Q: iPad won't unlock
"I have an iPad and I was playing a game, then I hit the lock button and try to unlock it. When I try to slide to unlock it, the iPad screen dose not react to my touch." -- From Apple Forum
Recently, some users have reported a similar issue that their iPad cannot unlock iPad screen or the slide to unlock bar is not responsive to their gesture. Some users have tried a hard reset, but iPad still stuck on the lock screen. So this article here is about to introduce some solutions to fix iPad won't unlock issue.
Tip 1. Force Restart iPad
First of all, you can try to hard reboot your iPad to fix iPad not unlocking problem. To do so, simply press and hold the Power button and Home button at the same time till iPad turns off, then press the Power button to turn on iPad and try to unlock the iPad screen to see if the problem is fixed or not.
Tip 2. Software Update with iPad
If you are running an outdated iOS on your iPad, some problems may happens like iPad cannot unlock with slide to unlock bar. If so, you might update your iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update to download and install a latest version of software update.
Tip 3. Clean iPad Screen
If the iPad screen has some dirt or water on it, iPad screen may not respond to your touch to unlock iPad screen. So you can use a dry cloth to clean iPad screen, and then try to unlock the iPad screen again.
Tip 4. Restore iPad Device
You can also connect your iPad to iTunes and restore iPad with an iTunes backup. Before the restoring process, please make sure that you have created an iTunes backup for restoration.
If you can not access to your iPad or you can not unlock the iPad screen with the slide to unlock bar, there should be some system problem in your iPad. If so, you can directly detect and restore your iPad with a professional 3rd-party tool - iOS System Recovery to fix iPad won't unlock issue.
As a powerful software, this program is able to fix all kinds of system problems on iPad/iPhone/iPod touch, including iPhone stuck on Apple logo, iPad stuck on recovery mode, iPhone blue/red/black/white screen of death, iTunes Error 27 and etc. And this tool widely supports all models of iOS device, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/SE, iPad mini, iPad air, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPod touch and etc.
Below are the free trial of the software, you might download it on your computer and follow the steps to fix your iPad won't unlock issue.
Here is how:
Step 1. Download the right version on your Mac or Windows PC, then run the installed software on your computer. After that make your iPad linked to computer with a USB cord. Then switch to "More tool" > "iOS System Recovery" on the main interface.
Step 2. Then the program will detect the system problems of your iPad, and show the possible errors of your iPad, like iPhone stuck on Apple logo, Recovery mode, iPhone won't update, iPhone Error 3 and so on. Just hit the "Start" button to move to the next step.
Step 3. Finally, you will need to confirm your iPhone information as prompted. If it is correct, click the "Repair" button to begin fixing iPad cannot unlock issue. If not, select the right one and hit the "Repair" option to resolve iPad's problem.
To fix your iPad, the program will download and install the latest software update on your iPad after detecting your iPad's current iOS version.