7 Basic iPad Troubleshooting Tips You Must Know - Rapid Repair
7 Basic iPad Troubleshooting Tips You Must Know - Rapid Repair
Like all computers, at times, iPad too runs into some common issues. When your iPad acts up, try these basic 7 ipad troubleshooting tips.

7 Basic iPad Troubleshooting Tips You Must Know - Rapid Repair

Powered by the wicked fast A-Series processor and pretty optimized OS, iPad stands out as by far the best tablet in the market. That doesn’t mean the tablet is immune to common issues like freezing, app crashing, rapid battery draining or the terrible black screen of death. If you don’t want such common issues to dampen your seamless user experience, better keep these 7 basic iPad troubleshooting tips and tricks in mind.

Considering different issues that seem to crop up out of nowhere, we have suggested solutions that are quite reliable in fixing a particular iPad problem. As the basic troubleshooting hacks are easy to execute and hardly require more than a few steps, you can get rid of a problem without breaking any sweat!

Whenever your device seems to become a bit sluggish or faces network issues, or if it tends to freeze at times, a simple restart can fix many such common issues. So, try it whenever you find your iPadOS device caught in the midst of such problems.

On Your iPad without Home Button:  Press and hold the volume up/down button and top button. Then, drag the power off slider to shut down the device.

ipad buttons

On Your iPad with Home Button: Press and hold the top button and then drag the power off slider to turn off the device.

You should look at the “Hard Reset” aka force restart as one step ahead of the simple restart (mentioned above). Save it for the times where a normal reboot does not help you take control of the common issues like app freezing or Wi-Fi issues.

On Your iPad without Home Button: Press the volume up button. Then, quickly press the volume down button. After that, press and hold the power button until the Apple logo shows up.

On Your iPad with Home Button: Press and hold the Home button and power button of your iPad at once until you see the Apple logo.

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When your iPad has network issues, the one trick that often works is resetting the network to factory default. So, keep it in the kit of your go-to solutions as well.

Bear in mind, resetting the network will remove Hotspot, VPN settings and disconnect Wi-Fi. So, you will need to reconnect to Wi-Fi and set VPN again.

To set the network to factory default, head into the Settings app > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

iPad Reset Network Settings

Resetting all settings to factory default is considered a radical solution. And rightly so, as it wipes out all the existing settings including the keyboard dictionary, the Home screen layout, privacy settings, Apple Pay cards , and network settings (your app and media remain safe). Thus, you should use it only when none of the basic tricks is working.

It can come in handy in various situations like fixing the sluggish performance, resolving network issues or even troubleshooting the unresponsiveness of the Retina Display.

To do so, navigate to the Settings app > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

ipad Reset All Settings

Whether your iPad is running too slow or tends to overheat unexpectedly, decluttering the storage can help fix the problem. Thankfully, you can keep a track of the total available storage on your device and also find out the culprits that have captured more storage.

To check how much storage is left on your iPad, head over to Settings app > General > iPad Storage. On this screen, you should see a breakdown of how the storage has been consumed on your device.


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Keeping both the apps and iOS updated to the latest version can go a long way in keeping your device healthy. So, as soon as you get a chance to update apps or the software, go for it without much delay.

Update the app on your iPad: Open App Store>your avatar. Now, update the app individually or all at one go.

Update the software on your iPad: Open Settings app > General > Software Update. Now, download and install the software as usual.

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Not for nothing, restoring is considered as the nuclear solution. So, you should go for it only when none of the above-mentioned solutions has worked for you.

Bear in mind, restoring wipes out the entire data on the iPad, including app and media. Therefore, back up your tablet before going for the kill.

To get started, connect your iPad to your Windows PC or Mac > Launch iTunes/Finder > Restore iPad.


These are the basic troubleshooting tips for iPad. In most cases, these solutions can help you sort out common issues. Just in case, your iPad runs into complex problems and these solutions do not seem to work, you can contact us to help you fix the iPad.

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