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Best 3 Ways to Reset iPad to Factory Settings

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Aaron Donald

July 16, 2016 (Updated: July 6, 2020锛

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My brother Tom records many business and private notes using his iPad mini, now he has an eye for the new version of iPad, and would like to factory-reset his old iPad on iOS before disposing it off. Unfortunately, after factory resetting the device, he decides to check if these files are truly deleted. I advise him use recovery tools. He came to a huge dismay when the data recovery fishes out most of his private notes that he thought were gone. Now he is overwhelmingly disturbed and seeks for your advice, what will you advise him to do?

1. Permanently Reset iPad iOS to Factory Settings

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To wipe out every single file that is left out in your iPad iOS after factory reset from Settings or iCloud, you should聽follow these listed steps below.
Step 1: Download and install iMyFone Umate Pro on your PC, connect your iPad to your PC using a cable and launce the iMyFone Umate Pro app.

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Step 2: Choose Erase All Data tab and click on Erase Now.

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Step 3: Input "delete" into the box when prompted to and select your security level to proceed, then click Erase Now to finalize the process.

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If you have completed these steps, you will have to wait for the process to complete and your iPad iOS will be rebooted. Once this is done, your brother will be ready to gift out his old iPad iOS without any possible repercussion.

2. How to Factory Reset iPad iOS from Settings

Factory resetting an iPad is assumed the best way one can recover his or her complete iPad iOS storage space or delete every piece of file in his or her device. Is factory reset 100% safe? Maybe not. However, this is not always true to the letter. In fact factory resets cannot remove the data on our iPhone and iPad completely. We have seen several occasions where iOS user's information is recovered after factory resetting their iDevices.

  • Step 1: Go to Setting > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings
  • Step 2: A warning box will pop-up requesting for device's Passcode, Apple ID and Password.
  • Step 3: After inputting these info, your device data and files will be erased.

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3. How to Factory Reset Your iPad Remotely

Situations such as theft or loss of iPad may arise and you will need to wipe your iPad iOS 11 clean remotely in order to limit any form of privacy leak. To achieve this you will require your device Apple ID and Apple Password. If you got that, you can follow these steps to factory reset your iPad.

  • Step 1: Visit
  • Step 2: Type in your Apple ID and Password.
  • Step 3: Click on "Find My iPad" iOS 11.
  • Step 4: Select the option with "All Devices".
  • Step 5: Select your missing device from the options, and click "Erase iPad".

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We have discussed above ways聽which you can effectively reset your iPad iOS to factory setting, iMyFone Umate Pro is the most effective way of securely deleting your private files to prevent future embarrassment should such files be leaked. iMyFone Umate can erase iPad iOS data thoroughly and keep your deleted data 100% deleted and beyond recovery. Outside erasing your iPad to factory setting, it has other features to erase and clean your聽devices聽that include:

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