My ipad wifi wont turn back on

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wdybt?, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. wdybt? macrumors newbie

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    i reset and delete all data from the settings and now my ipad wont turn back on it will just show the apple logo and thats it the whole day!.. i even hard reset it but still just the apple logo and even wont show up when connected to itunes! :(:(:(:( HEEEELLLLPPP!!!
     
  2. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

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  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Just wanted to note that the function is to "erase all CONTENT and settings," not "erase all DATA and settings." Some people confuse content with data, then are surprised when their iDevices don't function because the CONTENT has been wiped, including the OS.

    That said, I believe after doing "erase all content," the iPad should have shown the "connect to iTunes" screen, so getting stuck on the Apple logo was odd.
     
  5. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Actually, content connotes things you put on there whereas data sounds like everything on the device, so perhaps data is a more apt word for what it does?

    But yes, it usually shows the connect to iTunes screen, I did it with my iPhone 3G before I sold it and that's what happened then.
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well... Not really. I mean, I can see how to someone not familiar with computerspeak, content does connote the things you put on the device, but data isn't a more apt term either. The apps and the OS are not data, they are computer programs, and data is either the information you put in, or the results of the programs' processes (like game save states, for instance). So if I see "erase all data and settings" I'd expect it to clear out all settings and data but leave the OS and apps intact. I wish Apple had come up with a wording that clearly indicates this is the equivalent of "reformat hard drive," but can't quite think of a concise way to phrase this myself.
     
  7. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    In technical computer speak, data is anything stored on a device. Everything on your hard drive, for example, is data. So it'd be technically accurate to say data.

    Content pretty much means the same thing really, but IMO your average customer is more likely to link it to iTunes content or something.

    Though, it's to do with individual interpretation, and that's subjective for each person I guess.
     

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