How to Fix iPad Keeps Crashing Issue (Troubleshooting Guide)

  1. Published on Dec 22, 2021
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Your iPad should function normally, but sometimes when you try to use it to access an app or browse the internet is can crash unexpectedly.

This can happen even if the iPad has been working normally and it may seem like it comes out of nowhere.

But while it may be troublesome, iOS devices can crash suddenly due to problems with the software, meaning that the problem can be resolved.

In this article, we have listed some of the troubleshooting steps that you can take if your iPad suddenly crashes.

Let’s start with solutions that will be effective if you are unable to access the iPad’s home screen.

Restart iPad

Even though it sounds too simplistic, rebooting your iPad can be a very good solution to fix a device that keeps crashing.

At the very least, it will give you access to your iPad so you can backup your data or try additional troubleshooting steps.

To reboot your iPad, do the following:

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Power Button and the Home Button the iPad until the slider appears.
  • Step 2: Drag the Slider to turn off the device completely.
  • Step 3: Then press and hold the Power button again until the Apple Logo appears on the screen.

Force Restart iPad

If a simple reboot doesn’t do anything, then you can try hard resetting the device. Follow these steps to force restart the iPad:

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Power button and the Home Button for at least 10 seconds or until the screen goes black and the Apple Logo appears.
  • Step 2: Allow the iPad to go through the reboot process and you should see the Home Screen.

Hard Reset iPad with Face ID

An iPad System Repair Tool May Save Your Time

If you are still unable to access your iPad, you can try the iOS System Repair tool TinyFix.

This tool is an effective solution for the most common iOS stuck issues, which it can resolve in a single click.

It is fully compatible with all versions of iPadOS and it is so easy to use, even a beginner will find it very useful.

Here’s how you can download TinyFix to your computer and fix an iPad that keeps crashing:

  • Step 1: Open TinyFix on your computer and then connect the iPad to the computer using USB cables.
  • Step 2: Choose “iOS System Repair” then “Standard Repair” to continue.
  • Step 3: In the next window, click “Download” to start downloading the firmware package needed to repair the iPad.
  • Step 4: When the download is complete, click on “Fix Now” to begin fixing the iPad. The iPad will restart when the process is complete.

 main screen of TinyFix

Restore iPad Using iTunes or Finder

Reinstalling the iPadOS is another way that you can fix the device if it is completely unresponsive.

It is often a last resort as it may cause total data loss, but it is an effective solution, particularly if you suspect that the operating system is corrupt.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings on your device and then tap on your name at the top.
  • Step 2: Tap on your iPad from the list of devices at the bottom.
  • Step 3: Select “Find my iPad” uncheck “Find my iPad” and enter your passcode when prompted.
  • Step 4: Now open iTunes or Finder and then connect the iPad to the computer. Click on the device icon when it appears at the top-right corner.
  • Step 5: From the “Summary” tab, click “Restore iPad” and the follow the onscreen prompts to complete the action.

Restore iPad Using iTunes or Finder

Try These Fixes If You Can Get Into Your Device

If you are able to access the iPad’s home screen, the following are some of the steps you can take to avoid having the same issue in the future.

Update iPadOS and Apps

Outdated apps on your device may also cause the iPadOS to malfunction, particularly if you recently updated the iPadOS to the latest version, which can make the apps incompatible with the device.

You should therefore update all the apps on your device to ensure that everything is working optimally. To do that, open the App Store and tap on the “Updates” tab. Then choose the “Update All” to install updates for all apps.

Reinstall Suspicious Apps

Even when updated, some apps can still fail to function properly and may crash frequently when in use.

Over time, these apps can affect the function of the device and cause issues with the overall function.

If you have an app that keeps crashing, the best thing you can do is delete the app from the device.

To delete an app, do the following:

  • Step 1: From the home screen, tap and hold on to the app icon until it moves.
  • Step 2: Then tap on the “X” next to the app and tap “Delete.”
  • Step 3: Then if you still need to use the app, open the App Store, find it and reinstall it on to your device.

Check the Available Storage on the Device

If there is less than adequate storage space on the iPad, you may experience problems trying to get the device to work.

You may therefore want to free up some space on the device from time to time and you can do that by deleting some of the data and apps that you no longer use.

To check the available storage on the device, go to Settings > General > iPad Storage and here you should see the apps and data that are taking up too much space and decide the ones you can delete.

Suspect a Hardware Issue?

If you believe that a hardware problem may be causing the issue or if none of the solutions above work to fix the device, it may be time to make an appointment at your nearest Apple-authorized service center or Apple Store.

If the device is under warranty, you may even get the device fixed for free. Go to this page to check of your iPad is covered.

If it not covered, you will have to pay for any repairs that you agree to. The technicians at the Apple store will run diagnostics and advise you on the repair options that you have.

If you agree, the repairs can be completed the same day, although this will depend on the parts available at the store.

Aaron Roussey

Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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