Restarting and Resetting iPad mini
If something isn’t working right, try restarting iPad mini, force quitting an application,
or resetting iPad mini.
Restart iPad mini: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears.
Slide your finger across the slider to turn off iPad mini. To turn iPad mini back on, press and hold the Sleep/Wake until the Apple logo appears.
Force quit an application: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPad mini for a few seconds until a red slider appears, then press and hold the Home button until the application quits.
If you can’t turn off iPad mini or if the problem continues, you may need to reset iPad mini.
This should be done only if turning iPad mini off and on doesn’t resolve the problem.
Reset iPad mini: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
iPad mini Still Doesn’t Respond After Reset
- Reset iPad mini settings. From the Home screen choose Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. All your preferences are reset, but your data and media aren’t deleted.
Resetting iPad mini
Reset all settings: Choose General > Reset, then tap Reset All Settings.
All your preferences and settings are reset. Information, such as your contacts and calendars, and media, such as your songs and videos, aren’t deleted.
Erase all content and settings: Choose General > Reset, then tap “Erase All Content and Settings.”
This resets all settings to their original values and erases all your information
Reset network settings: Choose General > Reset, then tap Reset Network Settings.
When you reset network settings, your list of previously used networks and VPN settings not installed by a configuration profile are removed. Wi-Fi is turned off and then back on, disconnecting you from any network you’re on. The Wi-Fi and “Ask to Join Networks” settings remain turned on.
To remove VPN settings installed by a configuration profile, choose Settings > General > Profile, then select the profile and tap Remove.
Reset the keyboard dictionary: Choose General > Reset, then tap Reset Keyboard Dictionary.
You add words to the keyboard dictionary by rejecting words iPad mini suggests as you type. Tap a word to reject the correction and add the word to the keyboard dictionary. Resetting the keyboard dictionary erases all words you’ve added.
Reset the Home screen layout: Choose General > Reset, then tap Reset Home Screen Layout.
Reset the location warnings: Choose General > Reset, then tap Reset Location Warnings.
Location warnings are the requests made by applications (such as Maps) to use Location Services with those applications. iPad mini stops presenting the warning for an application the second time you tap OK. Tap Reset Location Warnings to resume the warnings.
Updating and Restoring iPad mini Software
About Updating and Restoring Software
You can use iTunes to update or restore iPad mini software.
If you update, the iPad mini software is updated. Your downloaded applications, settings, and data aren’t affected.
Note: In some cases, an update may also include restoring iPad mini.
If you restore, the latest version of iPad mini software is reinstalled, settings are restored to their defaults, and all data stored on iPad mini is deleted, including downloaded applications, songs, videos, contacts, photos, calendar information, and any other data. If you’ve backed up iPad mini with iTunes on your computer, you can restore data from the backup at the end of the restore process.
Deleted data is no longer accessible through the iPad mini user interface, but isn’t erased from your iPad mini.
Updating iPad mini
Make sure your computer has an Internet connection and that you’ve installed the latest version of iTunes from Apple website
Update iPad mini:
1 Connect iPad mini to your computer.
2 Select iPad mini in the iTunes sidebar, then click the Summary tab.
3 Click “Check for Update.” iTunes tells you if there’s a new version of the iPad mini software available.
4 Click Update to install the latest version of the software
iPad mini recovery mode
With the iPad mini powered off, press and hold the Home button, connect the USB cable from PC/Mac to iPad mini.
Continue holding the Home button until you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen, then release the Home button.
Open up iTunes to see iPad mini in recovery mode.