[Quick Fix]iPad Keeps Restarting Over and Over in iOS 11? Fixes Here!

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Myra Posted on Dec 21, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

"iPad keeps restarting" is one of the most annoying problems that could happen on iOS devices. Unfortunately, this problem is also an issue that occurs frequently. "My iPad keeps restarting over and over", "My iPad keeps rebooting while charging" and "My iPad continuously reboots" are now increasingly reported by iPad users. Thus it's necessary to learn what to do to cope with it when you encounter the same problem. Give that, this article is written to detail the potential solutions to the "iPad keeps restarting in iOS 11 (including iOS 11.2 and iOS 11.1.2)" issue with the intention to help you out of the undesired situation quickly. Solutions to other common iDevice problems are also provided in the iOS & Mac Topics section.

Fixes to iPad Keeps Restarting in iOS 11

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Fixes to iPad Keeps Restarting in iOS 11/iOS 11.2/iOS 11.1.2

Part 1: iPad keeps restarting while charging

If your iPad keeps restarting while charging or connecting to other accessories, you need to:

Tip 1: Check the ports

Before you do other complex operations, check the lightning port on your iPad. If the lightning port on your device is jammed with dust and debris, clean it carefully. If a simple cleanse is not helpful in solving the "iPad keeps rebooting while charging" in iOS 11, read on to get other solutions.

Tip 2: Change the charging cable or USB adaptor

If your iPad keeps restarting when you charge your device, it's highly likely that the charging cable and USB adaptor are the "culprit". To troubleshoot the accessories, change the charging cable to another one, keep the previous adaptor and then test. If your iPad works properly, you just need to replace the charging cable. Using the same way to troubleshoot the USB adaptor. Besides, a combination of the accessories may be the cause of the "iPad keeps rebooting" problem, thus you also need to change both your charging cable and USB adaptor to have a try. This tip is also helpful in solving "This Accessory May Not Be Supported in iOS 11". (Don't forget to use accessories from Apple.)

Tip 3: Change the battery

"iPad keeps restarting while charging" could also be caused by a problematic battery. If the charging cable and USB adaptor work well with other iDevices, there might be something wrong with your iPad battery. You can go to the Apple Store nearby and get a new battery for your device.

Part 2: iPad keeps restarting over and over

While if your iPad keeps restarting over and over without charging, you can try the tips below to fix the issue.

Tip 1: Force restart your iPad

When your iPad continuously reboots without connecting to other accessories or peripheral devices, force restarting your iPad first to have a try. To forcefully reboot your iPad:

  • Press and hold both Sleep/Wake and Home buttons until you see the Apple logo.

Tip 2: Delete the faulty Apps

Some iPad users have noticed that the "iPad keeps restarting" issue occurred after installing some App on their device. It's no doubt that a faulty App can make your iPad stuck in the restart loop. If you find yourself in the same situation, don't hesitate to remove the problematic App from your iPad immediately. (Faulty Apps installed on any device could lead to the device stuck in the restart loop. It's no exception when it comes to Mac. If your Mac keeps restarting, learn how to fix it here.)

Tip 3: Update to the latest version of iOS

Making sure your iPad is equipped with the latest version of the iOS operating system is also a good method to avoid problems like "iPad keeps restarting". How to check the iOS updates and install it on your iPad? Follow the simple steps below make it.

Step 1: Open Settings App on your iPad.

Step 2: Go to General > Software Update.

Step 3: If there is a new update available, tap on Download and Install to update your iOS to the latest version.

Tip 4: Reset all settings

Many iPad users have reported the effectiveness of this tip. Resetting all settings on your iPad won't erase the existing data on your iPad. So don't worry about data loss while using this tip to fix your iPad stuck in the restart loop. Go to Settings > General > Reset All Settings to make it.

Tip 5: Reset your iPad to factory settings

If none of the tips above works to fix the "iPad keeps restarting" issue in iOS 11, the last tip you can try is to reset your iPad to factory settings, which will set up your iPad as new. Thus you need to back up your iPad first and then follow one of the two methods below to restore your iPad to factory settings.

Method 1: Restore iPad in iOS 11 to factory settings without iTunes

Step 1: Open Settings App on your iPad.

Step 2: Go to General > Reset.

Step 3: Choose Erase All Content and Settings among the options and click Erase Now.

Method 2: Reset your iPad in iOS 11 to factory settings with iTunes

Step 1: Connect your iPad to computer and run iTunes.

Step 2: Tap on Trust on your iPad to continue.

Step 3: Click the Device button and choose Summary.

Step 4: Go to Restore iPhone > Restore to restore your iPad to factory settings.