I think the first thing you need to do is gather all your log in credentials for the various sites you use. Then you can clear your web history and cookies.
I clear everything on almost a regular basis, including resets and restores. But thats just me.
After 3 years of use, I would back up and restore the device. Some others might advise otherwise, but I would not go that long with any deivce or computer without cleaning everthing up.
Thanks a lot for your reply. I really appreciate it!
So you are advising a complete wipe of all data and a factory setting total restore after I backed my Ipad2 up first of course?
Just so i dont screw this up and In order to do this accurately, then is the process of doing my back up the same as usual, in my ITunes on my IMac, where I have regular back ups done? And would you suggest, under the sync settings, I check everything including sync my email as well? I have that unchecked since once it completely screwed up my IPad email retrieval system. Sorry I don't mean to post so many questions on this, but I definitely agree with you on doing that system wipe after 3 years. So I wanna get this perfectly right as there will be just the one shot at it.
Are there any additional steps that you would advise me to take for this particular back up, for there is a major system restore involved on my IPad 2?
I am a bit of a novice as I am sure you can see... Especially when it comes to the Apple back up systems. I have basically just opened ITunes on my IMac plugged in my IPad and let it just take care of the process until now. I only unchecked the sync email account section. And I usually stop the iPhoto program from backing up all my photos when it goes into the Facial Recognition process.
Anyway, I did this with my IPhone 4S but it was new and I had of all dumb things, forgotten the passcode I had used.
So thanks in advance once again, and I really do wanna thank you for your time, expertise and helpfulness.
I would suggest two backups, one to itunes and one to icloud. (assuming you already had icloud set up on the device, this should be easy).
I really don't sync anything from my mac except for apps and some music, as necessary. I do everything through I icloud and that works for me. My email is all web based, I never lose anything.
Make sure itunes is updated to the latest version, before you do anything with it.
iTunes: Backing up and Restoring iOS software
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