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How do I reset an I Pad as if it were new?


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#1 jocase

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:59 PM

I received an I pad that my daughter had used, I am a PC guy and don't know much about Apple products. She said had deleted everything and it was like new. I turned it on and it did recognize my wireless router. Somewhere I screwed up at setting a password for the Ipad.
How do I get it  ready to use as if it were new? Thanks?

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:11 AM

Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Content and Settings



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 10:38 AM

Thanks, I will do that. Another question. when you get to the password screen, you see a image of numbers, like a telephone keypad. Is an IPad password limited to numbers only or is that not the password screen?



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 05:25 AM

No. You could create a password that is more secure than numbers.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:31 PM

Thanks, I will do that. Another question. when you get to the password screen, you see a image of numbers, like a telephone keypad. Is an IPad password limited to numbers only or is that not the password screen?


As noted in the link provided, if you have the "Simple Lock" turned on, then it will be limited to numbers and must be 4 digits long.

If you turn off "Simple Lock", then it can be alphanumeric (i.e. letters, numbers, symbols, etc). And you can do more than 4 digits/letters. I will note that if you use only numbers while "Simple Lock" is off, then you will only get the numeric keypad when you are on the unlock screen. If you do use letters only or letters and numbers, then you will get the standard full keyboard.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:53 AM

This caused a lot of problems for the user of an organisation that I support at work when we changed them from a simple lock to a traditional style password.






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