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Top 7 iPad Glitches and their Fixes for Any iPad

iPad Glitches are not so unusual. At one time or another, we’re all bound to run into some error, or bug, or maybe just some Apple weirdness.

If this sounds like something you or somebody you know has run into, fear not! I’m ready to help! Below you’ll find some of the most common iPad glitches and how to fix them.

Why Won’t My iPad Turn On

If your iPad won’t turn on and the screen remains black, this is most likely caused by a dead battery, but it could be something more serious like corrupted software or a hardware issue. Try this simple fix.

Step 1: Plug in your iPad to a power source

Step 2: On an iPad with Face ID: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake/Power Button at the top of the device and wait to see if the Apple logo appears after a few seconds. This means the tablet is functioning normally. If nothing happens, move on to this step:

Press and quickly release the volume up button. Press and quickly release the volume down button. Now press and hold the power button until the device restarts. 

If nothing happens, leave your iPad plugged in and charging for the next hour.

On the iPad with a Home Button, Press and Hold the Sleep/Wake button at the same time your pressing and holding the Home Button. Keep holding for about 10 seconds or until you see the Apple logo appear.

A force restart would be the only way to reboot your device in cases with a frozen screen or black screen. 

If nothing happens, leave the iPad plugged in for the next hour.

Why isn’t My iPad Responding To My Touch

It could be that your screen is dirty. Try cleaning your screen. Use a dust-free cloth, and be sure to turn off your iPad. Do not use window cleaners or paper towels.  

If you have a screen protector on your iPad, try removing it!

Why can’t I install the latest iPadOS Update

 Make sure that your iPad is charged to 50%

Low Power Mode must be off. Settings>Battery>Low Power Mode

If you’re using a VPN, it must be turned off. 

Make sure you’re connected to a WiFi network, not cellular.

Try rebooting your iPad. Turn it off and then back on.

Turn the Router off then back on

Try resetting your Network Settings Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings as a last resort. This will erase all of your Network passwords for any Wi-Fi spots you connect to.

My WiFi Connection isn’t working on my iPad

Try turning your WiFi off and then turning it back on 

Make sure your Router is turned on

Update your WiFi software to the latest version

Why is My iPad slow to charge or not Charging

To charge your iPad, you must be connected to a power outlet or to a port on your computer using the charging cable that came with your iPad

How Do I Stop the Battery From Draining

Turn off Background App Refresh: Settings>General>Background App Refresh

Turn down the brightness on your iPad screen or use the Auto-Brightness setting.

Set Auto-Lock to 30 seconds via Settings>Display and Brightness Settings

My iPad is Stuck in Reboot. How Can I fix it

Chances are that your iPad had insufficient battery power to even startup.

Plug the iPad into a Power Source. Use the charger that came with your iPad and plug it directly into the wall.

For an iPad with the Home Button: Hold down the Power button and home button simultaneously this prevents the loop cycle and allows your device to charge. Keep holding until the white Apple logo appears. Then let go of the buttons.

For an iPad with FaceID: Quickly press and release the volume up button, then quickly press and release the volume down button. Now hold down the power button until you see the white Apple logo appear. Now let go of the buttons.

This manuever can take some time so just keep holding until the white Apple logo apears.


These simple tips should help fix any of the iPad Glitches you come across. If they don’t, then a trip to the Apple Store is in order to help get your iPad back to working condition as quickly as possible!

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