Can I return my iPad to "Factory Settings"?

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    Hi again,
    I am thinking of selling my iPad 2 on eBay but I don't want all of my personal stuff left on there.
    Is there a sort of "One click does it all" thing or is it a case of going through everything piece by piece and deleting all my files individually?
    Cheers for any info,
    Steve
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    Just go into settings, then select General and right near the bottom you will find the Reset options. You can put it back to factory default from there.
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    You may want to back ip your iPad with iTunes on your computer and do the restore to factory settings from there. This way you can use the backup to set up a replacement iPad.
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    Here are some screenshots illustrating this method.

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    Thanks for the excellent replies, guys.
    I have already saved all of my docs, photos etc but I just want to make sure that the new owner won't be able to get hands on my bank details and user names, pass words etc. I think I'll just use option one and use settings. I may even reset it 3 or 4 times just to be sure, lol
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    Once is good enough. There isn't any way for a new owner to recover your data if you erase your iPad.

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