The Apple iPad is the best tablet range, but no device is perfect. Sometimes your iPad can freeze on you or look a bit strange. Luckily, most iPad problems can be solved with a simple reset. In this manual for resetting an iPad, we'll explain how to perform a soft reset, force a reboot, and reset your iPad. We also explain the differences between these options and when you want to choose a specific one.
Resetting the iPad (Soft Reset)
If you find that your iPad is running a little slower Normally, you're stuttering or delaying something, or you're having trouble loading a specific app or game, but it's still responding Your touches. Then you should perform a soft reset. A soft reset simply turns your iPad off and on again, and can fix a variety of problems. You will not lose any data or settings and nothing will be erased from your iPad when performing a soft reset. So if you have a problem with your Apple Tablet, you should try this first. To reset an iPad:
- Press and hold the power button until the slider bar appears on the screen. Most iPads are at the top when they're in portrait orientation, like a 201
- Drag the slider from left to right to turn off your iPad.
- When the iPad is completely turned off, press the power button again until it starts up and you will see the Apple logo on the screen.
How to Force a Restart of Your iPad
If your iPad screen freezes or if you find that it is not responding as usual to touch, you may not be able to perform a soft reset. Instead, a reboot must be forced. This is just an alternate way to turn your iPad off and on again. So it is not deleted like the soft reset and no data is lost. If the iPad does not respond, try it first.
If you own an iPad with a home button like the iPad Air, you can force your iPad to reboot:
- Hold down the power button and the home button pressed down until the iPad turns off and restarts. You can let go if you see the Apple logo on the screen.
If you have an iPad without a home button, such as the 2018 iPad Pro, you'll need to do the following:
- Press the volume up key momentarily.
- Briefly press the "Volume Down" button.
- Then press and hold the power button until the device reboots.
How to Reset Your iPad to "Factory Default"
If Your iPad Still Has Problems If you perform a soft reset or force a reboot or perhaps wipe your iPad before you sell or distribute it, you should Know how to reset your iPad to factory settings. Resetting to factory defaults will completely erase everything on your iPad. This means that all your music, photos, messages and everything else will be permanently deleted. If you have things you do not want to lose, it's important to back them up before resetting to factory settings. You can back up with iTunes or iCloud, and we have a guide for the iPhone that works well for your iPad. After saving, you can reset your iPad to factory settings:
- Go to Settings> General> Reset and tap Clear all contents and settings .  Tap Erase iPad and confirm.
- When the process is complete, you will be greeted with the setup screen as you did the first time you buy. You can choose to set up or restore the backup as new.