If your Apple iPad Mini is locked up and unresponsive, then you may need to try to do a soft or hard reset on the device to get it into working order again.
Neither of these processes should delete the data on your device, so if you’re looking to wipe the information from your iPad Mini, then you’ll probably want to perform a factory reset for that.
Steps to Soft Reset the iPad Mini
These steps will force a restart of the device.
- Hold down the “Sleep/Wake/Power” button until the red slider appears.
- Drag the slider to turn the device off.
- Press and hold the “Sleep/Wake/Power” button until the Apple logo appears to turn the iPad Mini back on.
Steps to Hard Reset the iPad Mini
If a soft reset doesn’t work, then try to hard reset the device with these steps.
- To hard reset the iPad Mini, just hold down the “Sleep/Wake” button and the “Home” at the same time for about ten seconds until the Apple logo appears. The device should then boot normally.