Why does my iPad Screen Lock Up when I open an App?

It can be very frustrating when your iPad gets locked up or freezes but luckily there is a simple way to fix it.

When an iPad becomes stuck or frozen, it tends to be an issue with multiple apps conflicting with each other or you have forgotten to close open apps after using them.

To fix this problem simply reboot the iPad and usually this will be enough to cure the problem. This flushes the iPad memory and shuts down apps that may be causing problems. You never need to worry about your data because it will be saved.

To reboot the iPad, simply hold down the “Sleep/Wake button” at the top of the iPad and the round “Home button” at the bottom, at the same time, until the iPad shuts down. When you open the iPad again it should perform normally.

If you are experiencing more problems please feel free to contact me.

The iPad Sleep/Wake button is the small, black button at the top right-hand corner of the iPad; primarily used to put the iPad to sleep or to wake it up.

The iPad “home button” is the small, circular button located at the bottom of the iPad as shown below.

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