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Justin Duino

As with all electronics, your iPad Pro should occasionally be turned off and restarted. Apple had to change the process between generations, so newer iPads require an extra step. Here’s how to power down your iPad Pro Face ID or Home Button model.

Turn Off Your iPad Pro with Face ID

If you have one of the newer iPad Pros manufactured in 2018 or later with Face ID, Apple has made the process of turning off the tablet slightly cumbersome. Holding down the Power Button now triggers Siri, so an extra step is necessary for the shut-down process.

First, press and hold the Top/Power Button and either Volume Button at the same time. Continue holding both buttons until the “Slide to Power Off” slider appears at the top of the display.

Apple iPad Pro 2018 Power and Volume Buttons New

Slide the on-screen power button to the right to turn off the iPad Pro.

Apple iPad Pro Slide to Power Off

After several moments, your iPad Pro’s display will go blank. The tablet is now turned off.

Turn Off Your iPad Pro with Home Button

The process of turning off the older iPad Pros is more straightforward.

Press and hold the Top/Power Button for several seconds until the “Slide to Power Off” slider appears at the top of the display.

Apple iPad Pro 2017 Power Button

Slide the on-screen power button to the right, and your iPad Pro will shut down.

Apple iPad Pro Slide to Power Off

Your iPad Pro should now be off. It might take a couple of seconds for the tablet’s display to completely power down.

Turn On Your iPad Pro

Now that your iPad Pro is turned off, you can power it back up. Fortunately, this process is the same across all generations.

Press and hold the Top/Power Button for several seconds until the Apple logo appears on-screen. After giving the tablet up to a minute to boot, you should be brought back to the iPad Pro’s lock screen.

Apple iPad Pro Generations Power Button

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And that’s it! Unfortunately, Apple had to change the iPad Pro’s shut-down process between generations, but now you know how to turn off your tablet.

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Justin Duino is the Technical Content Editor for How-To Geek. He has spent the last decade writing about Android, smartphones, and other mobile technology. In addition to his written work, he has also been a regular guest commentator on BBC World News and Radio to discuss current events in the technology industry.
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