Reset: what will it do?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zoran, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    If i do a General/Reset will it delete all photos and content i have on my iPad?
     
  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    It depends on the type of reset:

    * Erase All Content & Settings will remove all content on the device and install iOS so the user can either start anew or sell/gift the device. It will, however, not remove the content in your iCloud account.

    * Reset All Settings will allow you to set all system settings to default values while retaining your data on the device.

    I have yet to learn how photos are handled, perhaps someone can chime in and explain how that works.
     
  3. akash.nu macrumors 68020

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    If one has enough iCloud storage and have turned on the new iCloud photos sync then they will be stored on the cloud even after restore.
     
  4. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    I think this description is very good already. It's worth to keep in mind that when using "reset settings " no data on the device is being erased, especially no photos. This option in my experience resets most of the settings that are otherwise found in the settings app on iOS.
     

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