How-to Fix a Frozen iPad

Occasionally, the iPad may completely freeze where the buttons and screen become unresponsive and the user is unable to turn off the iPad. Here are some solutions to fix a frozen iPad.

Reset the iPad

Hold the Home & Wake/Sleep button simultaneous until the device restarts itself (about 5-10 seconds)

Wait it Out

You can wait until the device runs out of battery. From my experience, it will always turn back on when you charge it back up.

Restore the iPad

1. Connect the device to the computer

2. Launch iTunes and click the “iPad” button

Restore iPad

3. Click on the ‘Restore iPad’ button

Restore iPad

4. Confirm the restore

Restore iPad



  1. Thank you it worked! Just when I thought I was going to have to pay $100 to some shop for repair your trick worked

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