Cómo resetear un iPad: te enseñamos paso a paso
Learning how to reset an iPad is easier than you think and best of all, you can do it in several ways. Whether you want to sell it or your beloved device is presenting some problems, it is important that you know how to do this task for yourself.
So, below, we show you how step by step how to reset an iPad, either by a software restart, a forced restart or, when the matter seems to have no solution, how to perform a factory reset on your iPad . We will also explain what the differences between these options are and when it is advisable to opt for one or the other.
How to reset your iPad (Soft reset)
If you find that your iPad is working in a slightly slower way than normal, it may work erratically or show up, or if you have trouble loading a specific application or game, but still respond to the touches on the screen, then you should Try a soft reset. A soft reset is simply to turn your iPad off and on again and this gesture can solve a multitude of problems. You will not lose any data or settings and nothing will be removed from your iPad when you perform a software restart, so it is the first thing to try when you have a problem with your Apple tablet. We show you how to restart an iPad:
- Press and hold the Power button until the slider appears on the screen. On most iPads, you’ll find it on the top edge when you hold it in vertical orientation, this includes current models including iPad Pro 2018 or iPad Mini . In some older models, you will find it on the side.
- Drag the slider from left to right to turn off your iPad.
- Once your iPad is completely off, press and hold the Power button again until it starts and you see the Apple logo on the screen.
How to force the restart of your iPad
If your iPad screen freezes completely or if you find that it does not respond to touches in the usual way, you may not be able to perform a software reset. In this case it will be time to try a forced restart instead. It is only an alternative method to turn your iPad off and on again, so, as with the software restart, nothing will be deleted and no data will be lost. It is the first thing you should try if your iPad does not respond.
If you have an iPad with a Start button, such as iPad Air , we explain how to force your iPad to restart:
- Press and hold the Power button and the Start button until the iPad turns off and restarts. You can release the buttons when you see the Apple logo on the screen.
If you have an iPad without a Start button, such as the 2018 iPad Pro, you should do the following:
- Quickly press and release the Volume up button.
- Quickly press and release the volume down button.
- Then, press and hold the Power button until the device restarts.
How to restore your factory iPad
If you still have problems with your iPad after trying a software reboot or forcing the reboot, or you may find yourself emptying your iPad before selling it or giving it away to a family member, then you’ll want to know how to restore your factory iPad. A factory reset will completely erase everything on your device, which means that all your music, photos, messages and everything else will be permanently deleted. If you have things that you don’t want to lose forever, then it is essential to make a backup before performing the factory reset. You can make a backup using iTunes or iCloud and if you don’t know how to do it here you will find a backup guidefor the iPhone that also works for your iPad. Once you have made the backup, you can follow these steps to restore your factory iPad:
- Go to Settings> General> Reset and click on Clear all content and settings .
- Press Clear iPad and confirm.
- Once you have completed the process, you will be greeted with the configuration screen just like the first time you purchased it. You can choose whether you want to configure it as a new device or restore your backup.
* Updated by María Teresa Lopes on October 07, 2019.
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