Restore iPad/iPod
1.1 Restore iPad
1.2 Restore iPad Without iTunes
1.3 Restore iPad to Factory Settings
1.4 Restore iPod
1.5 Restore iOS

How to Factory Reset iPad and Restore iPad from Backup


Resetting iPod is the common ways to deal with the frozen iPod. After resetting iPod to factory settings, you should also learn the way to restore iPod data from backup.

How do I factory reset my iPad mini if I forgot the password? I want to sell the old iPad mini and get the new iPad Pro.
I factory reset my iPad Pro to its factory settings, and all data are gone. Can I restore iPad data? I do not have iTunes backup, but backup with iCloud before. Is it possible to restore iPad from iCloud?
Restore iPad

Restore iPad

That's what we will talk about here: How to reset iPod and restore iPod from iTunes and iCloud backup.

In life, when you want to sell an old iPad, factory reset you iPad is a good idea. However, when you accidentally factory reset your iPad, you will find you are annoyed by the data loss on iPad.

Very contradictory about iPad restore.

But no panic.

Here, we collect both solutions about iPad restore. In the following descriptions, we will show you ways about how to restore iPad to factory settings with iTunes, without iTunes, even without password.

Still also, provide the methods to restore iPad from iTunes and iCloud backup.

Part 1. How to restore iPad to factory settings?

Factory reset iPad will erase all data and settings on your iPad, before you do that, you had better protect your data from being lost. Therefore, here, take the way to backup iPad firstly.

Restore iPad without computer

This way is the most direct one to restore iPad to factory settings without computer or iTunes. You just need to get your iPad.

Now let's check the steps.

Turn on your iPad and open the Settings app, tap General, to choose Reset and Erase all content and settings.

Reset iPad

Very easy, right?

Then you will be directed into the Set Up screen, where you could select the Restore from iCloud Backup option to restore iPhone from iCloud backup.

Reset iPod

For those who forgot iPad password, you may need to do extra steps in the next part.

Restore iPad without password

For your request to restore iPad without passcode, you need to pay more patience, because the steps are a little complicated.

Step 1 Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad to it.

Step 2 Keep pressing Home and Power button at the same time about 10 seconds until the screen turns to black. Hold the Home button but release Power button to put iPad into recovery mode.

Step 3 A pop-up window will ask if you want to update or restore your iOS device. Click Restore option to restore iPad to factory settings.

Reset iPad with Recovery Mode

Restoring an iPad in recovery mode will restore your iPad to the latest iOS version.

Surely, if you get your iPad at hand and password is still in mind, just try the easier way, using iTunes to restore iPad in the next part.

Restore iPad from iTunes

What you need to prepare is your iPad, computer with iTunes

Step 1 Launch the latest version of iTunes on your PC or Mac, connect iPad to it with USB cable.


You need to turn off Find My iPhone on your iPad before iPad is restored.

Step 2 Click on the iPad icon when it appears in iTunes. Then click Summary under the Settings menu.

Reset iPad with iTunes

Step 3 Click Restore iPad to start your iPad resetting process. You need to click the "Restore" button again to confirm the operation.

In this way, you will restore and update your iPad to the latest version.

When you take iTunes to restore iPad, you may encounter some iTunes errors like 4005, 4013, 4014, etc. When meeting such errors, calm down and read this post to get the solutions: How to fix iTunes error 4005 4013 4014.

Ok, till now, we only focus on the factory reset iPad.

Next, we will talk about iPad restore from backup after resetting.

Part 2. Restore iPad from backup

Factory reset will erase all data and settings on your iPad. If you do it by mistake, then you should focus on the following solutions.

Restore iPad from iCloud backup

After factory reset your iPad to factory settings, you could restore files from iCloud backup (mentioned above) directly, but in that way, you will find all data without selection restored at one time.

Here, we will introduce another way to restore iPad files from iCloud backup selectively.

To do that, you will use the professional iPad Data Recovery.

FoneLab - iPad Data Recovery For Mac

Learn from the video tutorial to restore iPad from iTunes and iCloud backup.

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Step 1 Sign in iCloud account

Install and launch this powerful iPad data restoring software on your PC/Mac. Select Recover from iCloud. Sign in your iCloud account.

Sign in iCloud account

Step 2 Scan iCloud backup

Choose the data that you want to restore, and click Start to scan your iCloud.

Scan iCloud backup

Step 3 Restore iPad from iCloud

After the scan is complete, and you can see all backup files from iPad on iCloud. Select the data type from the left pane, and checkmark the restored items. Click Recover to save the iCloud backup for iPad to your computer.

Reset iPad from iCloud

Do not get iCloud backup, and just iTunes backup? Just restore iPad from iTunes backup right now.

Restore iPad from iTunes backup

Still iPad data recovery will do you a great favor.

Step 1 Run this software on your computer that you synchronized with your iPad. Select "Recover from iTunes Backup File".

Step 2 Select iTunes backup that you need to restore your iPad from to start to scan iTunes backup.

Step 3 When scan is finished, just checkmark the data that you want to restore, and click "Recover" to start to restore iTunes backup to computer.

Reset iPad from iTunes

Still, this software is helpful when you possess no backup. Learn from here to recover data from iPad without backup.

We talk about how to restore iPad in this post. Whether you want to reset iPad to factory settings, or restore iPad to get some valuable files back, you can easily do it after reading this post.

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December 17, 2020 16:30 / Updated by to Recover iOS Data

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