How to Reset An iPad

Tablets like the iPad rose to popularity when smartphones weren’t quite as smart as they are today to offer the abilities of a computer in an easily mobile package.

Though phones can now perform advanced computing functions, tablets are still a mobile alternative to other computers, and offer all sorts of practical applications. 

What do you do when your iPad isn’t working the way it should be, or when you’re ready to sell it, though? A reset may be just what the doctor ordered.

Make The Most of Your iPad

Today, iPads are used in all sorts of capacities Apple probably never dreamed of when they first released their tablets. From gaming devices and mobile point of sale systems in restaurants to virtual sketch pads for artists, there’s practically nothing these devices can’t do. 

Like any electronic though, they can contract mysterious issues that slow them down considerably. Alternatively, you might be ready to sell your current iPad in favor of a newer model. In either of these cases, a factory reset will speed things up and protect your information. 

Clearing Out Your Information

Performing a hard reset on an iPad is like performing a hard reset on virtually any Apple device, so if you’ve ever done this on an iPhone, you already know the basic routine. 

If there’s anything on your iPad you don’t want to lose, make sure you back it up before you reset. After that, make your way into your general settings, where you should see an option simply titled “reset.” Once in that screen, choose the option to erase all memory and settings. 

It may take a moment to perform the reset, but that’s all the work required from you. Once it’s done, your iPad will look as if it’s fresh out of the box.