There has unfortunately been a rise in reports of iPad Mini’s resetting/rebooting/restarting themselves intermittently.
Notwithstanding what each iPad Mini owner describes the phenomenon whether be it “resetting/rebooting/restarting” the common experience which binds them together is the fact that the iPad Mini’s screen abruptly goes black accompanied by the familiar Apple logo splash screen which is displayed upon each boot of the iPad Mini.
The most common advice cited across the internet is the suggestion to either (a) reset the iPad Mini by holding down both the power and Home button together or; (b) restore the entire iPad Mini iOS via iTunes.
Assuming that you have already done one or both of the above without success, you are strongly recommended to send your iPad Mini into your nearest Apple Service Provider. Before your warranty runs out.
Here’s the skinny on it – (as with our own personal experience) its most likely that the flash memory on your iPad Mini is faulty and the reason why the abrupt shutdown occurs intermittently is because it only occurs whenever the iOS attempts to utilise the sector of faulty memory in your iPad Mini.
Instead of crashing the iOS and locking up, Apple has a failsafe where in the event of such a catastrophe the iOS simply reboots itself.
This is especially useful since, unlike ‘the good ol’ days’, we can no longer simply remove the batteries out of our iOS devices to commit a complete hard reset in the event the system locks up entirely.
Therefore, its very likely that most iPad Mini owners may not be aware of this issue until they have filled their iPad Mini’s close to capacity before this issue surfaces. When the iPad Mini is almost full up, there is a higher likelihood any faulty sector of Flash memory may be accessed or utilised.
For relatively newer iOS device owners, you may not be aware that in the past Apple had a “sad Mac” icon which would appear on iPods if a hard drive failure occurred.
Instead of leaving iOS device owners chasing their own tails by either attempting hard resets or restoring their iOS devices before deciding to make the trip to their nearest Apple Service Provider maybe Apple should consider re-introducing this to make troubleshooting easier?