How to Erase iPad for Sell

You are here mostly because you want to know how to clear iPad to sell. I’m sure you worry about the security of your personal data on the iPad. I don’t know what you’ve already gotten in your mind, but I feel I'm obliged to tell you that you should never reset your iPad to sell by resetting iPad to its factory settings, because it’s proved that resetting to factory settings never erase all personal data. In the following, a military standard technology will be introduced for you to wipe iPad for sale. By using this technology, all data on your iPad will be erased permanently. Check out the details below:

Some people afraid of personal information being recovered by other people even with iPhone restored. Some people only need to erase some personal information from an iPhone, while restoring iPhone will cause all data loss. If you're in any of the mentioned 2 situation, I'd like to recommend you try Wondershare SafeEraser to permanently delete iPhone data without restore. There are several options for you to delete iPhone data:

Part 1. Backup iPad data

If you have some important data on your iPad, like photos, contacts, or notes, before erasing iPad to sell, you should backup your iPad data to iCloud, or iTunes. In the future, if you need the data, it is there.

To Backup iPad data to iCloud, you should tap Settings > iCloud on your iPad. Scroll down the screen and tap Storage & Backup. Tap Back Up Now.

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To backup iPad data via iTunes, you should first connect your iPad with your computer via its USB cable. Launch iTunes and click your iPad on iTunes. Click the Summary tab. In the window, click “Back Up Now”.

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Note: if you’ve backed up data to iTunes or iCloud, in the future, if you need any data in the backup file, you can try iTunes backup extractor to extract wanted data. Or you can try a third-party tool, like Wondershare TunesGo, to selectively backup wanted data from your iPad, say photos, contacts, songs, etc. right now. And if you’ve enabled ‘Find My iPad’function on your iPad, it’s time to disable it (Settings > iCloud > turn off Find My iPad)

Part 2. Erase iPad to sell

Since you’re going to sell your iPad, I suggest you try the best tool, Wondershare SafeEraser, to destroy all data on your iPad. With it, all data, like Apple ID, contacts, browser history, photos, videos, apps, and every your personal data will be completely erased. By doing this, you’ll never worry about where your personal data will be ended. It’s ended at your hand. Here are the steps to erase iPad data for sale.

Step 1 Install Wondershare SafeEraser

According to your computer operating system, download Wondershare SafeEraser for Windows or Wondershare SafeEraser for Mac. Install and launch it right away. Connect your iPad with your computer via a USB cable. When connected, you can see your iPad appear on the upper left of Window of Wondershare SafeEraser.

Download Windows VersionDownload Mac Version

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Step 2 Wipe iPad for sale without Restore

Click ‘Erase All Data’ on the left side of the program. To confirm the deletion, type the word ‘delete’ in the box as required and click ‘Erase Now’. And then you can see the program begins to erase all data on your iPad. During the process, please keep your iPad connected with your computer. When the deletion finished, you will be informed.

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Part 3. Unlink/Unregister Your iPad

It’s a good idea to unlink or unregister your iPad from Apple's website, so that it's no longer linked to your Apple ID.

1. Go to https://supportprofile.apple.com/MySupportProfile.
2. Log in with your Apple ID.
3. Click on edit products.
4. Click on the x to the right of the product.
5. Click Unregister.