Troubleshooting Common iPad Problems

Posted by ZUGU CASE on 8th Jun 2018

Part of what makes iPads and Apple so incredible is their intuitive functionality and durability. However, sadly, at one time or another, all of us iFolk experience problems with our iPads. Although these moments can be infuriating, more often than not, your troubles can be remedied with some simple troubleshooting tactics.

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Common iPad Problems and Troubleshooting Methods

iPad Screen Is Frozen

This is perhaps the most common problem for iPad users, and if you have owned your tablet for a while, you’ve likely already experienced this. This problem is often because of a conflict caused by running apps or by a corrupted memory left behind. The simplest, and oftentimes most effective, method is simply closing out all your apps. You can do this by pressing the home button twice in a row. This will bring up all your recently opened apps at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to close them. If this doesn’t work, the next step is to power your iPad off and then on. 

iPad Not Recognized in iTunes

The first step is to make sure that everything is connected completely. Also, check your Lightning Port for any dust, debris, or dirt that could be obstructing the connection. Next, ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your Mac or PC. After doing all of this, restart your iPad by holding down the sleep/wake button until the slider appears. If for some reason, your iPad does not respond to this, you can force a restart by holding the home key and the sleep/wake button simultaneously for 10 seconds. If none of these steps work, reset your computer, and then if this still isn’t working, try reinstalling iTunes onto your computer.

iPad Won’t Charge

In some cases, users have reported that their iPad won’t charge. If you find yourself in this situation, first check the USB port. This is the most common culprit. Often, old computers do not supply a sufficient amount of power to charge your device. Test your cable and charger using a wall socket with the original cable and charger. If this doesn’t remedy the problem, try getting a new and authorized cable and adapter, and if the problem still persists, it’s time to contact Apple to have them inspect your tablet for any electrical hardware issues.

iPad Will Not Power On

You press your power button, wait for the Apple logo, but it never arrives. This can be a scary moment. However, before unleashing the panic, try to first hold down the power button until the logo appears. If this doesn’t work — and you also don’t get a dead battery sign — try a forced reset. Additionally, try leaving your iPad charging for a while. Typically, when it won’t turn on, it is because of a dead battery. However, if you are confident the battery is not the problem and you’ve let it charge for over 20 minutes, it could be something else like the screen brightness. Try asking Siri to turn up the brightness of your screen. If this doesn’t work, it’s time to contact Apple.

iPad Is Not Protected

Okay, so this isn’t exactly a common troubleshooting tactic. But it is an important way of preventing your iPad from getting damaged. If your iPad is out in the world without a case, your investment is at risk. At ZUGU CASE, we understand that many people prefer to not have a case because of the way they can ruin the integrity of the iPad’s beautiful sleekness. This is something we took into consideration when making our cases. All of our magnetic iPad cases are thin, lightweight, and fit perfectly to the contours of the iPad. However, our iPad cases do not choose style over protection. They offer both while also enhancing the versatility and functionality of your tablet! View our iPad cases here.