How to reset an iPad. Like any computing device, the iPad can become sluggish or run in super slow mode. There are other times when it can’t handle complex tasks or simply crashes, for example during syncing.
The best thing to do in these situations is to reset your device physically. This is a really easy thing to do anyway.
It won’t damage your tablet and in fact may help it to run more smoothly, improving performance. Here’s How to reset a iPad …
How to Hard Reset a iPad
- 1. Reset
One thing to try before doing a physical power down is to use the iPad’s Reset functions. This restores various elements of your iPad back to their original settings. However, it doesn’t clear out all the trash that always accumulates with prolonged use. To do this just go to ‘Settings’, ‘General’ and ‘Reset’.
- 2. Power Button
To achieve a physical reset, turn your device to ‘Portrait’ position, that is: hold it as if it were a book with the longest edges to the left and right. In this position, the power button can be found at the top right hand side of your Apple’s tablet.
- 3. Power Down
Once you’ve found the power button, you need to press it and hold it pressed for over 3 seconds. This prompts your device to start powering down. You’ll know when you’ve held the power button long enough as a white rectangular box will appear on the screen with an arrow pointing right.
- 4. Shut Down
Once the white box has appeared, use your finger on the touch screen to slide the arrow to the Power Off position. Your device will then shut down automatically and safely.
- 5. Restart
Once your tablet has shut down you’ll need to wait for about 20 seconds. I’d give it 30 seconds to be on the safe side, especially if it’s hot. To start up again, hold down the power button as before for more than 3 seconds.
Reseting iPad – Conclusion
This is a really simple solution to many iPad freezes, crashes, slowdowns, and sluggishness. The iPad is a top-end high spec device with a lot going on inside its sleek form. A simple power down and reset doesn’t affect your apps and should clear out all the residual ‘clutter’ which the machine has made for itself. A reset every now and then should take out this trash and improve performance no end.