How to shut down iPad when the screen is frozen

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If your favorite Apple device starts to freeze from time to time, then you should know how to shut down your iPad when the screen is frozen. Fortunately, this procedure is quite simple and you just need to do a couple of moves.

Yes, it is quite a frustrating experience when a perfectly working device starts to freeze. So, it would be wise to learn how to deal with this issue, and one of the easiest ways is to simply reboot the iPad.


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How to shut down or reboot your iPad when its screen Is frozen?

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Sometimes your iPad can freeze, in which case you will need to use a special combination of buttons. This procedure is designed to help you deal with such issues. Follow the next steps to reboot your iPad and get it working again:

  • Press the top Volume button (the one closest to the Power button)
  • Press the bottom Volume button (the one furthest from the Power button)
  • Hold down the Power button for 10+ seconds. You can find it on the top of your iPad. Don’t worry if the device does not react within a few seconds. Just hold down the button until it starts to reboot

As you can see, you are able to shut down your iPad by pressing the three buttons in the sequence we told you above. Remember that you have to hold down only the last button. The first two should be pressed and immediately released. Do not confuse them, as the entire procedure may fail because of it!

Even though Apple devices are usually quite reliable, they can also run into different problems. Sometimes knowing how to reboot your iPad can be really important, and we will be glad if our article helps you learn this procedure! And if you are looking for more content, then be sure to check out our guide on how to use Apple's Keyboard Shortcuts on an iPad.

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