3 Easy Ways to Restore iPad without iTunes

If your iPad is behaving abnormally or you want a certain data stored on it that you had before, you can restore your iPad and all the data contained in your backup will be restored on your device. It requires you to use the iTunes app to do the job. However, if you are not a big fan of iTunes, you will need to find ways restore iPad without iTunes.

Fortunately, there are multiple ways to restore iPad to factory settings without iTunes. All of these methods provide various options - either on your device or in other software to help you restore whatever iPad model that you have. Most of these methods do not require any technical knowledge as they are easy to follow and the following guide shows how to restore iPad without iTunes in various ways.

Method 1. Restore iPad without iTunes Using iPad Restore Tool

The easiest and most straightforward way to restore an iPad without iTunes is to use a third-party software that has been made specifically to help iOS users restore their devices. Any iOS System Repair is such a software that allows you to get your iPad restored without requiring you to download and install the iTunes app on your computer. It works without iTunes and lets you easily restore your iPad.


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If this is the first time you came across the software, the following will show you how you can use it to restore your iPad:

Step 1: Download and install the software on your computer. Connect your iPad to your computer and click on Repair Operating System option in the software.

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Step 2. From the following screen, click on 'Deep Repair' at the bottom to get onto the Deep repair mode and then click Fix Now.

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Step 3. The software requires a firmware to be downloaded for your iPad. You can click on the Download button in the software to download your firmware.

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Step 4. Once the firmware is downloaded or imported, click on the button that says Start Repair to start restoring your iPad. There you go. Your iPad will be successfully restored without using the iTunes app.

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Method 2. Factory Restore iPad without iTunes from Settings

If you do not like using a third-party software to restore your iPad, you can use the built-in restore option on your iPad to restore your device. The option is located in the settings app on your device that lets you reset your iPad. Then, you can use a backup to be restored on your device. The following shows how to restore iPad to factory settings without iTunes:

Step 1. Tap on the Settings app on your iPad to open the settings menu for your device.

Step 2. When the settings app launches, tap on the option that says General followed by Reset.

Step 3. On the reset screen, you will find an option that says Erase All Content and Settings. Tap on it.

The content on your iPad will be erased and your iPad will be reset to the factory settings. You can then restore your chosen backup from iCloud.

Method 3. Factory Restore iPad without iTunes using Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone is a feature that lets you remotely factory reset an iPad. You can use it even when you do have access to your iPad. The following is how to use Find My iPhone to factory restore an iPad:

Step 1: Head over to the iCloud website using any browser on your computer. Once there, log-in to your account and then click on Find iPhone.

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Step 2: When the Find My iPhone screen opens, click on All Devices at the top, select your iPad,.

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Step 3: Lastly, tap on 'Erase iPhone' button followed by 'Erase' button. Now your iPad will be restored to factory settings.

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Extra Tip: If You Want to Restore iPad Data Without iTunes

If you lost any data during the restore process and wish to regain access it, there is a software called UltData that will help you do it. Any iOS Data Recovery is mostly a data recovery software for iOS devices that allows you to recover your data from many lost scenarios.

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Top Features of Any iOS Data Recovery

  • Recover data directly from the iOS device without backup.
  • You can select the data that you want to be recovered leaving everything else aside.
  • Selectively recover data from your iTunes/iCloud backups.
  • It is an easy to use and convenient software to recover iOS data.

So if you ever lose any data on your iOS based device, worry not as UltData should help you recover it.


iTunes is not the only way to restore an iOS device. There are many ways to restore iPad without iTunes as you can see in the above guide. We hope it helps you restore your iPad without the hassle of downloading and installing iTunes.

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