Hard Reset the Apple iPad 3G to Factory Soft

Welcome to another one of our usual easy guides on resetting devices that fail to work as they should. Today, we will be focusing on the hard reset process for Apple iPad 3G, a tablet that you must be really proud to own. Being as efficient as it is, you should lose no time having a bad user experience, this is why we are here to show you how to solve some of the most common software problems.

While these ones include failing apps, errors, blue screens, as well as lags and many more, the same procedure can be used in other situations. For example, it is a good way to bring your old settings back and remove a password that you forgot or erase all data at once without having to go through each one of the folders. If you’re planning to resell the tablet, this might be the best way to make it look like brand you, but don’t forget – in case you want to save any important files, make a backup!

The iPad 3G from Apple has been released in early spring 2010. Equipped with a 1 GHz CPU and a chipset type Apple A4, this device is one of the most efficient tablets from this brand. It comes with various options for storing – 16 GB memory, as well as 32 or 64 GB, but it doesn’t support the use of cards for extra storage.


Its non-removable 6600 mAh battery is one of the longest-lasting ones on such devices, and you can use the iCloud service whenever you need to save important documents. This will prevent you from losing some of the files that you may have transferred using the BT v2.1 or its Wi-Fi 802 hotspot. The scratch-resistant screen and the elegance of this tablet’s design add a little more charm to it, as most customers mentioned in their reviews.


One of our favorite ways to initialize the factory restore is to open the Settings folder from your Home Screen. This is a simple and quick way to reset all of your settings or choose exactly what you want to reset and delete. Please do the following to proceed:

  1. Go to Settings and scroll down to General.
  2. Open the Reset section and choose your preferred option.
  3. For a full reset, click on Erase All Content and Settings.
  4. Read the warning and confirm with Reset,

apple-ipad-wifi-3g-resetAs you can see in the attached picture, you can as well choose to only reset the settings, without having to erase any files. In case you are having issues with the keyboard, you can reset this one’s dictionary by clicking on the corresponding option.

If your issues persist, you can try to turn the iPad off and on for a couple of times and erase some of the excessive data. In case you’re unable to switch the Apple iPad 3G off, you might need to fully reset it by doing as follows:

  1. Press the Sleep/Wake key and the Home button, and then hold.
  2. Wait for a few seconds, and then let the Apple logo load.
  3. The reset will begin all by itself, and you should wait for it to be done.

For those who haven’t used these keys before, you should know that the Sleep/Wake button can be found at the top right corner of the device. This is similar to the location of the Power key for most smartphones from the same mobile company.