How to Turn off the iPad Touch


Turning off your iPad is especially helpful when you'd like to conserve battery power or release your device from the grip of a corrupt or erratic app. Because the process involves the same physical button and on-screen slider that you used to turn the device on, turning off your iPad is an extremely simple process.

  • Press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button on the right side of your iPad's top edge.

  • Note the red slider that appears at the top of your screen with the message, "Slide to power off." Drag the slider from left to right with your finger to prompt your iPad to cycle down and turn off.

  • Press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button and the round "Home" button just below your screen simultaneously if your iPad does not shut down. Do this until the Apple logo appears, roughly ten seconds later. Then repeat Steps 1 and 2 to turn off your iPad once your Home screen appears.

Tips & Warnings

  • Tap "Cancel" underneath the red power-off slider if you change your mind about turning off your iPad.
  • Perform the reset described in Step 3 only if the normal shutdown process described in Steps 1 and 2 does not work.

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