iPad Froze After Update: How to Fix it

The new iOS system updates come with a lot of benefits and improvements it is little wonder why every iPad user would want to upgrade to the new firmware. While updating the software on your iPad is a very easy and highly beneficial process, it is not without its own problems.

It is not uncommon to find an iPad freezing during or immediately after an update. A lot of iPad users have reported this problem and as scary as it sounds, it is important to note that it does have a simple solution. In this article we are going to be offering you an easy and effective solution to fix a frozen iPad. But before we do that, let’s look at some of the reasons why your iPad froze after update and then we will take you to the part on how to fix it.

Part 1: Why an iPad freezes during an update

As we have mentioned, this problem is quite common and its causes are as widespread as the problem itself. Some of the most common ones are:

Insufficient Memory

Sometimes you may attempt an update when your device is already bogged down with too much unnecessary stuff. Normally, a notification telling you that you have insufficient memory will appear during the update. In rare cases however, the iPad may simply become unresponsive.

Insufficient Battery

Again, this very simple reason could cause your device to suddenly freeze up. It is actually one of the most common reasons. Most people simply forget to charge their iPads and then panic when the device stops working in the middle of an update.

Corrupted Apps and files

There are some apps or files on your device that could cause problems with your iPad. They may have worked just fine with the old firmware but when you update the software, the device suddenly crashes. A virus attack is also a common cause.

Part 2: How to fix an iPad freezing after update

Now that we know some of the reasons why iPad froze after update, let’s look into the solution on how to fix iPad freezing after update. dr.fone - iOS System Recovery is a solution that is not only very simple to use but will also not result in any data loss. With this powerful software, you can easily fix any kinds iOS freezing issues and get your device back to normal.

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How to fix your frozen iPad by dr.fone

The single most important benefit of using dr.fone is that there will be no data loss. You therefore have nothing to worry about even if you don’t have a recent backup of all your date. Before we fix your iPad, there are a couple of things you should take note of. They include:

  1. Jailbroken devices will revert back to non-jailbroken status after this process
  2. To work, dr.fone will have to update the firmware
  3. The iPad will be re-locked if it was unlocked before the process

Step 1: Download and install Wondershare dr.fone on your computer.


Step 2: Open the program and choose “iOS System Recovery” from "More Tools" and then connect your iPad via USB cable. Click on “Start” to continue.

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Step 3: When prompted, confirm your device model and click on “Download” the program download the latest firmware for your iPad.

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Step 4: Wait for the download process to complete. It will only take a few minutes.

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Step 5: dr.fone will begin repairing your device as soon as the download is complete. This process will also take just a few minutes. Once it is complete, the program will notify you that your iPad will now restart in “normal mode.”

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That’s how easy it is to unfreeze your frozen iPad. You can then go ahead and use the device since this process already updated the firmware for you.

Part 3: How to prevent an iPad from freezing during an update

There are several measures you can take to avoid this problem and therefore avoid having to put your life on hold while you seek a solution. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Make sure that your device has sufficient memory before you begin an update. Like we said before, your device may notify you during the update but you may also be unlucky enough that your device freezes instead.
  2. Make sure that your device is fully charged before you begin an update.
  3. If there are certain apps or downloaded files that you think may be corrupted, delete them from your device. Invest in good anti-virus software to prevent virus attacks.

It is our hope that the nest time you update your iPad everything works out just fine. Wondershare dr.fone should however easily fix your iPad should you encounter this problem again.

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