Loaning iPad to someone question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bobright, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    If I want to lend out an iPad to someone they want to test drive it a couple days before they buy one. How do I go about deleting everything, then letting them install any apps or downloaded iTunes movies from their apple account is that possible? They own an Apple TV and iPhone.

    How hard would it be to delete everything would they need to know my Apple ID if they wanted to sign in with there's from a fresh restore? Would it be really complicated for them to use their Apple ID on it then delete and get my stuff back on?
  2. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2015
    I believe you'd have to do a restore to new and let them put there account info on it
  3. CE3 macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2014
    Backup all your iPad apps and data via iCloud or iTunes, and then "erase all contents and settings" so they can set up as new with their Apple ID.
  4. Videomanmac Suspended


    Apr 3, 2015
    Make sure you know them very well. That iPad can easily become theirs! If they put a passcode, and FMI on there, and don't give it back, there's little you can do!
  5. Newtons Apple, Apr 4, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2016

    Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    They would have to be a very good friend or family member. A friend loaned his iPad to some one and they sat on it on the couch and bent it pretty badly. The people who sat on it had no way to pay to replace it and the owner was just plain out of luck.
  6. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    I think Apple Stores and plenty of resellers have iPads for your friends to test drive it?
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Trying a display model in-store isn't the same as taking one home, installing your own apps, and living with it for a few days.
  8. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    loaning your device is all about hiding your pR0n and internet habits ;)
  9. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    Apple has a 14-day no questions asked return policy - your friends can do anything they like with it during that time and if they don't like it they can take it back. Best for you to stay out of it.
  10. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Agreed. I wouldn't loan my iPad to my mother.
  11. Rafterman macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2010
    Agreed. I can't think of anything that would be more of a PITA than to have to do a backup/restore. Not to mention that backup/restores don't always get everything. App passwords, add-on content, etc often don't get backed up, meaning you have to do a lot of additional re-setup after the restore.

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