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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by NYHorsewoman, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. NYHorsewoman
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    My iPad started getting a little unresponsive this morning. Email wouldn't let me type right away into the "to" box and then email program coming up blank. I couldn't get it to do anything so I hit the shut down switch and now it is stuck with a swirly thing and won't shut down completely or turn back on. It's been about 10 minutes! Apple support is closed. Any suggestions!?
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    Update

    I held down the on/off switch and the home button for several seconds and it finally shut down. I turned it back on and everything seems normal. I also synced it to back it up.

    Has anyone else experienced this? I thought it might have something to do with new data coming from the iTunes store? Updates or something?
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    No, nothing to do with that. It happened with my iPhone a few times and I just held the home and power button for a few seconds.

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    Don't worry about it - you merely had to reboot the iPad. How often have you had to do that with your PC??!! OK - if it happens frequently, you might want to be a little more concerned but nothing to worry about just now. And - congratulations on knowing how to reboot your iPad!!

    Tim
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    Ignorant user here. You have to press the power button And the home button to reboot? I thought it was just the power button.
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    A brief press of the Power button puts the iPad to sleep
    A long press of the Power button switches the iPad off.
    A very long press of the Power and Home buttons reboots the iPad - useful when it freezes.

    Tim
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    Do any of these actions result in a hard reset though where data would be wiped clean?
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    No, your data will be safe with any of the three actions that Tim mentioned.

    The Archangel
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    Ok yeah, I knew the first two, wasn't registering reboot when I read it yesterday. Good to know though, I was just shutting it off with the power button then turning it back on.
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    Is it a good idea to reboot once a week or so vs. Just turning it off?

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