Each model uses the same technique
What To Know
- For iPads with a Home button: Press and hold On/Off/Sleep until a slider appears on screen. Slide the power off.
- For iPads without a Home button: Press and hold On/Off/Sleep and Volume Down until a slider appears on screen. Slide the power off.
This article explains how to power off your iPad. This article applies to every model of the iPad, including the original, all versions of the iPad mini, and all iPad Pros.
How to Turn Off Any iPad Model
Turning off an iPad without a Home button is slightly different from turning off an iPad with a Home button, but we’ll explain the differences. Here’s what to do:
- For iPads with a home button: Press and hold the On/Off/Sleep button at the upper-right corner of the iPad.
- For iPads without a home button: Press and hold the On/Off/Sleep button as well as either the volume up or down button on the side of the iPad.
Keep holding the button(s) until a slider appears on the screen.
Move the Slide to power off slider all the way to the right. If you change your mind and don’t want to turn it off, choose Cancel to keep the iPad on.
If you chose to turn off the iPad, a spinning wheel appears at the center of the screen before it goes dim and shuts off.
How to Turn On Any iPad Model
Turning on an iPad is simple: just hold down the On/Off/Sleep button in the upper-right corner of the iPad until the screen lights up. When the screen lights up, let go of the button and the iPad boots.
How to Reset and Hard Reset an iPad
Turning off an iPad isn’t quite the same thing as resetting an iPad, and it’s especially not the same as performing a hard reset. Learn all about resetting and hard resetting any model iPad.
What If the iPad Won’t Turn Off or On?
In some rare cases, an iPad won’t respond when you try to shut it down or boot it up. If that’s the case, you need to force the iPad to restart.
If you have an iPad with a home button, hold down the Power button and the Home button at the same time for around 5 to 10 seconds to force the device to restart.
If your iPad doesn’t have a home button, it’s a little trickier. First, press and quickly release the volume up button. Then press and quickly release the volume down button. Finally, press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo appear.
Use Airplane Mode Instead of Shutting Your iPad Off
When you need to conserve battery life or take your iPad with you on an airplane, there’s no need to shut it down. Use your iPad at any time, including during takeoff and landing when laptops can’t be used, by putting the iPad into Airplane Mode.
iPad screen black? Try these tips
Typically, when an iPad’s screen is black, it’s in sleep mode waiting for you to press the Home button or the Sleep/Wake button to activate it. The tablet may also be powered off. The solutions to fix an iPad that’s not waking up from sleep can be simple or complicated.
Causes of an iPad Not Turning On
The most common reason for an iPad not to turn on is a dead battery. But the problem could be more serious than that, including corrupted software or a hardware issue.
How to Fix an iPad That Won’t Turn On
This problem can affect all models of iPads, and the solutions you should try are the same for any iPad model you use.
Power on the iPad. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button at the top of the iPad. If the iPad is powered off, you should see the Apple logo appear after a couple of seconds, which means that the tablet is functioning normally.
Perform a force restart. Press both the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons at the top of the screen for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.
Charge the battery. If the iPad doesn’t boot up after a few seconds, the battery is probably drained. In this case, connect the iPad to a wall outlet using the cable and charger that came with it. Wait an hour while the battery charges, then turn on the iPad. Even if the iPad turns on, it may be low on power, so leave it charging for as long as possible or until the battery is fully charged.
If your iPad seems to run out of power often, try these tips to save battery life.
If your iPad still doesn’t turn on, it may have a hardware failure. The easiest solution is to locate the nearest Apple Store. Apple store employees can help determine what the underlying issue is with your iPad.
If you don’t have an Apple Store nearby, contact Apple Support for help and instructions.
Update your iOS apps automatically when new releases are available
The iPhone and iPad have become such low-maintenance devices that they can patch apps automatically, install the latest version of apps and games, and sync new purchases across all your devices from a single download. The automatic app update feature eliminates the need to download dozens of updates on each of your devices.
Instructions in this article apply to iPadOS 14, PadOS 13, and iOS 14 through iOS 9, as noted.
How to Turn On the Automatic App Updates Feature
After the automatic app update feature is turned on, your iOS devices download updates to any apps as they become available.
Open the Settings app.
Tap App Store in the Settings sidebar in iPadOS 13 and iOS 13 and later, or select iTunes & App Store in the sidebar in iOS 12 through iOS 9.
In the Automatic Downloads section, turn on the toggle switch next to App Updates in iPadOS 13 or iOS 13 and later or next to Updates in iOS 12 through iOS 9.
With App Updates turned on, the updates occur behind the scene automatically. You no longer need to update each app on each device manually.
If your iPhone or an iPad connects to a data network, there’s an option to use cellular data to download automatic updates. Some apps, especially games, could use a good chunk of your monthly data allotment. Even with an unlimited plan, cellular downloads may slow down your device for other services. Use with caution.
Automatic Downloads Section
The Automatic Downloads section also includes an On/Off slider for Apps. It works differently from the App Updates feature. When you turn on Apps, downloading a new app to any of your devices automatically downloads it to your other devices that use the same Apple ID and have the feature turned on. It does not check for updates to those apps.
In iOS 12 through iOS 9, the Automatic Downloads section also includes On/Off sliders for Music and Books & Audiobooks. Turning them on syncs your new music or book downloads across your devices. In iPad 13 and iOS 13 and later, those two settings moved to the Music and Books settings, respectively.
Automatic syncing of music and books across your devices may not be the best choice if you are a couple or family sharing the same Apple ID, especially if you have different tastes in books and music. Synchronizing music to all devices can quickly fill the storage space.
However, if you are the only one using that Apple ID or if you have the storage space to spare, these settings can save time downloading each new purchase to each device.
How to Turn On Face ID or Touch ID for Downloads
Another time-saving feature is the ability to use Face ID or Touch ID to download apps from the App Store.
To turn on this setting, open the Settings app, choose Face ID & Passcode (or Touch ID & Passcode), enter your passcode when prompted, and then tap the iTunes & App Store toggle switch to the On position.
Flip the switch next to iPad Unlock (or iPhone Unlock) to use your Touch ID or Face ID to unlock the device.
Updated on August 5, 2021
Adjust the iPad’s volume
- Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen. A list of settings appears on the left.
- In the General settings, tap Sounds. The Sounds options appear on the right.
- Tap and drag the slider to the right to increase the volume, or to the left to lower it. …
- Tap the Home button to close Settings.
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Which is the volume up button on iPad?
The iPad volume controls
However, there really are two buttons on the iPad. On both devices, the button closer to the top of the tablet is Volume Up, and you press it to increase the volume; the button closer to the bottom of the tablet is Volume Down, and you press it to decrease the volume.
How do I unmute the sound on my iPad?
Open Control Center. If you have an iPad without Face ID, you open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom, but if your iPad does have Face ID, swipe down from the upper right corner. Look for the mute button. It’s muted if it’s highlighted, just tap it once to unmute the iPad.
Why is the volume not working on my iPad?
If you lost all sound, try rebooting the iPad. 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. If you have sound in the music app, system sounds are probably muted.
Why is the volume so low on my iPad?
Adjust the iPad’s volume
Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen. A list of settings appears on the left. … Tap and drag the slider to the right to increase the volume, or to the left to lower it. This adjusts the volume of iPad ringers and alerts.
How do I limit the volume on my iPad 2020?
How do I turn up the volume on my iPad for facetime?
Go to Settings > Sounds and drag the Ringer And Alerts slider to turn the volume up.
Where is the volume control on my iPad pro?
Answer: A: – It’s the two physical buttons on the right side of the iPad when held in portrait orientation. – Software-based volume control is accessible via the Control Center. Slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen bezel.
How do I get sound on my iPad videos?
How do I adjust the microphone volume on my iPad?
Question: Q: How do I increase mic volume in new iPad
Theres no way to do that, you can only speak closer to the mic or use the headphones that came with the iPad which have a pretty good mic. There is no universal volume control in iOS 5 for the built in mic. There are some external mics that can help.
Where are Zoom audio settings on iPad?
Before you join the meeting, open Zoom on your device, go to Settings >> Meetings, and switch Use Original Sound on.
Why is my media volume not working?
You might have the sound muted or turned down low in the app. Check the media volume. If you still don’t hear anything, verify that the media volume isn’t turned down or off: … Tap Sounds and vibration.
Why is my volume so low?
Due to some phone’s operating systems, you may find your volume is too low. For Android devices, this is most commonly resolved by disabling Bluetooth Absolute Volume, within your phone’s settings. For some devices, this may be found in the Developer Options for your phone.
How do I increase the volume limit on my iPhone?
Open up the Settings app. Head down to Music > Volume Limit. With the slider, set a volume limit. Now, when your try to raise the volume, iOS will limit how loud the audio can get.
Why can’t I do FaceTime audio?
One potential cause of FaceTime audio problems is that your microphone is actually being used by another app while you’re trying to make a call. … If this is the case, close any app that is or might be using your device’s microphone, and then try calling again. Check that your microphone is working properly.
Why can’t I hear FaceTime on my iPad?
Go to Settings > Notifications > FaceTime > toggle ON Allow Notifications. Then look at Sounds (Settings > Notifications > FaceTime> Sounds) and select your ring tone preference. Then go to Settings> Sounds & Haptics and check that the Ringer And Alerts volume slider is UP, not muted. Finally, restart your iDevice.
How do I adjust the volume on my iPad Pro 12?
Press the Volume buttons on the right side of the device to adjust media or call volume. Change with Buttons switch.
How do I turn my microphone on my iPad?
To enable microphone on iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod) go to Settings → Privacy → Microphone on your device.
How do I put my iPad 7th generation on silent?
Slide your finger downwards starting from the top right side of the screen. Press the sound mode icon to turn silent mode on or off.
Why is there no sound on my iPad videos?
Check the sound on your device
Go to Settings > Sounds (or Settings > Sounds & Haptics), and drag the Ringer and Alerts slider back and forth a few times. If you can’t hear any sound or if your speaker button on the Ringer and Alerts slider is dimmed, your speaker may need servicing.
Why is there no sound when I play a video?
The first thing to check is that the volume is turned up on the device. The volume controls on the left-hand-side of the device can be used to increase and decrease the volume, so try adjusting these this whilst a video is playing to see if it affects the volume.
Find out how to turn on – and turn off – your Apple iPad.
- An Apple iPad.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to turn on an iPad
Step 1: Hold the iPad in front of you, in an upright (portrait) position, with the home button at the bottom. The button will be on the edge of the screen.
Step 2: Now move the right hand to the top right-hand corner of the iPad. You should see a thin, long button at the top of the iPad. On newer models like the Air, the button will be on the side.
Step 3: Press the on/off button and hold for a few seconds until the apple symbol appears on the screen, then let go.
Step 4: Wait for the iPad to load up.
Step 5: When it has finished loading the time will appear, with flashing words at the bottom of the screen ‘slide to unlock’.
Step 6: Use the tip of the index finger with a little pressure, to gently slide on these words to the right.
When you have done this, the icons will appear on the home screen, and the iPad will be ready to use.
Step 1: Press and hold the on/off button until you see the words ‘slide to power off’.
Step 2: Gently slide your finger to the right on these words.
Step 3: The screen will turn black and the iPad will switch off.
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Apple’s iMessage is one of the most popular messaging platforms around, and it’s a great way for Apple to lock people into its ecosystem. As great as iMessage is, there may still be times you need to disable or complete deactivate it.
Some of those times may be down to good old-fashioned troubleshooting (or perhaps you really did make the jump to Android) Whatever your reasons, you will not only need to turn iMessage off on your iPhone or iPad but potentially tell Apple to remove your number from iMessage on the server-side, too.
Sounds scary, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
How to Disable iMessage on Your iPhone or iPad
Disabling iMessage on your iPhone or iPad is often the first step to take if you’re having issues with sending or receiving messages. A simple toggle off and then back on can often wake iMessage up, and while we might not like to admit it, the age-old suggestion of turning something off and then back on again does work more often than not.
To disable iMessage, head into the Settings app and tap “Messages.”
Complete the process of turning iMessage off by flicking the switch. If you do need to turn it back on, here’s where you would do that too.
How to Deactivate iMessage
If you are switching away from the iPhone and want to be done with iMessage completely, deactivating your phone number and removing it from the iMessage service centrally is the way to go. To achieve that, visit selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage and enter your telephone number after selecting your country. Press “Send Code” to initiate the process.
Apple will send you a confirmation code via SMS and once that arrives, plug it into the “Confirmation Code” box before pressing “Submit.”
Once all of these steps are completed, your phone number will no longer be associated with iMessage. SMS will be unaffected and will continue to work as usual.
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If you’d like to disable the Camera on your iPhone or iPad—removing it from the lock screen and also hiding the Camera app—you’ll need to take a quick trip to Screen Time in Settings. Here’s how to set it up.
The Secret Is “Screen Time”
Every iPhone or iPad includes a special feature called Screen Time that can either be used to track and limit your own app usage or as parental control settings for kids who might use the device. In our case, we’ll be using Screen Time to limit access to the Camera app, which will also remove the camera swipe shortcut from the iPhone and iPad lock screen.
While Screen Time can be used to disable other apps as well, by default, it only restricts exactly what you choose, so using it won’t interfere with your regular iPhone or iPad habits.
How to Disable the Camera App
To disable the Camera app on your iPhone or iPad, we’ll need to use Settings. First, launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
In Settings, tap “Screen Time.”
If you already have Screen Time enabled, skip to the next step. If you don’t have it enabled, tap “Turn on Screen Time,” then tap “Continue” and select “This is My iPhone” or “This is My Child’s iPhone” based on your personal preference. Either choice will work for disabling the camera.
In Screen Time settings, scroll down and tap “Content & Privacy Restrictions.”
In “Content & Privacy Restrictions,” tap “Allowed Apps.”
In “Allowed Apps,” flip the switch beside “Camera” to turn it “off.”
After that, you’re basically done.
If you’d like to set a passcode to prevent someone from turning the Camera back on, tap back twice until you’re on the main Screen Time settings page again. Tap “Use Screen Time Passcode,” then follow the instructions to set one up.
Also, if you need to reenable the Camera later, revisit Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps and flip the switch beside “Camera” to “on.” You can also disable Screen Time completely in Settings > Screen Time if you select “Turn off Screen Time.” Good luck!
What is iOS developer mode?
The Developer Mode option means that you can control additional aspects of your iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr, giving you more control over settings. For example, you can enable advanced features like USB debugging.
If you’re interested in being a developer, install third-party apps, or if you just want to play games with your iPhone or iPad, then you’ll want to learn how to unlock the Developer Mode menu.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to activate developer mode on your Apple iOS 12 devices.
How to enable developer mode on iPhone and iPad?
How to enable developer mode on iPhone and iPad in iOS 12?
- Connect your iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr or iPad on iOS 12 to your Mac or PC with a lightning cable
- Press and hold the Home and Power buttons at the same time for at least 10 seconds on your iPhone or iPad
- Release the Power button while holding the Home button
- Then hold the button start for 10 additional seconds
- Release the button Start and wait for your screen to turn black, indicating that your iPhone Xs, Xs iPhone and iPhone Max Xr have entered restart mode Firmware Update Device (DFU) for iPhone
iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode
When Itunes opens, a pop-up message will appear saying: “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore iPhone or iPad in iOS 11 /iOS 12 before you can use it with iTunes.”
In addition to the message stating that iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode, your iPhone or iPad screen should also turn black, confirming that you have successfully booted your device into Developer Mode.