Having Problems With Your IPad? Try To Hard Reset It!





No matter how carefully or cautiously you are using your electric device, they are prone to malfunction after a certain period of time, whether it is an android device or an iOS device. If its a iPad, here is a solution, to hard reset iPad. Most of the times we have seen that our smartphones and even our iPads suddenly switches off or freeze and you do not know what to do, then resetting your iPad is a great option as it feels like giving a new life to your phone. Moreover, if you hard reset your iPad, it starts working like it worked when it was all new. 

Why should you reset your iPad?

Now iPad lagging is also an indicator of hard resetting the iPad, but this is not the only reason to do it. There are many reasons and causes that can be a sign to hard reset iPad or force restart iPad. Here are some of the reasons expanding why your hard reset iPad, just in case you are not aware of it.

  • If you are using an iPad and you see that your screen suddenly stops being responsive or even if the screen is working and taking all your commands and still delays in action then it means that you need a soft reset iPad, but if you are experiencing this every day then maybe hard resetting your iPad is what you need.
  • If your iPad has started to freeze and stops functioning completely even for a few seconds, then you need to force restart iPad to bring it back on track. If the problems increase day-by-day, then you need to hard reset the iPad again.
  • If you are deciding to sell your iPad to someone and you want to remove all the data, then do not try to delete all photos, videos and data and think that your work is done. The deleting only removes the data from the memory, waiting for you to rewrite it with other data. Therefore, it is extremely easy to recover the deleted data. Therefore, in this case, always hard reset iPad before handing it away to someone else.

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How to force restart iPad?

Before we move on to the method of how to hard reset the iPad, let us have a look at how to force restart the iPad. As we know, prior to hard reset comes the soft reset and it should always be used if you are resetting your iPad for the first time when it does not have enough data to hinder your functioning. But if you keep encountering similar problems many times, then it is definitely time for a hard reset in the iPad.

Here is how you force restart an iPad that has a home button:

  1. Press and hold the power button on your iPad at the same time.
  2. Wait for it to reboot until you see the Apple logo coming on the screen.

Here is how you force restart an iPad that does not have a home button:

  1. Press and release the volume up key first
  2. Then, press and release the volume down
  3. Finally, press and hold the power button on the iPad which will force restart your iPad.

If you have an iPhone, then this is the same way in which you will have to force restart your iPhone and the method depending on whether you have the home button.

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How To Hard Reset iPad?

When your iPad problems and malfunctioning reach their peak, then you know that your device is asking for a hard reset. So if you hard reset the iPad then this process will clear the entire memory of your iPad in which your apps and OS and keep your data safe at the same time. 

Here is how you hard reset iPad:

  1. If your iPad has the home button: hold the home button and the on and off button at the same time.
  2. If your iPad does not have a home button: press the volume down and then the volume up key quickly, and after that press and hold the on and off button
  3. The slider to switch off will appear on the screen, ignore that and continue holding the home buttons and the on and off button. The screen will disappear soon and go all black.
  4. After a few minutes, you will notice that the apple logo has appeared again. Let go of the hold and let the iPad start normally as it does.

Another way to hard reset iPad

Another way in which you can hard reset your iPad is by backing up everything before you go for a hard reset. Here is how you hard reset iPad:

  1. Go to settings
  2. Click on general and scroll down to the reset option.
  3. Tap on erase all contents and settings
  4. Then it will ask you to enter the password in order to restore everything to factory settings, enter the passcode.
  5. Enter the details of the apple id and password which will remove your account from the device.

This will take a few minutes until it is done and you have successfully hard reset iPad.

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