Resets are usually used to solve the freezing problems of any device, including the iPad. Even this high end Apple tablet can freeze during an operation or sometimes even crash. In such cases you can’t even use the Home button or the Sleep/Wake key. That means you need to be prepared and have in mind other solutions that are known to restore the tablet’s functionality in no time. However, before choosing the aggressive approach of resetting the iPad, you should make sure a restart isn’t enough to solve the issue. To restart an iPad, you simple need to press and keep pressed for a few seconds the Sleep/Wake button. If everything goes as expected a red slider will be displayed, allowing you to release the button mentioned and then slide it across in order to actually shut down the tablet. Then, after a few seconds, you will have to press the same Sleep/Wake button until the usual Apple logo is displayed and you get the chance to determine if the restart was successful or not.
If the restart is impossible to complete or if it doesn’t restore the functionality expected, you should consider an iPad reset instead of freaking out. The reset process involves pressing simultaneously two buttons: the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button. If no serious issues are affecting your iPad’s functionality, after around 15 seconds of pressing simultaneously the two buttons mentioned, you should notice the automatic reset of your iPad. However, I must warn you that sometimes the issues that cause the iPad problems you are experiencing can require an even more aggressive approach that involves restoring the iPad. You should consider this option especially if the two other options mentioned prove to be unresponsive.
To restore the iPad you need to first of all connect it with a USB cable to a computer on which the latest version of iTunes is installed. You will then have to locate it in the Devices section of iTunes, access the Summary tab and then click the Restore button made available. In the next step you will have to make sure you click Backup when prompted because I’m sure you don’t want to lose any important data saved on your iPad. Afterwards, the automatic restore process will make available on your iPad its factory settings and will update the tablet to the latest iOS version. You will be then given the chance to restore the iPad’s settings and content from the backup created in advance and start using it like nothing happened. The good news is that iPad restores work like charm every single time. The bad news is that they take time to complete successfully.
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