iPad iPad Air 2 screen freeze

Discussion in 'iPad' started by liquorice, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. liquorice macrumors regular


    Jan 31, 2012
    Only two times so far where my ipad has become unresponsive and had to do a reboot to get it going again.
    Neither the five finger gesture or pressing buttons has done anything.
    Is it just me ?
  2. Celedral macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I had mine stuck on the sleep screen(off) and had to keep playing with the sleep/home button until I saw the home screen. I knew it wasn't off, but instead frozen for some reason. This happen 2-3 times since receiving it, but hasn't happen today.
  3. ChinaRye macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Mine has froze once so far. And last night I was in safari and iOS crashed and rebooted immediately. Never had that happen before on any iOS device!
  4. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2013
    I had this the first couple of days after putting it in an Apple smart case....rebooted it...hasn't happened since.
  5. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    Last night I went to wake it and it would not turn on. I knew it had around 90% battery since I just used it like 5 minutes before that. Only way I managed to get it to come back on was holding the power + home button and eventually it turned on as if it was off. Really weird...
  6. maroot macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Same here...

    This also has happened to me. Blank screen and would not awaken from sleep. I tried doing the boot buttons, but it did nothing. It finally popped back on it's own after a minute or so, to the home screen, so it never did reboot!

    I am concerned. :confused:
  7. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    Mine freezes about every third time I type the contraction for 'did not'. Not every time but a lot. Requires killing Whatever app I'm in (usually Safari but also in Notes) in the multitasking area.

    I'm pretty sure its software glitch from 8.0 but I've reported it and it's still not fixed.
  8. jacobgandalf macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2014
    I've also picked up my new iPad to find a blank screen... Unresponsive for several minutes. This has happened at least once a day since I bought it last Friday. I'm feeling a bit disappointed as this is my first iOS device, and I came here looking for stability. Otherwise an amazing device.
  9. Unami macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    happened to me once - i expect that phenomenon to disappear, within the next ios bugfixes and when all apps are updated. i've also had some apps that worked perfectly fine on my old ipad 1 (not air) crash on startup.
    - safari sometimes does not respond when i click (touch ?) a link on a freshly loaded page until i make a pinch zoom or something else. (sometimes it seems, that it's loading the linked site in the background, but it gives me no indication that he link was activated.
    - and third: what's with all the graphic hiccups? - it got double the ram and a much faster gpu/cpu combo, but sometimes still hangs for fractions of a second in graphic intense games like asphalt 2, real racing, infinity blade or zen garden. as these games were made for the air 1, i can only assume that's because of some developer's tricks to get around the 1gb ram limit. (maybe the games are that optimized that they don't benefit from the added ram yet). i hope it's not a bottleneck somewhere in the hardware.
  10. jacobgandalf macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2014
    I'm also seeing the safari link issue.. A zoom in seems to fix it every time. Glad someone else mentioned it.
  11. richardmu macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    I've also had most of these quirky faults occasionally with my new Air 2. Mainly random freezes which sometimes take a hard reset to clear.
    Never happens on my other Air which is still on 7.
    Bit irritating but I'm hoping Apple will fix them sooner rather than later.
  12. Kiimora, Oct 30, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2014

    Kiimora macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2014
    London UK
    Was clearing out emails last night when it hung on me and went dark; several reboot attempts did'nt do the trick. I was just about packing it up back to Apple when it suddenly sprung back to life:confused:

    This happened once so far since unboxing on Friday.
  13. Simacca macrumors 65816


    Jul 31, 2008
    UK, South East.
  14. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Did you folks set it up as a new iPad or from backup?

    I have gotten a freeze and lock issue with a game but it clearly is a problem with that app as I checked reviews on the store.

    No other freezes/lockups other than that. I set it up as new Ipad.
  15. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2013
    My Air 2 has frozen while in Safari a few times. Hitting the home button, and going back to Safari un-freezes it, but I loose what I had typed. The last key I hit stays grey, until I go back after hitting the home button.
  16. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Have had two freezes here.

    Never happened before with every prior model.
  17. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2014
    Same issue with Air 1 however only freezing with Safari, especially while writting a comment.

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