Long story, well here’s the short story.
My iPad battery is only providing half of the run time as it should. Apple support suggested restoring as new using iTunes on a computer, but backing up first. I haven’t used my computer for a while to backup and restore , since this process can be done via Apple’s iCloud.
So, I let my computer backup the iPad, and started the restore as new. The firmware downloads and is installed on the iPad. Next all my apps, games, films, photos, books, music and more were reinstalled. Now here’s the clever part.
It was restored to the exact position prior to the restore. Even the safari tabs were showing, no passwords needed re-entering. It was a perfect restore. Any there is currently no other operating system that does this. Not even remotely close.