iPad Keeps Freezing? How to Fix It

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It is really annoying that your iPad is freezing while in use. This is not a rare problem for iPad users. Freezeing issue also happens after you restore or updating iPad. There are some things you can do when your iPad gets frozen. In this article we discuss the reasons behind the freezing of iPad and the effective methods on how to fix the problem. Even if the latest iOS 11.4 is running on your iPad, the article will help too.

Why Does My iPad Keep Freezing?

Sometimes the iPad freezes due to malfunctioning apps or too many apps open and running at the same time. This can cause the device's performance to dip causing the freezing. Other reasons for an iPad that keeps freezing could be problems with the software, for example, the iPad overheats or you have altered the settings of the device in a manner that causes it to malfunction. Or it just becomes frozen during or after updating to iOS 11.4.

3 Methods to Fix a Frozen iPad Back to Normal

1 Perform Hard Reset on iPad

This is the most easy way to perform whtn there is a problem with iOS. Here is how to perform hard reset on iPad:

Step 1. Locate the Sleep/Wake button at the top and the Home button bottom center.

Step 2. Press the Sleep/Wake button and Home button for about 30 seconds until Apple logo is displayed on iPad screen. After that your iPad will restart.

force restart iPad Pro


2 Fix iPad Keeps Freezing Issues without Data Loss

The second way that you can fix a frozen iPad is using a third-party software that is built with Fix iOS System feature. The tool we recommend here is iMyFone D-Back which can fix many common iOS problems without data loss. Recommended by Cult of Mac, and Makeuseof, this program is outstanding for its powerful features as below.

iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery (iOS 11.4 Supported)

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Key Features:

  • Fix various iOS system problems, such as iPhone/iPad stuck in recovery mode, Apple logo, black screen, iTunes error 4013, iPhone error 53, white screen etc.
  • It can recover over 22 lost data types from your iPhone/iPad like Messages, Contacts, Call Logs, WhatsApp History, Kik messages, Audios, videos and much more.
  • It can also recover files from iOS devices, iTunes Backup and from iCloud Backup.
  • It supports iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Pro, iPad with Retina Display, iPhones 6 series, iPhone 5 series, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4 just to mention a few.
  • It is fully compatible with iOS 11/10/9/8/7, even the latest iOS 11.4.

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How to Fix iPad that Keeps Freezing using iMyFone D-Back without Data Loss

Once you have downloaded iMyFone D-Back on your computer, install and launch it. Also have your iPad cable with you and follow these steps.

Step 1. Choose Fix iOS System

When you open the program on your computer you will see the "Fix iOS system" option on the bottom left. Click on it and connect your frozen iPad to the computer using a USB cable. Choose Standard Mode from the onscreen options.

 Choose Fix iOS System

Follow the step guide offered by the program and put your iPad into DFU Mode.

Put the Device in DFU Mode

Step 2. Choose and Download Firmware

Next, iMyFone D-Back will find a firmware that is compatible with your iPad. Therefore, just click on "Download" button and wait for the firmware package to be downloaded.

Choose and Download Firmware

Step 3. Fix iPad to Normal

Upon completion of the firmware download, click "Start to Fix" and the program automatically fixes your iPad. Within a few minutes your device will be fixed and it will reboot.

Fix iPad to Normal

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3 Restore Your iPad to Factory Settings via iTunes (Data Loss)

The third way is to restore your iPad using iTunes on your Mac or Windows computer. Note that all your data and settings on your frozen iPad will be erased and your iPad will be just like a new one after restoring. Consider twice if you have no any backup before your iPad got frozen. Here is how to do it.

Step 1. Open iTunes and ensure you have updated to the latest version.

Step 2. Now connect your frozen iPad to computer using the iPad's USB cable.

Step3. If your iPad can be detected by iTunes, you can just click the iPad icon on the left, and then choose "Restore iPad". Confirm the restoration request by clicking on "Restore" and your iPad freezing problem will be fixed.

restore iPad using iTunes

Step 3. If not, press Home button and Side button together until you see "Connect to iTunes" logo appear on the iPad screen. Don't release the button when you see Apple logo on the screen.

Step 4. Once iTunes detected an iPad in recovery mode, click on "OK" and then "Restore iPad".

Step 5. Confirm the restoration request by clicking on "Restore" and your iPad will be fixed.

Step 6. Once your device is restored it will restart and you can set up the device.

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