Ipad wont' slide to unlock

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by phonewentwest, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. phonewentwest macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    As title states,

    within the last week... seemingly since the most recent update... randomly... when i go to wake my iPad1 the slide to unlock does not
    slide. screen still rotates and the light shimmer is going through the words
    but it wont unlock and i have to force a total reset to temporarily fix the problem.

    Anyone else experiencing this issue lately?
  2. patrickj macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    I haven't seen that issue at all. Have you tried a restore yet?
  3. ben12 macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2011
    Try unlocking it with a magnet. It's not a longterm solution, but it'll help you figure out if the touchscreen is completely fried or not.
  4. caubeck macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    This is an issue I've had with the iPhone 4 since the last update. Random, not very common, just annoying.
  5. 126351 Guest

    Sep 17, 2007
    Happening on my 3GS since 4.3 (complete PoS update BTW) was released.
  6. phonewentwest thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    well finally did a full restore and since then it hasn't (yet) happened again.

    but i'm really missing gestures...need to re-enable them. hopefully that had nothing to do with it.

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