No doubt that Apple produces some of the most reliable gadgets on the planet. The first iPad was launched on April 3, 2010 and Apple hasn’t looked back since then. Starting from the start, by now Apple has launched a total of 16 iPad models. What’s more amazing is that all of these were sold like hot cakes. People have shown all the love to the iPads.
But is it always just the peanut butter vibes? Do iPads never malfunction? Well, as an iPad user for more than 3 years now, I hate to admit, they do. And when they do, we all panic as users. Why? Well, there are a few reasons.
First of all, iPads are expensive and so are their parts. Secondly, the age that we live in, it is really difficult to stay without our gadgets for a long time and your iPad not working means living without it (maybe for a long time too). Who wants that? Not me!
Although there is a bunch of issues which might generally crop up in an iPad, screen turning black is quite common. The problem is recurrent in iPads of older generations, like an iPad 4th generation in 2018 might show such signs.
When this happens, what can one do? Well, in this blog post, you will get all the answers.
What to do when your iPad’s screen turns black?
The iPad’s screen can turn black for a few reasons. It can happen due to a drop from a height or due to being immersed in water or improper fit of the screen or even due to software failure.
In case of physical damage, we would recommend you to visit a professional iPad specialist. If you are in the southern part of Australia near Adelaide, you can find good Adelaide Ipad Repair centres. Otherwise reading below might help.
1. Hard Reboot your iPad
To hard reset your iPad, follow these instructions
1. Locate the home button and volume up button on your iPad
2. Press and hold the volume up button and the home button until Apple logo appears on the screen
3. After you do this, your iPad will restart.
If it doesn’t work, try resetting your iPad using iTunes from PC.
2. Reset/Restore using iTunes
If the Hard Reboot doesn’t work for your iPad, what you can try to do is Restore your iPad to factory settings using iTunes. Read below to know how.
- Download the latest version of iTunes on your PC and install and open it.
- Connect your iPad to your PC using the USB Lightning cable.
- Now, if iTunes can detect your iPad and shows the option of a factory reset, you just have to agree to it.
- Otherwise, you will have to enable Recovery mode on your iPad.
- Later on connecting the iPad to iTunes after enabling recovery mode you will see an option to Restore iPad.
- Just click yes and you will be good to go after iTunes has installed the latest compatible iOS version on your device.
This is one great way of restoring iPad after the black screen of death appears. There is just one thing that might concern users. Using this method to restore iPad will result in data loss.
3. Buy an iOS data recovery software
For those willing to loosen down a few hundred bucks for fixing the black screen of death on their iPad, this is the choice to make. This is one way in which you will not lose your data and your iPad will be restored. Just as new.
You can easily find such iPad/iPhone/iPod data recovery softwares online. Just that, be cautious before you pay and always read reviews before buying.
Alternative way of fixing iPad’s Black Screen of Death
Although the other methods are useful in many cases, you can’t really fix a physically damaged or software broken iPad. For that, you will always need to visit a specialist. In such cases, you can always visit any of the Adelaide iPad Repair centres.
This is how you can make sure that your iPad doesn’t receive any further damage.
Any gadget can stop functioning the way we desire. Such breakdowns can take place anytime. The best way to deal with such situations is by being calm and looking for the solutions. Some of which we mentioned in this post. Hope you found those useful.