System prefs. general- Reset

Discussion in 'iPad' started by martosprint, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Can you explain to me what each reset buttons do?

    "Reset all Settings"

    "Erase all content & settings"

    "Reset Network settings"

    "Reset Keyboard dictionary"

    "Reset home screen layout"

    "Reset location warnings"

    Now I think I know that the erase all content and settings erases everything in the iPad and it's self explanatory, But the rest of those resets I want to know what they actually do, and what if anything is lost after those resets. And when would those resets be necessary and for what reasons.
    Thanks for a reply
     
  2. donlab macrumors 6502

    donlab

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    reset to default

    All options except, "Erase all content & settings" just set your ipad back to default settings as if it was the first time you used it. However, your content that you synced / downloaded such as books,movies,music, apps still remain.

    If you choose: "Erase all content & settings" this will take your ipad back to when you just took it out of the box and activated it in itunes.

    Erase all settings - erases any settings or preferences you made to the ipad - like change your mail signature or turn off wifi or keyboard layout

    Network settings - wifi networks you previously connected to and stored passwords, vpn settings

    keyboard - words the dictionary has learned from your typing

    location - an app asks to use your gps coodinates and if you say no, then it saves your response.

    home screen - the order in which the icons are displayed by default
     
  3. martosprint thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Donlab, thanks for the reply and explanation. I appreciate it.
     

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