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When in Settings under Safari>Advanced I see website data. What is this?

Also, what does a hard reset (holding sleep/wake and home button) do?


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Website data

When clearing website data, Safari removes cookies, Flash plug-in data, and information from databases, local storage, and the application cache.

Hard Reset

I don't know what the hard reset does exactly. I only know that it does not remove your stored media. This kind of reset is necessary, when neither the display nor the side buttons response normally and the only other option to shut down the device would be removing the battery.


Just to assist....the hard reset referred to as a FORCED RESTART does the same thing that a hard reboot does on a desktop or laptop unit. It shuts all programs off and cuts the power to your iOS device. Not the recommended way to restart the device unless absolutely necessary. Just as with a desktop or laptop, it can damage your system.


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