Apple devices may get into an endless boot loop when trying to update the operating system. The most common issue is the device keeping on restarting or it may freeze at the Slide to Unlock screen after updating the operating system. However, there are different things that you can try to fix the boot loop issue in Apple iPads. Check out a few options below.
Check and confirm that the Home and Power buttons of the iPad are working properly before doing a hard reset. If these buttons are okay, you will be able to do a hard reset on the device easily.
- Press and hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons of the device simultaneously for about ten seconds to until you see the Apple logo appearing on the screen.
- Wait for the hard reset to complete successfully. The device should get out of the boot loop now.
If the hard reset does not fix the boot loop issue, or if the device is not turning on, you can try the next method.
iTunes can not only help you sync data between your iPad and computer, but also it can be used to factory rest the device. Nevertheless, before performing a factory reset, you need to understand that this will erase all the data stored on the iPad. Therefore, it is important to backup the device before doing a factory reset. After backing up the device follow the below steps to factory reset the iPad.
- Connect the iPad to a computer with the correct cable and wait for iTunes to detect the device.
- Once the device is detected by iTunes in Recovery Mode, click on the iPad device icon shown in iTunes and navigate to the Summary
- Select Restore to factory reset the device to its original settings.
These are the popular methods, which are used to fix the boot loop issue in Apple devices. There are also third party programs available online that can be used to fix iPad boot loop issues, but if the device is under the warranty period, it will be better to contact Apple Care rather than using third party applications and voiding the warranty of the device.