proper way to erase ipad before selling?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by trellaine, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. trellaine macrumors member

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    What is the proper way to erase everything on my ipad 2 as I am selling it.

    I have backed up to itunes and to icloud.

    I have read two ways but told "erase" via the ipad is the best way as I will be getting a new ipad and want that info transferred to new ipad.

    I tried erasing the ipad but takes forever??? articles claim it doesn't take very long?

    Thanks
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    the way i do it is turn off FaceTime, iMessage and find my iphone. i then erase all content and settings, and then i'm good to go.
     
  3. trellaine thread starter macrumors member

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    How long?

    How long does it take? :confused: I have a 16gb jailbroken ipad 2

    I kept seeing the spinning gear for an hour. Mind you maybe because its JB? and when I restore via itunes it will force me to update to the latest OS and erase.

    Bottom line is how long does this take?

    Thanks
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    for me it honestly doesn't take more than a few minutes. it probably is because you're jailbroken that is taking so long. i'd restore it through itunes.
     
  5. trellaine thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks after all the steps I took and finally restoring to new. Unfortunately I am not sure why Apple made me update to the latest fw but oh well.

    I went to trade in or get $200 for what was a mint condition ipad 2. I took it out of the case and realized there was a dent in one corner lol...I think I may have dropped it once in the first few days I had it..some 2-3yrs ago.

    It was the first time I took out of the case lol. Kinda funny.

    But no $200 due to the dent.

    And now updated to ios7 which I didnt want.

    Oh well its now a fresh ipad2.
     

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