How to Hard Reset Apple iPad Air - Swopsmart

How to Hard Reset Apple iPad Air


A hard reset, also known as a factory reset, will delete all information on a device and restore the software back to it’s original manufacturer settings. A hard reset should only be done if absolutely necessary as it removes all data from your device. Perform a hard reset if your Apple iPad Air is experiencing any of the following issues:

  • Forgot your password
  • Constant freezing
  • Crashing applications
  • Touchscreen Issues
  • Can’t hear
  • Can’t make or receive calls
  • Sync issues
  • Sound issues


First Method:


Ensure that your Apple iPad Air is turned on by pressing the power button.

Apple iPad Air



Open the phone and from the Home Screen  select the Settings app.

iphone home screen settings app



In the Settings menu tap on the General tab.

iPad general screen



From the General menu select the Reset 

iPad general menu reset tab



Once in the Reset menu find and select “Erase All Content and Settings”

iPad general screen erase all content and settings



Select the “Erase iPad” to confirm reset your device.

iPad reset erase ipad prompt


If prompted, enter your password to finalize the reset.


Congratulations! The device has been restored to factory defaults.



A hard Reset will erase all data!
We are not responsible for any deleted or lost data.

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