5 Common iPadOS Problems, And Their Solutions
iPadOS has revolutionized the way tablets are used by people. The latest update also comes with numerous features that set the iPad a class apart from its competitors. With dark mode and apps comparable to the Mac OS, the iPad now feels like a powerhouse of performance and usability. However, along with the updates, the iPadOS also has some issues and glitches that are continuously being fixed by Apple and the app developers alike. Here are five common iPadOS issues faced by users and their solutions.
Over the Air Updates
If your iPad is not getting the latest OTA updates, then go to General > Software Updates to check if your device is eligible for receiving updates. If you satisfy the eligibility criteria and are still unable to get updates, then you have to install the updates manually through iTunes. To update manually follow these steps:
- Connect your iPad to your computer using USB
- Open the Finder app if your MacBook has macOS Catalina 10.15. In case your Mac runs on macOS Mojave 10.14 or even earlier versions, or if you are using a PC, open iTunes.
- Now click on Check For Updates
- Once the updates are listed, select them to install
If apps on your iPadOS are crashing, then it can either be due to system overload or bugs in the apps installed on your device, which can be fixed by updating to the latest version. If your iPad is overloaded because of existing apps, then close and disable them first. Then update all installed apps while also removing any unnecessary apps on your device. This will ensure that your iPad performs perfectly.
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Connectivity Problems
Problems with Wi-Fi connections are mainly due to misconfiguration or credential mismanagement either by the operating system or accidentally by the user. Resetting your Wi-Fi ensures that your iPad’s network settings are back to their defaults. To reset your Wi-Fi go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Now connect to your chosen Wi-Fi network. Users have often complained about Bluetooth pairing problems in Apple devices. Most such issues can be solved by resetting your Bluetooth connections and repairing your devices. If the issues persist even after the reset, then it is time to reset your whole iPad to its factory defaults and then update all internal apps.
Stuck On Apple Logo
Issues with updates can often lead to problems where the device is stuck on the Apple Logo when it restarts. Most of the time, the configuration fixes itself and the system starts back up. However, sometimes the device stays hung up at the Apple logo for hours on end. If you are facing this problem, then you have to Force Restart the device. Follow your device guide on how to Force Restart your iPad as some directions vary for different models.
Crashing Background Apps
If apps in the background crash intermittently on your iPadOS, it is an internal OS bug that was fixed in the latest update. The version 13.2.2 update fixed numerous bugs like crashing background apps, email issues related to S/MIME encryption and charging problems when using YubiKey accessories.
The latest version of the iPad has some of the most amazing features but older devices often face numerous problems when updates are applied. Therefore, before you update your Apple device, it is always better to check for a few things. Check for available updates to your device and do a quick search to find out if other users are facing any issues with the update. If you find complaints and issues for any update, it is advisable to skip that particular update and wait for Apple to release more stable updates fixing the problems on your device. And if you are still facing issues, contact iPad repair center.