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iPad Tutorial Of The Day – How To Restore Your iPad – 06/28/10

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I am writing a great new ebook all about the Apple iPad and it is so exciting that I wanted to share some excerpts with you along the way. This tutorial explains how to Restore your iPad to its originals settings. You may need to do this if you are experiencing some problems with your iPad or if you want to sell it. This Restore function will remove all your data and apps so it is a good way to protect you from identity theft. Here’s how you do it.

Go To iTunes

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Connect your iPad to your Mac computer and go to iTunes. Go to the Summary page for your iPad and you will see the above menu, or very similar. Under the Version heading you need to select Restore.

Confirmation

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A message will then appear on screen, asking if you really do want to do this. If you are certain that you do, just click on Restore once again.

Important Information

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Another standard message will appear on screen, this one is explaining what version of iPhone OS will be used to restore the iPad. Just click on Next.

License Agreement

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The License Agreement text menu pops up, just select Agree.

Downloading

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iTunes will then start downloading the Restore software from iTunes, this usually takes around 10 minutes.

Preparation

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Once it has downloaded this software it then automatically goes straight to Preparing iPad software for restore.

Restoring

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Another menu pops up and you can check the progress of the Restore.

Verification

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Your iPad with then need to verify the iPad software, this is usually carried out quite quickly.

Restore

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As the iPad comes to the end of the verification process the blue bar changes to a broken blue/white line, as above.

Firmware

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The final menu you will see within iTunes will state Restoring iPad Firmware. That’s it your iPad will now be restored to the original factory settings. You will need to reconnect your iPad to iTunes, to start using it again, just as you would of done when you first opened your iPad.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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