How to turn on, off & reset iPad device


Know the basics of using your new iPad through proper turn ON and OFF routine. Like any other electronic device, proper turning ON and OFF keep it in a good functioning state. Incase your iPad is stuck and does not respond – you can reset the iPad to start afresh. Here are few basics of turning ON, OFF and resetting the iPad.

Turn ON the ipad

To turn on, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

Turn OFF the ipad

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears. Then slide the slider to completely turn offthe ipad device.

Reset iPad if not responding

If your iPad is stuck and is not responding, then you can reset it to recover to normal functioning. To reset, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

iPad still does not respond after reset

If iPad device does not respond properly after reset, then you can attempt to reset all settings. From the Home screen choose Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. This will reset all settings, no data or media is lost from resetting.

Incase you want to start afresh, then you can reset and erase all settings, data on the iPad. From the Home screen choose choose General > Reset, then tap “Erase All Content and Settings.”



  1. I just get a Apple logo and a loading screen logo thingy. and it makes the noise it does when you connect it to the computer the “ding” sound. I cannot use it. Ive tried everything uve said. Nothing is helping and iTunes is taking years to download and i have a short time. GRR

  2. Thank u at all!

  3. I received an Ipad that was used for a couple months by someone else. I’d like it to be MY ipad, with my apps and not his. How can I fix it to be that way. Can I re-register it?

  4. thanks,this site is very helpful,you saved my money .i tried to reset setting and it was processing for 2 hours now after reading your notes I pressed power button and home screen button together and now it works,thanks once again.

  5. Hi im having a probrlem with my ipad ive just brought it and it wont turn on its just showing the itunes logo and a connection plug… ive fully charged it please help

  6. Guys with the itunes+usb icon on issue, if i conect it to itune do i necessary hv to b online with itune o i cn do it without havnt connectd to internet?

  7. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

  8. This is totally… to remove Cydia I did reset on ‘Erase all settings, data on the iPad’. After that, No responding at all. Only apple logo appears, and nothing. I did hard reset, pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds several times. Still apple logo, no more responding… Any body helps me.

    • I have the same problem Rob…what did you do for it ?
      any body can help please.

      • Same here….!!!??? Any solution for this? The logo visible only when connected to power. Dont respond when connected to an apple computer for Itunes sync. Dont show up at all or start. baah need it to work. Not jailbreaked either. Plz help

        • same here, Ipad is stuck and only apple logo apears.
          pls some one to answer

          • Here you go lads, should fix it ;)


            Connect your iPad to iTunes –> Holding the Home button and the Power button for seconds –> then release the Power button –> iTunes pops up a message to ask you if the iPhone will be detected in recovery mode –> click OK button in iTunes –>click “Restore”.

  9. This means i might get laid again within reasonable time.

    Great tip. Thank You!

  10. Thanks so much for the info. I had to reset the Ipad by holding down the on-off button and home button at the same time and that thankfully worked. My family can now proceed with normalcy!! =-)

  11. please i have used all the steps as specified above.. but it seems not to work. all it keeps showing me on my screen is for me to connect to itunes and when i do that it says the password has not been entered correctly on my ipad, but i dont see a place where i can key in my password on the ipad… please i need help urgently.

  12. Great tip, worked like a charm on the wife’s iPad. Karma has been restored to the house.

  13. Thanks for this opportunity to read this blog to,it really helped me to put on my ipad and also saved money that I would have spent.

  14. Having the same issues everyone else is having. All I’m getting is a logo of itunes and USB, and I don’t even have itunes. Don’t know much about it, and just got this thing (ipad) 3 days ago. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

  15. thanks a lot.
    I’ve used the IMO app for iPad and connect it with Facebook chat.
    the push notification pops (maybe too much) and got my iPad to stop responding.force shutdown
    Btw, this helps a lot.
    Holding the lock and home button at the same time is basically like a force shutdown in PC.

  16. Yerbol Khoshut says

    hi! Hi!!! I can’t turn on my ipad 16G wifi. when i press power and home bottom in same time and just power again, on screen picture (USB+itunes) just no more, i try again and again.
    And I join it with itunes, but itunes said, “itunes could not connect ipad “Yerbol’s ipad” because it locket with passcode, you must put your passcode before it can be used with itunes”
    What should i do if i can’t turn on to enter passcode???

    thanks a lot

    • I have the same problem Yerbol. Did you find the solution?

      • Guys it seems like we al hv the same problem of the itunes+usb problem can s0me 0ne help plz thank you

        • Du Sijun says

          Hi there, I have the same problem after install Cydia, and want to hard reset whole system.

          Here is how I solve this: connected USB cable to adapter first, hold sleep and home to reset until you see the connect to iTunes icon, then connect USB to your PC.

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  18. Hi..
    How do you reset the restrictions password on iPad? We have ‘lost’the password and I can’t reset the entire iPad without the restrictions password.

    Any thoughts/help?


  19. help anyone!!!
    iPad completely frozen only apple logo shows…
    when trying to reset by holding home button and plugging USB in only the charging symbol shows for a few secs.
    and yet I know that the iPad is fully charged!!
    in iTunes i cannot manage the device as I should.
    can anyone help me please, this is so annoying!

  20. i have some problem too i just have apple logo and there is no connection with itunes:(((

  21. THANK YOU!!!

  22. Apple should provide a manual with their products or a DVD. You pay enough for their products, I don’t think they are broke and going on Welfare.

    Also, a Help/Support phone number would be helpful or they could email you the instructions by contacting support by your personal computer.

    If everyone or at least a large number according to other websites are having the same problem, then this is a bigger problem and issue then they would want you to believe.

    I am going back and get a refund from Best Buy and get a full refund.
    Then I will go to Indianapolis to the Apple store and have them set it up at the time of purchase.

    Best Buy knows very little if anything about the iPad if you ask them any serious detail. Also, Apple or Best Buy, not sure has a 14 day return policy. I purchased my ipad today and was told it was a 14 day return policy.

    They will probably try an hit me up for a refund charge.

  23. affan haider says

    With the iPad powered off, press and hold the Home button, connect the USB cable from PC/Mac to iPad.

    Continue holding the Home button until you see the “Connect to iTunes” screen, then release the Home button.

    Open up iTunes to see iPad in recovery mode

    • This worked perfectly for me! I tried the home and off buttons and it didn’t work, but when I next held the home button while connecting usb cable, viola! Yay!! Thanks

  24. i also have the same problem, this is becoming a trend

  25. I have exactly the same problem. After holding the home and stand by button for 10 seconds the system goes on or of. If switched on, it only shows the Apple logo and nothing more happens.
    If it is off, and connected to an USB port, it turns on and shows the apple logo forever.

    Is it dead now?

    • I have the exact same issue! Have you had any luck with it yet? Or do you also think you have a really expensive paper weight?

  26. have a problem with my ipad, i was trying to reset with option ‘Erase All Content and Settings’ now its been more than two days and all i can see is the apple logo. does anyone know how long this takes? What do i have to do? any advice?

  27. Email, I open an email and in seconds the screen takes me out of mail back to my desktop screen. It then begins reloading approximately the last 30 days of email that has just vanished. With the exception of the email I had just opened, and is now disappeared and unretrievable.


  28. I have same problem, it was when i was updating to the noew software, it has gome to the pic of the itunes logo and the cord. i have tried all resets and taken down all firewalls in mt laptop but no help. Serously is there anyway to fix this issue?

  29. After you reset the IPAD (Holding the sleep/wake button and home for 10 seconds), the apple icon will appear. Once this appears simply let go of the two buttons and hit just the sleep/wake button again. Should work.

    • yes I did the reset but once I hit the sleep/wake button theres a pic of i tunes logo and a plug what do I do if this occurs thanks

  30. Is anyone on here right now??

  31. Had the same problem. Reset it, and then plug it to your computer right after, it should work.

  32. hy y did reset mi ipad but his dont turn on only apears de apple but nothing else what y can do

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