How To Factory Reset Your iPad Air

User guides James Peckham 12:38, 16 Jun 2014

Send your iPad back to how you originally purchased it with these simple steps

There are a variety of reasons why you might want to factory reset your Apple iPad. If you’ve got too many apps to even think about going through and deleting them or you’ve just decided to sell it on a factory reset can make your life a lot easier.

Don’t worry if you make a mistake whilst setting up your iPad, you can always revert back to the original settings by following these easy steps below.

A hard reset will solve a lot of your problems, so let’s get started. Remember this will delete ALL your information off of your iPad. If you have photos, music or information you want to save be sure to do it before you factory reset.

Head To Settings

Inside your home screen you’ll find a Settings app which you need to tap on. It’s grey and has a cog symbol. Inside there you want you press on General.

Reset Your iPad

Once in General you need to tap on Reset which will then give you the two options. Your choices are “Reset All Settings” which will restore all your app settings to the original status.

The second choice is “Erase All Content and Settings” which will do exactly what it says on the tin, it will delete all of your information. Which option do you want to choose?

Reboot Your iPad

Once you’ve selected your choice it will go into the reboot stage which will then take a couple of minutes.  If you selected "Erase All Content and Settings", you will need to reconnect your iPad to iTunes in order to reactivate it

Congratulations! You’ve now factory reset your iPad meaning all your personal data is gone for good, now you can do whatever you wish with your iPad.

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