I can't seem to determine if a Hard Reset proceedure is called when the home and sleep/on/off buttons are held simultaneously... until the screen blanks out - or until the screen blanks out AND then the Apple Logo comes back. I have always been holding the buttons until the logo returns then letting go.
Today, after a couple of hard resets, I noticed that the background apps that were running when the reset was performed, were still showing in the multi-task bar afterwards. That completely contradicts what I had envisioned for a hard reset.
The first hard reset I tried to perform a while ago got things messed up more than before the reset - bunch of stuff missing in settings, apps would start briefly and show up on Multi-task bar, but wouldn't stay on the screen, etc.
So, what's the REAL story about this hard reset proceedure?
Brian - Sent from my iPad using iPF