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Old 10-31-2020, 12:10 PM
 
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Last night our Ipad got totally frozen during an update. I tried pressing and holding the power button. No effect. Later I tried power + Home. It restarted and went back to normal.

Is power+Home the standard way to force restart an Ipad? It may be different depending on the situation, which Ipad, etc. Have you ever done it with just the power button?

We have an Ipad 5th. We started upgrading to ios 14.1 which was suggested by the Ipad. After 30 minutes it displayed the progress bar and it got to 95% or so, so I tried the power button for a really long time. It got to like 98% and stayed there for an hour! I got fed up and did the power+Home thing.

Progress bars don't always help because if the device is frozen, you're not sure if it's frozen or it's still doing something. If there's a spinning thing, it might keep spinning even though it's not making progress. I'm talking about Windows updates also. It should display more detail so you can tell.

If you've upgraded to 14.1, how long did it take?
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Old 10-31-2020, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Last night our Ipad got totally frozen during an update. I tried pressing and holding the power button. No effect. Later I tried power + Home. It restarted and went back to normal.

Is power+Home the standard way to force restart an Ipad? It may be different depending on the situation, which Ipad, etc. Have you ever done it with just the power button?

We have an Ipad 5th. We started upgrading to ios 14.1 which was suggested by the Ipad. After 30 minutes it displayed the progress bar and it got to 95% or so, so I tried the power button for a really long time. It got to like 98% and stayed there for an hour! I got fed up and did the power+Home thing.

Progress bars don't always help because if the device is frozen, you're not sure if it's frozen or it's still doing something. If there's a spinning thing, it might keep spinning even though it's not making progress. I'm talking about Windows updates also. It should display more detail so you can tell.

If you've upgraded to 14.1, how long did it take?
The first thing that happen is to download the update, something that can take a long time depending on your network speed. Then the iOS prepares the iPad for updating, and this takes a minute or two. The installation of the updated OS can takes from 15-30 minutes, or longer depending on the size of the update, as the old iOS is removed and replaced with the new one

More than likely the iPad was in the process of updating the iOS before restarting. Just leave it alone to do its thing, and come back later to "wake it up"

iOS 14.1 update can take about 1 hour:
https://www.gottabemobile.com/heres-...-update-takes/

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Old 11-03-2020, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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If it is frozen, power and home button - volume up and power if it is a pro.
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Old 11-03-2020, 12:33 PM
 
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Why don't they make it so it's just power??

Note: I upgraded my Windows 10 in May 2018 to a new feature update and it took five hours.
I did something similar a few weeks ago, again it took five hours.
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Old 11-03-2020, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Last night our Ipad got totally frozen during an update. I tried pressing and holding the power button. No effect. Later I tried power + Home. It restarted and went back to normal.

Is power+Home the standard way to force restart an Ipad? It may be different depending on the situation, which Ipad, etc. Have you ever done it with just the power button?

We have an Ipad 5th. We started upgrading to ios 14.1 which was suggested by the Ipad. After 30 minutes it displayed the progress bar and it got to 95% or so, so I tried the power button for a really long time. It got to like 98% and stayed there for an hour! I got fed up and did the power+Home thing.

Progress bars don't always help because if the device is frozen, you're not sure if it's frozen or it's still doing something. If there's a spinning thing, it might keep spinning even though it's not making progress. I'm talking about Windows updates also. It should display more detail so you can tell.

If you've upgraded to 14.1, how long did it take?
It took 15 minutes on my 5th generation iPad this morning.
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Old 11-03-2020, 02:54 PM
 
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Upgrades are necessary but shouldn't take THAT long.

Pause all of your syncs and clouds and antivirus (providing the download is from a trusted site) and plug your device into power.

Without doing that, everything coming into to your computer is being scanned, sycn'd and indexed at the same time.


Impossible to be done quickly when syncing it all and worse if your battery isn't fully charged.


To find out what is taking up so much of the memory. In Win 10, Start, Control Panel, Task Manager, there will a list at the top showing what processes are running, how much of the CPU is being used for each task. You will likely discover in your situation that 100% of the CPU is being used and that is when it will stall. Options, or left click, select either End Task or Refresh. You can also adjust the priority of tasks to low, normal, high.


I think after you do the above things and updates are successful achieved you can 'un-pause' and run a virus scan.

Last edited by kitty61; 11-03-2020 at 03:08 PM..
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