When a device like an iPad won’t turn on or respond, there are always a couple of possibilities. It’s either the problem is with the firmware or it’s a sign of a serious hardware issue.
If it’s just an issue with the firmware, which is often the case, especially that many users reported to have encountered the problem after the iOS 13.4 update, then you can easily fix it and make your iPad work again.
However, if it’s a problem with the hardware, then you would need to have the device checked by a technician to be fixed. Continue reading as we will guide you on what to do if an iPad won’t turn on after an update.
iPad Won’t Turn On After iOS 13.4
Time Needed : 15 minutes
What you can do is to rule out the possibility that it is just a minor firmware issue. Here are the things you need to do:
- Perform the Forced Restart
Most of the time, when a device like an iPad powers down on its own and would no longer turn on or respond, it’s due to a firmware crash.
It happens mostly after an update when the device transitions from one system architecture to the other.
To make the device respond again, the best option you have is the forced restart.
To do so, press and hold the Home button and the Power key for 10 seconds. It will force the iPad to boot up.
So once you see the Apple logo, release both keys and wait until the restart is finished.
More often than not, doing the forced reboot will fix the problem. However, if your iPad is still not responding after this, then try the next solution.
- Charge and do the forced restart
It is possible that the battery is drained and the firmware crashed just before the device powered off. That might be the reason why it’s not responding. So here’s what you need to do:
Plug the charger to a working wall outlet, and connect the iPad to it using the original lightning cable.
Regardless of whether the iPad shows the charging sign or not, leave it connected to the charger for at least 10 minutes.
After a few minutes of charging and while the device is connected to the charger, try doing the forced restart again.
- iOS 13.4
If you are able to make the logo appear on the screen, then it means that the problem is fixed.
But if the iPad still won’t turn on after this, then it could mean that the problem is with the hardware. So have it checked.
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