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Turning Your iPad On and Off

Turning your iPad on and off is a little more complex than you might think. That’s because you can completely power off your unit or just put it to sleep. When the unit is completely powered off, it takes a minute or so to power back on. When it’s in sleep mode (or “locked,” as Apple puts it) it can immediately come back to life, with the same apps running as when you put it to sleep.

Power On Your iPad

When your iPad is completely powered off (as it is when you first remove it from its box), you need to power it back on.

  • cir_1.jpg Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears onscreen.

  • cir_2.jpg After the Apple logo disappears, you’re prompted to enter your passcode. Do so now to display your device’s Home screen. (If you haven’t set up a password, you won’t see this prompt and instead are directly shown the Home screen.)

Lock Your iPad

You put your iPad to sleep (but not turn it completely off) by locking the device. This is how you most often “turn off” your iPad.

Unlock Your iPad

To reawaken a sleeping iPad all you have to do is unlock it.

  • cir_1.jpg Press either the Home or the Sleep/Wake button.

  • cir_2.jpg If you’ve configured your iPad for fingerprint operation, press the Home button (Touch ID sensor) with your finger or thumb.

  • cir_3.jpg If you’ve configured your iPad for passcode operation, press the Home button again and then enter your passcode.

  • cir_4.jpg If you have not configured your iPad with either a passcode or fingerprint, press the Home button again to unlock the device.

Power Off Your iPad

Turning off the iPad shuts down all open apps and removes all power. You have to power it back up again the next time you want to use it.

Force a Restart

On rare occasions an iPad may become frozen—tapping the screen does nothing. In this instance, you need to force a restart of your device.

  • cir_1.jpg Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time for at least ten seconds.

  • cir_2.jpg When the Apple logo appears onscreen, your iPad is restarting.

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