Is the screen of your iPad frozen and you are wondering what to do to help the situation? Well, it can be really annoying when your iPad's home screen gets frozen. You try to press buttons on your iPad and there is totally no change. However much disastrous it may be, it should not make you panic. There are ways to curb the iPad frozen problem. In this article, we have explained on ways you can use when your iPad is frozen. Read through this article to find the best way that will be of great help to you.

via Force Restart via Charging iPhone via iMyFone Fixppo via iTunes Restore
Success Rate 50% 30% 100% 70%
Difficulty Easy Easy Easy Complex
Required Time Short Long Short Long
Data Loss after Fixing No No No Yes
What Issues Can Be Fixed A few software issues Only battery issues All system/software issues Some software issues

1. Force Restart Frozen iPad

First, the best thing you can do is to force your device to restart in order to fix its frozen state.

Press and hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons together at the same time for some short while. Continue to hold them for like around 15 seconds till when Apple logo appears.

hard resetting frozen ipad

2. Charge Your iPad to Fix iPad Frozen Screen

On trying the above and still your iPad is frozen and won't turn off, then you need to charge your device.

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Step 1. Plugin your iPad to charge up to 1 hour. You should be able to see the charging screen after a short while.

Step 2. If you cannot see it, you need to confirm whether your connection is okay; whether the cable and the power adapter are connected properly. If both are okay and it is not working try restoring using iTunes.

3. Use 3rd-Party Tool to Fix Frozen iPad Screen without Data Loss

You can also find a solution to your frozen iPad by using a 3rd-party tool to fix the frozen screen without losing data. The best tool you can use is iMyFone Fixppo. It is an iOS recovery tool that can fix all kinds of iOS system problems and recover lost data from iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Why choose D-Back to fix a frozen iPad?

  • It can fix iOS system problems such as frozen screen, white/black screen, stuck on Apple logo, loops in recovery mode and more.
  • It provides 2 recovery modes: standard recovery without data loss and advanced recovery with a 100% success rate.
  • Suitable for almost all the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch models, even the latest iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max running iOS 13.2/13.1.3/13.1.2/13.1.1/13/12.
  • It has been highly recommended by a lot of media sites.

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iMyFone Fixppo software allows you to fix your frozen iPad to normal in the following steps.

Step 1. Select Fix iOS System Function

Run the iMyFone Fixppo program. Then choose the Standard Mode option. Connect your iPad to the computer and simply hit on the Next button.

choose Standard Mode

Step 2. Download the Matching Firmware Package

The next thing is to download a firmware package for your iPad. The program identifies your device and lets you download the matching firmware package for your iPad. Thereafter, click on the Download button to start.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 3. Fix Your Frozen iPad to Normal

Just after the program downloading the firmware, it starts to repair your frozen iPad and after waiting for a few minutes, your iPad shall restart and boot up to normal.

finished fixing your device

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4. Restore Your iPad to Factory Settings Using iTunes

Another solution to how to fix a frozen iPad is by restoring your iPad to factory settings.

Here are steps to do it:

Step 1. Confirm that you have the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Launch iTunes then use a USB cable to connect your iPad to the computer.

Step 3. On iTunes screen click on your iPad after it appears.

Step 4. On the summary panel, hit on Restore iPad.

Step 5. Hit on Restore to confirm.

restore frozen ipad

Step 6. Thereafter iTunes will erase your iPad and install the latest software. Finally, your iPad will restart and you can set up your iPad as a new device.

The above methods should fix your iPad frozen screen to normalcy. If you have tried all of them, even the excellent iMyFone Fixppo doesn't work for your iPad frozen screen, then there is a need to visit Apple Retail store or contact Apple Customer support for help.

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