ipad troubleshooting tips

The popularity of iPads has increased rapidly over the years. Before, it was just the youth that was flaunting about the iPads, but now this product has become a popular toy for the kids too. Apple’s iOS is undoubtedly one of the smoothest operating systems currently. Body fragility, however, still remains a concern for many Apple users as Apple doesn’t want to compromise on the weight and design of their products.

No matter how expensive or great iPads are, they are prone to problems just like any other electronic gadget. There are many things that can go wrong with the Apple iPad. The fragile body can easily expose to physical damages or iOS can crash due to the careless approach or even by itself. Well, the rare occurrence of problems doesn’t mean that the users have to run towards the Apple Stores or repair shops. They can apply many troubleshooting methods to address these issues.

Close All Apps

Many iPad users tend to go back to the home screen without closing the app they are using. Some users keep switching between the apps but forget to close them after using them. Running too many apps at the same time can massively affect the performance of the iPad. If your device suddenly starts experiencing sluggishness and lagging then it is likely due to too many apps running at the same time.

You can troubleshoot this issue by shutting down all the apps. In order to do that, you can either use the multi-task gesture or press the home button twice. Now swipe up all the apps one by one until there is no app running on your device. Restart your device and the lagging issue would be solved.

Delete Apps

Watch out for the apps that could be creating trouble on your device. Singling out an app that is causing the problem is difficult. One easy approach you can take to address this issue is to delete all the unwanted apps on your device. It could be the apps that you no longer use or the ones that are not updated (by developers) for a long time.

The apps that haven’t been updated for long time can inject bugs or corrupt other apps which can slow down the iPad. Deleting them will not only free the space, but it will also ensure that there are no corrupted applications installed on your iPad. You can delete apps by press-holding the app icon for 3-5 seconds and then tapping the X button that appears over them.

If any important app that you cannot afford to delete is creating a problem then you should back it up before uninstalling it. Once uninstalled, go to App Store and download it again. Reinstalling an app also fix the bugs within the apps.

Rebooting iPad

Rebooting iPad is best If it is slowing down for no apparent reason or you are unable to figure out an app that could be causing the problem. Resetting will clear out the available memory and give the iPad a fresh start. You can easily do it by pressing the sleep/wake button until the switch off slider shows up on the screen. Slide it towards the right of your screen to turn it off. Give it five mins and then turn it on via sleep/wake button.

Hard Reset

In many cases, the normal reboot doesn’t make the problem disappear. There could be a specific software issue that doesn’t get addressed with a normal restart. Hard reset is capable of troubleshooting this issue. You can execute this method by holding down the sleep/wake and home buttons simultaneously until the iPad shuts down itself. Do not release these buttons until the Apple logo appears on your screen.

Network Issues

Network issues are a common occurrence in the iPads. When this happens, your iPad won’t connect to the Wi-Fi, and even if it does, the internet speed would be too slow. However, this issue could also happen due to a poor internet connection. So, the first thing you need to do is to check if the internet is working properly or not. You can do it via a speed test on your iPad.

If the internet is working fine then you may have to check your iPad’ network settings. You can do that by:

1. Go to the Settings on your iPad.

2. Now tap on the option General.

3. Scroll down, locate the option Reset and tap on it.

4. Now tap on the option Reset Network Settings.

5. Once your device restarts, reconnect it to your Wi-Fi and see if things are working fine.

Battery Drainage

Your iPad will see a dip in performance if your iPad’ battery is draining quicker than usual. Battery drainage is another common occurrence in iPads. However, it is mostly down to users’ careless approach. If you are experiencing battery drainage then you can refer to the tips mentioned below:

1. Reduce screen brightness.

2. Turn off the notifications for the apps that you hardly use.

3. Turn Off the location services when you don’t need them.

4. Turn off background refresh.

5. Turn off Automatic Downloads.

6. Disable your Bluetooth.

7. Disable your Wi-Fi when your phone isn’t in use or you have put it on the charging.

8. Charge your iPad as soon as it reaches 20%. Don’t wait for your battery to drain out completely before you put it on the charge.

9. Reduce the number of widgets on your home screen.

Not Connecting with iTunes

Many iPad users have complained that their devices do not connect with iTunes. If that’s the case with you then you can:

1. Check if the charging cable is working fine. Sometimes, there is no apparent damage but the cable is actually broken from the inside

2. Make sure you update both the iPad and iTunes to their latest versions respectively.

3. If iTunes doesn’t recognize your device then restart your device and connect it again.

4. If you are using iTunes on Windows and it is not connecting with your iPad then you may have to reinstall the iTunes software on your Windows.

App Store Issue

If you are unable to Access App Store then:

1. You should make sure that if your iPad is updated to latest iOS. If the update is pending then update it instantly to troubleshoot the App Store issue.

2. Check if your device is connected to the internet. Run a speed test on your iPad to make sure the internet connection is stable.

3. If you are unable to download an app from the App Store then check your iPad storage. If the device is running on low storage then the app won’t download.

4. If you are unable to update an app from App Store then try to delete that app and reinstall it.

5. Also, shut down all the apps and restart your device and your App Store will start working.

iPad not Charging

1. First, check your charging cable if it is working fine or not. Try to charge your iPhone with a different charging cable.

2. If you are charging your device via a laptop/PC then do not use your iPad while on charging.

3. Watch out for your Lightning Port on both your iPad and your charger. It should be clean and clear of any debris, lint, or dust. You can use a soft cloth to clean it.

Mentioned above are a few troubleshooting methods for your iPad. If nothing works then you may have to restore your iPad via iTunes or Settings. Restoring the iPad make it as good as new and it should troubleshoot whatever was wrong with your device.

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