[7 Ways] What to Do If iPad Keeps Freezing


Jan 12, 2022 (Updated: Jan 12, 2022) • Filed to: Fix iPad

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My iPad freezes up all the time. Glitchy. Any suggestions?

Do you have the same problem? Your iPad keeps freezing even after some minutes? Yes, a frozen iPad may not come back even when you let it go. This could happen after updating or restoring it, which is not uncommon. However, don't worry, we examine the most efficient strategies for resolving the frustrating issue. Even if your iPad is running the most recent version of its operating system, iOS/iPadOS 15, this information can still be helpful.

Part 1. How Do You Fix a Frozen iPad?

1Charge the iPad

When an iPad is running on a very low battery charge such as less than 10% or 15%, it may appear to be frozen and become unresponsive. Connect it to a charger for an hour, then check if the device runs smoothly.

charge iPad

2Close All Apps and Restart the iPad

If you have an excessive number of apps open, your iPad may slow down or freeze. Close all apps by double-clicking the Home button or by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and then swiping up them.

Then restart your iPad and let it refresh shortly.

To restart iPad with a Home button, press and hold the Top button until the slide to power off pops up, then drag it to turn the device off.

To reboot iPad with Face ID, press and Hold the Volume Down button together with the Top button until the slider appears, then swipe it to right to power the device off.

restart iPad

3Free up the iPad Storage

Occasionally, iPad freezing will happen due to a lack of available space. If you still have access to your iPad, it's a good idea to clear some space to avoid future complications. You can delete unused apps or photos/videos to free up space.

If you want to know how much storage used, you can go to Settings > General > iPad Storage to check out.

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4Force Restart iPad

Mostly, the reason for an iPad freezing is some unknown software bugs, which can be temporarily fixed by hard reboot the device.

To force restart your frozen iPad, follow these steps:

On an iPad without a Home Button: Press and swiftly release the Volume Up button, followed by the Volume Down button. Following that, press and hold the Top button on the device's top until the Apple logo shows.

On an iPad with a Home button: press and hold the Top and the Home button at the same time until the Apple logo shows.

force restart iPad

5Reset All Settings

"iPad keeps freezing" can also have something with a faulty setting. In this case, you can reset iPad's all settings. This option requires access to your iPad. If you are still able to use your iPad, follow these steps to reset all settings.

Navigate to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings on your iPad.

You'll be required to enter the password for your iPad.

Confirm the process that will be used to complete the reset.

reset iPad settings

6Fix iPad Freezing with iPad Repair Software

If you cannot fix your "iPad keeps freezing" through the above solutions, then you have to repair the whole system of your device. As an all-in-one iOS/iPadOS/tvOS repair tool, Wootechy iPhixer can restore normal operation to your iPad in a variety of conditions with the highest success and safety rates.

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Follow these steps to fix iPad freezing without any data loss:

Connect your iPad to the PC using a cable on your Windows or Mac computer, meanwhile launch Wootechy iPhixer program. Next, select Standard Mode.

choose repair mode

You must unlock your device, as the program will not identify it if it is locked. Once your device is detected, select the Next button. If your device is not detected, you will be prompted to enter Recovery or DFU Mode. Simply follow the on-screen directions.

put iPhone into recovery mode

You must download the firmware for your device by hitting the Download option. The app will automatically detect and display the most recent and compatible firmware version for your device. Additionally, you can select the version that you like.

download firmware

After successfully downloading the firmware, it will check it and extract the necessary software before automatically fixing it. Click the Start button. Remember, do not operate or detach your device throughout the procedure. Otherwise, the device will become bricked and cease to function.

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Once the procedure is complete, your device can be restarted and resume normal operation.

7Restore iPad Using Recovery Mode

Alternatively, you can use iTunes to restore your frozen iPad, but it should be noted that, this will erase all data and settings on iPad. If you don't mind that, look at the steps below.

Connect your iPad to a computer and open the latest version of iTunes.

Follow the steps of force restarting iPad to enter recovery mode. Yet you should remember that do not release the button until you see the recovery mode screen appears.

iPad in recovery mode

After that, a message will notify your device is in recovery mode and needs to be restored. Click the Restore option. Once the process is complete, you can set up your iPad again.

restore iPad in recovery mode

Part 2. More Discussion About iPad Freezing

The 7 best solution to iPad freezing problem are introduced in the first part and your iPad should be unfrozen now. However, you may have more question about an frozen iPad, thus we have provided answers to the following 2 mostly frequently asked questions.

Q1. Why does your iPad keep freezing up?

When your iPad stops responding or stay static with nothing responding, it may become frozen. Why does this issue occur suddenly? It could result from the followings:

  • Conflicts in application.

  • Battery charge is insufficient.

  • Files or memory bits that have been corrupted.

  • Applications with flaws.

  • Insufficient space.

  • Firmware or operating system has some glitches.

Q2. How to prevent your iPad from freezing

To prevent your iPad from freezing in the future, you can refer to the following suggestions.

  • Always have enough storage.

  • Close apps that aren't responding and don't run many apps in the background.

  • Check your network connections.

  • Update your iPad to the latest version so as to avoid unknown bugs.

  • Do not use your iPad while charging and keep monitoring your battery health.


Hopefully, you have some ideas about almost all about iPad freezing issue through this article. Finally, we sincerely suggest you completely resolve the problem with the help of the professional iPad fixing tool, as it won't cause you any data loss.

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