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How to Soft Reset Your iPad And Other iDevices

Monday, December 31st 2012. | iPad

There are going to be times when your gadget is just going to freeze or get wonky, and it’s just going to require you to perform a soft reset. For some iDevices, performing a soft reset is really easy with a very understandable way, but sometimes, especially on the other gadgets by Apple, it could also get a little confusing. So take this as a guide on how to perform soft resets on each iDevice:

Soft Reset Your iPad

To do this Soft reset of ipad, hold the Sleep/Wake button until the “Slide to Power Off” slider appears. Do as asked, and your iPad would turn off. To turn it on again, just hold the Sleep/Wake button again, until it turns on.

Soft Reset Your iPad 2

Same with the soft reset of the iPad, hold the Sleep/Wake button until the slider appears. When it does, just slide to power off. Likewise, to turn on again, just hold the Sleep/Wake button until your iPad 2 turns on.

Soft Reset Your iPhone

Unlike the two iPads, the iPhone requires the user to push two buttons to soft reset it. So, to perform a soft reset on your iPhone, you need to hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button for a few seconds or until the Apple logo shows up and disappear. Turn it on, as you would turn on an iPad.

Soft Reset Your iPod

Finally, here’s how to perform a soft reset on your iPod. This is a little tricky and a little different compared to the others. To perform a soft reset on your iPod, you just have to hold down the Menu and Select buttons for a few seconds or until the Apple logo shows up. The iPod would do its thing and it wouldn’t take longer than 30 seconds to complete the soft reset of your iPod.

So now that you have done a soft reset on your gadget, did it work for your problem? Usually when things on your iDevices get a little weird, sometimes the solution is just to perform a soft reset. You do not actually need to perform a hard reset or a resoter everytime your iDevice freezes on you, or crashes on you. Sometimes, a little reboot is enough to solve the problem, and maybe a little rest from all the surfing, and music playing?

Performing soft resets are really not that hard, and they are highly suggested solutions, whenever gadgets perform something different from how it should be performing. However, it is also important to take note that although it might do the trick on solving some cases and issues, it is still not healthy for your gadget to perform a soft reset often. Maybe just when it is most needed then it’s okay; but performing resets every time, could someday cause problems as well.

Most of the time, a soft reset is going to be sufficient to solve certain problems and issues, but if it cannot solve the problem, then maybe a hard reset is called for? Learn how to perform this on the next post. Stay tuned!

 

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