How to Restore an iPad to Factory Default Using iTunes

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How to Restore an iPad to Factory Default
How to Restore an iPad to Factory Default

You can repeat this process later by restoring the iPad to “factory default”, which means the status of the iPad when it left the factory. This process wipes all data and settings from the iPad before restoring it to factory default, which makes it a great troubleshooting step. If you have downloaded many applications it is possible that your iPad tablet starts to be slow, or hangs and, in an extreme case, maybe you should format the iPad to return to normal. Even if you want to sell it, donate it or start from scratch, you’ll have to format, restore the iPad to factory or just restart it, as the case may be. Today I will explain how to solve these situations. This  article will teach you how to reset an iPad, as well as restore it if you blocked it because you forgot your password.This process wipes all data and settings from the iPad

There are multiple ways to restore an iPad to factory default, including restoring it without even connecting it to iTunes. You can also restore it from remote using Find My iPad, which is handy if you’ve managed to lock yourself out of your iPad. We’ll concentrate on restoring it the old-fashioned way by using iTunes.

Before You Reset Your iPad:

How to Restore an iPad to Factory Default
How to Restore an iPad to Factory Default

The first thing you will want to do before restoring your iPad is make sure you have a recent backup of your iPad. Your iPad should create a backup on iCloud when you leave it charging so long as it is connected to Wi-Fi at that time. Here’s how to check for your most recent backup:

  1. Open Settings on your iPad by launching the Settings app.
  2. Tap the Apple ID / iCloud button. This is the very top option on the left-side menu and should display your name.
  3. In the Apple ID settings, tap iCloud.
  4. The iCloud screen will show how much storage you have used and contains the various options for iCloud. Choose iCloud Backup to check on your most recent backup.
  5. In the Backup settings, you should see a button labeled Back Up Now. Just below this button is the last backup date and time. If it is not within the last day, you should tap the Back Up Now button to ensure you have a recent backup.

You will also need to turn off Find My iPad before you can restore the iPad to factory default.

How to Restore an iPad to Factory Default Using iTunes
How to Restore an iPad to Factory Default Using iTunes

Find My iPad keeps track of the iPad’s location and allows you to lock the iPad remotely or play a sound to help locate it. The Find My iPad settings are also located within the Apple ID settings.

  1. First, Launch the Settings app if you don’t still have it open.
  2. Tap the Apple ID/ iCloud button at the top of the left-side menu.
  3. Choose iCloud from the Apple ID settings screen.
  4. Scroll down and tap Find My iPad to bring up the settings.
  5. If Find My iPad is turned on (the on-off slider is green), tap it to turn it off.

Restore an iPad to Factory Default Settings Using iTunesRestore an iPad to Factory Default Settings Using iTunes

Now that we have a recent backup and have turned off Find My iPad, we are ready to reset the iPad to factory default settings. Remember, this erases everything on the iPad and puts a fresh copy of the operating system, which makes it a great troubleshooting step for the iPad. The backup should restore all of your apps, music, movies, photos and data.

  1. Connect the iPad to your PC or Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable that came with your iPad.
  2. Launch iTunes on your computer. (It may automatically open when you plug your iPad into your PC or Mac.)
  3. The iPad will show up under the devices tab on the left side of the screen. This verifies the iPad is being recognized.
  4. This is the tricky part. You will need to select the device to see the settings, but you can’t select it from the menu. Instead, look above that left-side menu where you see a pair of buttons with greater than (<) and less than (>) signs. To the right of that is a drop down that allows you to select Music, Movies, etc. And to the right of that should be a device button. It looks like a very small iPad. Tap this button to select the iPad.
  5. You should see information about the iPad’s capacity and the current version of the operating system. The Restore iPad button is just below the operating system information.
  6. iTunes may prompt you to back up your iPad. If you have not already ensured that you have a recent backup, it’s a good idea to do this now.
  7. iTunes will confirm that you really want to restore it to the factory default settings. Choose “Restore and Update”.
  8. The process will take a few minutes during which the iPad will reboot. Once it is finished, the iPad will appear the same as when you first received it. The data has been erased and it is no longer tied to your iTunes account. If you are performing the restore as a troubleshooting step, you can now set up the iPad for use.

You will have many choices to choose from after restoring your iPad or iPhone to factory settings. You can setup your iPad or iPhone as new or you can even restore your iPad using a iCloud backup or a iTunes backup in this case. You can also download any previously purchased apps for free.

If you have important documents, contacts, photos stored on your iPad or iPhone, then you will most certainly choose to restore your iPad or iPhone by using iCloud or iPhone backup’s.

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    Yasin

    By using iOS Recovery mode
    if you have not synced your device to your iTunes and iCloud accounts, or your computer is asking for your device’s passcode. Then only use this method.
    If you are full of bad luck and haven’t synced your iOS device to your iTunes and iCloud accounts, resetting your iOS device passcode or password using this method will erase or delete or wipe all of the data off of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This feature is implemented by Apple in order to prevent an unauthorized user from accessing your data. How to Reset iPhone and iPad forgot password without using iTunes.

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  • #11128

    Rajeev malhotra

    If you forgot the passcode for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or your device is disabled
    Follow these steps if you’ve forgotten your passcode, or if a message says that your device is disabled.
    Put the iPad into Recovery Mode and then try the Restore again:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1808

    If that still doesn’t work, as a last resort try DFU mode:

    http://osxdaily.com/2010/12/04/ipad-dfu-mode/

  • #11129

    Rajeev bhatia

    Thank you for the link on how to get into Recovery Mode. That was the missing part of the puzzle. It looks like it’s doing the restore.

  • #11130

    Rajeev bhatia

    If you’ve synced with iTunes, use these steps.
    If you’re signed in to iCloud and Find My iPhone is enabled, use these steps.
    If you don’t use iCloud and you can’t sync or connect with iTunes, use recovery mode.

  • #11131

    Rajeev bhatia

    Restore using iTunesiPad factory reset without password - How to reset ipad without password
    If you’ve synced your device with iTunes, you can restore your device.
    Connect your device to the computer you synced with.
    Open iTunes. If asked for a passcode, try another computer you’ve synced with, or use recovery mode.
    Wait for iTunes to sync your device and make a backup. If it doesn’t, learn what to do.
    Once the sync and backup have finished,click Restore [your device].

    When you reach the Set Up screen while restoring your iOS device, tap Restore from iTunes backup.
    Select your device in iTunes. Look at the date and size of each backup and pick the most relevant one.

  • #11132

    clare ryan

    Erase using Find my iPhone
    If you set up Find My iPhone on your iOS device or Mac, you can use iCloud to erase and restore it.
    From another device, go to icloud.com/find.
    If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
    Click All Devices at the top of your browser window.
    Select the device you want to erase.
    Click Erase [device] to erase your device and its passcode.
    Now you can either restore from a backup or set up as new.
    If your device isn’t connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network, you can’t erase it with Find My iPhone.

  • #11133

    clare ryan

    Restore using recovery mode
    If you’ve never synced with iTunes or set up Find My iPhone in iCloud, you’ll need to use recovery mode to restore your device. This will erase the device and its passcode.
    Connect your iOS device to your computer and open iTunes. If you don’t have a computer, borrow one from a friend, or go to an Apple Retail Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider.
    While your device is connected, force restart it: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time. Don’t let go when you see the Apple logo — keep holding until you see the recovery mode screen.

    When you see the option to Restore or Update, choose Restore.

    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 steps 2 and 3.

    Wait for the process to finish. Then you can set up and use your device.

  • #11134

    clare ryan

    If you forget your iPad’s passcode, you won’t be able to access your files and you will need to reset the device by putting it in recovery mode. Recovery Mode is also useful if you want to erase the iPad’s settings or troubleshoot a problem with the device. If you’ve never synced with iTunes or set up Find My iPhone in iCloud, you’ll need to use recovery mode to restore your device. This will erase the device and its passcode.

    USe iCloud to reset your device and unlock it.
    By using iOS Recovery mode .
    Using iTunes on your PC to Backup and Reset Your iOS device Password.
    By using iOS Recovery mode .
    How to Reset iPhone and iPad forgot password without using iTunes.
    How to Reset iPhone and iPad forgot password without using iCloud.

  • #11147

    ameen tar

    Note, this will only work on the computer it last synced with. Here’s how:

    2. Open iTunes with the iPad disconnected.
    3. Connect the iPad to the computer and wait for it to show up in the devices section in iTunes.
    4. Click on the iPad name when it appears and you will be given the option to restore a backup or setup as a new iPad (since it is locked).
    5. Click ‘Setup as new iPad’ and then click restore.
    6. The iPad will start backing up before it does the full restore and sync. CANCEL THE BACKUP IMMEDIATELY. You do this by clicking the small x in the status window in iTunes.
    7. When the backup cancels, it immediately starts syncing – cancel this as well using the same small x in the iTunes status window.
    8. The first stage in the restore process unlocks the iPad, you are basically just canceling out the restore process as soon as it reactivates the iPad.

  • #11148

    mohammed shaikh

    By using iOS Recovery mode erase the device and its passcode to unlock iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
    Firstly, Turn off or switch off your iOS device.
    Swipe it until it turns off.
    In the third step Connect your apple usb cable to your Desktop Pc but don’t connect your device yet.
    Start or open iTunes on your Computer.
    Keep Pressing and hold your iOS device Home button and plug the iOS device into your computer.
    Connecting the device will cause it to turn on, but continue to hold the Home button.
    If your iOS device doesn’t turn on automatically, turn it on, but continue to hold the home button.
    After Continue holding the Home button a message will appear in iTunes telling you that a device in Recovery Mode has been detected.
    Restore your iOS device By using iOS Recovery mode.

  • #11149

    mohammed shaikh

    How to Reset iPhone and iPad forgot password without using iTunes.

    Go to your iPhone Settings then > iCloud.
    Scroll down and Tap on ‘Find my iPhone’.
    Toggle on ‘Find my iPhone and Send last location features.’
    After that Go to > iCloud.
    Sign In with your Apple ID and password to access iCloud.
    Select and Click All Devices at the top of your browser window and select on iPhone device you want to reset your passcode.
    After selecting the device it will show you three options play sound, lost mode, Erase iPhone.
    Click erase device to erase or reset its password or passcode.
    Now you can use your iOS device again.

  • #11150

    mohammed shaikh

    how do i reset my ipad to factory settings without the passcode
    In order to Reset a Forgotten Password for an iOS Device without using iTunes or computer you have different ways or steps which you can use to unlock your iPhone and reset its password:
    How to Reset iPhone and iPad forgot password without using iTunes

    1.1 Using Find My iPhone feature on Your iPhone
    By using iOS Recovery mode

    By using iOS Recovery mode erase the device and its passcode to unlock iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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