A hard reset, also known as a force restart or hard restart, is a way to reset your iPad when it is not responding or experiencing problems. A hard reset will not erase any of your data or settings, but it may resolve certain issues you are experiencing with your iPad. Here’s how to perform a hard reset on your iPad:
- Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time.
- Keep holding both buttons until the screen goes black and the Apple logo appears.
- Release both buttons and wait for your iPad to start up.
This should force your iPad to restart and should resolve any issues you were experiencing. If you are still having problems after performing a hard reset, you may need to try other troubleshooting steps or seek assistance from Apple or an authorized service provider.
Please note that a hard reset is different from a factory reset, which erases all data and settings from your iPad. A factory reset should only be performed as a last resort and should not be used to resolve routine issues with your iPad.