How to fix a Frozen iPad

An iPad may become unresponsive or frozen for several reasons. When your iPad freezes, it will not respond to any input (e.g., screen tapping, pressing buttons etc).  Some of the symptoms include: iOS / iPadOS stops responding, Nothing moves on the iPad’s screen, Buttons do not work, etc. This short article teaches you how to unfreeze your iPad.

1. Charge the battery

When your iPad is low on battery, iOS will try to increase performance by minimizing some system operations. This may cause your iPad to freeze. In this case, simply charge your iPad. First connect your iPad to the USB cable, and then plug into a power outlet.

2. Force restart your iPad

If your iPad freezes while you are using it, you can force restart your iPad. Do not worry, this action does not delete anything. Here is how:

On iPad models with Home button

  1. Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button.

  2. When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.

On iPad models with Face ID

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.

  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.

  3. Then press and hold the Power button until the device restarts.

If a Force restart can't fix the frozen screen, try the below method.

3. Use Ondesoft iOS System Recovery

If the frozen screen still exists on your iPad, you may need Ondesoft iOS System Recovery to fix it. Ondesoft iOS System Recovery is a professional iOS system recovery tool for you to fix all common iOS issues by yourself without any data loss . It's user-friendly and easy to use.

1. Run Ondesoft iOS System Recovery

Download, install and run Ondesoft iOS System Recovery on your Mac or Windows.

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2.Connect your frozen iPad to this Mac/Windows. To fix the screen frozen issue, click Standard Mode and follow the on-screen instructions. Standard Mode will not erase your iPad data.

Click Standard Mode and you will see below:

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Click Download button to download the Firmware Package.

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After the download is complete, click below blue Start button to fix the screen frozen issue.

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It may take a few minutes.

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After the process, you will see the notice that the screen frozen issus is fixed on your iPad.

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This article is about fixing an iPad Frozen Screen, but the iPod touch and iPhone can have the same problem. Luckily, the solutions for an iPhone or iPod touch Frozen Screen are the same. All three devices share many of the same hardware components and run the same operating system, so everything mentioned in this article can help fix an iPhone or iPod touch Frozen screen, too.

If your iPad keeps freezing often, you may need to check out the reason. Here is some common issues that will cause iPad freezing.

1. Faulty app

If your iPad freezes when you open a specific app, uninstalling the app may solve the problem.

2. No enough space

When your iPad is low on free space, your iPad may not function properly. Tap Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage to check your usage. Delete the apps you don't use. Or transfer your photos or videos to your computer to free up space.

3. Old iOS

If your iOS version is too old, consider updating it to the new version. You can update your iPad easily by going to Settings > General > Software Update.