iPad Pro: How to Factory Reset

There are many situations when an iOS user needs to do a soft reset or hard reset on iPad Pro. But the soft reset has 50-50 chances that it will fix the issues in the device. if you have the iPad Pro and it is disabled because you forgot password, or you want to wipe out all data before selling or giving away your device, then only a factory reset will surely fix the problem.

So, in this guide, we will provide you with the methods by which you can factory reset your iPad Pro without much hassle.

Way 1.Reset iPad Pro to Factory Settings from "Settings"

Using the Settings app in iPad Pro is the same as using it in iPhone or any other iPad model. As you already know, you can erase all the data and settings of your iPad within the Settings app. To perform a factory reset on iPad Pro without computer, follow the steps as:

Step 1. Open the Settings app and perform a data backup of your iPad in the iCloud. Once you have performed the backup, again open the Settings app and open General Settings.

Step 2.  Scroll down and look for the Reset option. When you find the reset settings, tap on it and it will open many reset options.

Step 3. Instead of choosing the "Reset All Settings", opt-out for the 'Erase All Content and Settings" from the option and you will be prompted to enter your Apple ID password. Enter the right password and then tap on the Reset button.

factory reset iPad pro

This will erase entire data and settings of your iPad making it new and you will get to the welcome screen. You can restore your previous settings and data from ten iCloud back-ups you just made in the Apps and Data screen during setup.

Way 2. Factory Reset iPad Pro with iTunes

The most usual way to reset your iOS devices is using the iTunes if you have forgotten your passcode. If the iPad has synced with iTunes before, it can be reset in iTunes without entering passcode; whereas, if the iPad has never sync with the iTunes on the computer, you can't reset it because you have to enter the passcode first.

In the first scenario, you can follow the process as mentioned in this section, but if you want to reset iPad Pro in the second scenario, then you can refer to method 3 that we will elaborate below.

To carry out the factory reset on iPad with iTunes, open iTunes and connect iPad to computer. Once the device is detected by iTunes, you can click Restore iPad from Summary tab to restore iPad Pro to factory settings.

factory restore iPad Pro in iTunes

Once the restore is complete, you will be able to get access to your iPad. When you will turn it on, the Welcome screen will appear on the iPad and you set up your iPad as new.

Way 3. How to Factory Reset iPad Pro without Password and iTunes

If you forgot the iPad password and it is disabled, or you iPad gets stuck and won't be detected in iTunes, the before mentioned methods do not work. We recommend using Any iOS System Repair to factory reset an iPad Pro/Air/Mini/4//3/2 without iTunes.

This iOS system recovery tool has the capability to fix many kinds of issues that often arise in Phone/iPad, such as stuck on apple logo , black screen , spinning wheel, etc.  It can perform a complete repair of the operating system without resulting in data loss. If you are one of the users who has forgotten their passcode and can't get access to iTunes, then you can choose the Any iOS System Repair as the ultimate savior of your iPad Pro. The Deep Repair mode enables you to factory reset iPad without a passcode.

To perform the factory reset of iPad Pro without password and iTunes, follow the steps below:

Step 1. From the home screen of the software, select the "Factory Reset iPhone" option.

factory reset ipad

Step 2. Click Fix Now on the following screen and you'll be instructed to download firmware package.

download the firmware package

Step 3. When the Firmware download is finished, tap on the Repair Now option and the software will run the process. The whole process will complete in a few minutes.

tap on start repair option

Once the process is finished, your iPad will be reset to factory settings and you can start the set up as if it is entirely new.

The Bottom Line

Hopefully, this guide helped you to reset your iPad Pro without losing most of your data. All the above methods are reliable and can be performed easily. If this guide helped you then share it with others too to help them out.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPad Follow @Jerry Cook