How to reset iPad | Mashable

Curious about how to reset an iPad? You’ve come to the right place.

Whether you want to start completely anew with factory settings, or you plan on reselling your Apple tablet, knowing how to reset your iPad is imperative. Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to reset your entry-level iPad, iPad Air, or iPad Pro.


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How to reset iPad

To reset your iPad, check out the following short guide:

  1. Go to Settings.


  1. Tap on General.

  2. Tap on Reset.

Arrow pointing to Reset option iPad


  1. Tap on Erase All Content and Settings.

  2. If prompted, enter your passcode.

Note: If you’re concerned about losing valuable information, we highly suggesting backing up your iPad data to your iCloud account.

Be sure to check out our step-by-step guide on how to reset iPhone, too.