Wiping Ipad for Giving

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by IPadNParadise, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2013
    I have 2 ipads and want to give one to my grandaughter. Do I just hit Reset and then Erase All Content and Settings?

    The ones I have are an Ipad 2 and Ipad 4. I initially setup the Ipad 4 from the Ipad 2 at installation so I want to make sure if I delete everything from the Ipad 2 (the one I want to give her, it doesnt mess up the Ipad 4. Also, does this method take the Ipad 2 back to original factory settings? Thank you.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011
    Yes that should do the trick. You shouldn't have any problem with the other iPad.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2013
    I am very non tech, I would have no idea how to do that or even what would happen if I didnt do that. I know that I had bought a Kindle Fire before the Ipad and gave that KD to my daughter after deleting all content. She had no problems registering the KD and using. Since I will keep the Ipad 4 that was setup using the Ipad 2, is the only reason that causes me to question. Cause I think Apple Ipad is better than the KD #
  4. macrumors demi-god


    Jul 24, 2009
    Ignore Alberts post. Just do as you were going to do and it'll be like new!
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2013
    Ok thanks much. And I meant KF (Kindle Fire) above, dont know how to edit these posts.
  6. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    There's an "edit" button at the lower right corner of your posts.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2011

    It doesn't actually remove the photos/data etc, only way to be sure is to go in /var and type the following in terminal, dd if=/dev/zero of=empty.dat and type, rm empty.dat
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2013
    “In terminal". I dont know what that means, i.e. where to find the spot where you type in the letters you suggested. Thank you.
  9. macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Don't worry about it. "Erase All Content & Settings" will format the device and bring it back to factory settings. There's no need for anything with Terminal.

    If you feel like it, run the setup after you erase it and check to make sure your data is gone and then run erase again. (It will be though. I've ran EAC&S on multiple iOS devices and they've all been wiped when it finished.)
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2013

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