Reset: what will it do?

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

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

    Jun 30, 2005
    If i do a General/Reset will it delete all photos and content i have on my iPad?
  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    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. macrumors 68040

    May 26, 2016
    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

    Apr 24, 2016
    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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