4 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2010 3:39 PM by Eugene Cowan
afh163 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My boss currently has an iPad. He is thinking about purchasing a 3G version when it becomes available. What needs to be done to clear out the old iPad for someone else to use?
  • 1. Re: Clearing an iPad
    Doug Eldred Level 4 Level 4 (3,270 points)
    It depends a little on how thorough you want to be (or how paranoid). From Settings/General, you can do a Reset that will erase everything - settings AND contents. From iTunes, you can do a Restore, which will wipe everything out AND reinstall the OS. You can do both.
  • 2. Re: Clearing an iPad
    Glorfindeal Level 6 Level 6 (9,330 points)
    All he really needs to do is go to Settings/General/Reset and do a erasure of all contents and settings.

    Glor
  • 3. Re: Clearing an iPad
    afh163 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay, that sounds easy enough. I don't think he has much on it as he's only been using this model for about a week.
  • 4. Re: Clearing an iPad
    Eugene Cowan Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I did this recently and was surprised to find that when the new owner loaded some apps on, he was given access to my accounts!
    Specifically, the Pandora and Kindle apps automatically logged him in to my accounts even though the iPad was completely erased and reset. I can only assume that Pandora and Kindle accounts are somehow associated with the serial number or ID of a specific iPad, and when he installed fresh copies of the apps they phoned home with that information.
    Be sure to deactivate any accounts that tie you to a piece of hardware by going to those websites and changing your account settings. For Kindle, you'll have to go to Amazon and deactivate your iPad.