What you need to know
- A new boot loop bug is plaguing the 10.5-inch iPad.
- Users are complaining that their device gets stuck in the loop following updating to iOS 13.4.
- Apple's community forums are full of complaints.
Several Apple Community Forum users are reporting that a reboot bug is plaguing the 10.5-inch iPad Pro running iOS 13.4 or later.
As first reported by NoteBook Check:
Because the iPads seem to be constantly restarting, even a complete factory restore through DFU mode doesn't necessarily work. Some users note that Apple diagnostics did not find any hardware issues, and this certainly seems like a software issue. One strange remedy mentioned includes squeezing the iPad Pro near the battery, however even this proves only to be a temporary fix, and we wouldn't recommend it. Users who have rolled back to 13.3.1 were able to alleviate the problem, further confirming that this is a software issue.
It remains to be seen whether Apple will be able to issue some sort of fix for this through an iPadOS update.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
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