Common IPad Problems And Their Solutions

Problems with iPadYou love your iPad because it enhances your productivity and amusement quotient. The iPad, just like any other computing device, has its own set of problems. Here is a list of such problems – – along with some helpful solutions:

Syncing Problems

Have you faced problems syncing your iPad with iTunes or any other device? Here’s why:

  1. You’re not working with the latest iOS version. Remember, most publishers are very proactive about forcing iOS upgrades.
  2. If you face syncing errors it could be because your hard drive is almost full. Apple apps are compressed when you download them. However, they increase in size during installation, thereby filling up your drive.

Hack Attacks

The iPad enhances productivity and many users store valuable data on it. Now, these users also download games and apps and therefore it is possible that their valuable data can be accessed by hackers or malicious Trojan scripts. So, it is important that every user makes backup copies of all important files on iCloud or wherever.

iCloud does not store media, which can be backed up on iTunes. Office workers should install appropriate antivirus programs.

Wi-Fi Problems

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi can be tough because there are so many factors involved in its operation. However, here is a list of steps that may help:

  1. Is your iPad picking up a network when you are close to the router? If yes, great. If not, change your router’s location and try again. Keep your router away from walls and place it at about 3-4 feet height.
  2. If step (1) does not work:

(a) try restarting the router; or
(b) Set your iPad to Airplane Mode. This will force your device to reconnect with the router.

3. If steps (1) to (2) don’t work, try resetting your device to its factory settings and then enter the network configuration.

Charging Problems

Do you charge your iPad by connecting it to your Mac or to a USB hub? If yes, then the device may not charge. You should charge up your iPad by using its power adapter. Setting the iPad to sleep and connecting it to a Mac will also charge the device, but at a slower rate. If the device does not charge when its power adapter is rightly plugged in, try removing the dust in the dock connector. Read more about avoiding costly iPad repairs here.

Slow-Poke iPad

In normal circumstances, iPad moves very fast. If you feel that its responsiveness has dropped or if the scrolling appears weird or if apps start crashing, then it’s because your memory is fully utilized. Perform the following tasks to speed up your iPad:

a. Restart the device and check if that fixes the problem.
b. If (a) does not work, suspend some of apps running in the background to free up memory.

Frozen Apps

Your apps may freeze if there’s a conflict between running apps or when the memory is choked. To fix this issue, perform the tasks outlined in the Slow-Poke iPad section above. If that doesn’t work, backup your data and restore your iPad in iTunes.

Hope these tips helped. If you want to help other iPad users, feel free to share some of your tips and tricks as a comment on this post.

Paul S. Lynch, lives in Santa Clara, CA. He is a technology buff and loves using his iPad for everything from checking email to sending faxes using this free app.