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Post By Gabriel1
Hi, I am a 78yr old retired commercial radio communications engineer. My hobbies are amateur radio and reading. Before I had a fall and wrecked my right shoulder I was a self taught organist, and played the BBb bass in brass bands. I presently have a problem with my I pad 4 in that there is a notification in the middle of the screen that says 'Compass interference'. I have complied with all the instructions , including taking it away from the house, but is still there. Thought of doing a total reset but this seems a rather drastic solution.
07-06-2013 04:45 AM
Hi there and welcome.
Before doing anything too drastic I would try each of these in order....
1. Force Close - open the multi-tasking bar (double tap the 'home buttom' or use multi-gesturing and swipe up); press & hold an app until all begin to 'jiggle'; find the offending app(s) and press the 'red circle w/ minus sign' - return to the home screen & try again.
2. Restart - press & hold the 'Sleep/Awake' (a.k.a. power) button until a red slider appears (may take a few seconds) - move the slider to turn off the iPad; then press & hold the same button until the Apple logo appears - wait for a restart.
3. Reset - press & hold the 'Power' and 'Home' buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears - this may take a longer time, so have patience; the iPad will 're-boot' - NOTE that none of these maneuvers will alter your apps, files, or settings.
There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.
Remember, search is your friend. If you can't find the answer you need and you post a question then give as much info as you can to help members help you i.e. iPad 1 or 2, etc. and iOS version and name of app if the problem is with a specific app........and please don't forget to read the forum rules Forum rules - everybody please read!!
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I hope your issue is now fixed with Gabriel's great advice....let us know.
3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
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Hi, problem solved, I made a total shut down and restart which did the trick. I am very grateful for all problem solving information received, and I am looking forward to following all the leads you gave. Best wishes. Eric
That is great to hear Eric, it's always good to get feedback whether a problem is solved or not.
Originally Posted by maeop