iPad Troubleshooting & Maintenance

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Basic iPad Troubleshooting to Do First

When an iPad is frozen or otherwise starts acting up, there are some basic troubleshooting procedures you should do before you begin the recommended procedure and perform the seven [more…]

Troubleshooting Step 1: Recharge Your iPad's Battery

If your iPad acts up in any way, shape, or form, the first thing you should try is to give its battery a full recharge before you proceed.

Don’t plug the iPad’s dock connector–to–USB cable into a USB port [more…]

iPad Problems with Sync, Computer, or iTunes

This category of troubleshooting techniques applies to issues that involve synchronization and computer–iPad relations. If you’re having problems syncing or your computer doesn’t recognize your iPad when [more…]

How to Find Your iPad Files or Data after a Restore

If you performed a restore or had your iPad replaced or repaired, you have one more task to accomplish. Your iPad may work flawlessly at this point, but some or all of your stuff — your music, movies, [more…]

Troubleshooting Your iPad: Restart and Reset

If you recharge your iPad and it still misbehaves, the next thing to try is restarting it. Just as restarting a computer often fixes problems, restarting your iPad sometimes works wonders. [more…]

Troubleshooting Your iPad: Remove Content

If you’ve followed the first three basic steps of troubleshooting your iPad's function — recharge the battery, restart, and reset — your next step is to remove some or all of your data to see whether it’s [more…]

Troubleshooting Your iPad: Reset Settings and Content

Resetting your iPad involves two steps: The first one, resetting your iPad settings, resets every iPad setting to its default — the way it was when you took it out of the box. Resetting the iPad’s settings [more…]

Troubleshooting Your iPad: Restore

Restore is a troubleshooting step of last resort for your iPad. Before you give up on your poor, sick iPad, you can try one more thing. First, connect your iPad to your computer as though you were about [more…]

How to Get Support for the iPad

As you may already know if you have owned another Apple device before your iPad, Apple is known for its great customer support, so if you're stuck, definitely try them first. Also, be aware that every [more…]

How to Find a Missing iPad

You can take advantage of the Find My iPad feature to pinpoint the location of your iPad. This is a very handy feature if you forget where you left your iPad or somebody walks away with it. Find My iPad [more…]

How to Force an iPad mini App into Recovery Mode

So, if your iPad mini is so messed up, that you need to do something serious to try to fix it, you can try: Recovery mode. Here’s how it works: [more…]

How to Reset the iPad mini

As little kids playing sports, adults ended an argument by agreeing to a do-over. Well, the Reset settings on the iPad minis are one big do-over. Now that you're [more…]

How to Reset Settings and Content on the iPad mini

Resetting an iPad mini involves two steps: The first one, resetting your iPad settings, resets every iPad setting to its default — the way it was when you took it out of the box. Resetting the iPad’s settings [more…]

How to Restore the iPad mini to Its Original Settings

Sometimes an iPad mini has issues and needs you to restore it. First, connect your iPad to your computer as though you were about to sync. But when the iPad appears in the iTunes sidebar, click the Restore [more…]

How to Resolve iPad mini Network Problems

If you’re having problems with your iPad mini and Wi-Fi or your wireless carrier’s data network (Wi-Fi + 3G or 4G models only), this article may help. The techniques here are short and sweet — except for [more…]

How to Solve Restore Problems with the iPad mini

If you performed a restore or had your iPad mini replaced or repaired, you have one more task to accomplish. Your iPad may work flawlessly at this point, but some or all of your stuff — your music, movies [more…]

How to Resolve Sync, Computer, or iTunes Related Issues with the iPad mini

Sometimes the iPad mini may have issues that involve synchronization and computer–iPad relations. If you’re having problems syncing or your computer doesn’t recognize your iPad when you connect it, here [more…]

Protect Your iPad with a Case

Your screen isn’t the only element on the iPad that can be damaged, so consider getting a case for it so you can carry it around the house or around town safely. Besides providing a bit of padding if you [more…]

How to Extend Your iPad’s Battery Life

The much-touted ten-hour battery life of the iPad is a wonderful feature, but you can do some things to extend it even further. Here are a few tips to consider: [more…]

What to Do with a Nonresponsive iPad

If your iPad goes dead on you, the problem is most likely to be a power issue, so the first thing to do is plug the Lightning–to–USB cable (or Dock Connector–to–USB cable) into the 10W USB Power Adapter [more…]

How to Update Software on Your iPad

Apple occasionally updates the iPad system software to fix problems or offer enhanced features. You can also tap Settings→General→Software Update to update your software. If you’re not using the iCloud [more…]

How to Restore the Sound on Your iPad

If you are puttering with your iPad, and its sound suddenly stops working, you can try a few things to restore the sound. Make sure that [more…]

How to Get Support for Your iPad

Every new iPad comes with a year’s coverage for repair of the hardware and 90 days of free technical support. Apple is known for its helpful customer support, so if you’re stuck, you should try it out. [more…]

How to Find a Missing iPad

You can take advantage of the Find My iPad feature to pinpoint the location of your iPad. This feature is extremely handy if you forget where you left your iPad or someone walks away with it. Find My iPad [more…]

How to Back Up Your iPad to iCloud

You used to be able to back up your iPad content only via iTunes, but with Apple iCloud, you can back up via a Wi-Fi network to your iCloud storage.

You get 5GB of storage for free [more…]

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