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iPad Troubleshooting: What to Do When Things Go Wrong

Even the best devices have a few kinks, and the coolest iPad app in the world can crash every once in a while. Luckily, there are a few things we can try before sending the device back to Apple or pushing the delete button on the app's icon.

How to Fix: AirPlay Icon Missing
The most common reason for a missing AirPlay icon is network connectivity issues, which can usually be solved by following a few easy troubleshooting steps.

The iPad Troubleshooting Guide
The iPad Troubleshooting Guide can help you with common problems, keep you connected to the Internet, teach you how to do basic troubleshooting of any problem and even offer tips on new ways to use your iPad.

Basic iPad Troubleshooting Tips
Did you know there is one single troubleshooting tip that can solve most problems? A problem with your iPad doesn't mean you have to call support. Most of the time, you can fix the problem yourself.

What to Do When Your iPad Won't Turn On
Normally, an iPad is in "suspend mode", which means it is waiting for you to press the home button or the sleep/wake button to activate it. But it is possible for the iPad to be completely turned off, which is usually the case when you find that your iPad won't turn on.

How to Fix a Slow iPad
Like any computer, the iPad can bog down and begin running slow after hours of use. This is especially true if you switch between a lot of apps, as recent apps take up a sliver of memory under the new multitasking scheme. Luckily, fixing a slow-running iPad is pretty easy.

Troubleshooting/Help Forum
Need some help with your iPad? Want some pointers on how to troubleshoot your iPad? The message forums are great place to ask your questions and get some answers.

My iPad Won't Connect to iTunes
Troubleshooting why the iPad won't connect to iTunes is a bit more involved than some issues, but for most people, it can easily be fixed by running through a few troubleshooting steps.

My iPad Won't Charge
Perhaps the most common complaint about the iPad is a problem with it not charging while connected to the computer. Don't worry. This has nothing to do with your iPad or your cable and more to do with your computer's USB port. Find out more about how to charge your iPad and if it really is charging while connected to your computer.

How to Fix: My iPad is Frozen
It can be very frustrating when the iPad is frozen, especially if it freezes during an important task or if it frequently becomes stuck. Luckily, this is usually an easy problem to fix.

What to Do When Your iPad Zoom is Stuck
If your iPad is zoomed in and stuck in that display mode, you have accidentally turned on an accessibility function. Luckily, this is an easy problem to fix.

My iPad Won't Rotate
Is your screen "stuck" so that when you rotate the device, your iPad's display doesn't rotate on it? This is a common problem that luckily has a quick fix.

How to Fix: My iPad Won't Connect to WiFi
If you are having problems connecting to WiFi with your iPad, there are a number of things you can try to do to solve the issue. Most of the time, you can be back and connected within just a few short minutes.

How to Open the iPad's Settings
The iPad's settings contain a number of different ways to configure the iPad, many of which can be key to troubleshooting problems with the iPad. You can also tweak the settings to get the most out of your iPad's battery life.

How to Fix a Poor Wi-Fi Signal on Your iPad
Do you have frequent problems with your Wi-Fi connection? A poor signal can cause websites to load up very slow or even not at all. Luckily, there are a few easy steps to fixing a poor Wi-Fi signal on your iPad.

Troubleshooting a Weak Wi-Fi Signal
If your Wi-Fi connection is weak even when you are standing right next to the router, don't despair. There are a few things you can do before giving in to the temptation to simply replace the router, which can get expensive if your router was not supplied by your broadband carrier.

How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal
Do you use your iPad in a room where you get a poor Wi-Fi signal? A bad Wi-Fi connection can get in the way of watching movies on Netflix or browsing Facebook, but luckily there are a few things that can be done to boost the Wi-Fi signal throughout your house.

How to Fix: My iPad is Disabled
The security features of the iPad will cause it to disable itself after several passcode attempts have been made. Usually, this is just temporary, but if the passcode continues to be entered incorrectly, the iPad can be disabled permanently.

How to Fix: My iPad Asks for a Password
If your iPad is continuously asking you to log in to your iTunes account even when you are not inside any apps, don't panic. This is a rather common issue that is actually easy to fix.

How to Fix: My iPad App Won't Update
If you have an app that is stuck during the update process or will not download completely, there is no need to panic. A few quick troubleshooting steps should be enough to kickstart the process and convince the iPad to install your app.

How to Fix: Can't Add Bookmarks in iPad's Safari Browser
There are many issues that can hit the iPad's Safari browser, including the inability to add or retrieve bookmarks. Luckily, it is not hard to fix this issue with one of two easy steps.

iPad Recovery Mode: Fix a Locked or Stuck-at-Apple-Logo iPad
Has your iPad become locked from too many failed passcode attempts or become frozen at Apple's logo? The iPad's recovery mode is designed as a catch-all to help restore an iPad even when you can't get into the iPad's settings.

How to Test Your Internet Speed on the iPad
The iPad is only as fast as its Internet connection. If you are experiencing issues, it can be a good idea to test your Internet speed to make sure your Wi-Fi isn't the cause of your problems.

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