iPad Crashes and Reboots after 5.0.1 update

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rockametrics, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. rockametrics macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2010
    Anyone having issues with iPad 2 crashing and rebooting after doing the update? Seems to be when I'm in safari.
  2. piquet00 macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
    I am!

    My iPad2 has been rebooting randomly the past few days since iOS5.0.1 was installed. It mainly happens whilst I'm tethered to my iPhone 4S and in Safari, but yesterday it happened in the game W.E.L.D.E.R.

    I had some similar issues several months ago and Apple talked me through various forms of restore finally ending in using a different user profile on my PC to install from. That seemed to work and the iPad2 was stable until just recently when I installed 5.0.1.

    In fact my 4S rebooted this morning, so this doesn't bode well.

  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago

    Same here, and my iPad would not connect to my wifi network either. I ended up with a DFU brick.

    Here is how I fixed it.

    FIRST: Make sure no other device is showing in iTunes (switch wifi off on your iPhone etc.)

    Then connect the iPad using a cable only.

    Restore the iPad to factory settings

    Now try the update nd restore.

    This worked for me, and I can only assume that because my 4S was on and showing it somehow screwed up the update.

    Hope it works out for you.
  4. rockametrics thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2010
    Thanks! I will do this today.

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