How to Reset iPad to Factory Settings

The most common scenarios when people opt to reset their iPad to factory setting is because either they are selling it or they want to resolve some issue in its working. No matter what the reason is, resetting iPad to factory settings always works effectively and that's why Apple Inc. has provided more than 1 way to reset iPad and other iOS devices too.

So, in this article, we will learn what does reset all settings do and how to factory reset iPad in different ways.

Part 1: What Does Factory Reset Do?

There are several ways to reset iPad to factory settings and they are explained in the below sections.

Doing a factory reset on iPad means all settings and contents in your device will be deleted. Your notes, messages, contacts, photos, apps and any other personal data will be erased. This is why we suggest backing up your phone to iTunes or iCloud before you do a factory reset. In most situations, we do not want to wipe out data, whereas, if you want to sell your iPad, give away your device, or there is serious problem with the device like iPad disabled, iPad locked, iPad crash, etc., you have to do a factory reset in order to make the device run smoothly again.

Part 2: How to Reset iPad to Factory Settings

There are several ways to reset iPad to factory settings and they are explained in the below sections.

Way 1: Reset iPad to Factory Settings without Computer

The first method to reset an iPad is using the Settings App. As you know; even the settings app is able to perform a hard reset on iOS Devices. Follow the below-mentioned steps to reset iPad to factory settings:

Step 1. At first, make a backup of all your iPad data by going to the iCloud menu in the settings and performing an iCloud backup. Ensure that backup is finished properly only then move on to the next step.

Step 2. Now again open the settings app and go to the General Settings and scroll down to look for the Reset option.

Step 3. Once you open the Reset option, several other options will appear on the screen. Choose the option which suits your requirements. The recommended option is to choose the Erase All Content and Settings option so that it will erase all the data files and settings from the iPad.

erase all content and settings

Way 2: Restore iPad to Factory Settings Using iTunes

Using the iTunes for factory reset is like the most obvious method when you can't access your iPad. Many cases happen when people forget their iPad passcode and get logged out of their iPad. No matter what the situation is, you can use iTunes for an effective reset all of settings and content. Just follow the steps below to know how to reset to factory settings with iTunes:

Step 1. At first, launch iTunes on the computer which is already synced with the iPad. and then connect your iPad with the system via an appropriate cable.

Step 2. The iTunes will detect your iPad and display the details. At first, create a backup of all your data and allow the backup to finish.

Step 3. After that tap on the Restore iPad option and your device will be restored to factory settings. You will be directed to the setup screen of iPad where you can restore your data from iCloud or iTunes backup. Thus, your iPad will be accessible again without any working issue.

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However, if you have never synced your iPad with iTunes before and your iPad is disabled, then surely you will have to find another way to reset iPad to factory settings.

Way 3: Reset iPad to Factory Settings Without iTunes or Passcode

But the users who have never synced with iTunes will face issues performing the restore as they don't even know their passcode, to begin with. Thus, they will need software that will allow them to preserve their data and still perform a reset on the device. Luckily, there is software for this purpose which is efficient enough to carry out iPad reset of all settings and content so that the device will become accessible to the owner.

It is the UltFone iOS System Repair which will do the task for you. The software is capable of resetting iPad without password and fixing any issue in the iOS devices from recovery mode stuck issue to iPad Pro blank screen problem. The iOS System Repair is an all-in-one solution to reset iPad or reset iPhone 7.

Step 1. Download and install the iOS system recovery software on your software and launch it when it is installed. From the top menu select Factory Reset iPhone (iPad also).

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Step 2. If your iPad is running into common iOS stuck issues, you can click Start Repair to repair iOS without data loss; If your iPad is disabled or the standard repair does not help, please choose Advanced Mode to factory restore iOS. The Advanced Mode will wipe out all data and settings.

Note: Factory reset iPad will erase all contents and settings from your device; If your iPad is running into common iOS stuck issues, you can choose Repair Operating System on the main interface to repair iOS without data loss.
  repair ios system

Step 2. Click Fix Now to continue factory reset iPad.

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Step 3. In the next screen, the software wills ask you to download the latest iOS firmware file. The iOS in your device will update to latest after system restore.

download firmware package

Step 5. Once the firmware is downloaded, you can start repairing your iOS device. Tap on the Start Repair option and the process will begin.

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Sooner your iPad issue will be fixed if there was any; otherwise, this will simply improve the performance of your device. The software can fix all kinds of issue in the iOS devices and the best feature is that no a single piece of data will be lost.


So, now you know what does reset all settings do and how can you do it. The electronic devices might be smart but they are susceptible to damage and other issues. But the hard fact is that most of the times restoring iPad to factory settings surely do wonder and fixes almost all the issues in the ipad. You can use any of the above-explained methods for the factory reset. But if none of the methods can help you then you can try UltFone iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) which would definitely resolve all the issues in iOS devices.