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Apple iPad Air iOS 10 Device maintenance Soft reset (forced reboot)

Apple iPad Air iOS 10
Apple iPad Air iOS 10 - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 1
  • If your iPad Air doesn’t appear to be working completely as it should, you can solve this in many cases by turning your device off and then on again, or giving it a so-called ‘soft reset’.
  • With a soft reset, the operating system is rebooted and all services reloaded.
  • If you use this method of resetting, all your personal data, files and apps on the device will remain unchanged.
  • Choose Next for step-by-step instructions.
Apple iPad Air iOS 10 - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 2
  • To reboot the iPad Air, press and hold the power button on top and the home key until the screen turns off.
Apple iPad Air iOS 10 - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 3
  • The iPad Air will automatically reboot.
Apple iPad Air iOS 10 - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 4
  • If this screen appears, press the home key.
  • If this screen does not appear, go to the next step.
Apple iPad Air iOS 10 - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 5
  • The iPad Air has been rebooted.
Apple iPad Air iOS 10 - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 6
  • If the problem persists, try using a so-called ‘hard reset’ to solve the problem.
  • With a hard reset, the device is reset to the factory settings.
  • Note: In contrast to a soft reset, with the hard reset all your personal data, files and apps on the device will be lost.
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