The satisfaction of owning an Apple device. There’s nothing quite like it, and the numbers support this fact. You can’t deny it if you own an iPhone or an iPad.
Statistics say that Apple devices garner a huge 83% satisfaction rating in the PC and tablet industry, and that’s the highest in its category.
Then again, and even so, problems happen here and there, especially with iPads. In your case, you might have encountered some issues with your device sometimes.
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Fret not, though, because this article will guide you in fixing the common iPad problems that users come across.
Common iPad Problems and How To Fix Them
Chrome and other apps of the like keep crashing
For the most part, you’ll find that apps tend to be troublesome. If your luck gets off beat, a deficient update could get installed on your iPad, and an app like Chrome crashes every now and then.
The solution to this is to completely shut the app. No worries here because the iPad functions to keep a cache so that recent apps can be launched quicker.
What if your iPad doesn’t have a “Home” button? Then from the button, sweep up to the middle of the screen and then stop there. Otherwise, if you have an earlier version of the iPad and it has a “Home” button, double-click it (the button).
Is your device an iOS 12? Then select the erroneous apps and sweep up to close them.
The iPad wifi does not connect
Later versions of the iPad, such as the Pro 2018 and the iPad 5 are buttery-smooth to operate. However, problems when connecting to the wifi might sometimes occur. If this happens to you, the first thing to do is to go to the settings and see if your tablet can locate the wifi connection. If this doesn’t do something, try resetting your router.
If the problem persists, see if resetting the iPad is effective. Doing so refreshes the hardware as well so that it is able to identify a stronger signal.
If it’s still not okay, check for problems with the specific network, or with a particular wifi connection. For issues that are specific to the network, go to Settings > Wifi and then select the network that you want to delete, then choose “Forget this network”.
After doing this, reconnect to the network, and be sure to fill in the correct credentials.
The iPad screen gets frozen from time to time
Various issues pertain to this problem, and two of them are memory corruption and software incompatibilities. As a simple solution, try turning your iPad off and then turn it on. Press and hold the power button to do this and then sweep the slide to turn the power off.
This recourse may be all too common, but you’ll find it effective. It’s because the hardware is reset and then reverts to its default state prior to the crash that brimmed its memory.
If the problem is not resolved, you need to force restart your device.
The device is jammed on the startup logo
The issue, on its own, is different if your iPad simply stands by the Apple startup logo. Several problems may cause this, and one of them is the boot software. In relation to this, you need to reset your gadget software back to factory settings.
A warning to note though is that this option will delete the data on your iPad. Before implementing this solution, first, turn your device on and off a few times.
If it doesn’t work, reset it by pressing the volume button up, and then press it down and then push the top or side power button. Keep pushing the power button until the connection to the iTunes icon appears.
Using the lightning cable, have your device connected to your computer or Mac’s iTunes and proceed to do the steps indicated on iTunes.
The iPad is not recognized by iTunes
When this happens, the problem may have to do with the iTunes software, or else the iPad. Resolve the issue via iTunes first.
You’ll need to update your iTunes software by going to the Apple menu, which is the Apple logo, the click systems preferences and then update software.
If still not recognized, try to restart your iPad. Turn it off and then turn it on and then sweep the slider. You then have it turned on again.
If it doesn’t work, use a lightning cable and a different USB port.
Restart your computer or your Mac and do it again. As the final option, have your iTunes uninstalled and then download a new copy online.
The iPad battery does not charge
Is your device not starting or turning on? Connect a charging cable to it and check if the charging icon appears. If this happens, it signifies that your iPad is not charging.
Check if your charger is connected to a power outlet. If charging still does not take place, opt to use a different charger and lightning cable because the glitch may have to do with a faulty adapter, cable or power charger.
Your USB charger might have low wattage, too. For your iPad, see to it that your charger is 12 watts.
The iPad does not start or turn on
A black screen showing means that your iPad is not turning on. This tends to indicate that the battery of your device is dead or it does not take in power.
A full reset needs to be performed where you push the volume up and then the volume down. Continue by pressing the top button. Then check if the logo shows up.
If your iPad does not start despite you doing this, have it plugged into a charger. Attach it to a lightning cable and wait for around 20 minutes.
Turn the power of your device on and then reset it. If the problem persists, you would need the assistance of an expert.
The basic solutions for common iPad problems are to shut it down, force restart it, or reset it. Do all possible options first before deciding on a full reset because it will delete your data. If you have done all means and they do not suffice, then it’s time to have your device checked by a professional.