The recovery process for an iPad after restoring to factory settings can be daunting. If you don’t take the appropriate steps, you may lose all your valuable data. The good news is that it’s possible to recover data from your iPad if you act quickly. This blog will walk you through the process of ipad data recovery that has been restored to factory settings. Read on for step-by-step instructions and helpful tips.
Why Do You Restore IPad To Factory Setting?
There are many reasons why you may want to restore your device. You could have accidentally downloaded dodgy apps that meddled with the settings or hacked into your personal information. Your child might have inadvertently changed things they shouldn’t, like installing a free app without realizing it would cost money later on for extra features and content.
A factory reset will wipe all data from your phone, tablet, or iPod Touch, meaning any changes made by someone other than you will be removed automatically with the chance of downloading more malicious software in the future.
It can also fix problems like an unresponsive touch screen (sometimes caused by something pressing down on display) and bugs within certain operating systems that cause crashes intermittently throughout day-to-day use.
How To Reset IPad To Factory Default Settings?
At the time of writing, the iOS operating system has not been updated since 2011. This means that any installed apps will remain in place and can be accessed through a jailbreak. If you want to wipe your device completely clean and restore it to its factory settings, you will need to follow these instructions:
Step 1. Connect your iPad to the computer with a USB cable and hold down the home button on your device until it starts to charge. The iPad should then boot up into Recovery Mode (see Step 2 below).
Step 2. Open iTunes, click on your device in the left-hand column, and click ‘Restore’ at the top of the screen. You will then be asked to select one of the options below.
If you have the latest version of iTunes, you will have an option called ‘First-Time Setup.’ This will automatically set up your device to use iCloud and restore all of your media, apps, and settings.
If you do not have the latest version of iTunes, you will be asked to restore from a backup. If this is your first time restoring with a backup, you may need to enter your Apple ID and password before continuing.
Step 3. Select ‘Erase All Content And Settings’ at the top of the screen if you are using iTunes 11 or later (or select ‘Format’ if you are using an older version of iTunes).
Step 4. Select ‘Erase’ at the top of the screen. You will be asked to erase all content and settings or just remove the current backup file. Select ‘Erase’ to continue.
Step 5. When prompted, connect your iPad to a power source and then hold down the home button until it starts to charge again (see Step 2 above). When it is fully charged, iTunes will automatically start restoring your data from iCloud. This process can take up to an hour or two, depending on how many files you have stored on your device and its storage capacity.
Step 6. When it has finished restoring, open iTunes and click on ‘Summary’ at the bottom of the screen to view the progress.
Step 7. When it is finished, you can remove your iPad from its charger and leave it to charge for a few minutes before removing it from its case.