iPad Basics ~ Lock & Unlocking the iPad1-sleep-wake_button.png
Handout in .pdf format outlining the steps: basics-lock.pdf

To Lock the iPad
  • What to Do? Press the Sleep/Wake button in the top right corner one time (see red arrow in the figure on the right)
  • What Happens? Locking the device prevents any reaction to touches on the screen. Music can continue to play and the volume keys and buttons continue to function.

To Unlock the iPad:
  • What to Do? Press the Home button OR the Sleep/Wake Button
  • What Happens? The device should "jump to life"



Turn Off the iPad:2-Red_Slider.png
  • What to Do:
    • Press and Hold on the Sleep/Wake Button
    • Wait a few seconds
    • On the touch-screen, a red slider will appear--drag it to the right to turn off the device (see at right)
  • What Happens? The device should power down

Turn On the iPad:
  • What to Do?
    • Press and Hold o the Sleep/Wake Button until the Apple Logo appears on the front of the touch screen
    • Release the Sleep/Wake Button
    • Drag the slider to the right
  • What Happens? The device should come to "life" and the home screen should appear.