So you just got your iPad and it’s stuck on an Apple logo! What do you do? Well, here are some tips to get you started. Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll have some ideas of what to do next.
First, let’s try a bit of preventive maintenance. If you’ve just gotten your iPad and it’s stuck on an apple icon, chances are that you aren’t going to be able to turn it off without the device becoming unusable. What you can do is force it to reboot. This won’t permanently remove the icon, but it will prevent the device from becoming stuck on the lock screen.
To do this, simply hold the Sleep/Wake button on your iPad and gently press the Home key. This should put your iPad into sleep mode. While in sleep mode, it will be extremely difficult for your computer to track your motion or track data from your motion sensors. However, you’ll still be able to do everything that you’d normally be able to do. If the screen remains stuck, you may need to use a piece of temporary adhesive to temporarily release the screen from the slot.
Some people find that sticking a piece of tape over their iPad icon when they first notice that it’s stuck on it helps to prevent the device from becoming stuck on anything else. If you’re not sure how to do this, try sticking a piece of paper or cardboard on the top of the icon. This isn’t a permanent solution, but if you don’t have any other solutions at hand, this one will probably do the trick!
If you’ve already got to the point where you’re dealing with an actual stuck icon, you’ll likely be in a bit of trouble. Unfortunately, all the efforts you’ve made to un-stuck the icon will have been in vain. You’ll need to take your iPad out of its case and either uses heat to remove the glue or simply wet the area and try to force it open. The worst thing that you can do is to hold on to the iPad! It’s incredibly frustrating to see this happening, especially if you had just seconds ago been thinking that you’d finally be able to get it unstuck.
If the heat doesn’t work, you may have to resort to using a sharp knife or pair of fine-toothed tweezers to pry the screen open. Try this on an area of the screen near the bottom as well, since this may be more difficult due to the fact that you’ll be able to access it easier this way. If all else fails, you may want to try removing the entire screen to get a better view of where the glue is located. Once you’ve located it, you may want to purchase a solder-based repair kit so that you can attempt to bond the area together without contaminating it with flux.
While some may feel that sticking a piece of tape on the screen to repel a stuck iPad is an effective solution, this method rarely works! The tape will simply add to the already existing problem of scratching the screen, and the tape itself is easily removed once the iPad has been popped back into its casing. If you’re interested in learning how to un-stuck an iPad, you’ll also need to have a steady hand and reliable technical skills. You don’t want to mess up the process because of a simple mistake like forgetting to remove the cap when attaching the case!
One of the best ways to solve this issue is to simply take your iPad in for repair by either the manufacturer or a third-party technician. This may cost you some money, but it may be a small price to pay if you’re stuck on a large project. If nothing works, your first option should be to replace the screen. There are many third-party companies that sell replacement screens, which you can purchase online. After you receive the new screen, you can then try to fix the stuck iPad yourself using the instructions provided by the online retailer.