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Top 3 Ways to Factory Reset your iPad without iTunes

November 03, 2016 04:59 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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If you have been using it your iPad for a long time and it has been filled with a lot of stuff, you might encounter issues every now and then. It is because there are tons of files (useful and useless) on your device that are causing your system to get frozen or act weird.

If your iPad is in such a situation, an ideal solution is to reset the device. Resetting the device erases all the data stored on it and gives you a fresh point to begin with. This way your iPad won’t act weird anymore as it will then only have the stock apps and stock settings.

There are a number of ways to reset an iPad - and in this guide - we are going to show you two of the ways to reset an iPad without using the iTunes app.

Here you go, folks:

Way 1: Hard Resetting the iPad without iTunes

Please backup any data you have stored on your iPad as this should erase it all from your device.

1.Press and hold down both Power and Home buttons together on your iPad. Keep them held down until your iPad reboots. This should take a couple of seconds, though.

2. When the iPad reboots, you will see the Apple logo on your screen. At this point, let go of the buttons you have been holding down.

3. The iPad should now be reset and it will ask you to input your passcode for you to move forward.

So, that was how you could reset an iPad without using the iTunes app. It is the most easiest way to reset an iPad and it does not even require using your computer at all.

Way2: Resetting an iPad from the Settings Panel without using iTunes

Another way to reset an iPad is to use the settings panel given on your iPad. Here’s how to do that:

Note: I have used an iPhone to do the following steps on but the steps should be the same on an iPad as well as both iPhone and iPad run iOS.

1.Tap on the Settings option on the homescreen of your iPad. It will take you to your iPad’s settings panel.

2. When the settings panel launches, tap on the option that says General. It will open the general settings panel.

3. When the general settings panel launches, tap on the option that says Reset. It has all the reset options for your iPad.

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4. When the reset panel opens, tap on the option that says Erase All Content and Settings. It is for erasing all the contents and factory resetting your iPad.

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5. Follow the on-screen instructions to factory reset your iPad.

Your iPad should now be back to the factory settings. So, that was how you could use the settings panel to factory reset your iPad.

Way 3: Factory Resetting an iPad without Passcode or iTunes

If you need to factory reset your iPhone without iTunes or passcode for any reason, then you can try using an app like Reiboot to help you.

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1. Grab the latest version of ReiBoot for your respective operating system from the app’s official Website. The app is available for both Windows and Mac so you should be fine so long you’re running one of these operating systems on your computer.

2. Launch the Reiboot app and Plug in your iPad to your computer using the cable provided by Apple. In order to factory reset your iPad, click Fix All iOS Stuck on the main interface.

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3. Click Repair Now and Next to start downloading the firmware package for your iPad. Noted that if your iPad performs abnormally such as getting stuck, you need to put your iPad into recovery mode firstly to get ReiBoot detect your device.

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4. After downloading. Click “Start Repair” to start system recovery. When the process is completed, you can start using your iPhone normally when done.

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You are all set. So, above were three of the ways to factory reset your iPad without iTunes or passcode. Let us know how they worked for you!

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