Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2013 8:08 AM (in response to Bettree)
From the Home screen double tap the Home button to view the multitasking bar at the bottom. Tap and hold an app at the bottom till the icons wiggle with the minus button visible. Tap the button to close all apps then tap the Home button to get back to the Home page. Press and hold the Sleep button till you see the Slide to power off message and power it off. Once powered down completely press and hold the sleep button till the Apple icon appears.
If you can't do this Reset simply hold the Home and Sleep buttons, 10-15 seconds, till you see the Apple icon.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to Stephen Spark)
You are a WIZARD!!! Fixed it immediately! Can you tell me what generated the problem so I can avoid it? I thought perhaps I had maxed out the memory. When I ckd on iTunes it said I had used a bit over 58G and I have 64. But,
I had deleted about a dozen podcasts and some other things before I ckd. Could this have been the culprit?
Thank you so much! Also I have to tell you i was just leaving Rave Cinema ( 42 was awesome!) enroute to the Apple Store when I decided to ck my email before departing. Saw your note, tried it and voila! My husband was quite impressed! More, I think, cause we just saved the price of a new iPad!! (lol!)
I appreciate this support page. This is at least the 2nd time I have been helped. Once on my Nano and now this.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2013 8:59 PM (in response to Bettree)
For the most part iOS devices are pretty stable. But just like a computer it may require a restart once in awhile to help it stop a run away process and/or free memory some app decided it doesn't want to release. Most people will shut down their computers when not using them which helps keep them running smooth and you may never see any issues. An iOS device is rarely ever shut down and is normally only put in a sleep mode so it doesn't see the benefits of restarting a shut down may provide.
I wouldn't worry to much about it or start shutting down the iPad regularly. Just keep using it as you were and perform a Reset as noted above if it starts acting up. Normally if a Reset doesn't fix it you would have to Restore it using iTunes. If a Restore doesn't fix a issue ten a trip to the Apple Store would be in order.