iPad mini 6 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know
Complaints about iPad mini 6 problems are picking up as we push deeper into the year.
iPad mini 6 users are noticing a variety of bugs and performance issues. Most of these problems are related to the device’s iPadOS 15 software though we’ve also seen complaints about the tablet’s hardware.
In this guide we’ll cover the most common iPad mini 6 issues, potential fixes for common iPad problems, places to find feedback about the iPad mini 6’s performance, and a look at the software updates in Apple’s pipeline.
Keep in mind, the list of iPad mini 6 problems will continue grow. Some of these issues will get resolved by Apple and its partners via software updates, but we’ll continue to see issues emerge as the year goes on.
- iPad mini 6 Problems
- iPad mini 6 Performance
- How to Fix iPad mini 6 Problems
- iPadOS 15 Downgrade Status
- What’s Next for iPadOS
iPad mini 6 Problems
They aren’t widespread, but we have seen complaints about iPad mini 6 activation issues. Activation always impact new Apple devices so this isn’t surprising.
If you’re having issues activating your iPad mini 6, check Apple’s System Status page. If you don’t see a green symbol next to iOS Device Activation, you’ll want to wait until it’s green. Once it’s green, try activating your iPad mini 6 again.
If the symbol is green and the activation process still isn’t working, make sure you have a SIM card inserted into your iPad. If you’re receiving a “No Sim” or “Invalid SIM” error, you’ll want to head over to this guide for assistance.
In addition to those problems, we’re seeing complaints about connectivity issues (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular data), Touch ID issues, problems with various first and third-party apps, sound problems, screen distortion, and screen discoloration issues.
iPad mini 6 Performance
If you’re running into problems on your iPad mini 6, curious about issues impacting other users, or if you’re thinking about buying one, you’ll want to dig into feedback about the device’s performance. There are a few places to do that.
We recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums.
How to Fix iPad mini 6 Problems
If you do run into a problem on your iPad mini 6 there’s a good chance you’ll be able to fix the problem. If you can’t, you’ll need to contact Apple support, your carrier, or take your tablet into an Apple Store.
If you’ve run into problems on your tablet, take a look at our list of fixes for the most common problems. Our guide provides fixes for the most common iPad issues.
We’ve also released a guide that could help you improve iPad mini 6’s battery life if you think it’s draining faster than it should be. We also have a guide that will help you fix poor performance.
If you can’t find a fix in our guides, you’ll want to check Apple’s discussion forums and see if a user there can find a solution for whatever is ailing your iPad.
If you can’t find anything on Apple’s forums, you should get in contact with Apple. You can do so via the company’s support account on Twitter. You can also get in contact with Apple Support via the company’s website.
If you’d rather get answers in person, you might want to take your iPad mini 6 into your local Apple Store and see if they can diagnose your problem. If you’ve got an Apple Store in your area, you’ll want to schedule a Genius Bar appointment.
Your iPad is currently under warranty so there’s a chance the company offers you a replacement if the issue is hardware-related.
iPadOS 15 Downgrade Status
If you’re dealing with software problems on your iPad mini 6, you can try downgrading your device to the previous version of iPadOS if the option is available.
If you’re unfamiliar with the iPadOS downgrade process our downgrade guide will walk you through everything you need to know before you make the move.
Next iPadOS Update
If your device is struggling on iPadOS 15.6.1 or an older version of iPadOS, you’ll likely be on your own for a bit.
Apple’s currently working on its new iPadOS 16 operating system and the software is currently in beta testing ahead of its official release this fall. As of right now, it looks like iPadOS 16 will arrive in October alongside new iPad Pro models.
If you want to move your iPad off of iPadOS 15, and you can’t wait for the official release, you can download the iPadOS 16 beta onto your device right now.
Install iOS 15.7.6 for Better Security
If security is important to you, you'll want to think about installing Apple's iOS 15.7.5 update right away.
iOS 15.7.6 has several security updates on board. These patches are essential if you want to keep your device and its data safe from harm. For more details, head here.
As for older updates, the iOS 15.7.5 update patched up actively exploited vulnerabilities making it an extremely important upgrade for your iPhone. To learn more about them, check out Apple's guide.
iOS 15.7.4 brought important security fixes to older iPhone models as well. If you want to learn more about these changes, check out Apple's guide.
iOS 15.7.3 also brought a batch of security patches to iPhone. You can learn more about these changes right here.
iOS 15.7.2 brought numerous patches along with it. For more about them, head over to Apple's website for more details.
iOS 15.7.1 update brought 17 security patches with it while iOS 15.7 delivered 11 security patches to iPhone. If you want a look at the details, head over to Apple's security site for more information.
If you missed iOS 15.6.1, it had two security patches on board. You can read more about the pair on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.6 update, it had 30+ security upgrades on board. You can learn more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.5 it brought 27 new security patches to the iPhone. You can learn more about these patches over on Apple's security site.
If you missed iOS 15.4.1, it had one new security patch on board. You can read more about it over on Apple's website.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. If you want to learn more about these patches, head on over to Apple's security site for the particulars.
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more about it, head over to Apple's security page.
If you missed iOS 15.3, you'll also get its patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches to iPhone users. If you're interested in the details, you can read more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you'll get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about the change over on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.2 update, you'll get its 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about them over on the company's security site.
iOS 15.2 also included some important upgrades to privacy. The software brought the company's App Privacy Report to Settings. This lets you see how often your apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 brought Apple's communication safety features for kids. You'll find these features in the Messages app, in Siri, in Spotlight, and in Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.7.6 will bring its security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about them on Apple's website.
If you missed iOS 15.0.2 you'll also get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it right here.
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you'll be moving up from iOS 14 and you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.
Apple's updated its website with new information about iOS 15's batch of security patches. The company now says the software patched up an issue that could have exposed a user's private Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also says iOS 15 patched up an issue that allowed apps to override Privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or any older versions of iOS, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.7.6 update as well.
In addition to those patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Siri. Requests made to Siri are now processed on the device itself using Neural Engine. This makes it more secure.
If you're an Apple Card user, you'll now get a security code that changes regularly to use when you make online transactions.
Apple's also included a built-in authenticator that's similar to Google Authenticator. This will let you generate verification codes for enhanced sign-in security under your Passwords.
There's also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.