How to Hard Reset or Force Reset your iPad 9

in this post, you will learn How to hard reset your iPad 9 for Free to securely erase information from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and factory reset your device. Is the iPad not responding? If pressing the buttons or using the on-screen menu items doesn’t work, performing a hard reset or “Factory Data Reset” of your iPad 9 is an easy way to “Force restart” your iPad.

Apple iPad 9 “Apple iPad 9th Gen, Apple iPad (9th generation), Models: A2603, A2604 (Global)” Hard resetting tool requires the same-way combination depending on the model. This SamsungOneUi guide will teach you how to fully factory data reset a locked iPad 9 and what to do if you can’t Force Reset your iPad.

iPad (9th generation)

This is the 9th generation of iPad. It was announced at Apple’s ‘California Streaming’ event on 14 September 2021 and released the same day.

This is the 9th generation of iPad. It was announced at Apple’s ‘California Streaming’ event on 14 September 2021 and released the same day.

Application processor

The iPad (9th generation) makes use of the Apple A13 Bionic SoC.


There are two variants:

  • iPad (9th generation) WiFi (iPad12,1)
  • iPad (9th generation) WiFi+Cellular (iPad12,2)


  • Display: 10.2″ (260 mm) 2160×1620 LED-backlit IPS display at 264 ppi with a 4:3 aspect ratio (Retina Display)
  • Size: 9.8 inches (250.6 mm) (height) x 6.8 inches (174.1 mm) (width) x 0.29 inches (7.5 mm) (depth)
  • Color: Silver, Space Gray.
  • Battery: Built‐in 32.4‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery, Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching video.
  • Weight: iPad12,1 model 1.07 pounds (487 grams), iPad12,2 model 1.09 pounds (498 grams)
  • Storage: 64 or 256 GB.
  • Wireless:
    •  ? LTE Baseband Chipset (iPad12,2 only)
    • Wi-Fi: (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO.
  • Voice Assistant: Siri
  • Rear camera: 8.0 MP, Five Element Lens, video stabilization (1080p and 720p), HDR, ƒ/2.4 aperture.
  • Front camera: 12 MP, 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps, ƒ/2.4 aperture (FaceTime HD Camera).
  • SIM Card: Nano-SIM (supports Apple SIM), eSIM.
  • Connector: Lightning Connector

Before Hard Reset or flashing your iPad 9

Before flashing, please make a iPhone, iPad backup of important data
Before flashing, please make an iPhone or iPad backup of important data.
  • Before flashing, please make a backup of important data, or check “keep user data for flashing” to prevent loss of important data.
  • Please make sure that the “Find My iPad” or “Activation lock is not enabled” on the iPad 9 mobile device, or that you know the ID lock account number and password, otherwise, the device may not be activated after flashing.
  • After the device is upgraded to the beta version of iPadOS 15.7-16, it will no longer be able to downgrade to the “Apple has turned off verification” firmware version, even if the SHSH was backed up with 3uTools before, it cannot be downgraded.
  • After the device is upgraded to the iPadOS 15.7-16 version, if you want to downgrade to another “Apple has not turned off verification” version, it is not recommended to check “Keep user data for flashing machine“. 3uTools classifies and backs up the data and performs a new flash, and then classifies and restores the data after success.

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How do I Hard Reset my iPad 9?

How to Hard Reset or Force Reset your iPad 9

You can hard reset your iPad using different methods. Each of them involves several steps. Let’s take a look at each of these methods and the steps to implement them:

Force Restart (Reset)

How to Force Restart (Reset) iPads
How to Force Restart (Reset) iPads

If your iPad doesn’t have the Home button, do the following:

  1. Press and quickly release the volume button nearest to the top button.
    Force Restart (Reset) iPads (No Home button Model)
  2. Press and quickly release the volume button farthest from the top button.
  3. Press and hold the top button.
  4. When the Apple logo appears, release the top button.

Force Restart (Reset) iPad (Home button models)

Press and hold the Top Button and the Home Button at the same time to continue. Wait for the Apple logo to appear before releasing the button.

Force Restart (Reset) iPad (Home button models)

For older devices, press and hold the Home button at the same time as the Sleep/Wake button. Let go when the Apple logo appears on the screen.

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Soft Reset

As we said earlier, consider the factory reset method only if the forced reboot fails. Keep in mind that a factory reset will completely erase all content from your device. These include your photo, contact, and all forms of media.

Therefore, before performing a hard reset, make sure to back up your important files.

To perform a factory reset using your iPad, go to Settings and tap your Apple ID. You can find this at the top of the menu. This section also includes your name and picture if you have uploaded one.

How to (Soft) Factory Reset iPads Model
How to (Soft) Factory Reset iPads Model?
  1. Enter your password and click Sign In.
  2. On the other hand, older iPads may not require this step.
  3. Look for iCloud in the menu and tap it. Go to iCloud Backup and slide it to “On“. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Backup Now.
  4. Be sure to connect to a Wi-Fi network before starting the backup process.
  5. Wait for the backup to complete, then tap iCloud to return to the iCloud settings page. Click Apple ID in the upper left corner to return to the Apple ID page. Tap Settings and then scroll down to General.
  6. Scroll down to Reset at the bottom of the menu. Tap Erase all content and settings at the top of the screen. Enter the passcode, then tap Erase iPad.

Then set up the phone again as when you first bought the phone.

Factory data Reset with iTunes

How to Factory Reset iPhone or iPad with iTunes
How to Factory Reset iPhone or iPad with iTunes
  1. First, you need to Download and install the latest iTunes To perform a factory reset via iTunes, the first thing you need to do is back up your data.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer. Wait for iTunes to open. If not, open it manually.
  3. At the top of the window, check the icons and click on your iPad.
  4. Search for this computer and then click Back up now. Wait a few minutes for the backup to complete.
  5. Go to the top of the screen again and click on your iPad in iTunes. Look for Restore iPad and then click to reset. You will have to wait about 15 to 20 minutes for the process to complete.
  6. Next, you need to consider putting your phone into recovery mode.
  7. Then Connect your iPad to your computer using a USB cable. The USB cable will ensure that iTunes is running during the process.
  8. Then click on the “Restore” tab and wait for downloading the firmware, after the firmware downloading completes again same progress, and wait a few minutes for your firmware to restore completely and successfully.

Follow the steps to force restart. After that, wait for the iTunes prompt and then follow the message.

After restoring your iPad, you can load the latest backup using iTunes. Simply connect your phone to your computer and launch iTunes. Click Restore Backup and select the backup you want to load and restore.

Hard Reset with 3uTools

How does Hard Reset your iPhone, iPad with 3uTools
How does Hard Reset your iPhone or iPad with 3uTools?

3uTools now supports the upgrade of the iPad 9 with iPadOS 15.7-16 beta versions. Users who want to Upgrade or Factory Reset the experience of the iPadOS 15.7-16 version can refer to the following tutorial to hard reset or upgrade iPadOS versions.

Step 1: First download and install the latest version of 3uTools, and connect the mobile device to the computer with a data cable; click the “Flash Jailbreak” above to enter the “One-key Flash” interface, and the firmware will be automatically matched if the connection is successful.

Step 2: Select the iPadOS version you want to flash in the flashable version, click “Flash Now“, and 3uTools will automatically download the firmware and flash it for you.

If you have downloaded the firmware, you can click “Import” and then click “Flash Now“; if you don’t want the device data to be cleared, please check the option “Keep User Data for Flash“.

Step 3: Next, the flashing will be carried out automatically. During the process, keep the data cable connected and wait for the flashing to complete. After flashing is completed your iPad 9 has been Hard reset Successfully, and the mobile device will automatically power on.

Step 4: After the mobile device is turned on, click “Automatic activation” and “Skip wizard“. You can also activate it manually on the device. If it is a data flashing machine, no activation is required.

An iPad 9 mobile device with an activation lock needs to enter an Apple ID to activate it. If it is to activate your iPad 9, the device needs to insert a SIM card.

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Also, you can reset these Models:

if you have using apple devices like; iPhone, iPad, or iPod then you can easily full factory data reset with a guide via iTunes, 3uTools, Force Reset, Force Restart, or officially Factory data reset these models:

iPhone: iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, Pro Max, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, Pro Max, iPhone SE 2, SE 3, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus.

iPad: iPad Pro 5/4/3/2/1 (12.9), iPad Pro 5/4/3 (11), iPad Pro 2 (10.5), iPad /iPad Pro/iPad 2018/(9.7), iPad 2019, iPad 9/8, iPad Air 5/4/3, iPad mini 6/5.


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