The Apple iPad has come a long way since it was first released in 2010. More than 425 million tablets have been sold today, which continues to climb.

While the device is undoubtedly intelligent and convenient, it must be foolproof. In fact, even the most experienced iPad user is bound to encounter an issue occasionally.

These detours will only keep you down briefly if you know a few quick fixes. Today, we're sharing five of the most common iPad problems and how to resolve them.

Read on to learn all about them.

Problem: Stuck, Unresponsive Pixel

Much of an iPad's appeal lies in its visual dynamics. This is one of the most sophisticated tablets on the market, capable of displaying videos, movies, and documents with stunning clarity.

This is why it can be more than a little frustrating to find pixels stuck in place on your screen.

The first sign that something's wrong is usually a solid, immovable black dot in the middle of your screen. Sometimes, there may be multiple dots.

Solution: Manually Move or Reset the Pixel

First, move the pixel by hand. If it's still lighting up but remaining in place, wrap your thumb in a clean, soft cloth.

Keep the pressure firm but gentle, moving your thumb in small motions. Then, gently press the dot on the screen. Often, this touch alone will be enough to dislodge a pixel that seems to be stuck.

Another option is to shock the pixel to reset it. To do so, you'll need a video that contains an array of bright, flashing colors. If you run the video at full screen, the movement may jostle the pixel back into its proper position.
 There are specific videos on YouTube designed just for this particular purpose.

Problem: LED Blooming

Despite its pretty name, LED blooming can be one of the most frustrating iPad issues. This occurs when the light from a previously-displayed bright object doesn't disappear when you change the screen.

Instead, it bleeds into the darker areas on your iPad screen, which creates a strange, halo-like effect on the display.

Why does this occur? Put simply, the LEDs behind your iPad screen are divided into dimming zones designed to control and balance the backlight. The LED behind that specific dimming zone will get brighter to illuminate a bright object on a dark background.

When this effect is thrown off-kilter, an LED light might illuminate and spread to the surrounding darker zones. This can hinder your overall visibility.

Solution: Remove Backlight or Change Dimming Option

If you need an immediate solution, you can turn off the backlight on your iPad. This will reduce the booming effect, though it may also make it harder to see your screen.

Alternatively, you can isolate the local dimming area on the device and manually reduce the backlight in that location. Remember that this can alter the contrast ratio and hinder visibility.

Problem: The operating System Won't Update

To keep your iPad as safe, secure, and high-functioning as possible, you must ensure it's always running on the latest operating system.

However, despite your best efforts, your device freezes when it's time to download the most recent iOS or iPadOS. This can leave your machine vulnerable to attack and limits its overall functionality.

Solution: Check Device Status and Compatibility

Most of the time, the inability to install an operating system upgrade doesn't mean something is inherently wrong with your iPad. Instead, it means that your device needs to meet some requirements that the update requires.

Start by checking to see if your iPad is compatible with the latest versions of iPadOS. If it isn't, then it might be time to upgrade!

Next, make sure your iPad has plenty of power. A battery level of at least 50% will help your phone run more smoothly while downloading a significant update in the background. Other phone features to check include:
  • Use Wi-Fi, not a cellular data connection.
  • Make sure Low Power Mode is turned off. Disable your VPN during the update.
If you've double-checked all of these elements and your iPad still won't update, it's time to find a local team specializing in fixing an iPad issue. Take your device to a shop that offers affordable gadget repair for a professional diagnosis and solution!

Problem: iPad Cannot Connect to iTunes

They're both Apple products, so connecting your iPad to iTunes should be easy, but only sometimes.

When this happens, the three most common culprits are:
  • Your iPad is disabled after multiple wrong password attempts.
  • Your iPad doesn't recognize iTunes. Your iPad is locked, and iTunes is, therefore, disabled.
If it's the latter, that's usually because your computer and device still need to be integrated.

Solution: Unlock or Integrate

First, try unlocking your iPad. If it's disabled after multiple failed logins, see if you can set a new password.

If that's not the problem, try resetting your iPad. You'll remove the old password and create a new one. While this can help "erase" any compatibility issues, remember that you could lose all of the saved data on your iPad if you go this route.

If compatibility is an issue, take the time to integrate your iPad iOS with iTunes. Then, change the settings to ensure that your device is the one it automatically connects to upon login.

Problem: Won't Hold a Charge

Studies show that only 37% of people completely shut down and charge their computers every night. The number of people who trust their iPads is likely less.

However, there will be a time when your battery runs low. Then, you'll need to plug it in and charge it to avoid paying even more for iPad repairs.

If you notice that the device won't hold a charge, there are a few problems that might be occurring, such as:
  • The electrical port is damaged.
  • A charging port on the iPad needs to be fixed or fixed.
  • The iPad software has crashed.

Solution: Check Your Cords and Restart

Start by ensuring the issue is with your iPad, not the cable or power adapter. Then, try a different power adapter and see if it works. If so, then it's time to toss the first one.

If you confirm that your iPad is to blame, try restarting your device. You can also run it in Airplane Mode to kick it back into charging. If it still doesn't charge, you may have a broken iPad, so take it to the repair shop!

Resolve Your iPad Problems Today.

Repairing an iPad doesn't have to be complicated. If you familiarize yourself with some of the most common errors, you'll know what to do when encountering an issue.

While these iPad problems happen frequently, there are others you may encounter. That's why learning as much as possible about your device before using it is essential.

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