My ipad is locked up. A message stating that an icloud backup has not been done for 5 weeks. How can I get rid of this and prevent this from happening again?
This should get rid of the message once the iPad fully restarts.
Reboot the iPad by holding down on the sleep and home buttons at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until the Apple Logo appears - ignore the red slider - let go of the buttons.
The obvious answer I would think is to backup the iPad on a regular basis so the message doesn't reappear - unless you are saying that you do backup and the message popped up anyway.