5 Tips to Stop Your iPad from Shutting down Randomly
The Apple iPad may be one of the best tablets out there but that does not mean it is devoid of any issues. Rather, one of the more common problems that iPad users have to deal with is that of the tablet shutting down on its own. This can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with, more so when you are in the middle of doing something really interesting or important on the iPad.
That said there are different ways to deal with the problem effectively. Here are a few such steps that you can try.
Do a hard reset
This is often the first thing you should do when dealing with hardware or software issues in an iPad. This is how you can do a hard reset.
- Press and hold on to the Sleep/ Wake button and Home button simultaneously
- The iPad will display the launch screen with the Apple logo on it
- Release both the button at this time
- Let the iPad reboot
This is usually an effective way to solve the issue.
Update your iPad
Updating your iPad to the latest version of iPadOS can also help fix the problem. Follow these steps to update your device.
Over the Air Updates
- For OTA updates, go to Settings >General > About > Software Updates
Update your iPad via Windows PC
- Connect your iPad with the PC on which you have installed the latest version of iTunes
- Go to iTunes and select your device
- Click on Summary > Check for Update
- If there is an update available, click on Download and Update option
- Follow on-screen instructions
The problem might also be the result of improper functioning of the battery and related software that could be preventing the iPad from running smoothly. The best way to rule out such is to drain off the battery completely. After it has lost all its charge, here is what you need to do.
- Plug the iPad to the mains. Remember to always use an original Apple charger.
- See if the device is charging normally. Let it charge completely at one go.
- However, if the iPad does not seem to be charging as it should be, there might be some issues with the charging cable or the mains.
- Or if you are charging via a USB port on a PC, try a different slot.
- Once it has acquired full charge, disconnect and check if it is still restarting automatically.
If the issue persists, you can try the options given below.
If everything else fails, it is time to restore your iPad. However, make sure you have taken a backup of your device before you factory restore it to minimise the chances of data loss. Here are the steps:
- Connect your iPad to the PC. As before, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on the PC.
- Go to iTunes and select your device.
- Click on the Restore iPad option.
- Follow on-screen instructions that appear.
- When the process is complete, your iPad will be almost as good as new and will ensure there are no software or data corruption issues.
- Remember to check if the iPad is functioning properly or if it is still shutting down on its own.
Contact the pros
Get in touch with a quality iPad service centre in your area if none of the above solutions work for you. Make sure that you go to iPad repair experts who use genuine parts so that you get warranty on any repairs done.