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How Do I Reset My iPad For A New Owner

How Do I Reset My iPad For A New Owner

You’ve made the decision to give your reliable iPad to a new owner, and you’re asking, How do I reset my iPad for a new owner?

We are here to help you through the easy process of resetting your iPad for the new owner, whether it’s an upgrade, a gift, or just time for a new beginning.

Together, we’ll go through this post, explaining the procedures involved in saying goodbye to your iPad and making sure it’s prepared for its new journey. Now that you have your iPad, let’s clean it for the new owner.

How Do I Reset My iPad For A New Owner?

I’ll make this really easy for you guys. Follow the steps, and you will be done in a few minutes.

Step 1: Back Up Important Data

Since the final step will include erasing everything from your iPad, backing up critical data is a crucial step.

You can skip this step as well. You lack any significant information. That being said, you must act upon it if you possess any facts. Generally speaking, there are two ways that you can backup your crucial data.

1.  Through iCloud Backup

Data backups from iCloud are simple and automatic. This is how to use the iCloud service to backup all of your data. (It’s the fastest and easiest method, so it’s my personal preference.)

Here’s how you can use iCloud:

  1. Open Setting and Tap on the left panel with your name
  2. From here, you see a bunch of different options, Tap on iCloud from these options
  3. Now, from here, choose what you want to back up. (Most of them are selected by default.)
  4. Then tap iCloud backup, and it’ll take you to the next slide, where you’ll need to turn on iCloud
  5. Once you turn that iCloud button on, you’ll instantly see an option to backup now
  6. Tap on backup now, and it’ll start to backup

Note:

You can either upgrade your iCloud plan or remove superfluous files from your backup in order to resolve this issue if you’re having trouble backing up because you’ve already used up a lot of space on iCloud.

1.  Through iTunes

Using iTunes is an excellent choice for backing up your data, and it also comes with the added benefit of being completely free!

It is comparable to having an IT-savvy guardian angel watch over your files. Well, obviously, without the wings and halo.

I suppose I should now explain to you how to backup your stuff using iTunes if that’s the case.

  1. Download iTunes on your Windows PC or Macintosh
  2. Update your iPad to the latest software
  3. After doing so, connect your iPad to your computer
  4. Tick options like “This Computer and “Encrypt Local Backup”
  5. Then, select on the icon present at the top-left and click on Back Up Now

Wait until the backup process is complete. Once done, unplug your iPad and get ready to reset it.

Step 2: Signing Out of iCloud

Disabling your iCloud account is preferable. It’s crucial because, when you sell it, you want the new owner to have no issues, and, above all, you don’t want to give them any of your data.

Thus, here’s how to accomplish it:

For iOS 10.3 and later:

Here’s a how it’s done for iOS 10.3 and later:

  1. Open the Settings application on your iPad
  2. Tap on your profile picture at the top of the Settings menu
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and select “Sign Out”
  4. You will have to enter your Apple ID password. Enter it and move on
  5. Tap on “Turn Off” to sign out of your Apple ID on this iPad

For iOS 10.2 or earlier:

Here’s a guide for older iPad models:

  1. Open the Settings application on your iPad
  2. Tap on “iCloud” and then select “Sign Out”
  3. Tap on the “Sign Out” button again, and then choose “Delete From My iPad” to remove your iCloud data from the device
  4. Enter your Apple ID password when needed to continue
  5. Now, go to “iTunes & App Store” in the Settings app
  6. Tap on your Apple ID and select “Sign Out” to complete the process

Step 3: Factory Reset Your iPad

Performing a factory reset and a thorough cleaning of your iPad is now the most crucial step.

Now that you have a data backup, let’s move on to the factory reset section.

  1. In the setting, tap Generals
  2. Then, scroll down to the bottom until you see Reset
  3. Tap “Reset”
  4. You’ll be seeing some options; from there, tap “Erase All Content And Settings.”
  5. Then Select “Erase Now.”
  6. Enter your password if it ask
  7. Then select Erase

Your iPad will then begin to reset itself, erase all of its data, and return to its original state right out of the box. It will take your iPad five to fifteen minutes to return to its factory settings.

When it’s finished, Hello will appear on the Apple logo screen. This greeting indicates that your iPad has been fully reset.

How Do I Reset My iPad for a New Owner Without Losing Apps

There is a way to make this work if you are giving your iPad to a friend or family member and they would like to keep some of the apps you bought from the App Store.

Using the family sharing approach, you can switch the owner of the iPad without losing your purchased apps if you follow my detailed instructions.

Step 1: Setup Family Sharing

  1. On your iPad, open the “Settings” app.
  2. Sign in with your Apple ID, if you aren’t already.
  3. Tap on “Family Sharing.”
  4. Choose “Set Up Your Family” and follow the onscreen instructions.
  5. Make sure to turn on the option “Share Purchases with Family.”

Step 2: Invite Family Members

  1. In the “Settings” app on your iPad, go to “Family Sharing.”
  2. Select “Add Family Member.”
  3. Enter the email address of the new owner and follow the onscreen instructions.

Back up your iPad

To make sure you don’t lose any crucial information, make a backup copy of all your data and settings before you reset your iPad in order to sell it. You may quickly move your data to a new iPad or restore it at a later time if necessary by making a backup. Here’s how to create an iPad backup:

  • Connect your iPad to a reliable Wi-Fi network.
  • Go to the Settings app on your iPad and tap on your name at the top of the screen.
  • Select “iCloud” from the options.
  • Scroll down and tap on “iCloud Backup.”
  • Toggle the button next to “iCloud Backup” to enable it.
  • Tap on “Back Up Now” to initiate the backup process. Make sure your iPad is connected to a power source and has enough storage space on iCloud.
  • Wait for the backup to complete. The time it takes will depend on the size of your data and the speed of your network.

Once the backup is finished, you can proceed to reset your iPad, knowing that all your important data is safely stored in iCloud.

Sign out of iCloud and iTunes

If you’re planning to sell or give away your iPad, it’s crucial to sign out of your iCloud and iTunes accounts to protect your personal information. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open Settings: Tap on the Settings app on your iPad’s home screen.
  2. Tap on your Apple ID: Scroll down the settings menu and tap on your name in the Apple ID, iCloud, and iTunes sections.
  3. Sign out of iCloud: Tap on “Sign Out,” located at the bottom of the page. Enter your Apple ID password when prompted, and select “Turn Off” to disable Find My iPad.
  4. Sign out of iTunes & App Store: Go back to the main Apple ID page and tap on “iTunes & App Store.” Then, tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen and select “Sign Out.”
  5. Confirmation: A pop-up message will appear, asking if you want to keep a copy of your data on your device. Choose “Delete from My iPad” to remove all synced data.
  6. Enter your Apple ID password: After signing out, you may be prompted to enter your Apple ID password again. This is for security purposes and to ensure that only you can access your account.

You may properly log out of your iCloud and iTunes accounts on your iPad by following these steps, protecting your personal information. As a result, the new owner will be able to use their own accounts to log in and start using the device from scratch.

Erase all content and settings

A vital step in getting ready to sell your iPad is to erase all of its content and settings. This procedure ensures that all of your data and personal information are completely erased, thereby wiping your device clean.

Take these actions to clear your iPad’s settings and all content:

  1. Go to the “Settings” app on your iPad. It looks like a gear icon.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “General.”
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Reset.”
  4. Select “Erase All Content and Settings” from the list of options.
  5. If prompted, enter your passcode to proceed.
  6. A warning message will appear, stating that this action will erase all media, data, and settings from your iPad. Confirm by tapping on “Erase Now.”
  7. Your iPad will now begin the process of erasing all content and settings. This may take a few minutes.
  8. Once the process is complete, your iPad will restart, and you will see the initial setup screen.
  9. It’s important to note that erasing all content and settings cannot be undone. Therefore, it is crucial to back up any important files or data before proceeding. Once the erasure is complete, there is no way to recover the deleted information.

With this step, you can be confident that your iPad is completely clean of any personal data, including contacts, messages, images, and passwords that you have saved. In order to prepare your smartphone for the next user, it also deletes your device from your iTunes and iCloud accounts.

You can give the next owner a completely blank iPad by wiping off all material and settings, leaving no personal information behind. Ensuring your privacy and security during the sale or donation of your equipment is a crucial step in the process.

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