Erase iPad: All You Need to Know

Sometimes the users need to wipe the data stored in their iPad to fix some problem in your device. Or they would like to erase iPad data before selling their device. No matter what is the situation is, the erasure of iPad will remove the entire data from the device. And if you are experiencing some kind of working issue in your iPad, then when you erase iPad, the reason behind the problem will also be resolved.

So, in this article, we are going to learn how to erase iPad Pro/Air/Mini or other iPad models, and what would be the best method to do the task.

Part 1: What does "Erase iPad" mean?

The term "erase iPad" is not a complicated term that can't be understood. It simply means wiping away either of the data and settings or both to fix some kind of error in the iOS devices. Usually, when users are reinstalling the previous iOS version, updating to a new one, or simply selling the iPad to a new user, wiping away all the stored data and settings is essential. Hence, we are providing you with several methods that would be helpful for the users to learn how to erase iPad.

Part 2: How to Erase iPad?

As we already know that when we erase iPad it is restored as a new device, so, it is important that we do it right otherwise if some data is left, and you sell your iPad to a new user, they can get access to your personal information too. Here are the methods that would work like a charm if you try them.

Method 1. Erase iPad without Computer

Many of the users know that you don't need a computer to wipe all contents and settings on iPad. To erase your iPad without taking the help of a computer, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Begin with launching the Settings app and opening the General settings. From General settings scroll down to look for the Reset option.

Step 2. Now open the Reset menu, and select the Erase All Content and Settings option. Only this reset will wipe out the data and settings both simultaneously. You will have to enter your iPad password manually to start the process.

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When the reset finishes, your iPad will restart and you will have a whole new device.

Method 2. Erase iPad to Factory Settings using iTunes

Now we will discuss how to erase iPad with the help of a computer. Using iTunes is also an authentic way of restoring iPad. This process will restore iPad to factory settings and the device will be set up again as a new one. Just follow the steps below and erase your iPad quickly.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad with it. The iTunes will automatically detect the device and display its icon on the top left corner of iTunes's interface. Tap on it to open the menu.

Step 2. Now go to the Summary tab and perform a backup first. When the backup finishes, tap on the Restore iPad option and your device will be erased completely within a few minutes.

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Then your iPad will reboot and you can set it up as new. You will also be able to retrieve your data and settings from the iTunes backup that you just made in the Apps and Data Screen.

Method 3. Erase iPad from iCloud

Another possible method to erase iPad is using the iCloud service. The people who have lost their iOS devices know that the Find My iPhone can help the users to erase iPad remotely. The precondition through this way requires that "Find My iPhone" is enabled on your iPad. Follow the steps to do that:

Step 1. Open the link https://www.icloud.com/#find and log in with your iCloud ID and password. Once you log in, you will be navigated to the home interface of iCloud. Select the Find My iPhone option from the listed options.

Step 2. In the next screen, you will have to select your iPad and iCloud will display certain options in front of you. Choose the Erase iPad option and your iPad will be erased.

erase iPad via iCloud

You can use this method to erase any other device too.

Method 4. Erase iPad without Apple ID or Password

To tell you how to erase iPad without Apple ID, we only have one answer for you. It is the iOS System Repair software that can do the job easily and quickly. Follow the steps below to factory reset iPad with Tenorshare ReiBoot:

Step 1. Download and install iOS System Repair and connect your iPad to computer. Choose Factory Reset iPhone (iPad also) from the top menu bar.

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Step 2. Factory reset iPad will erase all data and settings in your iPad. Click Fix Now to continue.

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Step 3. You will be prompted to download and import a firmware package. You can download it within the software and if you already have a firmware file then you can manually import it.

download firmware package

Step 4. Finally, tap on the Repair Now option and the process will initiate. The software will start repairing your iPad and in the process, all the data and settings will be erased completely.

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When the process finishes, your iPad will be restored to the default settings and all the data will be removed and you can set up your iPad as new. As a result, the performance of your iPad will also be improved.

Tip: The tool is developed to resolve over 50+ issues in various iOS devices without data loss. Hence, if your iPad is black screen and won't turn on, iPad stuck in recovery mode, Apple logo, etc., you can repair iOS system without data loss.

Part 3: Which Solution Suits Me to Erase an iPad?

To determine which method to erase iPad is best and suits every user, we have drawn a comparison table to ensure that the users get what they want.

  Any iOS System Repair Settings App iTunes iCloud
Find My iPhone support Works whether the service is enabled or disabled Work Doesn't work when Find My iPhone is enabled Doesn't work when Find My iPhone is disabled
Apple ID and Password No need Requires password Requires Apple ID Requires Apple ID
Ease of Operation Very Easy Easy Medium Medium
Time Required Quick Time-consuming Time-consuming Time-consuming
Success Rate 100% Successful Half sure Unsure

Wrapping Up

So, now you know that whatever method you choose. If your iPad is working and unlocked, you can choose any of the methods to perform iPad erase. However, if your iPad is disabled, or you forgot your Apple ID, iOS System Repair is the ideal method to erase/factory reset an iPad without password/iTunes.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPad Follow @Jerry Cook