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Jeff Campbell
03-06-2012, 07:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/how-do-i-securely-wipe-my-ipad-for-resale/18893?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+zdnet/hardware+(ZDNet+Hardware+2.0)' target='_blank'>http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/...t+Hardware+2.0)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"There are two ways to erase an iPad. There's the right way and the wrong way."</em></p><p><img height="375" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1331054059.usr105634.jpg" style="margin-left: 50px; margin-right: 50px; border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="500" /></p><p>As you can see from the screen shot above, the right way is pretty straightforward. Go to Settings, then General, and click on the "Erase All Content and Settings" button. Then turn it back on and make sure that it has been reset. Simple. The wrong way is to do it through iTunes, since you don't want to corrupt or change your current content file. Otherwise you won't be able to put your stuff onto your new iPad 3, or HD, or whatever they will be calling it.&nbsp;</p>

03-14-2012, 01:52 AM
I brought my iPad2 back to the store (for a full refund) last week. That was the first time I ever reset the iPad. It too less than 30 seconds. I was shocked at how fast it went. My iPhone takes much much longer! (Then again...I had no music or photos on the iPad as it was pretty new. But still surprisingly fast! :D