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How to Restore iPad or iPhone to Factory Settings after Jailbreak

A user Cheryl sent us a question below:

“Will my iPad work if I restore it after jailbreak? And how to restore to factory settings? Thanks”


Well, you will no longer have to worry about voiding your hardware warranty or forfeiting Apple’s in-warranty technical support or facing unwanted issues after jailbreaking your device. It is possible to regain the warranty status or remove existing jailbreak tweaks on your iDevice by simply restoring it to factory settings. Here is how.


1. Ensure the latest version of iTunes is installed on your device.
2. Back up important data on the device via iTunes to prevent data loss, as the restoration process will erase all data on the device.
3. Turn off Find my iPhone feature as follows: go to Settings > iCloud and tap the Find My iPhone On/Off toggle to disable it. This will also disable Activation Lock.
4. NOTE: Restoring the device from backup via iCloud could be a time-consuming process, as it depends on the amount of data stored (backed up) on the device as well as the internet connection speed.

How to Restore Your Jailbroken iOS Device to Factory Settings

1. Connect your iOS device to the computer.
2. Select your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch when it appears in iTunes (next to iTunes Store button in the top right corner).
3. Click on the Restore button in the Summary tab.
4. iTunes will prompt if you’re sure you want to restore your iOS device to factory settings. Click the Restore button.
5. After your iOS device is restored to factory settings, it will restart.
6. You’ll see the “Hello” screen with a “Slide to set up” slider. Follow the on-screen instructions to setup the iOS device. You can set up your device as new device or restore from the backup taken previously. If your iOS device has cellular service, it will activate after you restore.

The cellular service on the device will be activated once the restoration process completes.If you want to recover lost data from iOS device, you may get the help of Dr.Fone from Wondershare.Feel free to drop in a line in the comments if you have any questions.