My brother Tom records many business and private notes using his iPad mini, now he has an eye for the new version of iPad mini, and would like to factory-reset his old iPad mini 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?
How to factory-reset iPad iOS 10 from Settings
Factory resetting an iPad is assumed the best way one can recover his or her complete iPad iOS 10 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.
How to use iMyfone Umate Pro to reset iPad iOS 10 to factory settings
iMyfone Umate Pro or iMyfone Umate Pro for Mac is unique and different from other tools you have used in the past. It is a all in one solution which can help us to erase all data and clean up space for our iOS devices. It allows you to transform your iPad into a new one that is fresh from the box. To wipe out every single file that is left out in your iPad iOS 10 after factory reset from Settings or iCloud, you should 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.
Step 2: Choose Erase All Data tab and click on Erase Now.
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.
If you have completed these steps, you will have to wait for the process to complete and your iPad will be rebooted. Once this is done, your brother will be ready to gift out his old iPad iOS 10 without any possible repercussion.
We have discussed above ways which you can effectively reset your iPad 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 10 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 devices that include:
Feature 1 Erase deleted Files
In this mode, you can find the already deleted files on your iPad iOS 10 and still exist on your iPad, though you have no means to find these files before and you think theu are deleted permanently,if you use some professional tools, they can be easily recovered again. Fortunately, iMyfone Umate Pro give us a chance to erase these deleted files thoroughly. When the data scan and analysis is finished, You can preview and select the files you to delete and then erase them permanently.
Feature 2 Erase Private Data
Private data is very important to anyone. We stored many private information on our iPhone or iPad. So we have to worry about the account information, private photos, browsing history, emails, or other personal information on your mobile devices will be revealed to others. iMyfone Umate Pro supports us to find these private data and erase them safely. It dropped our worry when we decide to trade for a new device.
Feature 3 One-Click to Free Up Space
We are distressed when our iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch storage gets full. Because we find the traditional methods to manually delete files or data are not always work, what's more, the steps are also tedious. iMyfone Umate Pro allows you to remove junk files and temporary files, compress and backup photos, delete and backup large files, manage apps to release tons of space. With over 25 analysis technology, you can easily speed up your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in one click.