4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2011 5:44 PM by Jman117
Jman117 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi. I got an 32 gb wifi only ipad (1st gen) recently. I had taken really, really good care of it and never dropped it or got it wet or anything. Yesterday I set it down for about 20 minutes. When I came back it had turned off and would not turn back on when I pressed the power button. After a quick search on the internet I found something that said holding home + power for 10 seconds would do the trick. I did that and the iPad turned back on and all my stuff was still on it.

Does anybody know what causes this or how I can prevent it from happening again? Is this a normal thing or should I get a new iPad? And what did holding the two buttons like that actually do? I researched a bit online and I cant seem to figure it out. Any help is greatly appreciated

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  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (108,600 points)
    It seems to happen to a number of people though I don't know why. Happened to me once a few months ago, but it's been fine since.
  • Jman117 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I wonder if its actually bad for the device to reboot it like that.. Anybody else know the cause, or if this is actually a bad thing?
  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (83,525 points)
    Jman117 wrote:
    I wonder if its actually bad for the device to reboot it like that.. Anybody else know the cause, or if this is actually a bad thing?

    Apple recommends this particular fix if the iPad does not respond, turn on, goes a little haywire. It's merely rebooting the device and clearing the memory. It's not a problem at all unless you have to resort to the "hard reset" as it is called on a daily basis in order to get it to work properly. If you have to do it every day, then there probably is an underlying problem.

    IMHO - with all the hype about the incredible battery life, I think users don't turn their iPads off on a regular basis and they just let their devices go to sleep and then use it maybe for several days, until it needs a charge. They plug in the charger, let it sleep, get back up to full charge and start the whole cycle again.

    Rebooting every few days - again - IMHO - is a good idea.

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  • Jman117 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the response. I actually tuned mine off once a day or sometimes once every 2 days.