A hard reset forces your iPad abruptly turn off and on again.

Why Should I Hard Reset My iPad?

This step is a good way to temporarily fix a software issue that caused your iPad to freeze. It doesn't address the root cause of the problem, but it's a great way to get your iPad working again.

How Do I Hard Reset My iPad?

There are a couple different ways to hard reset your iPad, depending on which model you have:

If your iPad has a Home button

Simultaneously press and hold the Home button and the power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

If your iPad doesn't have a Home Button

Press and release the volume up button, press and release he volume down button, then press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears.

Pro Tips

  • You'll sometimes have to hold down the buttons for 25–30 seconds before the Apple logo appears, so be patient and don't give up!

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