How to Restart Your iPad.
You may need to restart your iPad to improve performance or troubleshoot software issues. The restart process is also referred to as a soft reset. This guide provides steps to reset all iPad models and generations – iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.
Note. If your iPad does not freeze or respond, we recommend that you close all applications before restarting your device. This ensures that you don’t lose any unsaved data in the process.
Restart Your iPad with a Home Button
If your iPad has a home button below the screen, here’s how to turn it off and then back on.
Press and hold the iPad’s top button until the power off slider appears on the screen.
Drag the slider to the right and wait 30 seconds for your iPhone to turn off completely.
Press and hold the top button to restart your iPad. Release the button when the Apple logo appears on the iPad screen.
Restart iPad without a Home Button
Apple has removed the home button on the next-generation iPad in order to increase screen real estate without increasing the size of the device. Here’s how to reboot iPad with Face ID or Touch ID in the top button:
Press and hold the top button and the volume up or down button for 5 seconds.
Drag the power off slider to the right and wait 30 seconds for iPad to turn off.After that, press and hold the top button until iPad displays the Apple logo.
Restart Your iPad Using AssistiveTouch
The AssistiveTouch utility has a Restart option that turns off your iPadOS device and turns it on automatically. The best part is that you don’t have to press or hold any button. Here’s how to set up and use AssistiveTouch to restart your iPad:
From the Home screen, go to Settings > General > Accessibility or Settings > Accessibility > Touch on new iPad models.
Turn on AssistiveTouch.
Tap the floating AssistiveTouch icon and select Device.
In the window that appears, select Restart.
Restart iPad from the Settings Menu
You can also turn off your iPad from the iPadOS settings menu. Like this:
Open the Settings app and select General.Scroll down and select Power off.Drag the power off slider to the right and wait 30 seconds for iPhone to turn off completely. or>< /ol>
To restart your iPad, press and hold the top button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
Force Reboot Your iPad
Force restart your iPad if it freezes or doesn’t respond to screen touches or button presses. The procedure depends on the configuration and location of your iPad button.
Force Restarting iPad Using the Home Button
Press and hold the power button and home button – keep holding the keys even when your iPad turns off. Release both buttons only when the Apple logo appears on the iPad display.
Force restart iPad without home button
Force restarting an iPad that doesn’t have a home button is pretty tricky. Hold your iPad in portrait orientation and follow the steps below carefully so you don’t miss a single step:
Press and release the volume button closest to the top button.
Then press and release the volume button furthest away from the top button.
Now press and hold the top button. Hold down the button until the iPad displays the Apple logo.
iPad Stuck During Start-Up? Fix in Recovery Mode
Is your iPad stuck on the Apple logo when you turn it on? Boot your iPad into recovery mode and remotely update its operating system using a Mac or Windows computer. Restore iPad to factory settings if it still won’t turn on after installing an OS update.
Update iPad in recovery mode
Connect your computer to a high-speed Internet network and do the following:
Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable. If this is your first time connecting iPad to your computer, tap Trust when prompted and enter your iPad passcode.
Open Finder on Mac or iTunes on Windows and select your iPad.
If your iPad has a Home button, press and hold the Home button and the top button until the recovery mode screen appears.
For an iPad without a home button, press and immediately release the volume button closest to the top button. After that, press and release the volume button located farthest from the top button. Finally, press and hold the top button until the iPad displays the recovery mode screen.
A pop-up window should appear on your computer asking you to update or restore your iPhone. Select Update to continue.
Click Update again to continue.
Select Update and follow the instructions on the next page to download the latest version of iPadOS available for your iPad.
The software update may take from several minutes to several hours, depending on the speed of your connection. If the update takes too long, your iPad will exit recovery mode (usually after 15 minutes). So make sure your computer is connected to a high-speed Wi-Fi or Ethernet network.
Factory Reset or Hard Reset iPad
You should only factory reset your iPad if it still won’t boot past the Apple logo after the update. Keep your phone connected to your computer and boot it into recovery mode.
Press and hold the Top and Home buttons until your iPad loads the recovery page.
For an iPad without a home button, press the volume key closest to the top button and the next volume key. After that, press and hold the top button until the recovery page appears.
Select Restore from the pop-up window on your computer.
Click the Restore iPad button.
Select “Restore and Update” to start the factory reset process.
This will erase your iPad’s data, restore it to factory defaults, and install the latest version of iOS or iPadOS. Contact Apple Support or visit your nearest Apple Store if all troubleshooting methods are unsuccessful.
One Final Trick
A discharged iPhone or iPad will automatically turn on when connected to a charger. If your iPad’s power button is malfunctioning, turn it off in the settings menu (Settings > General > Turn Off). Wait 20-30 seconds, connect your iPad to a power source and wait until it turns on. Better yet, restart the device via the AssistiveTouch menu.
How to Restart Your iPad
How to Restart Your iPad