How to restore iPad to factory settings

If you are planning to give your iPad to someone, to sell it, or you noticed that your iPad needs a fresh start then it would be good to restore it and take it back to its default settings. Once you do this, all the data will be erased, and the device will be restored to factory defaults. The process is not complicated at all and you can do it with just a few taps. Let’s see how to restore iPad to factory settings.

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How to restore iPad

When restoring an iPad to factory defaults, the data you have on it will be deleted, and the settings will go back to default. For that reason, you should create a backup first, and when you are done you can move to factory reset. Here is what you need to do:

  • Open Settings on your iPad
  • Tap General
  • Now tap Reset
  • Tap Erase all content and settings
  • If prompted enter your Apple ID
  • Tap Erase iPad to confirm your action.


This may take a while. Once the process is completed, you will have to follow an on-screen guide to set up your iPad as a new device.