How to Reset an Apple iPad

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At times it is often frustrating to encounter problems of your iPad becoming frozen or unresponsive when you’re in the middle of your work. This can happen when an application freezes or stop respondings while running on your iPad, and can cause your device to be locking up or the entire screen goes black. So, I thought I would write up a quick post on how to go about resetting your iPad if it has frozen up.

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Forcing your frozen app to close

When you’re surfing with Safari, reading emails or playing a game and suddenly, the screen freezes up and nothing is responsive no matter where you touch on the screen. Before you attempt to reset your iPad, it’s recommended to try forcing the frozen program to close. To do so:

  1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on your iPad until the red slider bar appears on the screen. The Sleep/Wake button is the button you usually press to switch on or off your iPad.
  2. Instead of sliding the red bar, press and hold the Home button for about 7 seconds.

Restart your iPad

If the above method doesn’t work for your situation, the second attempt should be restarting your iPad. Simply press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider bar appears, slide the red bar to switch off your iPad. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again to switch on your iPad.

Force reset your iPad

If your red slider bar does not even show up, the last attempt is to force reset your iPad. To do this, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for about 10 seconds. Now, your iPad should be completely turned off. Switch it on again by pressing and hold the Sleep/Wake button.

If your iPad still remains black after attempting to turn it on, make sure that your iPad has enough battery power. Charge your iPad now!

If nothing works, you will have to restore your iPad back to factory settings.

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