How to Restart or Hard Reset an iPad

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2022-09-30 / Update for  iPad

Is your iPad frozen during an iPadOS 16 update? Has your iPad been "bricked" by some ill advised software or a failed jailbreak? A restart or hard reset usually helps to resolve iPad screen frozen or unresponsive. Follow our ways to reboot or force restart your iPad Pro/iPad Air 2/Air, iPad mini 4/3/2, iPad 4/3/2 to fix freezing and not working.

1-Click to Hard Reset any iPad or iPhone to Fix Frozen or Stuck

The easiest method to reboot a stuck iPad is using Tenorshare ReiBoot. This iOS reboot utility allows you to force restart an iPad by entering and then exiting recovery mode with a simple click. The process won't erase any data in your device, and it is 100% free.

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  • Connect your iPad or other iOS device to computer and run ReiBoot. There's no buttons to hold down, or anything like that. Just wait for a short while and the interface will load.
  • Once plugged in you can click the enter recovery mode button. And then the device will get into recovery mode.
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  • When the recovery mode (connect to iTunes screen) shows on your iPhone or iPad, click the Exit Recovery Mode button. Now you device will automatically restart to normal.
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Tips: If a force restart does not fix the iPad stuck or error, you can upgrade to ReiBoot Pro which is capable of repairing iPad system to fix 50+ system issues without data loss.

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Restart or Hard Restart iPad Using Buttons

We can also restart an iPad using buttons. Actually this is the conventional way. If you are a good learner, just try these steps; Or I won't suggest you to do this manually for any mistake may make things worse.

A restart - turning if off and back on again, is the first effort to resolve a frozen iPad.

  • Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears.
  • Slide the slider to turn off iPad. To turn it on, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you see the Apple logo.

A force retart (also known as hard reset, hard restart) is a bit complicated. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

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This is the free ways to force restart an iPad to fix frozen or stuck. We suggest you install Tenorshare free ReiBoot as a must-have iOS reboot tool that you can take advantage of when an iPhone or iPad is malfunctioning.

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