Chapter 16

When Good iPads Go Bad

In This Chapter

arrow Fixing iPad issues

arrow Dealing with network problems

arrow Eliminating that sinking feeling when you can’t sync

arrow Perusing the Apple website and discussion forums

arrow Sending your iPad to an Apple Store

arrow Finding your stuff on a repaired iPad


In our experience, all Apple iOS devices — namely the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch — are fairly reliable. But every so often, a good iPad might just go bad. We don’t expect it to be a common occurrence, but it does happen occasionally. So, in this chapter, we look at the types of bad things that can happen, along with suggestions for fixing them.

What kind of bad things are we talking about? Well, we’re referring to problems involving

  • Frozen or dead iPads
  • Wireless networks
  • Synchronization of computers (both ...

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