What To Do If My iPad Does Not Respond

My iPad does not turn on, why do not you turn on my iPad? and what should I do? We have received many requests like these from many anxious users. These are the most common situations when an iPad 2/3/4 / iPad Mini / iPad Air / iPad Pro stops working:

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  • My iPad suddenly stopped working and does not respond.
  • My iPad does not turn on after the battery has run out. The device still does not turn on even though it is connected.
  • My iPad is disabled and shows “connect to iTunes”.
  • My iPad is completely dead, it does not charge and it does not turn on.
    If your iPad is going through one of the problems described above, please try these tricks first before taking it to an Apple Store. You can probably solve on your own the problem of when the iPad no longer turns on.

Tip: If your iPad shows ” iPad is disabled connect to iTunes ” after several attempts of the wrong code, please go to How to Fix iPhone Error is Off. If the iPad does not charge, please check what to do if an iPhone / iPad does not charge.
1. Perform Forced Reset on iPad

2. Charge your iPad properly

3. Reset iPad with iTunes

4. Reset iPad without losing data

1. Perform Forced Reset on iPad

If you are sure that the iPad has enough battery left and does not turn on even if you press the power button many times, try to perform a forced reboot on the iPad.

To perform a forced reboot on iPad / iPad Mini / iPad Air / iPad Pro, press and hold both the Suspend / Power button and the Start button for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo. This trick is especially useful for those iPads that stop working and do not turn on for no reason.

2. Charge your iPad Properly

If your iPad does not turn on after the battery is completely depleted, the first thing you probably want to do is charge your iPad. Instead of charging the iPad by connecting it to a computer with a USB cable, you should connect it to a usable iPad power adapter, because the current and voltage needed to turn on an iPad with the fully discharged battery are higher than an iPhone charger or a computer can provide.

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Follow these steps to turn the iPad completely dead:

1. Connect the iPad to the power adapter for 15 minutes and then try to turn it on ;

2. If it does not turn on, wait for about 10 minutes and perform a forced restart on the iPad (hold the Suspend / On and Start buttons for at least ten seconds until you see the Apple logo.);

3. If the iPad still does not turn on, please wait another 5 minutes and press the power button again to turn it on;

4. If at this point the iPad continues with the black screen, let it charge for another hour and try again the steps above;

Note: please make sure that the iPad power adapter and USB cable work properly.

3. Reset iPad with iTunes

If the iPad still does not turn on after a forced reboot, you can try to reset the iPad with iTunes. The trick is also compatible with iPads that do not work (for example, iPad does not charge, stays in the Apple logo, touch screen stops working) after the iOS 10 / iOS 11 updates.

1. Open iTunes on your computer (please make sure that your iTunes is the latest version.)

2. Connect a lightning cable to your computer, leaving the other end of the cable disconnected.

3. Keep pressing the start button on your iPad and connect the other end of the cable to the iPad. Keep pressing the start button until you see “get connected to iTunes” on your iPad.

4. iTunes will show a notification, telling you that the iPad is in Recovery Mode and needs to be reset. Click on OK or Reset .
5. Wait until the reset is complete and your iPad will reboot.

Take into account that all your iPad data will be deleted after resetting, but you can get the data back if you have a backup of iCloud or iTunes. If you do not have a backup and you do not want to lose your data, you can try to fix the iPad with the following trick to reset iPads without iTunes.

If iTunes can not reset your iPad due to an error, you can continue with the next trick.

4. Reset iPad without Losing Data

Resetting the iPad with iTunes is very effective in fixing a device that you do not want to turn on. However, sometimes you may get the iTunes notification that the iPad cannot be reset due to an unknown error (3194, 4013, 4014, etc.). If this is the case, you can try to fix the iPad / iPad Air / iPad Mini / iPad Pro that does not work with FonePaw iOS System Recovery. Unlike iTunes, the program can fix your iPad without having to erase your data. You can fix:

  • iPad stops working and does not turn on;
  • iPad stays in the Apple logo, recovery mode / DFU;
  • iPad keeps restarting suddenly;
  • iPad is on the black/blue screen;
  • iPad does not charge and is dead;

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