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[SOLVED] iPad Can't Slide to Unlock, Here is The Fix

user reviewI’ve had my iPad mini for two weeks now. I am having an issue with the lock screen. My iPad won’t unlock when I try to slide the unlock bar. I have done a hard reset but it does not help and my iPad is frozen completely. Anyone has the same experience as mine and help me out there? Thank you iPad lovers!

I have been asked this question many times recently. It’s not an uncommon issue that the slide to unlock feature does not work on iPad or iPhone. People who use iPad/iPhone like the users of all other smartphones and tablets, take the risk of suffering tons of different problems.

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One of the most common problems they faced is one where the iPad locked up and wouldn't slide to unlock. What reasons that cause the iPad does not respond to unlock? Even after a hard restart, iPad freezes on the lock screen still.

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1The Reasons and Solutions for Unresponsive Lock Screen of iPad

In fact, many reasons can cause an unresponsive lock screen of iPad. Check below details and each solution against them.

Reason 1

After leaving your iPad locked for an extended period, you may find that the swipe to unlock function doesn’t work as expected. In this case, you can try to force a shut down by pressing and holding both the Home and Power buttons at least 10 seconds until the iPad is turned off. After that, press the Sleep/Wake button to turn it on and try to unlock the lock screen again.

If you are using other devices, you can learn how to restart an iOS device.

iPad Pro: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button, and then the Volume Down button. And then press and hold the Power button until it retarts.

iPhone 8 and later: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button, and then the Volume Down button. And then press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Power and Volume Down buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold both the Home and the Power buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

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Reason 2

It may happen if it is not the lastest iOS running on your iPad somehow. So update the iOS software simply by connecting deivce to computer with iTunes and if there is an update, please update your device.

Step 1. Choose device icon > Summary > Update after connected.

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Step 2. Confirm in the pop-up windows and wait.

You can also try to connect your iPad with iTunes and then restore from iTunes backup file. Or restore iPad from an iCloud backup if you have a backup file after that. Please remember to back up your device before restoring.

Reason 3

If your iPad screen has debris or dirt on it, it will sometimes make your multi-touch screen stop working correctly. You can clean your screen and try again afterward in this situation.

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2Fix iPad Unlock Not Working with FoneLab

If the above solutions can’t help you solve the problem, I highly recommend you to apply a third-party tool, FoneLab iOS System Recovery, which can fix with various iOS system issues.

For instance, iPad/iPhone/iPod can’t get out of recovery mode or DFU mode, the iOS device won’t slide to unlock or slide to power off, iPod/iPhone/iPad white sceen, red screen or black screen, etc.

More importantly, this software only fixes problem in order to bring your iOS device back to normal, no data loss at all during the whole recovery procedure.

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Step 1: This software works for all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and it provides both Windows and Mac versions. Choose the right link above to download and install the FoneLab iOS System Recovery program on your computer. Launch it once finished and connect your iPad to the computer with USB cable.

Step 2: ChooseiOS System Recovery on the right-hand side of the interface.

Select Function

Step 3: The software will automatically detect your device in an abnormal state. Click the Start button to begin the repair process.

Start to Repair

Step 4: The software will ask you to check the information of the detected device. Make sure the information is correct and click Repair to start the fixing process. It will take some time to download the plug-in, please do not disconnect or operate your device during the process.

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FoneLab iOS System Recovery is easy to use for fresh hands. Intuitive interface, simple but very clear step-by-step guide, makes users can do it all by themselves.

Besides, this software not only can fix the unlocking problem, but also when your iPod stucks in recovery mode, iPhone stucks in DFU mode, iPad stucks on Apple screen, iPad white screen or is in the loop of restarting and other abnormal situations, the software can help you repair it to normal.

Once you lose your important data accidentally, don't worry, FoneLab for iOS can help you out. It is a powerful iPhone data recovery tool which is able to recover WhatsApp messages and other files like notes, reminders, contacts, call logs, and so on.

Boey

December 01, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Tag: iPad

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