What You Can Do When iPad Screen Is Blue and Dead


August 01, 2019 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

My iPad is showing a blue screen and not responding to any touch, how to fix this issue? Some iPad users complained their iPads run into blue screen of death after software update. This article shares several troubleshooting solutions for you to fix this problem quickly.

What You Can Do When iPad Screen Is Blue and Dead

How to Fix iPad Blue Screen

Why iPad gets blue screen of death? The answer is pretty complicated and the common reasons include:

  • Some apps can lead to iPad gets stuck in blue screen. Sometimes, it may be caused by your wrong operation.
  • Software update is a big problem. Apple introduces new features into every update. That may contain errors and bugs, which will lead to blue screen of death on iPad.
  • Unknown software issues.

According to Apple, hardware issue may produce the blue screen of death on iPad, though it is rare.

If you are an iPhone user, you can check how to fix iPhone blue screen.

Way 1: Reboot iPad

Though restarting is simple, it is able to fix various problems including iPad runs into blue screen.

reboot ipad

Press the Power button on the top side of your iPad to trigger the power-off screen.

Slide the switch from left to right side to turn off your device.

A few seconds later, hold down the Power button again to turn your iPad back on.

Way 2: Hard Reset iPad

When you get blue screen on iPad, you can try hard-reset. It is a quick fix of iOS glitches.

hard reset ipad

On iPad Pro 2018 and later: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and quickly press and release the Volume Down button. Next, press and hold the Side button to turn off iPad and power it on again.

On iPad Air/Mini and earlier: Hold down the Power + Home button combination for a while until Apple logo appears on your screen.

Way 3: Factory Reset iPad

Factory reset will turn your iPad to the factory status. It will remove virus, malware and software errors from your iPad when it runs into blue screen of death. Of course, your personal data and settings will be erased as well.

restore ipad to factory defaults

Reboot into your home screen when iPad runs into blue screen. Open the Settings app.

Go to General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

If prompted, enter your password and trigger the factory reset process. When it finishes, your iPad will restart to the welcome screen.

Way 4: Fix iPad in Recovery Mode

As its name said, recovery mode is used to recover your iPad 2 and other models from blue screen of death.

iPad recovery mode

Power off your iPad. Open iTunes on your computer.

Then press and hold down the Home button, and plug your iPad into your computer with a lightning cable.

When you see the message said Connect to iTunes on your screen, release the Home button. Now, iTunes should display an alert said detected an iPad in Recovery mode.

Note: If an iPad Pro 2019 runs into blue screen, connect it to your PC and open iTunes, press and release Volume Up key, do the same on the Volume Down key, and press the Side button until you see the Connect to iTunes screen.

Way 5: iPad DFU Mode

DFU mode is another way to troubleshoot the problem that iPad gets into blue screen of death.

set ipad dfu mode

Start iTunes and hook up your iPad to the computer with a USB cable.

Power off your iPad, press the Power button for 3 seconds. Then hold down the Home button while still pressing the Power button.

10 seconds later, release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for 5 seconds. Now, your iPad goes into the DFU mode if the screen stays black.

Note: For iPad Pro 2018 and later, use the Volume Down button to replace the Home button.

Now, iTunes should ask you to update or restore iPad.

Way 6: Fix iPad Blue Screen via FoneLab iOS System Recovery

FoneLab iOS System Recovery is an all-in-one solution to fix iPad that gets into blue screen of death.

  • Repair various software issues lead to iPad blue screen.
  • Diagnose iPad and perform troubleshooting automatically.
  • No damage existing data on your iPad during the process.
  • Available to all iPads with iOS 14/13/12/11/10.

How to Fix iPad Blue Screen without Data Loss

Install iOS System Recovery

Get iPad blue screen recovery installed on your computer.

Connect your iPad to the computer with a lightning cable, and open the recovery tool.

start iOS System Recovery

Fix iPad blue screen of death

Click the Start button, then select Standard Mode or Advanced Mode, and click Confirm button. Choose your iPad model and other information. Click the Repair or Optimize button to initiate the troubleshooting.

iOS System Recovery select modeiOS System Recovery advanced mode


Now, you should understand how to fix the problem that iPad gets into blue screen of death.

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