If you sell or regift your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch you need to erase all of your data, and reset it to the way it came out of the box. Earlier we looked at how to reset your iDevice’s Settings if you’re having WiFi or battery problems. That’s a troubleshooting step, and it retains all of your apps and data.
Back Up First
If you plan on getting a new Apple device and want to restore your apps and data, make sure to back it up on your computer using iTunes. Or if you want to start out fresh, make sure you’re data is backed up to iCloud, or even Dropbox.
Erase and Reset iPad
Apple makes it easy to reset your device. From the Home Screen go to Settings >> General and scroll down the page and tap the Reset button.
On the iPad you’ll get to confirmation messages that you want to erase it and restore to factory settings.
Your device will restart while your data is erased and everything is reset to factory default. When the new owner gets it, they’ll need to go through the initial setup process. Which includes connecting to WiFi and setting up their iTunes account.
After that they’ll be presented with a fresh iOS device. I have to say, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a fresh, clean Home Screen on an iPad!