iPad Keeps Freezing? How to Fix It (iOS 12.1 supported)

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Note: Updated on Dec, 19, 2018

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 12/11.4 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 your operations, for example, overuse leads iPad to overheat or you have altered the settings of the device in a manner that causes it to malfunction. Besides, why ipad keeps freezing up is very probably because of software problem. It may just becomes frozen during or after iOS update, iPad restore, and restoring backup to iPad.

iPad keeps freezing

4 Most Efficient Methods to Fix a Frozen iPad Back to Normal

1. Perform Hard Reset on iPad

This is the most easy way to perform when there is a problem with iOS. Sometimes hard reset works perfectly if your iPad freezes all the time. 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. Best Way to Fix iPad Keeps Freezing 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" feature because your iPad must have some glitches with the iOS. The tool we recommend here is iMyFone Fixppo which can refresh your iOS and fix all iOS problems without data loss. Developed by iMyFone company which is recommended by famous media sites such as Cult of Mac, Makeuseof, and so on, this program is outstanding for its powerful features as below.

  • It is the best iOS repair tool in the market. Its advanced and exclusive technology guarantees positive results.
  • 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 supports iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Pro, iPad with Retina Display, and all iPhone models including iPhone XR/XS/XS Max.
  • It is fully compatible with iOS 12/11/10/9/8/7.

Windows version    Mac version

Here is how to fix iPad that keeps freezing using iMyFone Fixppo without data loss. Once you have downloaded iMyFone Fixppo on your computer, install and launch it. Also have your iPad cable with you and follow these steps.

Step 1. Choose Standard Mode

When you open the program on your computer you will see 3 options in the middle. Choose Standard Mode from the onscreen options.

choose Standard Mode

Step 2. Connect Your iPad

Connect your frozen iPad to the computer using a USB cable. Click Next button. If your iPad can be detected, you can go to the next step. Otherwise, follow the on screen instruction to put your iPad into DFU or Recovery Mode.

 connect your device to your computer

Step 3. Choose and Download Firmware

Next, iMyFone Fixppo will provide all the firmware that is compatible with your iPad. Therefore, just choose a suitable version and click on "Download" button and wait for the firmware package to be downloaded.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4. Fix iPad to Normal

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

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Using iMyFone Fixppo iOS repair software to fix iPad that keeps freezing does not result to any data loss. Therefore it wins losts of good feedback from users. Just download the free version to have a try.

user reviews

Windows version    Mac version

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.

Step 3. 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 4. 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 5. Once iTunes detected an iPad in recovery mode, click on "OK" and then "Restore iPad".

Step 6. Confirm the restoration request by clicking on "Restore" and your iPad will be fixed.

Step 7. Once your device is restored it will restart and you can set up the device.

 restore your iPad to factory settings

4. Do Some Checking If Your iPad Still Works

It is recommended to check the storage, battery and Apps on your iPad because these factors will also get your iPad frozen.

Make sure your iPad have enough storage and battery. Delete the Apps that you seldomly use in order to free up some space. Charge your iPad and don't use it when it is has little power. Some people find their iPad runs very slow and even freezes when the battery is less than 10% or 15%.

If you have recently installed any app and after that iPad freezes all the time, then you need to delete the Apps to see if your iPad gets frozen or not. Some Apps cannot work normally, which can cause your iPad to freeze.

delete Apps on iPad

Review of the Above Solutions

Solutions
Success Rate
Data Loss
Ease of Use
Time
Hard Reset
Sometimes successful
No data loss
Very easy
Very fast
100% for all iOS issues
No data loss
Easy
Fast
Restore iPad
Sometimes successful
Wipes everything
Complex
Time consuming
Do Some Checking
Only works when iPad still works
No data loss
Easy
Fast