How to Reset Your Apple iPad

If you forgot your passcode, or if a message says that your device is disabled, follow these steps to remove your passcode.

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Resetting Your iPad to Factory Settings

If you want to reset your iPad to factory settings, you will need to go to settings app and select the General tab. At the bottom of the General tab, you will see the Reset option. Click on the Reset option and then select the Erase All Content and Settings option. This will erase everything from your iPad and you will be able start from scratch.

Backing up your data

When you reset your iPad to its factory settings, all of your data and settings are erased. This includes your preferences, preferences, documents, and photos. If you want to save any of this information before erasing it, you need to back it up. You can back up your iPad using iCloud or iTunes.

If you use iCloud to back up your iPad, your data is saved wirelessly and automatically to iCloud when your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network. To turn on iCloud backups on your iPad, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup & Storage. Make sure the “iCloud Backup” switch is turned on.

You can also back up your iPad using iTunes on your computer. Connect your iPad to your computer with the USB cable that came with it and launch iTunes. Once iTunes detects your iPad, click on the device’s name in the left sidebar. In the Summary tab, select “Back Up Now” under the Manually Back Up and Restore section.

Restoring your iPad to factory settings

There are two ways to reset your iPad: soft reset and hard/factory reset. A soft reset is the simplest way to restart an iPad that has become unresponsive or frozen. Hard reset is used for serious issues and can delete all data stored on your iPad, so exercise caution.

How to do a soft reset:
1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top of your iPad for about 5 seconds until the red “slide to power off” slider appears.
2. Drag the slider to power off your iPad completely. Once it’s off, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.

How to do a hard/factory reset:
1. Tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content And Settings.
2. When prompted, enter your device passcode then tap Erase iOS device one more time to confirm.
3. Choose whether or not you want to back up your data in iCloud or iTunes, then tap Back up then Erase (or Don’t Back Up then Erase if you don’t want to).
4. Enter apple id password when prompted, then tap Turn find My iPhone and enter your password again to confirm (this step is only necessary if you have Find My iPhone enabled).
5. Tap “Erase” one final time, then wait for the erase process to complete (this could take a while depending on how much data you have stored).
6. Once it’s done, choose whether you want to restore from an iCloud or iTunes backup or set up your iPad as new

Resetting Your iPad Without Losing Data

If your iPad is acting up and you want to reset it to factory settings, you can do so without losing any of your data. This is a great way to troubleshoot problems and start fresh with a clean slate. Let’s get into the details of how to do this.

Using iCloud to reset your iPad

One of the great features of iCloud is that it can help you reset your iPad if it becomes lost or stolen. If you have your iPad set up to use iCloud and Find my iPad is turned on, you can use iCloud to help you get your iPad back or make it inaccessible to someone who has found or stolen it.

To reset your iPad using iCloud:

-Sign in to iCloud.com on a computer or other device.
-Click Find my iPhone.
-Click All Devices at the top of the screen, then select your iPad from the list.
-Click Erase [device].
-Enter apple id password then click Erase again.

If you don’t have access to a computer or other device, you can still reset your lost or stolen iPad by calling Apple Support at 1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753).

Using iTunes to reset your iPad

One of the most common questions we get from our readers is how to reset an iPad to factory settings without losing all their data, app, music, and books. While there are a number of ways to achieve this same result, the process we’re going to show you is by far the easiest and will ensure that all of your content remains safe and intact.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad to it using your charging cable.
2. Once your iPad has been detected by iTunes, click on its icon in the upper-left corner of the window.
3. On the main Summary page for your iPad, scroll down to the very bottom and click on the “Restore iPad…” button.
4. When prompted, confirm that you want to restore your iPad by clicking on the “Restore” button again. iTunes will now erase all data from your iPad and install a fresh copy of iOS.
5. Once the process is complete, you can set up your iPad as new or restore it from a backup (we recommend backing up first).

Troubleshooting Tips

If you are experiencing problems with your Apple iPad, you may want to try resetting it. This can be done by going to settings app and then selecting the General option. Scroll down to the bottom and select the Reset option. You can then choose to reset all settings or just the ones that you want.

If you can’t reset your iPad

If you can’t reset your iPad, you may be able to restore it using Recovery Mode. This will erase your data and settings:

-Connect your iPad to your computer and open iTunes.
-While your iPad is connected, force restart it:
-On an iPad with a Home button and a fingerprint sensor, press and hold the Home button and the Top (or Side) button at the same time. Keep holding them until the Connect to iTunes screen appears.
-On an iPad without a Home button, press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Top (or Side) button until the Connect to iTunes screen appears.
-iTunes will ask if you want to restore or update your iPad. Choose Restore [your iPad].

If you forgot your passcode

If you forgot your passcode, or if a message says that your device is disabled, follow these steps to remove your passcode.

If you’ve never synced with iTunes, you’ll need to use recovery mode to restore your device. This will erase the device and its passcode.

1. Connect your device to the computer you synced with. If you can’t
remember the computer you used, try using another that has iTunes installed and up to date.*
2. Open iTunes and select your device. Click Summary, then click Check for Update.
3. If an update is available, click Update.
4. After the update completes, click Restore [your device].*
5. iTunes will download software for your device. If it takes more than 15 minutes*, your device will exit recovery mode and you’ll need to repeat these steps.*
6. Wait for the process to finish, then set up and use your device.*

*If you can’t update or restore yourdevice using recovery mode, or you can’t use recovery mode because of broken buttons or other problems,contact apple support *

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