Over 100 million iPads have been sold worldwide, but this doesn’t mean they don’t come without any flaws. Apple iPad repair is something many tablet owners still have to deal with. The iPad is Apple’s flagship tablet and the fourth generation came out at the end of 2012, alongside the iPad Mini. They are popular among adults, elderly people, and children alike and are now even used widely in the classroom. Generally, the iPad is a reliable and user-friendly tablet that has a lot to offer, but if you have one it might be useful to read up on easy ways to repair yours if it ever goes ‘belly-up’.
So, we’re giving you some tips on how to go about fixing the most frequent and annoying problems you may happen to encounter with your iPad.
WiFi / Internet Problems
A problem with internet connectivity seems to be the most popular and frequently talked about issue with the iPad, but there are some simple solutions to try if yours is playing up. If you’ve seen the TV comedy ‘The IT Crowd’, then you may snigger at this suggestion, but simply turning the tablet off and on again as a troubleshooting method does often work. Turn the router off and back on whilst you do the same to your iPad; this refreshes everything and may prompt your Wi-Fi to wake up. You should also check the basics: got to Settings > Wi-Fi on the iPad and make sure that it is turned on.
Ensure that you have the latest iOS software by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Before you update the software, make sure you plug your iPad into the power adapter. You can update the older version of iPads with iTunes. You will see the option ‘Check for Update’ on the Summary tab.
Is your screen lagging? Frozen? Or generally not being its speedy self?
When your iPad refuses to respond to your touch, the most likely reason is a fault of a specific app. If it happens regularly, make a note of which apps you have running at the time and uninstall one at a time to see if it fixes the problem. However, you may not want to do this if the app is one that you use often.
So to reset the iPad, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least 10 seconds, until the Apple logo appears. If the problem persists, try consulting an Apple iPad repair technician or head to the Apple store. You might be surprised to find out how cheap iPad repair can be.
Giving a similar experience to that offered by the frozen screen, your iPad might be feeling a little ‘bogged down’ and thus be working slowly. This can be irritating when you’re used to a super-quick tablet and, is most likely to occur when you’re in a hurry.
Make sure your iPad and iTunes are both up-to-date and are running on the latest software as this can often be the root cause of many problems with Apple iPad repair.
iTunes Doesn’t Recognize the iPad
Again, a main issue here often lies with outdated software, and in particular you should make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.
Firstly, begin by restarting your iPad, then your computer.
Check the USB connections. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the iPad. Whenever possible, always connect iPad to a USB port that is built into the computer instead of the keyboard or an external USB hub.
For Windows users, it may be necessary to completely uninstall iTunes and then re-install the latest version of iTunes. It is not necessary for Mac users to uninstall or re-install iTunes.
iPad Won’t Turn On
If your iPad won’t turn on at all, don’t go straight into meltdown panic mode. It could all be fixed in a matter of minutes.
You may have to hold two buttons at the same time, namely the Home and the Wake (or) Suspend button. Once you do this, you will see the Apple logo become visible on your screen after pressing the Home and Wake (or) Suspend buttons for about two seconds. And this means your iPad is booting up and should be good to go in a little while.
However, if this doesn’t work you could have a hardware failure on your hands. In this case, your best bet is to take it down to an Apple iPad repair facility and get it checked out by the Apple doctors.
Thomas James writes for iTechnician, who offer iPad screen replacement services in the UK.