Oliver Cragg / Android Authority
By resetting your iPad, you can start over. If it was running slow, background apps will restart and everything should be smoother. If it was stuck, restarting your device should get it working normally again. Let’s see how to reset an iPad.
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Go to to reset your iPad Settings > General > Reset. You can also press and hold the power button and then select Swipe right to reset.
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How to reset an iPad
Soft resetting an iPad is done by hold down the power button and then select Swipe right to reset. Then just turn your device back on.
How to reset an iPad when the screen is frozen (force restart)
If your iPad doesn’t have a home button on the front, tap the volume up button > tap the volume down button > press and hold the power button. This will force your device to reboot.
For iPads with a home button, press and hold the power button and the home button at the same time.
How to reset your iPad to factory settings
- Open on your iPad Settings.
- Go to the General tab.
- Scroll down and tap Reset.
- Tap Erase all content and settings.
- If you sync with iCloud, you’ll get a notification. Tap Finish uploading and then delete or Delete now.
- Enter your access code to confirm your decision.
How to reset an iPad without password
This method no longer works. You should use the Find My iPhone method instead.
via Find My iPhone
- Open Find my on your computer.
- Select Devices.
- Click on the iPad.
- Click Reset.
- Select Get on.
- Enter a phone number – this step is optional.
- Click To clear.
- Enter your password and then click To clear again.
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