How to Fix Video Won’t Play on iPad Issue

by Olivia Jones

There will be hardly anything worse than settling down with iPad for watching your favorite videos or shows and the video does not start. What will you do if you find that your iPad isn’t playing the video? Don’t worry; various solutions are there that can help you troubleshoot the issue.


Shut down the offensive apps and start the iPad again

Connect your iPad to the internet. Get started with the basics. Maybe your iPad needs a restart. Shut down the apps by going to the multi-task display and swipe up on each app. Users can double-tap the “Home button” or swipe up of the screen bottom. Hold the finger in screen middle till you see multitasking option.

Now start the iPad again by holding the Home and Sleep/Wake switches down for some time till you see Apple logo. Try to load the video again once your iPad gets start. Go for the next step if nothing works.

Ensure that your iOS and Apps are updated to the newest account.

Many of your applications may not be running with each other because your apps are outdated. For downloading the freshest version of the iPad’s working system, follow the below-given steps:

  1. Launch the iPad’s Settings.
  2. Open the General>System Update.

Users can even see if updates are available for apps. This could be generating the issue regarding video playback.

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. In the bottom right screen corner, you will see the Updates tab, choose it.
  3. See if the apps that you have been using needs to be updated or not whether it is Hulu, HBO Go, Youtube, etc.
  4. On the right-hand surface of the display that is next to the application, there must be a button of an update.
  5. Go to the top left screen corner for tapping Update All.
  6. Now all of the apps will be updated to the latest version.

Look for the service interruptions

While you have been watching video via iTunes, then ensure and see if all of the services are available for running correctly. If you have watching video through the non-Apple app, then you require to check the website of app developer for ensuring that their product is running well. It depends from application to application but some of the popular application like Netflix or YouTube. Netflix is generally well aware of issues with it. It is posted to Twitter or the company pages.

Download the video instead of streaming it

Several “iTunes” videos will be there for downloading and operating straight of the application. It can be utterly helpful if you need to save a video directly from the app.  It will be useful if you need to keep video for watching if you have no access to Wi-Fi. If the video is open, then look for an icon that is similar to the cloud along with a falling arrow sign. If there is no space on the gadget, then click the icon for downloading the video.

Go for a “factory reset” if nothing is working well

Reset your iPad if everything is failing and you can’t find any solution. Doing this will delete everything that is there on your system. Download the apps again that are available to you.

Olivia Jones is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats.Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at


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