Like most computers and portable devices, when your iPad Pro (2018) is acting up or when you encounter a bug, your first instinct is to force restart or hard reset your iPad Pro. 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 Pro (2018) 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.
However, due to the lack of the Home button, the process to hard reset iPad Pro has changed. If you’ve an iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR, then you will be familiar with the process. If you are looking for instructions on how to hard reset iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad mini with the Home button, then you can check this guide.
How to Hard Reset iPad Pro (2018)
In this tutorial, we will show how to force restart or hard reset your iPad Pro (2018) without the Home button in 3 easy steps.
STEP 1: Press and Release Volume Up button
Press and release the Volume up button at the right side of the iPad. Please note you should press and release the button, and not press and hold the Volume Up button.
STEP 2: Press and Release Volume down button
Immediately after press and releasing the Volume up button, press and release the Volume down button at the right side of the iPad. As mentioned in the previous step, please note that you should press and release the button, and not press and hold the button.
STEP 3: Press and Hold the Top Button
Immediately after pressing and releasing the Volume down button, press the Top button or the Power Button. You should see the Slide to Power off button. Keep holding the Top button until you see the Apple logo, then release it.
Wait for a couple of seconds until your iPad Pro (2018) boots up completely and display the Lock screen.
That’s it. This is how to force restart or hard reset your iPad Pro (2018), which does not come with a Home button.
Let us know if you run into any issues with this method.