So your new iPad has stopped working and you don’t know what to do? Don’t get frustrated, we are here to help you. Probably the first thing you’re going to do is to turn your device off and on again, but if this old fashioned, every problem solver doesn’t help, you should try some of the solutions we offered you.
We tried to proved for the most reported problems with iPad and we hope that this article will help you to get your iPad back to normality. So before you sue Apple or your retailer, or ragingly throw your iPhone in the trash can and lose a couple hundred dollars just like that, try to fix your problems by yourself with the help of this article. This will save you both money and nerves, believe me.
iPad Has Stopped Working: Won’t Charge
The battery of your iPad is completely empty, but you can’t recharge your device, here’s what you should do:
- First, make sure that your iPad isn’t actually charging. Your device is charging from the moment you plugged it in, but at the beginning it won’t have enough energy to boot or to light the icon that it’s charging. So your iPad is charging the whole time, you just didn’t notice it. Give it a little time and see if your iPad is actually charging.
- Try to switch to another cable. Many users have reported that third-party Lighting cables are not so reliable, so you might want to think about returning to Apple’s stock cables.
- If you’re fed up of charging your device in the wall, charge it directly from your computer, or conversly.
iPad Has Stopped Working: Device Won’t Turn On
If you can’t turn on your iPad don’t panic, here are some solutions which will help you to bring your iPad back to life:
- Before you do anything more serious, make sure that your iPad is charged. This might seem like an obvious solution, but sometimes your battery may drain without you realizing it.
- Perform a hard reset. To do that hold the Sleep/Wake button and Home button at the same time. Remember, Hard Reset doesn’t erase your iPad.
- Try to restore your iPad via iTunes by connecting your device with the program. To do that open iTunes, then select your device and click on Restore on the Summary pane.
iPad Has Stopped Working: Device Won’t Turn Off
Now we know what to do when the device won’t turn on, but what to do when you’re unable to turn your iPad off? Don’t worry, here are some solutions:
- First thing you should try is to perform a hard reset again.
- If a certain errant app is preventing your device from shutting down, try to force quit it by holding the Sleep\Wake button until the red Power Off slider appears, then hold the Home button for a few seconds and release it.
- Try to restore it via iTunes again.
- If the device doesn’t appear in iTunes, try to run the device in the recovery mode, and then restore it.
iPad Has Stopped Working: Can’t Connect to Wi-Fi
Now that we solved turn on/turn off problems it’s time to solve another super-annoying problem. Problem with the Wi-Fi connection. This is probably the most frustrating problem with your device, you just sit in the cafe, ordered your favorite warm drink, and you want to do what everyone does in cafe, to go social. But you can’t connect to near Wi-Fi network. So you might want to try some of these advices:
- I don’t think you’re ignorant or don’t know what you’re doing, but I simply have to mention to check if your Wi-Fi is on. You can do so by going to General, then Settings and see if everything is right. Sorry if I offended you.
- Try a network reset. Go to General > Reset > Reset Network Settings and reset. If the network you’re trying to connect to is password-protected, try to re-type the password.
- Sometimes you just can’t connect to the internet via your Wi-Fi connection. Many public networks don’t actually have Internet access. Your device might connect to the network which doesn’t provide Internet access.
iPad Has Stopped Working: Problems With Update
You waited for the new update of your system for so long, but now can’t install it? Don’t loose your mind and throw your phone to the wall. Instead try to fix it yourself.
- Make sure you’re connected to the Wi-Fi, because many devices are set to automatically update only when the Wi-Fi network is connected.
- Make sure that you’re not updating any other apps, if so wait for them to finish the installation and try to update your iOS again.
- Make sure you have enough memory to for an update. Go to Settings>General> Usage to see if you have enough space. If not delete some unnecessary photos, music or videos and you should have enough space now.