How to Turn Off Every iPad Model

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With these instructions, you can turn off any iPad model. image credit: Apple Inc.

It's good for the health of your iPad to turn it off periodically. Putting it to sleep conserves a lot of battery life and makes it easy to pick the tablet up and start using it right away. After all, no one likes to wait for their devices to boot up. 

In some cases, such as during travel or when the battery is very close to running out, you may prefer to turn off your iPad (if battery life is your main concern, though, you can also try enabling low-power mode).

There's no button marked on or off on the iPad, but don't worry. If you need to turn off your iPad, no matter the model, just follow these simple steps: 

  1. Begin by locating the iPad's on/off/sleep button. This button is on the top right-hand corner of most iPad models
  2. Press the hold button for a few seconds, until a slider appears at the top of the screen that says Slide to power off
  3. Move the slider to the right. (If you don't want to shut it down, tap the Cancel button at the bottom of the screen.)
  4. You'll see a small wheel spinning at the center of the screen and then the screen will go dim. The iPad is now shut off.

Turning the iPad On Again

To turn the iPad back on, just press the on/off/sleep button until the screen lights up and the Apple logo appears. Then let the button go and the iPad will boot up.

iPad Covered By These Tips

The instructions in this article apply to every iPad model, including:

iPad ProiPad Air 2iPad mini 4
 iPad AiriPad mini 3
 4th Gen. iPadiPad mini 2
 3rd Gen. iPadiPad mini
 iPad 2 

Resetting and Hard Resetting an iPad

Trying to turn the iPad off may not always achieve what you're trying to do. If you're attempting to turn off the iPad and the device isn't responding to you holding down the button, you may need to try to restart it.

In some cases, you may even need to use a technique called a "hard reset."

If that's your situation, read this article to learn more about restarting any model iPad.