Yesterday I was trying to investigate the possibility of loading some Audio-books onto my wife's iPad (to give her something to listen to in Hospital).
I noticed that it was stating that an iOS update was waiting - other than taking time, these have always gone smoothly - accordingly I went ahead.
What a mistake!!
Went through its "normal" process &, when it came to the point of re-starting (i.e. with the Apple Icon with the sliding-bar underneath), it simply blanked out & refused to do anything else!
Obviously there is usually a short period of black-screen - hence I left it for a while. Came back to it, after about 30mins or so, still NOTHING!!
No matter what I did, for the next few hours, I got NOTHING!!
I had visions of trying to get it over to the nearest Apple Shop (approx 15miles away), but I really DON'T have the time - plus I suspect that the Holiday Period is not a good time to try!
Fortunately, my son was over (he tends to be more knowledgeable about Apple "things" than I am) so I asked him to take a look & take it home.
He had a quick look & still NOTHING, so he took it home!
When he had a chance to look at it, he immediately sent me a text (with a certain amount of relish - as Sons do when they feel that they can get one over on the "Old-Man") to say it is working.
But what had he done, I ask - NOTHING, was the reply!! When he got it home & opened it up it was fully working!!