How To Perform A Factory Reset On The iPad

Last Updated: 27th June 2018

How To Perform A Factory Reset On The iPad

Whether you're selling your iPad, giving it to a friend or you just want to start from scratch, there are lots of reasons you may need to restore your iPad. But did you know there's more than one restore option, and how to do them?

Here's how...

To Remove All Data (including, music, apps, settings)

Using the iPad itself without needing a PC, following these steps:

Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

To Wipe The Settings Only (leaving data, music, apps etc intact)

Using the iPad itself without needing a PC, following these steps:

Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

How to reset your iPad

You can also do this by syncing your device to your designated PC and use iTunes. Please follow these instructions:

Step 1 - Connect to the PC and run iTunes.

Step 2 - Click on your device in the left-hand column.

Step 3 - Click Summary at the top of the iTunes window.

Step 4 - You should then see a Restore iPad button at the top-right under your device information. Click it and follow the directions provided by iTunes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to reset my iPad before sending it to Quick Mobile Fix for a repair?

A: You don't have to reset your iPad before sending it into us for a repair, although you can if you want to. All we ask is that you back up your iPad before sending it is!

Q: How do I close a tab on my iPad when on the internet?

A: To close a tab, simply click the 'X' in the top corner of the tab.

Q: Can I reset the home screen layout on my iPad?

A: Yes you can, by following these steps: Settings > General > Reset > Reset home screen layout.

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