6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2013 1:35 PM by Blackcurrant
Tkelly95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a 16G ipad. I'm selling it to my cousin, and I don't want him to have access to my account/music/videos, ext. on the ipad.

How do I reset the ipad so it is the same way as when you first turn it on?

Mac book, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (104,210 points)
    You should be able to do a restore back to factory settings (i.e. not restoring from a backup) via iTunes as described on page 164 of the manual if on iOS 4.2, or 139 if on iOS 3.2 (both manuals are available at http://support.apple.com/manuals/#ipad if you don't already have a copy).
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (154,140 points)
    Alternately, you can Erase all content and settings: Choose Settings>General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
    Enter your passcode if you have one. This resets all iPad settings to their original values
    and erases all your information and media.
  • NR2D Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Will either method erase the name on the IPAD? I just bought a used IPAD and want to reset everything including the name.
  • NR2D Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I did a complete reset and restore as described above and it is like brand new. Thanks.
  • Scarlet1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have 3G model but dont have an account I only connect thru WIFI in the house. Do I need to worry about the sim card? I am selling old one to my son. Could if I have too, just switch sim cards?





  • Blackcurrant Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought one second hand that gave me a new set up screen, so was probably reset, but it remembered the name of the previous owner.  I reset again and it was mine, then I reset again and it was nobody's.  I dont' trust reset.  I think i'm going to reinstall software as a download through itunes.  Might be a bit more thorough