How to factory reset any iPad

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By Erric Buttlar

If you want to give your old iPad to a family member, friend, or sell it online while updating your iPad to the most recent model made available by Apple. In order to prevent giving your iPad away with any personal data still on it, you must do a factory reset any iPad

When your iPad is having problems or not running applications properly, this reset method is a little different. Check out our guide below if you want to learn how to restart your iPad forcibly without erasing any of its data.

Continue reading if you want to erase everything from your iPad so that it is as if you have just taken it out of the box after buying it. One last word of caution: Resetting your iPad to factory settings will permanently wipe anything on it.

If your iPad’s applications have been giving you trouble, or if the iOS operating system isn’t working properly. You can solve a lot of problems with your iPad by forcing a restart without losing any of your data. Both techniques are covered in this concise guide.

In severe circumstances, such as after purchasing a new iPad and wanting to sell or donate your old one to a relative, you might need to perform a full iPad factory reset. Everything on your iPad will be deleted, including programmes, documents, settings, and images, restoring it to the condition it was in when you first opened the box.

This fast article will show you how to restart and reset your iPad if you would rather maintain your apps, data, documents, and photos. In addition to giving instructions on how to wipe everything off your iPad and do a factory reset, Check out our earlier guide if you’re interested in learning how to reset your iPhone.

How to force restart iPads

The first topic we’ll cover is how to reboot or force restart your iPad while preserving all of your data and installed apps. By completely turning off the tablet and turning it back on, you can perform a method similar to a hard reboot of your PC or computer without losing any data. But just in case, it’s always a good idea to keep backups on your computer or through Apple’s iCloud backup service. Whether your iPad has a home button or not, follow the steps correctly below.

IPads without a Home button (newer)

Simply press and quickly release the volume up and down buttons, as shown in the images above, to force restart or reset an iPad that has been upgraded without a home button. Then, press and hold the top power button until the Apple logo appears, at which point you can release the button and wait for your iPad to reboot to the login screen. This is comparable to turning off and then back on a computer because the operating system and all of the applications will be completely reset. Allowing the iPad to fix any minor issues that might lead to new problems.

IPads with a Home button (older)

If your iPad is a bit older and has a home button at the bottom of the display, you must press and hold the top button, which is shown in the image above, until the power off slider appears. Your tablet will turn off after 30 seconds if you slide the power off button from left to right. Press and hold the top button until you see the Apple logo to turn your Apple tablet back on after this is finished. On other models with a home button, you can also force restart your iPad by simultaneously pressing and holding the top and home buttons until the Apple logo appears. Then, you can let go of both buttons.

How to factory reset iPads

All of your data, pictures, and programmes will be deleted from your iPad when you reset it to factory settings, restoring it to the condition it was in when you first took it out of the box after purchase. To do a factory reset on your tablet, you may use a Mac or PC. You will utilize the Finder programme if your iMac or MacBook is running macOS Catalina or later.

You must utilize the iTunes programme if you want to use a Mac running Apple’s macOS Mojave operating system or an earlier version, or a Windows PC.If you don’t have a Mac or PC to hand, you can also erase and restore your iPad without a computer following the instructions at the end of this article.

Sign out of the Find My app on your iPad and attach the tablet to your PC or Mac once you have decided which application, whether it be Finder or iTunes, you will be using. If necessary, enter your passcode, and your device should show up on the left side of the Finder and iTunes programmes. Once your iPad has appeared, select it. In the centre of the screen, to the right of the “Check for Update” button, you will see an option to “Restore iPad.” The next step is to confirm that you want to reset your iPad and remove all of its files, apps, and personal information.

Factory reset your iPad without a computer

Simply go to “Settings” on your tablet, select “General,” and then “Reset” to do a factory reset on your iPad without using a computer. There are a few options available to you here, including “Reset Network Settings,” “Erase All Content and Settings,” and “Reset All Settings,” but we’ll save them for another time.

You will be prompted to confirm that you wish to fully delete all of the data, media, and applications from your iPad after making your choice. Upon approval, your iPad will begin the reset process, erasing all of your data and restoring it to the state it was in when you first took it out of the box.

You may need to contact Apple by visiting their Apple Support website if your iPad is unresponsive or won’t power on, you’re having trouble wiping data from it, or you’re having trouble wiping the device’s memory.

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