The 5 Most Common iPad Problems and How to Fix Them

Rohan Mathew

Ever since it was first introduced to the market, iPads have consistently stayed as one of Apple’s most popular products. Like other Apple products though, there are instances where parts of an iPad start showing its flaws.

Want to fix your iPad problems? Here are five of the most common problems and how you can fix them.

  1. The Screen Is Frozen

It can be frustrating when you are iPad problems with screen responding, but there are easy methods to fix this.

First, turn your iPad off then on again. If this doesn’t fix it, force restart the device by pressing and holding the Power button and the Home button at the same time until the Apple logo appears.

If none of these methods work, take your iPad to Apple Support as it could be indicative of a more serious issue.

  1. My iPad Won’t Rotate Its Screen

If you are having an iPad screen rotation problem, here’s what you should do to fix it. You can press the power button to temporarily turn the screen off, then press it again to turn it back on.

Otherwise, go to Settings, then General where you will find the Use Side Switch option. Then, check to see whether it is set to “Lock Rotation” and turn it off.

There is also a setting called Rotation Lock that can also be affecting the screen not rotating. For this on iPads with iOS 12 or later installed, go to the Control Center and tap the button to turn it off. 

  1. The Apple Pencil I Bought Won’t Connect to My iPad

The Apple Pencil has proven to be a great tool to use with iPads, thanks to its ability as a stylus for work and artistic purposes. yet, what some do not realize is that Apple Pencils are not compatible with all iPads.

Apple Pencils are compatible with earlier iPad Pros, iPad Air 3rd gen, and iPad 6th and 7th gen. If you want to be sure your iPad is compatible, Apple has a full list. Otherwise, if the pencil won’t connect, make sure your pencil is fully charged or check your Bluetooth settings to see if Bluetooth is turned on and it is a recognized device. 

  1. My Screen Won’t Stay Bright

If you have an iPad brightness problem, it can mess with how well you can see what is on your screen. An iPad typically has the auto-brightness feature on, but it is not a permanent feature and you can change the amount of light to fit your needs.

To fix this, go to Settings and click on “Display & Brightness”, turn off the Automatic or Auto-Brightness option, and from there you can adjust your phone’s brightness to the level you want.

  1. My iPad Got Wet

It’s not always easy to tell if your iPad has water damage. Signs of water damage can show up as screen malfunctioning, visible signs of moisture behind an iPad screen or camera lens, or other glitches and technical difficulties. While it can be tempting to cover your iPad in dry rice, there are better ways to go about getting the water out and finding where it’s water damaged.

Before taking your iPad apart or going to an Apple Store, turn off your iPad and let it sit

Fix Your iPad Problems Today

As you can see, there are some common issues iPad users face. But if you take the advice listed above, you will stop these issues from affecting your iPad experience. Let us know if these solutions have fixed your iPad problems.

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