Apple iPad is one of the best tablets you can buy on the market. It’s been nine years since Apple announced the original iPad at its media conference and things have changed so much since then. Indeed, Apple iPad is now smarter and faster than before thanks to Apple’s endless effort to improve it. In March 2018, Apple announced a new 9.7 inch iPad at its education event. The new iPad replaces the Air 2 on the market while adding a bunch of features to the series. One such feature lies in Apple Pencil support, a handy tool that allows users to take notes or stretch their ideas without the need for a third-party app.
Apple also refreshed its iPad Pro lineup last year with improved speakers, smaller bezels, and no home button. Some users may not like Apple’s move away from its traditional design language, but the fact that Apple is keeping with the latest trend in the industry. The new iPad Pro is expected to make a gigantic hit on the market and help Apple boost its tablet sales. However, Apple iPad has its own issues that may ruin your experience. A lot of iPad owners have reported that their iPad gets stuck on a black screen and fails to respond to touch. In reality, the black screen issue is not something new as it pops up every year. And there is no permanent fix for it, but don’t worry as we are here to help.
In this guide, we will show you how to fix an iPad that gets stuck on a black screen. Before going any further, make sure you reboot your iPad. A reboot may help fix some problems like apps crashing, unresponsive keyboard, or Touch ID not working. In this case, it may do the trick.
Note that the method used to reboot the 2018 iPad Pro is slightly different than past models due to the lack of a home button. All you need to do now is to press and hold down on the top button and then either the Volume Up or Down button. After that, slide your finger to turn off your iPad, and press and hold the top button until you see the Apple logo.
Charge your iPad
If your iPad gets stuck on a black screen, then there is a good chance that your iPad is running low on battery. The best shot to deal with the issue is to re-charge your tablet to see if the problem is fixed.
All you need to do now is to charge your iPad for at least 20 minutes. Once done, power on your tablet and everything should be fine now. In this case, you can use a third-party app called coconutBattery to check if your iPad’s battery needs to be replaced.
coconutBattery is one of the best battery management apps for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. With coconutBattery, you will get a detailed picture of your battery health. To use the app, you first need to download it to your Mac, then plug in your iPad to your Mac and launch the app.
Remove infected apps
If nothing is fixed, then the problem may be with apps. In reality, some apps may fail to work on your iPhone or iPad. In this case, they may be the reason why your iPad gets stuck on a black screen. Fortunately, Apple iOS allows you to see if any apps are acting weird on your iPad.
To do this, launch the Settings app on your iPad and then select Battery. From here, you should see which apps are using the most battery on your device. In this case, try closing or un-installing apps you no longer use on your iPad and check if the problem is dealt with.
Update your iPad
If your tablet still gets stuck on a black screen, then the next solution is to update your Mac. Keep in mind that a new software update usually comes with bug fixes and performance boost. Apple officially released the public version of iOS 12.1.3 to compatible iPhones and iPads after months of beta testing.
The update focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements. In this case, it may fix the issue. To update your iPad, launch the Settings app from your home screen, then select General and hit Software Update. Now just simply check for any available updates.
Restore your device
If none of the above solutions works for you, then the last hope for success is to restore your device. Following this method, all of your data will be erased, so make sure you create a backup of your device before moving ahead.
To do this, open iTunes on your Mac (make sure you now have the latest version of iTunes on your computer) and then connect your iPad to your Mac. After that, select your iPad when it shows up in iTunes and then you simply click on Restore.
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