Tech Tip: Device Issues? Turn it off and back on again. Really.

When your computer acts up or apps stop responding or your Wi-Fi won’t connect, don’t panic.  The easiest thing to try and fix any technology device issue is to turn the device off and then back on again. No, really. This does work. Rebooting can fix a number of issues. Sometimes a device glitches such as the Wi-Fi not connecting, an application not acting right, or the computer simply acting slow. An easy fix is to turn the device off and back on again. This works for desktop computers, laptops, tablets, game consoles, and phones. Rebooting also helps with wireless routers at home too.

Rebooting resets the device and starts reading the code from the beginning. Like tired students, sometimes the computer just loses its place or something gets messed up like when you get one bubble off on the Scantron and nothing is right.

Next time your device is acting up, try restarting it before you start to panic. Close the application (like Firefox or Word) and open it again. If that doesn’t fix the problem, try turning the entire device off and turning it back on. If that doesn’t work, give us a call at the Helpdesk at x3333, email us at helpdesk@etown.edu, or stop by and let us take a look in Nicarry 125.

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