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Slow start up


iPF Noob
Apr 27, 2013
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I've had iPad 2 for over a year now. Suddenly a few weeks after upgrading to new operating system it won't always turn on. I get no response to pressing the home button. I have to press the button on the side that puts it to sleep then an apple logo will come on (sometimes after several tries and moments of pure panic). Then it's a few minutes before the iPad turns on for use. I'm worried about this? What's the fix? I have closed all apps and I really don't have much stored on it at all. I'm a novice user.


Staff member
Apr 24, 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

Did you do a reset after the upgrade? It's a recommended step just to allow everything to settle in nicely. It seems to be turning itself off, try a reset and see how you go.
Hold the power off button and the home button simultaneously, keep holding them in and you will see the power off slide appear and disappear, wait until you see the Apple logo appear before releasing the buttons. It will take a little longer for your iPad to start.

The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
Tutorial for our App
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Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
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