The iPad Troubleshooting Guide
By Daniel Nations, About.com Guide
One of the unique aspects of the Apple stores is the Genius Bar, where technical support experts are available for any of your technical support needs. But not every problem requires a trip to the nearest Apple store or placing a call in to technical support. In fact, many of the most common problems you might experience with your iPad can be solved by using some basic troubleshooting steps found in this guide.
Did you know that rebooting the iPad can solve many issues? In the basic troubleshooting steps section, you'll learn how to go over the basics, including rebooting the iPad. Common problems can help if you have problems rotating your iPad, and there is a special Wi-Fi section to make sure your Internet connection stays up and running. Last, the troubleshooting guide contains some basic tips and pointer to make sure you are getting the most out of your iPad.
Did you know there are a few basic steps that are useful for troubleshooting most problems? The simple act of rebooting the iPad can flush out the memory and kill apps running in the background, thus allowing the iPad to get a clean slate. And for other problems, just flipping a switch in the settings can help cure the issue.
Common iPad Problems
If you are having problems getting your iPad's display to rotate when you turn the iPad on its side or if your iPad doesn't seem to charge when you plug it into your computer, you've come to the right place. These are the most common issues people have with their iPad, and luckily, most of them are easy fixes.
- How to Fix a Slow iPad
- How to Fix an iPad That Is Frozen or Won't Respond
- What to Do When Your iPad Won't Charge
- What to Do When Your iPad Won't Rotate
- How to Fix an iPad That Is Zoomed In
- What to Do If Your iPad Won't Turn On
- How to Reset Your iPad to Factory Default
Problems Getting the iPad Connected
Whether you are trying to get connected to the Internet through your home Wi-Fi or trying to connect your iPad to iTunes, it can be really frustrating when you run into problems. Unfortunately, these are sometimes more advanced problems to solve, but the following guides should help you get connected again.
- How to Fix: My iPad Won't Connect to iTunes
- How to Fix a Poor Wi-Fi Signal on Your iPad
- Troubleshooting a Weak Wi-Fi Signal
- How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal
iPad Tricks and Tips
Once you have your iPad up and running again, you might as well get the most use out of it! There are a number of tricks and tips that will help maximize your time with the iPad, including tips to help that battery last longer.
- How to Connect Your iPad to Your TV
- Stream Music and Movies From Your PC to iPad
- 5 Tips to Save iPad Battery Life
- iPad Keyboard Shortcuts