Which iOS after resetting iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Bromio, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Bromio macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    If I reset my iPad through the Settings option, what iOS version will I have at the end?

    Suppose I keep iOS 8.1.3 when iOS 9 has already been released. If I reset the device, will I be forced to upgrade to iOS 9?
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Resetting your iPad through the settings menu has no effect on your iOS version. If you do a full erase the iPad will erase the data and restart with the same version of iOS it had prior to the reset.
     
  3. Bromio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you.

    That's just what I wanted to know.

    If I do it through iTunes, does the same happen?
     
  4. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    It you do a reset plugged into iTunes and then request a restore, you'll get the latest available version of iOS via iTunes. If you are already current then it will just tell you. If you are a version down it will begin to download the latest version of iOS and install it.

    If you are going to do a reset, do it away from iTunes.
     
  5. Bromio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK.

    So restoring through Settings menu, without iTunes, is the way to follow to keep an old iOS version. Right?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Correct and if you are going to charge your iPad, make sure wifi and data are turned off. If they are left on that's when you'll get the latest iOS update.
     

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