Have you ever had iPad video app just freeze? You launch it and nothing happens or it starts to play but then it freezes? This can happen from time to time and you might think something is wrong with your iPad or with the app but video is one of those things that can have behavioral issues. If you experience freezing video, here are some ways to fix it.
Fixing Frozen iPad Video Apps
There are two ways to potentially fix this issue. The first way involves restarting the app and the second way goes a little bit further. Here’s the two solutions.
If you have an iPad video app freezing (or any app for that matter) you can always start off by restarting it. To restart an app, do the following:
- Double-click the home button to bring up the springboard (with the running apps below it)
- Find the app that is having issues and hold down on it until it shakes and has a little red “minus” sign
- Tap the red minus sign and the app will now be restarted
Relaunch your video app and see if the freezing returns or if it has stopped. If it does return then you can try this next solution.
- Go to Settings
- Tap on General
- Tap Reset
- Then Reset Settings
This will take about 60 seconds and the only thing you might lose is your WiFi password (just re-enter it). Basically, you are resetting all your networking/settings as this has been found to be a major cause of “iPad video apps freezing” for no apparent reason.
Hopefully that will help out and feel free to try this even if it isn’t an iPad video app.