Is it harmful to do a reset vs a restart

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by egosumcarlo, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. egosumcarlo macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2011
    I read somewhere that there's a distinction between 2 methods of restarting/resetting the iPad:

    1) Restart the iPad: press and hold down the sleep/wake on the front of the iPad for few seconds until the red slider appears, slide this across to shut the iPad down. Restart the iPad by pressing the Sleep/wake button on the top until the Apple logo appears

    2) Reset the iPad: if restarting the iPad didn't work then you will need to reset the iPad. You can do this by pressing the Home button and the Sleep/wake button on the top the iPad's case and holding them down together for 10 seconds. The iPad should then reset itself.

    My iPad froze and I performed the 2nd Procedure above (Reset) without trying the first one (Restart). Is it generally harmful for the iPad to be reset compared to being restarted?

  2. Xenc macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    London, England
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    Not really, but try things in the order you listed next time as it gives apps a chance to close gracefully.

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