iPad Screen Flickering: Reboot, Software Update, Replace Screen

Posted by Cory Meisenheimer on 10th May 2022

iPad Screen Flickering: Reboot, Software Update, Replace Screen

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some basics on how to deal with a flickering screen on your iPad. This is a minor issue that may crop up from time to time, and it can usually be remedied without too much trouble if you just know some basic troubleshooting techniques.

At iMaster Repair, we're here to offer a huge range of iPad screen repairs plus other iPad, iPhone and other repair types. We've assisted many clients who are dealing with this issue -- sometimes with a simple fix, and sometimes with something a bit more in-depth. Here are a few other troubleshooting attempts you might make, either on your own or with the help of our pros, for a flickering iPad screen.

Reboot the iPad

In part one of our series, we talked about some simple themes you can try for an iPad screen -- changing auto-brightness, reducing motion and transparency settings, or even quitting certain applications. If none of these work, your next step should be to reboot the iPad.

Sometimes a simple restart is all that's needed to get an iPad screen flickering issue sorted out. To do this, hold down the Sleep/Wake button at the top of the iPad until the "Slide to Power Off" slider appears on the screen. Once it does, slide the slider to the right to power down the device.

After the iPad is off, wait a few seconds and then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again until the Apple logo appears -- this indicates that the device is booting back up again.

Update Your Software

If you're still seeing a flickering screen on your iPad after you've rebooted it, your next step should be to update your software. Apple regularly releases updates for its iOS operating system, and these can often address minor bugs and issues like screen flickering.

To check for a software update on your iPad, open the Settings app and tap on "General." From there, tap on "Software Update" -- if an update is available, you'll see a prompt to download and install it. If not, you'll see a message saying that your software is up to date.

Repair or Replace the Screen

Finally, if all else fails, you may need to repair or replace the screen on your iPad. This is usually only necessary if the flickering is caused by physical damage to the screen itself, but it's always worth considering if you've tried all other troubleshooting steps and haven't had any luck.

At iMaster Repair, we offer a full range of iPad screen repair services, and our experienced technicians can help you determine whether a repair or replacement is the best option for your situation. We also offer a wide range of other iPad repair services, so if you're having any other issue with your device, we can help with that as well.

Give us a call or stop by our store today to learn more about this or any of our other services!