Why does my iPad keep rebooting?

Updated: February 28, 2023
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Why does my iPad keep rebooting?
by Pavlo Mykytas
Tech Expert & Writer
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If your iPad is constantly rebooting, you probably will try fixing the problem yourself. Then, first of all, you need to determine the cause of the problem. For instance, it may be induced by mechanical damage or by software failure.

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However, there's no need to take the device to the service center immediately. Following simple instructions, you can easily cope with minor malfunctions.

The interruptions in the functioning of the device fall into two large groups:

  • Hardware problems;
  • Operating system malfunctions.

You can solve the problems related to the system malfunctioning by flashing the gadget and fixing application errors. To fix software malfunctions, you will need the help of a specialist.

How to find the cause of an iPad malfunction

Causes of iPad failure

Your iPad may keep rebooting due to CPU failure. It is a serious problem that can be solved by removing and replacing the processor. The other cause can be connected to the power amplifier malfunctions. This problem also requires the replacement of this part.

To find out the main reason that caused the constant restart of the iPad, you will need special tools and diagnostic equipment. Using professional equipment, you can solve the following problems in the device:

  • Random shutdowns;
  • Long response and slow execution of commands.

Besides, your Apple device could be just infected with malware. If this is the cause, you should delete such programs immediately. To avoid future infections, you should install an antivirus program and periodically update the iPad software. As a precaution, aim not to download programs from unverified resources.

How to fix a broken iPad at home

If firmware problems cause the iPad to reboot, try performing a reset or updating the software. In the first case, you need to simultaneously press the "Home" and "Power" buttons and hold them for a few seconds or update the settings through the menu.

Also consider these causes of the iPad rebooting:

  • Software bugs;
  • Battery problems;
  • Central processing unit malfunctions.

If physical damage causes the rebooting issue, the cause is hardware failure. When a mechanical impact occurs, the following parts take most of the load:

  • Central processing unit;
  • Display.
Fixing a Broken iPad at Home

Critical software failures may occur if the device isn't reflashed properly or if it is forced to stop updating.

If the device reboots while charging, try changing the battery or cable. Sometimes rebooting your iPad is enough to make the software malfunction disappear.

The rebooting problem can also be connected to the faulty battery. As a rule, this iPad part is not repairable, so you need to replace it. Think about replacing it in the following situations:

  • Reduced battery capacity;
  • Rapid discharge;
  • Incorrect display of the charge level.

Difficulties in servicing iPads

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Often iPad can start rebooting due to the damage to the circuit board. If it is broken, the device immediately loses speed in processing applications. The following factors have a destructive effect on the main board chip:

  • Mechanical effect;
  • Contact with fluid;
  • Overheating.

The best way to solve the problem is to contact professionals. If you try fixing your damaged device without additional assistance, you risk damaging other parts and complicating equipment recovery.

A cost-effective way to repair your iPad

In some cases, when the device keeps restarting and a hard reset does not help, it is necessary to reflash the gadget. You can download the software from the official Apple website and reflash the device yourself, but it is better to entrust the work to qualified professionals.

For instance, you can address Howly technicians. With their help, you get the following advantages:

  • Quick identification of the rebooting causes;
  • Quality repair of any iPad model;
  • Affordable pricing.


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All the experts have passed the verification of personal data when registering on the site, so you can safely trust them to fix your equipment. Masters value their reputation, so they approach each order responsibly. Skilled professionals can quickly identify why your iPad keeps restarting and provide consultation on how to fix the device in the shortest possible time.

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