4 Methods to Factory Reset iPad

Posted by Brian Davis on Mar 25, 2019 18:02:11 PM.
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When you don't want use your iPad anymore, you may want to discard it. But here we want to mention, it is not a good method to discard your iPad, you can factory reset it and sell it to other people. If you think it is a good suggestion, you can follow our 3 methods below to help you to factory reset your iPad. Or if your iPad internal storage is full, and you don't know what to do, you also can try those ways, however, remember to backup your data on your computer or save your data in a USB flash drive.

Maybe not only in above situation you want to factory reset your iPad, when your iPad freezes, you cannot perform any basic action such as taking photos or writing memos. When you want to solve an issue immediately, your iPad is not answering at all. Or even worse, your iPad is attacked by virus and it strikes. Or maybe you just want to wipe all your data to make your iPad looks like a new one. No matter what kind of situation you are faced, wish you can get help from this article.

1.Factory Reset iPad without iTunes from Setting Panel

This is the most common and easier way in all those 3 methods and you can use your iPad to finish all the procedures immediately. Following are steps. You need to be prepared that all your data on iPad will be erased in a sudden and you will not see them on iPad forever unless you recover the data from your backup.

Step 1. Open your Settings App, the go to General, find Reset.

Step 2. When you tap the Reset, there are some options, then choose Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 3. Then a warning will be turned out--Erase iPad. Click it and then enter your Apple ID and password.

After some minutes to more than an hour, all your iPad data will be erased and your iPad is reset. It will be looked like a new device, and operate speed is very fast.

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2.Factory Reset iPad via iCloud

Of course, if you don't want use your iPad to factory reset, you can use iCloud to help you erase all your iPad data. Besides, if your iPad is stolen by others, and you are not allowing all your important things to be used by others, you can use this method.

Step 1. Search www.iCloud.com, and wait the page comes out.

Step 2. When the page is out, enter your Apple ID and password, tap the option "Find My iPhone". Then tap All Devices and select your iPad.

Step 3. Click "Erase iPad", then your iPad will be removed entirely.

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3.Factory Reset iPad via iTunes

The third method to factory reset iPad data is to use iTunes for help. Here we just want to suggest you to backup all your data first on your computer or saved them in a USB flash drive in case you want some of data later. Of course, your iPad will be synced to your iTunes anytime if you have turned the Auto-sync when the iPad is connected to the computer. Then you can be very brave to reset your iPad.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your PC, and connect your iPad with USB cable.

Step 2. Tap Trust on your iPad screen and enter your device password.

Step 3. On the iTunes interface click the device icon, and then click Restore iPhone...in the Summary panel.

Step 4. Finally tap on the Restore option again to confirm and your device will be reset.

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4.Factory Reset iPad via TunesKit iOS System Recovery

TunesKit iOS System Recoverytargets to quickly fix any problems without seeking help from Apple technical specialist. If you want to reset your iPad, this tool can help you a lot. Besides, No matter whether your iOS device stuck in recovery mode/DFU mode/white Apple logo, or becomes black/blue/frozen/disabled screen, this smart iOS repair tool will get you out of the trouble and recover your device back to normal easily and efficiently.

Step 1. Download and install the software. Launch TunesKit iOS System Recovery on your computer. Then connect your iDevice to the computer. Once it's detected, click "Start" button. Then select the repair mode as "Advanced Mode". Click "Next".

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Step 2. After you choose the "Advanced Mode", and click the next, you can clearly see all your data is under the processing. Then the software will download the latest iOS firmware package. At this moment, you need to confirm that the device info is correct. Next click "Download" button and it will begin to download and verify the firmware package quickly.

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Step 3. Once the firmware is downloaded completely, you should find the "Repair" button and click it to start the iOS repairing process. It will take a few minutes before the issues are fixed. Then your iPad data will be erased entirely.

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The Bottom Line

With those 4 methods, you can choose any one of them to reset your iPad easily. But you should consider the importance of your behavior in advance. Besides the fourth method, other 3 methods is not workable 100%, but with the iOS System Recovery, you can have great master on factory reset your iPad. Especially when your iPad is freezed, your iPad is not answering at all, your forget your iCloud password or your iPad attacked by virus, other 3 methods can’t help you at all, but you can choose the third party software--TunesKit iOS System Recovery. Hope this article can help you solve your problem.

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