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[100% Safe & Effective] Top 3 Ways on How to Restart Frozen iPad

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Brandon Eldred

December 3, 2019 (Updated: December 3, 2019)• Filed to: iPhone Issues

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In this troubleshooting guide, you will learn how to restart a frozen iPad. Whenever people encounter issues on their iPad, rebooting is the first thing they might do. Rebooting can fix various iOS issues like unresponsive screens, apps crashing, scrolling issues, etc. When you reboot the device, the temporary memory in it gets erased, fixing small bugs.

"I purchased the iPad in 2018. I had no complaints until recently when it froze while I was watching a movie on it. I don't have any idea what happened suddenly as the iPad was not responding to my commands. It froze for a few seconds and then again it was back to normal. This keeps happening frequently and it is frustrating me a lot. I need help in rebooting my frozen iPad."

So, if your iPad is unresponsive and not responding to your touches and taps, you will need to restart the device to fix the issues. Read on to find different ways to restart a frozen iPad.

Part 1. Possible Reasons Why iPad Gets Frozen

iPad is made to perform without any errors but often the glitches are unavoidable. Here are the possible reasons why your iPad gets frozen.

  • Your iPad often gets frozen because of a crashed app on it.
  • The weak Wi-Fi connection might be the reason for the iPad getting frozen.
  • Sometimes software bugs and glitches may occur accidentally, which would freeze the iPad.

Part 2. 2 Traditional Way to Restart Frozen iPad

It can be very annoying when your iPad gets frozen while you are doing an important task in it. So, whatever the reason is, you can try to use these traditional ways to restart your frozen iPad.

Way 1. Restart Frozen iPad

When your iPad gets frozen again and again or it is slow to respond, first restart it normally to check if the iPad works. Follow the steps given below to restart the frozen iPad. This way may not work, but you still can have a try.

Step 1: Press and hold the iPad's power button until you see the slider.

Step 2: Now swipe the slider to turn off the iPad.

Step 3: After a few seconds, press and hold the power button to turn on the device.


Way 2. Force Restart Frozen iPad

When normal restarting hasn't worked in your case, you can force your iPad to restart. Sometimes this method will work.

iPad with Home buttons: Press and hold the Home button and the power button until the Apple logo is seen.

Other iPad: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button and then Volume Down button. Then press the power button and hold it until the Apple logo is seen.


Part 3. The Best Alternative Way to Restart Frozen iPad

If your device won't turn on even after trying the above two methods, you need to use a powerful third-party iOS repair tool.

iMyFone Fixppo is the best alternative way of restarting the frozen iPad. It is developed by an accomplished team of experts and thus, it comes with a 100% success rate and fastest repairing rate.

Here we will compare the two ways with this tool for you, so just check the comparison table below.

Restart Force Restart iMyFone Fixppo
Success Rate 10% 30% 100%
Difficulty Easy Easy Easy
Required Time Short Short Short
Data Loss after Fixing No No No
What Issues Can Be Fixed A few software issues Some software issues All system/software issues

Fixppo can fix all the iOS issues at once and restart your iPad without erasing any of the contents in it. You also don't need to require any technical knowledge to use it. Fixppo is developed using the latest technology which has been recommended by many professional websites.

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Step 1: First, open Fixppo on your computer and connect your iPad to it.

Windows version    Mac version

Step 2: Click on Standard mode on the main page and click Next.

 connect your device to your computer

Put the device in DFU or Recovery mode if the device is not yet detected. The steps will be given on the screen. Your iPad will be recognized by the program as soon as it enters the DFU/Recovery mode.

Step 3: Then, download the latest firmware for your device. Fixppo will display all the available firmware versions relevant to your frozen iPad. Select the relevant firmware version and click Download.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4: You will see the device and the firmware information on your computer screen. Check the information and click on the Start button if it is correct to begin the fixing process.

finished fixing your device

Don't use your iPad or unplug it from the computer until the process gets over. The iPad will restart normally after the process is finished.

Instead of trying the traditional methods (with a low success rate) for restarting the frozen iPad, you can use iMyFone Fixppo. You can download the trial version to check how it works now. Many users have sent feedback to us and you can also have a check.

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When your iPad is frozen, you would not be able to access anything on your device. So, for the unresponsive screen, you need to either force restart the iPad or use iMyFone Fixppo to fix the issues and restart the iPad.

You can see all the methods given here and follow the steps. By using Fixppo, you can fix the issues and restart the frozen iPad within a few minutes. If you have any queries about any iOS issue or want to know about iMyFone Fixppo, feel free to leave your comments below.

Windows version    Mac version

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