Restore iPad from iTunes

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Revision Date


October 2, 2019

Restoring devices within iTunes can resolve issues when receiving errors while trying to restore devices from within Configurator.

Works on

  • iPads (Staff/Student 1:1)
  • iPads (Shared)
  • iPads (Standard)

Step 1

Access iPad within iTunes

If Configurator is running, make sure to quit it by going to Apple Configurator 2 menu > Quit Apple Configurator 2.

  1. Connect one iPad to the Mac. Restoring devices with iTunes can only be done one-at-a-time.
  2. Launch iTunes from either the Dock or Macintosh HD > Applications > iTunes.
  3. Near the top-left of iTunesclick on the iPad device icon.

Step 2

Restore device

  1. To the right, click Restore iPad…
  2. Click Don’t Back Up.
  3. Click Restore.

iTunes will download the Operating System in the background so a progress bar may not appear for around 10-minutes.