well once completely charged.
Reconnect the pencil
Here’s how to reset the connection of your pencil to your iPad
1. Unpair the two by going to your iPad’s Settings. Select Bluetooth
2. Under My Devices, look for your Apple pencil then tap Forget This Device.
3. Wait for a few minutes and try pairing the two devices again.
It should work flawlessly from now on!
If your Apple pencil still doesn’t work, make sure that your pencil and iPad are compatible in the first place!
Keep in mind that not all Apple pencils work with all iPads. According to Apple:
Apple Pencil (2nd generation) will work well with these iPad models:
● iPad mini (6th generation)
● iPad Air (4th generation and later)
● iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later)
● iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation and later)
Apple Pencil (1st generation) is perfectly compatible with these iPad models:
● iPad mini (5th generation)
● iPad (6th generation and later)
● iPad Air (3rd generation)
● iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation)
● iPad Pro 10.5-inch
● iPad Pro 9.7-inch
When you’ve done everything that you can do to bring back your iPad and accessories to life but nothing’s working, throw in the white flag and ask the pros for help already.
Quick and convenient iPad repair in Sydney
If you’ve got a messed-up iPad Sydney, we’re the right team for the job. We offer fast and hassle-free iPad repair services wherever you live in Sydney.
Instead of you coming to our shop, we pack our bags with tools and replacement parts and come to your chosen place in the city!
It could be at a park, café, or just right outside your workplace. Just tell us your iPad’s problem, your chosen time and place, and wait for our confirmation.
Once we agreed on the schedule and place, we’ll meet you there and fix your iPad in no time!