How often do you redo your iPad

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  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    Like the title says how often do you format and reinstall everything on your iPad ?
     
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  3. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Only if there is a problem with my iPad and I suspect it may be software related. It's a pain to setup my iPad as new and then put everything back on--takes hours. Yet, 9 times out of 10 the genius at the Apple store requires it no matter what the issue is so I just restore and setup as new before I even go.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I have an original iPad mini and have never done this and see no reason to
     
  5. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I've owned several iOS devices since 2012 and have never done this. I don't really see the point in doing a full restore without a good reason.
     
  6. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    Would not do this unless it was the last resort.
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Got an iPad 2 here. Never done it yet.
     
  8. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    Never, as it is not necessary and a total pain.
     
  9. ericwn macrumors 6502a

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    Really not often. On my current iPad Air 2, not even once. Only set it up, iOS devices run pretty solid. A reboot every now and then is recommended. :)
     
  10. Jeff R macrumors 6502

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    I do a fresh install of the new iOS on all my devices every year. Same with OS X on my Mac. All my files & documents are stored in my external hard drive. Contacts, calendar, notes... are all on iCloud.
     
  11. joeblow7777, May 9, 2016
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    I've never done this for any of my mobile devices.

    *Edit to add*
    Or PCs.
     
  12. tonyp145 macrumors newbie

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    I used to refresh my Windows PCs about every 18 months or so to get them back to their previous performance level, but I haven't done that since I switched to Mac and iPad. It never even occurred to me to wipe and reinstall everything on my iPad, what is the advantage?
     
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  14. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    From what I understand, there aren't any advantages unless the system is somehow broken. Many people switch over from a Microsoft Windows system and assume that, since the iOS device is a computer, they need to migrate old PC habits during the switch.
     
  15. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    You reformat and reinstall every couple of months? Whyever for? Strange lad.
     
  16. Prozak0820 macrumors regular

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    I usually get bored or it's because I download a backup from one account jjst for a certain item like I restored Saturday so I could get pictures of me and my mother. Or I may restore to use an old back up of mine for a while then I'll restore to do a fresh install. Or it's because I'm selling the device.
     
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    Never unless I'm having problems, which has been extremely rare.
     
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    I'll do it with a new device or new version of iOS after the beta cycle is complete.
     
  21. spesifikbrush macrumors regular

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    My brother has an iPad 2. Before that it was my fathers that got it at 2012 I believe. He didn't restore it when giving it to my brother, but I'm unsure if he restored it before. We were on the edge of restoring it because of the forgotten passcode, but at the last minute we remembered it. This means, it has not been restored for like 3 years. Still works like a charm, he is able to play games like Vainglory with no crash. Idk how it works like that, really.

    PS.: it has iOS 8.3 I believe
     
  22. Tycho24 macrumors 68020

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    Never since iPad original... & I've had every iteration (except the 4th gen, that popped up 6 months
    later).
    For what??
     
  23. maclancer macrumors regular

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    Unlike to Android, in which you have to reset in every major software upgrade... My iPad have never been hard reset.
     
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    Is Android so bad? Have no experience with it.
     

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