Original post by: Mic ,
Anyone tried to restore to factory settings or DFU mode and then use iTunes to do the upgrade/restore? although it could be hardware issue, I worried if that’s software side since there are reported fixes. Remember, latest iTunes with DFU/new ipad mode, do not restore backup, set up as new ipad. with my last iPad Pro the faulty one, I upgraded to iOS 12.1 beta, and only YouTube would freeze, with handful times of unresponsive for half second each time. I still decided to replace it but that could be a sign indicating this is a software issue. i did use iTunes + downloaded firmware and restored within DFU mode. So if you happen to see this post and want to give it a try, please spend a few minutes to reply this post and post your results so more could be beneficial from your experience. thanks.