IPad Completely Unresponsive After Updated To 5.1

Apr 30, 2012

I experice extreme slowness after accidentally updating my iPad to 5.1. Is there anyway to downgrade? Or is there any hint to make it faster?

Apple just completely ruined my experience with iPad.

Btw: it's interesting to see "slow" is among the top 10 popular tags for question in this forum...

Info:iPad, iOS 5.1

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I bought a brand new ipad2 today and get it home and the screen is unresponsive it will work for a bit then nothing. then like a delayed reaction all these different apps will open while its just sitting on the table.ive restarted and restored number of times and still the same result

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I tried power cycling the iPad 2, but that didn't help. I closed all running applications. At first, that seemed to work. For several hours, the Home button was perfectly responsive. But alas, here I am this evening, again frustrated with the non-responsive Home button. At times, I can't even turn on my iPad since the button won't respond for several seconds.

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Now this happened to another Mini of ours and Apple took it in and sent it back 'fixed' saying all they did was restore iOS. Obviously I had done that myself to no avail and they did it in the Apple Store also without success but Apple Care did it and it worked.

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So I've tried hard resets, restores (Redownloaded iOS 5.1.1 through iTunes), nothing is working.†So now I can't even setup the iPad, since the 'Next' button doesn't recognize me touching it, and sadly you can't turn rotate the screen to use a part of the screen that is working on the setup menu.†How to manually sort this.

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Mail does work on our other devices so I know it is not a "hotmail" issue.

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Sep 3, 2014

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So first thing I tried was to do a hard reset, held the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time, waited for 10 seconds or so, the device restarted I saw the apple logo, then the date/time and the Slide To Unlock, everything LOOKS normal, I tried sliding across it and it was not responsive.  I cannot even get to the passcode screen. 

I was then advised to do a Restore from ITune, so I connected the iPad to my computer and downloaded the latest iTune to my computer, then initiated the restore...it started to perform the restore and an hour later an error message on my computer popped up saying "ITune could not connect to the iPad because it is locked with a passcode.  You must enter your passcode on the iPad before it can be used with iTunes." 

I would love to enter the passcode but I can't because I can't get past the unresponsive Slide To Unlock, that is the reason I needed to restore in the first place, so what are my options? 

I have tried the hardware reset/restart.  I called Apple support and the advice was to do a restore.  I attempted a restore and it requires the iPad to be unlocked, but I cannot get to the passcode screen due to the unresponsive Slide To Unlock. 

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iPad constantly glitching/freezing/crashing/parts of screen unresponsive - time for a factory reset OR a trip to the Apple store??? 

My son has nothing but problems with his iPad Mini.  It is less than a year old and it constantly freezes/crashes/glitches and parts of the screen are unresponsive.  This happens while playing games, watching movies, surfing the net etc etc 

The iPad has been in a heavy duty Survivor case from day 1 and has been very well taken care of - so I don't think it's a damage issue 

I have tried numerous resets (just holding the 2 buttons) and have disabled every feature on the iPad that might be causing memory/RAM issues (?)  all to no avail. 

I haven't tried resetting to factory settings as I don't want to lose all the data on the iPad (mostly his game achievements and Minecraft maps that he has worked so hard on!!!) 

1) Take it in to the Apple Store - I have never gone to Apple over an issue, is this possibly covered by warranty???

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Nov 23, 2013

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Aug 10, 2013

My iPad 4's Multi Touch display is unresponsive in a very small particular vertical portion of the screen. I have done all of the appropriate trouble shooting functions and they have all yielded negative results. I have scheduled an appointment with my local Apple Store. It is not the entire screen that is unresponsive to the touch it is only a very small portion just right of center screen.

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Apr 21, 2010

My iPad (32MB Wifi Only) is currently unresponsive to touch. I cannot even unlock it from the lock screen. I have tried the "hard reset" where I hold the home button and lock button down until the iPad restarts, and I've tried to restore the iPad from a backup in iTunes. Nothing I've tried has had any success.

The iPad doesn't appear to be frozen; the iPad changes orientation when I turn it 90 degrees, and before I locked it, double-tapping the home button brought up the search screen. It syncs with iTunes. It simply is not responding to any touch.

I've babied my iPad from the time I've received it, and I've been using the Apple case for most of the time I've owned it, so I'm not inclined to believe that this problem is the result of trauma.

The problem seems to have gotten progressively severe over the course of the past five days. Initially, I was able to resolve the unresponsiveness to touch by locking and unlocking. It worsened to the point where I had to do the "hard reset" (hold Home + Lock). When that no longer worked, I was able to resolve the issue by connecting my iPad to iTunes. It's worsened still, and now I can't resolve the issue at all - not even with a restore from backup.

I have some unscientific thoughts about the cause. I use Safari to browse Google Reader frequently, and the touch problem often manifests during this time. The problem could be manifesting completely at random and it just statistically occurs when I'm in Reader. At any rate, even when the iPad is working fine, Reader (in Safari) doesn't scroll correctly and often the Safari is unable to render the article summaries correctly. I wondered if the Javascript that Google uses is somehow causing an unseen exception in the iPad that leads to this problem.

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I have a 16gb iPad, wifi model, and the screen will sometimes be unresponsive. This seems to happen when i leave the screen alone for a while with it on. Like when watching a YouTube video in full screen mode, it will take about 2-3 taps on the screen before the menu will come up.

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