How to Hard Reset iPad

iPad is the tablet device provided by Apple for its users. Even though the device is super powerful, there are times when you will need to hard reset iPad. Hard reset, also known as force restart or force reboot, is the at the hardware level. Even if your iPad is completely frozen or gets stuck in recovery mode/restore mode, you can perform a force restart to reboot iOS to normal. Today, we will show you how to do hard reset on iPad Pr/Air/Mini or iPad 4/3/2/1.

3 Steps to Hard Reset iPad

Hard resetting and iPad is very much simple. It is a child's play and also similar to that performed on iPhone. Here are the steps.

Step 1: iPad does not have many physical buttons. Out of the handful of buttons present, one is the Home button present below the screen and one is the Sleep button present on the top of device.

Step 2: Hold the Sleep button and the Home button. Now press both the buttons at the same time for almost 8–10 seconds.

Step 3: After some time, the screen will go off. Keep pressing even if the screen goes off. After some time, the screen will turn on with the Apple logo on it. This means that the iPad has been forced to reboot successfully. This is how you do a hard reset iPad without iTunes.

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What Problems Can A Hard Reset Solve

People always seek to force reboot iPad when they feel that their device has been stuck. This can be due to many reasons, mostly related to software issue. Sometimes, a faulty app might cause your device to lag. In addition to this, wrongful updating of iOS is also one of the reasons that can result in the users to search for: how to hard reset iPad? Here we will guide you how to force restart/reboot iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 4/3/2/1. Generally, a hard reset on iPad may help with following things:

  • iPad runs slow
  • iPad app crashes
  • iPad screen frozen or unresponsive
  • iPad not connecting to Wi-Fi
  • No Sound on iPad
  • iPad cannot connect to bluetooth
  • And more...

What if Hard Reset Doesn't Fix Problems on iPad

Sometimes, hard reset iPad doesn't work. At such times, you will need to use a different method. In such cases, you can always depend on Tenorshare ReiBoot. This tool is effective in resolving iPad stuck in recovery mode or DFU mode, iPad black screen, iPad stuck on apple logo and more. The software is helpful for those who are presently dealing with iPad as well as iPhone issue. Here are the steps that you need to follow if your iPad issue is not solved with force reboot.

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Step 1: Download and run the Tenorshare ReiBoot tool on your computer. As soon as you have installed the software, link your device to the computer employing a USB cable. Click on "Repair Operating System" alternative.

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Step 2: If your iPad is free of any issue, you will see below screen. In spite of this, you can select "Start Repair" to enhance the performance of your iOS.

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Step 3: Get the firmware package online. The tool will show the related firmware package for your device. It will show the newest firmware package for the current iOS that your device is operating on.

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Start the procedure of fixing the problem that your device is facing. Soon after the package is downloaded completely, select "Start Repair" to start the recovery of your device. The procedure may take hardly 10 minutes.

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The method shown for hard resetting iPad is suitable for all types of iPads. In addition, if your issue is not solved, you can always use Tenorshare ReiBoot. This device will help you in solving all the issues related to the iPad.

/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPad Follow @Jenefey Aaron