iPad mini Can I erase all content and settings without updating?

east85

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As in, use the native options on iOS on my iPad to erase all content and settings and then just set it up as new, without being forced into an iOS 9 upgrade?

I've reset network settings, but this is different.. so hopefully someone can help.

Thanks.
 

RedOrchestra

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It's all done offline; erasing content and settings doesn't affect the iOS you currently have installed.
 

east85

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Thanks, all is well.

Should I be cautious about connecting to iTunes for carrier updates?
 

Hal~9000

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Make sure you're not jailbroken, if you are then "Erase All Content & Settings" will force you to restore/upgrade.
 
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east85

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Make sure you're not jailbroken, if you are then "Erase All Content & Settings" will force you to restore/upgrade.
Alright on that front. I abandoned jailbreaking after hotspotting wasn't required, so jailbreak-free. Thanks for the heads up though.

Nope, if an update gets pushed to you, just tap remind me later.
Alrighty. Appreciate it.
 

east85

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Always underestimate how long it takes to set up as new. Finally done a little over 3 hours later.
 
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