|What to do when your iPad acts up cheat sheet||20/10/2014|
|Here's a quick review of things you can try if your iPad isn't working the way you expect.|
There’s nothing worse than powering up you iPad to find it playing up. If you rely on using your iPad every day, any fault can be worrying, not only because it hinders your online activity, workload or evening’s entertainment, but because any problems could prove costly. There’s no need to panic though, because it may not be as serious as you think, in fact you can often solve the problem yourself with a few simple tricks. Try out some of these tips to see if you can fix the problem.
1. Quit the apps
Just like programmes running on a computer, the apps you use can use up all the runtime free memory (RAM), thereby slowing or freezing your iPad and generally affecting its performance. Sometimes you can quickly and easily solve a problem by simply closing down the apps that are slowing down your device. Start by closing down any apps you have left open. You can do this by pressing and holding down the HOME button. You will see a circle appear in the top left corner of each app icon. This allows you to close the app by clicking on them.
2. Reboot your iPad
The good old techie fix of switching it on and off again still applies, so try rebooting your iPad to solve any remaining issues. You can do this by holding down the SLEEP/WAKE button and then sliding the red slider across to turn the device off. Once powered down, press the button again to turn your iPad back on. This will solve many minor issues you may be experiencing with your iPad.
3. Reset your internet connection
Sometimes it’s the internet connection that is causing the problem. If you think this is the case, try resetting your internet connection by clicking on the Settings app. You can reset your network setting by clicking General – Reset – Reset Network Settings. This will return your internet connection back to the factory default.
4. Reset all settings
If the problem persists, try resetting all of your iPad’s settings. You can restore them to the factory default by clicking on the Settings app and then choosing General – Reset – Reset All Settings. You don’t have to worry about losing any data during this process as this won’t delete any. However, you will have to take another look at all of your iPad settings.
5. Restore the iPad
When all else fails, you can erase all of your iPad’s data and reset all the settings by restoring it. To do this, connect your iPad to a computer, select your device in iTunes and click Restore in the Summary tab. You won’t lose the media that exists on your pc, but you will have to reset the settings on your iPad. If you want to be on the safe side, it’s worth backing up your iPad in iTunes before you do this.
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