- Now Go to Settings > General > Reset. If you’re asked to enter your passcode and you’ve forgotten it, see Reset the passcode. If you’re asked to enter your Apple ID password and you’ve forgotten it, see the Recover your Apple ID website.And Tap Erase All Content and Settings.
How to Erase and Factory Reset your iPad!
There are two ways to wipe your iPad: one is a bit easier but more limited, the other wipes everything from your device but it’s more complicated. Neither will remove the data stored in iCloud or on an iPad that has been shared with you. The first option erases only certain settings and data. To do this, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings . This will erase almost everything except for items synced using iTunes.
The second option requires iTunes on a computer (unless you have Apple Configurator). It will completely reset your iPad and delete all content.
Connect your iPad to your computer and open iTunes. Hold down the Shift key while clicking Restore on the Summary tab of your iPad.
You’ll be prompted to choose a restore method: either Restore and Update or Restore and Upgrade . Choose the latter if you want to make the iPad as new. This will also install any available updates for your device.
Is it possible to return my iPad back to its previous state?
Backup regularly in iCloud or using iTunes, both create an extra copy of your data that can be used to restore your iPad if you ever need to send it away for repairs or sell it on. If you have a backup then follow these steps: open iTunes > select the Summary tab of the connected device > Restore then follow on-screen prompts from there.
If I reset my iPad will everything go into storage?
Data that has been downloaded to your iPad (music, videos) will be stored in iCloud. It’s also possible to download these items again if you want them back on the device and storage space is available. If you have an Apple ID then content purchased through iTunes will automatically re-download when it’s needed – this uses both Wi-Fi and 3G network connections.
What should I do with my old iPad?
Apple has partnered with Reuse&Recycle for a recycling service. See details here for more information. Be sure to erase everything first before sending your old iPad away otherwise it could be recovered by someone else!
How can I sell my iPad?
First thing: change the email address on the iPad to something you don’t use. This is a precautionary step and will prevent it being recovered by someone else if, for instance, your iPad were stolen. You can also erase everything from your device before selling it (see above) but this isn’t strictly necessary.
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If you want to sell an iPhone too then first make sure that Find My iPhone is switched off under Settings > iCloud . If it says Lost Mode then follow these steps: go to icloud.com, login with your Apple ID > select Find My iPhone from the list of services > tap All Devices at right > select the device in question then click Delete Account . If successful, this should turn Lost Mode off immediately and remove all data stored on the device.
Once you’ve made sure Find My iPhone is off, here’s how to sell your iPad: go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings , then sign back in with your Apple ID. Remember that this will erase everything that hasn’t been backed up elsewhere as well as resetting settings and preferences; after it, the iPad should be like new and ready for anyone to use.
Can I jailbreak my iPad?
If you want to install unofficial applications or add extra features to your iOS device then a jailbroken version can help get around some restrictions on iOS but doing so may result in loss of app functionality or other problems down the line. Jailbreaking also voids most warranties so be sure it’s something you want to do. Take a look at How To for instructions on how to jailbreak your device and what potential issues you may come across.
I need help! What should I do?
If you’ve encountered an error message or are experiencing any problems with your device then email Apple Support with details of the problem. In most cases, it will require a phone call to get through (especially if it’s an iPad issue) so make sure you have that number handy before calling in. For more information, see our section on Getting Help With Your iPad Device .
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My iPad won’t turn on / off / wake up from sleep. Why not?
First thing to try: ensure that the cable connecting your device to a power source isn’t damaged or broken in any way. If it’s loose, then hold it in position firmly for ten seconds while the iPad boots before releasing so as to reset this connection. Connecting via USB (rather than a wall charger) may also help but the problem may lie within the charging port itself; take your iPad into an Apple Store or other authorised repair agent for a check-up and possible replacement if required. For more information see our section on Hardware Issues .
My iPad mysteriously doesn’t hold its charge. Why?
If you’re keeping your iPad plugged in all the time then this may be contributing to a shortened battery life; try leaving it for a few hours with no power source attached, then use as normal and see if this helps. It’s also possible that the charging port is not functioning properly for any reason. If you suspect a fault, take it into an Apple Store or other authorised repair agent for testing and possibly replacement depending on the problem. See our section on Hardware Issues .
My iPad powers down / restarts constantly/ freezes up etc. What should I do?
Here are some steps to try first:
Try restarting by pressing and holding both Home button and Sleep/Wake button simultaneously until the screen goes dark, then turn it on again. If your iPad fails to restart, wait about 15 seconds and try once more. Try this a few times.
Restart your iPad in iTunes (by holding both Home button and Sleep/Wake button down until the Recovery Mode message appears) then restore the device from an up-to-date backup or set it up as new.
If you’re connected to a power source, turn off charging for twenty minutes before using normally again; sometimes this can help reset things inside the battery which may have become disrupted over time when plugged in constantly so try without power for now. You could also charge while not using but do use at least every three or four days to keep the battery active.
You may be running out of storage space on your device so try freeing up as much room as possible by uninstalling unnecessary apps or media files; consider resetting your device to factory settings and setting it up again with just your most essential information and apps installed afterwards. If you see a white Apple logo on start-up but that doesn’t resolve the issue, try cleaning the charging port at the bottom of the iPad using a soft brush or other tool to remove any lint or dust.
Try restoring via iTunes and checking for iOS updates; if you’re experiencing problems with an app, then uninstall it before asking for help (simply disable rather than deleting). Ensure all privacy passwords are cleared and your iPad is running the latest version of iOS.
My screen keeps freezing/locking up while using my device. What’s going on?
If you’re experiencing a problem with an app then try deleting it from your device before asking for help; if that isn’t successful, try disabling or uninstalling apps one by one until you find the culprit.
1.Now Go to Settings > General > Reset. If you’re asked to enter your passcode and you’ve forgotten it, see Reset the passcode. If you’re asked to enter your Apple ID password and you’ve forgotten it, see the Recover your Apple ID website.
2.And Tap Erase All Content and Settings.
Press the Home button and the On/Off button at the same time. Keep holding the buttons down until after the screen turns black and the iPad starts up again. When the Apple logo appears on the screen, release the buttons.
iPad with Home button: Press and hold both the “Home” and the “Top” (or Side) buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the recovery-mode screen. Step 3. After that, you will see the option to “Restore” or “Update”, choose Restore.