Posted by Matt Seber on Saturday, June 29, 2013
Does your iPad Mini automatically and randomly reboots all by itself without apparent reason? Here are our recommendations on what to do to fix this problem and prevent it from happening in the future.
Apple's iOS is one of the most stable mobile operating systems out there and the company's programmers always do a great job in testing the system before it's released for public use. The point is, when an iOS device (in this case the iPad Mini), acts differently, it could be an app causing the problem rather than an operating system issue. That said, here are the things you should do to fix it:
#1. Find the culprit. If reboots were caused by a rogue app, the first thing you should do is find the suspect. More often, apps that occupy more memory are the primary suspects so you need to take a look at them first.
1. Go to Settings.
2. Tap General.
3. Then, choose Usage.
The ones on the top of the list are bigger apps. Take note of their names and double-press the Home button to display the list of recently used apps. If you can find them on the list, they're more likely the culprit so you need to close them; hold any of the icons on that list until they start shaking. Tap on the X to close the apps.
#2. Uninstall the culprit. After doing the above procedure and the problem still occurs time and again, it's time to get rid of the culprits. However, you need to be certain of the apps that's causing the problem because you may end up reinstalling them.
It would take several reboots and vigilance on your part to know the app(s) that's causing the issue. But if you're ultimately sure, following the procedure below to uninstall it.
1. Find the app's icon.
2. Tap and hold it until icons start shaking.
3. Tap on the X on the app to uninstall it.
After doing this and the problem persists, you should check for new OS updates. You may just need to update iOS to get rid of the bugger.
If you're currently experiencing problems with your iPad Mini and don't know what to do, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you find solutions to your problems.