How to Reset Settings on Your iPad

Apple recommends a specific progression of actions when something isn't working right on the iPad: restart the iPad, force a problem app to close and reset the iPad. None of these actions deletes the user files on the device.

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Locate the "Sleep/Wake" button on the top right edge of the iPad. Press it and the "Home" button centered under the display simultaneously.

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Hold the buttons down for at least 10 seconds. The Apple logo will appear on the screen. Release the buttons.

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Click the "Settings" icon on the main screen of the iPad. Tap "General" from the left column of settings.

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Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap on "Reset."

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Tap on the "Reset All Settings" button at the top of the screen. Your files and data are not affected by the reset.