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Apple iPad mini 4 iOS 10 Device maintenance Soft reset (forced reboot)

Apple iPad mini 4 iOS 10
Apple iPad mini 4 iOS 10 - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 1
  • If your iPad Mini 4 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 mini 4 iOS 10 - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 2
  • To reboot the iPad Mini 4, press and hold the power button on top and the home key until the screen turns off.
Apple iPad mini 4 iOS 10 - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 3
  • The iPad Mini 4 will automatically reboot.
Apple iPad mini 4 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 mini 4 iOS 10 - Device maintenance - Soft reset (forced reboot) - Step 5
  • The iPad Mini 4 has been rebooted.
Apple iPad mini 4 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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