I was attempting to do something, I don't know what now, but the ipad2 locked up. Each time I tried to access a program the machine wouldn't do it, just sat there with a border around the icon. Every once in a while it would open a program but would sit there doing nothing.
Tried all the obvious (I'm not a new kid) but to no avail. Tried rebooting, turning off all the programs I thought it would be attempting to access (with multiple clicks), and wondered how to get into the system to see what it was attempting to do.
Eventually I got a message giving me a choice to either reset or cancel, "no data would be lost." I continuously tapped the reset button, nothing. I looked on in total frustration. Then of a sudden the screen went black and I got a series of progress bars, vertical and horizontal. The screen finally came up with the raindrops (my normal screen background was lost) and all seems to be ok, all data appears to be there. This is quite disconcerting.
Does anyone know how to get into the system of the iPad when this sort of thing happens?