How to Hard Reset iPad or iPad Pro in 3 Easy Steps


When the iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad mini is acting up or when you encounter a bug, your first instinct is usually to force restart your iPad. This nifty trick takes care of small bugs in the operating system (everything from battery issues to UI bugs).

You may also need to force restart or hard reset your iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad mini if the screen is black or frozen. Force Restart, Hard Reset, Force Reboot, all mean the same thing and you will see these phrases used interchangeably.

How to Hard Reset or Force Restart iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad mini

In this tutorial, we will show how easy it is to force restart or hard reset your iPad or iPad Pro.

STEP 1: Press Sleep/Wake or On/Off button

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake or On/Off button at the top of the iPad.

iPad Sleep/Wake or On/Off button

STEP 2: Press Home button

At the same time, press and hold the Home button while keeping the Sleep/Wake button pressed.

iPad Home button

STEP 3: Keep holding Sleep/Wake and Home buttons

Pressing the Home button may end up invoking Siri, but keep holding both the buttons for at least 10 seconds until the screen turns black and then switches back on to display the Apple Logo.

Wait for a couple of seconds until your iPad boots up completely and displays the Lock screen.

That’s it. Now you know how to force restart or hard reset your iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad mini.

Let us know if you run into any issues with this method.