iPad gone crazy

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by doris ganton, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. doris ganton

    doris ganton
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2013
    Messages:
    101
    Thanks Received:
    13
    since the latest update, my IPad 3 has done several very strange things, like when reading it reloads, jumps to different pages, when reading email, it jumps to new areas, etc. Right now,it has locked somehow onto the very large magnification and I cannot use it at all. I tried rebooting, no effect at all, turning it off for 2 min. , no effect. None of the controls work, screen hardly moves with swipes etc, cannot make it reduce size with the normal gestures. I am typing this on a computer because I cannot use my ipad at all. What can I do . Are the i^Pads built to last only two years or is it the update.
    doris
     
  2. scifan57

    scifan57
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    27,073
    Thanks Received:
    8,674
    The Zoom feature may have been activated somehow. To turn it off, go to Settings>General>Accessibility>Zoom and slide the switch to off. Your display should go back to normal.
     
    #2 scifan57, Mar 19, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  3. doris ganton

    doris ganton
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2013
    Messages:
    101
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Thank you so much,Scifan57-you are indeed a benevolent genius! It took me nearly an hour to do what you suggested, as the screen wouldn't move sideways or stay in any position if I got it to move.everything in the controls was on the blink. I couldn't access anything, nor even bring up the 'settings' icon, and all the things that moved around the screen were so huge that you couldn't tell what they were. I don't know how it all happened as I didn't even know that zoom control existed .
    Thank you again. You saved my sanity!
    Doris
     
  4. scifan57

    scifan57
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    27,073
    Thanks Received:
    8,674
    I'm very glad you finally got your iPad working! Thanks for letting us know. It's always nice to hear about the success stories. If you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask.
     
  5. The OB

    The OB
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,616
    Thanks Received:
    1,641
    Hi Doris, great that you got your iPad working:) That happenned to me last week and because of that crazily zoomed out screen I couldn't get into the Settings app also. After a lot of fiddling, including three resets, playing with all buttons etc, my iPad got back to normal, somehow. I did what scifan has helpfully suggested and turned Zoom off in Settings once the wallpaper was normal size. That problem hasn't come back since.
    Can you recall what you may have done, or did you manage to get into Settings while in that zoomed screen?
    I found that a frustrating experience and don't know what I did to this day that brought the screen back to normal size. If you can remember, that may help others with that problem.
    Regards, Andrew


    Sent from my iPad Air2 using Tapatalk
     
    #5 The OB, Mar 20, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2015
  6. J. A.

    J. A.
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17,921
    Thanks Received:
    9,977
    Usually, double tapping with three fingers, or triple clicking the Home button enables or disables this feature, if it's enabled, depending on your settings.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  7. The OB

    The OB
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,616
    Thanks Received:
    1,641
    That looks to be a solution, evident once you can get into Settings.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1426829694.324731.jpg
    What I should have done is used my noggin and gone to my wife's iPad where that would have been clear. Or read more, to improve memory:) In the meantime I'll keep that dreaded zoom button on OFF!
    Andrew


    Sent from my iPad Air2 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  8. J. A.

    J. A.
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17,921
    Thanks Received:
    9,977
    Also make sure it's not checkmarked in Accessibility Shortcuts:
    image.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  9. doris ganton

    doris ganton
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2013
    Messages:
    101
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Yes, huge problem getting 'settings', then trying toget the rest up - everything kept disappearing and only couple of letters would fit on the screen......real scary.
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page

ipad gone crazy

,
ipad keypad gone crazy 2015