Again, thank you for your help. I tried to 'reset all settings'. But, said I had to enter 4 digit restrictions passcode. Since I don't know what that is, I could not proceed. Since this will be a 'new' iPad for my husband, I considered restoring the device to original settings. But, not sure how to do that. Is that a clean restore? Plus was wondering if it would prevent him from upgrading to the latest 7.1.2 version. My daughter missed an upgrade and now cannot upgrade her iphone to the latest version. I am also worried that this will turn into a recurring problem on the mini. I have not read of others having the same problem. But, if resetting the date and time works, and no other problems occur, then I can handle that.