What To Do When iPad Doesn’t Want to Shut Down?. There are a couple of things that you need to know when you own an iPad. Like what was already stated in the last post, one of them is you have to know how to back up your device. Aside from knowing how to back up your iPad, you also need to know how to turn off and shut down your device. Sometimes, your iPad could just freeze, maybe while an issue encountered while backing up a device, or a weird app, or sometimes, your iPad just feel like freezing for no apparent reason. When this happens, you just want to turn off your iPad right? The problem is, sometimes the freeze is just too tough that your iPad doesn’t even want to shut down anymore.
What To Do When the iPad Doesn’t Want to Shut Down
Well here are the different steps that you may want to try. To shut down and turn off your device, just hold down the Sleep/Wake button for a couple of seconds. A red slider would appear. It would say, “Slide to power off”. Do what it says and your iPad should shut down already. If it doesn’t or if you have held the Sleep/Wake button for a couple of seconds now and still nothing is happening, then perform the hard reset. This reset is done by holding down both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button. hold both of them for a couple of seconds. The slider would still appear but ignore it. It would just proceed to perform its reset. The Apple logo would appear, the device would finally turn off, and when it turns on, your iPad should already be functioning again.
So whenever your iPad freezes, you really don’t have to wait for it to run out of batteries or something. All you need to do is to try performing these two types of resets first before doing anything else. The same goes with the different issues, and problems not only with your iPad in general, but to your apps specifically as well.
You have to know that it’s really okay to soft or hard reset your iPad. You could do this as often as you want, or as often it’s needed. No data is going to be lost or erased while performing these resets, it’s just going to give your iPad a fresh start. Clear all of its multitasks, allow it to take a breather, and start from the very beginning with all of your apps and files intact.
The only thing that could disappear with a reset though is a tethered jailbreak. There are two jailbreaks, the untethered and the tethered one. If you have a jailbroken device, then you should make sure whether its an untethered jailbreak or a tethered jailbreak. If it’s untethered, then it’s fully okay to reset your device. The untethered jailbreak is sort of permanent unless you restore your iPad. The tethered jailbreak however disappears whenever the device is restored. Thus, you have to jailbreak your device again after the reset.