Does your iPad reboot on its own? It’s one of the rarer and more serious problems you’ll encounter on Apple’s flagship tablet device. A number of reasons — both hardware and software — can cause it.
But before you head to the nearest Apple Store to have your iPad repaired or replaced, you can save yourself a trip by working your way through the next fixes.
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Check out the Lightning ports
Your iPad may restart automatically if it can’t charge itself properly. If it happens when connected to a power source, the problem could be with the charging port, cable or charger. Here are some things you can do:
Check the Lightning or USB-C port on your iPad for dust, lint, or grime. Then, use a toothpick or tweezers to pry the stuck seeds out.
Replace the Lightning or USB-C cable with one from another Apple device. If you use a third-party cable, make sure it’s MFi certified.
Try a different wall outlet or a different charger. You can also try connecting your iPad directly to your Mac or PC to determine if the problem is with a faulty charger.
System software (iPadOS) plays an important role in the overall stability of your iPad. Although relatively buggy compared to competing tablets, specific versions of iPadOS can have serious issues that prevent the device from functioning correctly.
So if you haven’t updated your iPad recently, visit Setting > Shared > Software updates and press Download and install to apply pending system software updates.
If your iPad won’t power on until you can initiate the update, you can try using Recovery Mode to update the device (more on that below).