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    How Do I Sanitize iPad 2 for Sale, Trade, Gift?

    I will soon be giving my new iPad 2 Refurb to my daughter. I want to completely sanitize it prior to the event. I found the following "how to" at apple support:

    Summary
    You can remove all settings and information from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using "Erase All Content and Settings" in Settings > General > Reset.

    If possible, your device should have a full charge before beginning this process. If it doesn't have a full charge, connect the device to power and leave it connected until the process is complete.

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    Products Affected
    iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

    When you opt to "Erase All Content and Settings," the process can take from a few minutes to several hours. The time this process takes will vary by iOS device:

    Devices that support hardware encryption: Erases user settings and information by removing the encryption key that protects the data. This process takes just a few minutes.
    Devices that overwrite memory: Overwrites user settings and information, writing a series of ones to the data partition. This process can take several hours, depending on the storage capacity of your iPhone or iPod touch. During this time, the device displays the Apple logo and a progress bar.

    Just wanted to seek your opinion as to whether this is current and complete info. Additionally, I would like to know this will be totally independent of my iPhone 4S since they are both synced with iTunes.

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    Back up your device first. The process happens on the device itself so it will not impact the PC you use to sync your devices to. But if you want your data back, do a complete backup before doing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AQ_OC View Post
    Back up your device first. The process happens on the device itself so it will not impact the PC you use to sync your devices to. But if you want your data back, do a complete backup before doing this.
    Will do. Thank you.
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    When I saw the word "sanitize" I immediately had the mental picture of wiping down the outside of the iPad to remove all marks and germs.
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    iPad 2 , iPhone 4, MBA 11"
    Yes, I have windows PCs as well! (too many to list)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhewson777 View Post
    When I saw the word "sanitize" I immediately had the mental picture of wiping down the outside of the iPad to remove all marks and germs.
    I thought the same, too!

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    Reckon I worked in the government too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamashooter View Post
    Reckon I worked in the government too long.
    I like how you termed it, because it really makes sense!! In my world, working in the Hospital Industry, it's only natural for me to think the other.

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    That's funny. Had you written my post I would have absolutely interpreted it the way I intended. Thanks for the work you do here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamashooter View Post
    That's funny. Had you written my post I would have absolutely interpreted it the way I intended. Thanks for the work you do here.
    Thank you also. Glad you joined our forum and hope you can get your iPad in new condition for your daughter! She'll love it!

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    for daughters better just give her ipad mini with newer tech cause shed learn faster while you can give the outdated apple 2 for the elder


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