Learn how to restart and hard reset your iPad Mini. If something isn’t working right, try restarting iPad, forcing an app to close, or resetting iPad.
- Restart iPad: Hold down the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off iPad. To turn iPad back on, hold down the Sleep/Wake until the Apple logo appears.
- Force an app to close: Hold down the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPad for a few seconds until a red slider appears, then hold down the Home button until the app closes.
- If you can’t turn off iPad or if the problem continues, you may need to reset iPad. This should be done only if turning iPad off and on doesn’t resolve the problem.
- Reset iPad: Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
Note: This article will work on all iPads using iOS 6; including iPad Mini, iPad 2, The New iPad (iPad 3), iPad 4 (iPad with Retina display).