Goodbye Wifi iPad ... hello 3G ... cleaned out the WiFi...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by boss1, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    Not just posting to post. In case anyones wondering (and it's pretty obvious but it may not be to everyone):

    If you are (like me) wondering how to clean out your wifi iPad that you are going to give away, sell , or trade in. Just plug it in to your computer, open iTunes and choose the "RESTORE" button . That should clean out everything on your iPad and restore it back to factory settings.


    I bought a 32GB Wifi iPad to hold me over this looooonnng wait for my 64GB 3G iPad , and now it's time to say goodbye. Selling it to a friend at a friend discount , cleaned out, back in the box like new.

    I thought about keeping both for a while, would be great if I could use one for playing vids, cool 3D moving wallpaper apps while I use my other iPad for work :p

    but alas, I carry way to much crap with me as it is.
     
  2. renewed macrumors 68040

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    You can also do it without iTunes by going to settings then general then reset and erase all contents and settings.
     
  3. stealthman1 macrumors regular

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    I'll be doing that exact same thing to mine in about an hour.:D. She did good for two weeks but I need 3G!
     
  4. boss1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm excited to start being able to use this thing on the road. I'm always on the road working, and rarely have wifi networks available.

    Navigon is going to be great, even though it's not optimized yet.
     
  5. sir42 macrumors 6502

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    Will this do a secure erase? I remember when Apple added secure erase to the iPhone it took about an hour for the iPhone to perform the restore, but when I selected "erase all contents and settings" on my iPad it tok all of about a minute to perform the restore.

    I assume the speed difference could just be the A4 processor, but it still seems odd that the iPad is capable of doing a secure erase of 32 GB in under a minute.
     
  6. renewed macrumors 68040

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    http://www.labnol.org/gadgets/reset-ipad-delete-everything/13360/
     

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