In this tutorial we will be covering about the Reset and Erase content feature available on iPad 2. Press the Home button on your iPad and tap the settings icon available on the Home screen.

 Reset and Erase content on iPad 2

In the Settings page, navigate to Reset option. This would display the following list of options.

 Reset and Erase content on iPad 2

If you are planning to sell your iPad then don't forget to remove all your personal photos, documents and other files from your iPad. You can do this by tapping on the Erase All Content and Settingsoption.

And If you are facing problems with your iPad then probably you can the Reset All Settings option to see if that resolves the problem.

The Reset feature also provides users with the option for resetting only the Network Settings orKeyboard Dictionary or Home Screen Layout or Location Warnings. Depending upon the need you can choose these options. For example if you have problems in reconnecting to an already established network then you can reset the network settings and try again connecting with the network.

 Reset and Erase content on iPad 2

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A number of companies offer cases for the iPad 2 with keyboards built in. Walt Mossberg reviews four of these keyboard cases, including the Logitech Keyboard Case, the ZAGGfolio, the Kensington KeyFolio Pro, and the Belkin Keyboard Folio.

Although it's a smash hit, Apple's iPad isn't winning the hearts of users who find it difficult to type on its onscreen keyboard. And even for many who love their iPads for other things and can type shorter items on the screen, the lack of a physical keyboard has meant they still must turn to their laptops for intensive typing tasks.

One solution to this dilemma has been to carry a separate wireless keyboard. But that means carrying two things. So a number of companies offer protective cases for the iPad 2 with low-profile, but real, keyboards built right into their inner surfaces. These keyboards appear when you open the cases, which act as stands for the tablet while you type.

I've been testing four such iPad 2 combo keyboard cases, each of which lists for $100. I also took a look at a slightly different accessory, a new full-size $130 keyboard and stand for the iPad 2 that folds up and holds the tablet for carrying, though it doesn't cover or protect the screen.

Keyboard Cases for iPad 2


Belkin Keyboard Folio


Kensington KeyFolio Pro


Logitech Keyboard Case for iPad 2



If I were personally going to buy one of these, it would likely be the Logitech Keyboard Case for iPad 2, a thin, light and sturdy aluminum enclosure with a keyboard I liked. But this is a personal decision, involving the look and shape of the case, the feel of the keyboard and the angles at which they prop up the iPad. I strongly recommend going to a store and trying some before choosing one.

Though these rival cases differ, they all have certain things in common. They all make the beautiful, slim iPad 2 much bulkier and heavier. Also, the keyboards inside these cases require recharging after a few weeks or months, depending on how heavily they're used. And none comes with a charger. You have to charge them from a laptop, or by using the wall adapter that you use to charge the iPad itself, or another USB-compatible charger.

In addition, these cases only work well for typing when you place them on a flat surface. And I found they make it clumsier to hold the iPad for reading. They have special keys for such things as replicating the iPad's home button; searching; volume; copy, cut and paste; and controlling music and video playback. Most also switch the iPad's screen on and off when you open or close them. Finally, with each keyboard, you have to perform a simple, one-time Bluetooth "pairing" process with the iPad the first time you use them.

Here are some features and downsides to the cases and keyboards I tested.

Logitech Keyboard Case for iPad 2

This is the simplest of the keyboard cases I tested. It's just a thin, rigid aluminum tray with a recessed keyboard in the bottom. To use it as a carrying case, you snap your iPad 2 into the tray, where it's held tight by rubbery pads in the corners that keep the screen from touching the keyboard. You can still charge the iPad while it's in the case. When you're ready to type, you remove the iPad 2 and stand it up in a groove above the top row of keys, in either a horizontal or vertical position.

This case is the only one I tried that doesn't completely cover the iPad 2. It uses the tablet's aluminum back as a part of its protection. I found it to be lighter, thinner and yet sturdier than the others. I also liked the feel of its keyboard and found the angle at which it held the iPad to be excellent. The product was developed by a small company called Zagg, which made a similar case for the original iPad. Logitech is coming out later this month with a version for the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet.


Zagg also has come out with its own new design for the iPad 2, a hard-plastic wraparound case that completely covers the tablet. The iPad snaps inside the top cover, and the cover, when opened, tilts forward to allow the tablet to nestle into a groove in a keyboard that is almost identical to that of the Logitech. One difference: The folio allows the iPad 2 to be used only in horizontal mode while in the case.

Keyboard cases provide a physical keyboard, but make the iPad 2 bulkier and heavier. They also need recharging after a few weeks or months, depending how they're used.

The first units of the folio, which came out in July, had a defective closure. That has been fixed and the company is offering to replace the early units. I tested the revised version and it closes tightly. The folio comes in a variety of colors, as does its removable keyboard—the only removable keyboard I tested. This case also had the best-aligned cutouts for the iPad 2's buttons and ports of the wraparound models tested.

Kensington KeyFolio Pro

This is a soft-plastic case that, like the Zagg, stores the iPad 2 inside the top lid and places the keyboard inside the bottom lid. It has no latch, and doesn't switch the iPad screen on and off. The Kensington differs from the others in that it has a swivel mechanism that allows the iPad 2 to be used vertically or horizontally while tucked into the top cover. However, I found the angle at which it placed the screen to be too straight for comfortable viewing while typing. And, in vertical mode, I found the screen was a bit wobbly. I liked the feel of the keyboard, but it was the only wraparound that lacked dedicated buttons for copy, cut and paste.

Belkin Keyboard Folio

This is another soft plastic wraparound model, but I found it too complicated and bulky. It tucks the keyboard under the top flap that holds the iPad 2, so you can use it as just a stand. But this made it thick and, to my eye, odd-looking, when closed. On the plus side, it offers multiple angles, though it only allows horizontal use of the iPad.

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I found the keyboard more cramped than those on the others. I also found the iPad hardest to insert and remove on the Belkin, and the holes for the ports and buttons to be the least aligned.

Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard

This isn't actually a case and it doesn't protect the screen at all. Instead, its main selling point is that, unlike the others, it packs in a full-size keyboard that protrudes beyond the iPad's dimensions via a clever design. The keyboard is hinged in the middle and folds out from beneath a hard-plastic cradle that holds the iPad 2 face up and allows access to all the ports and buttons. When the keyboard unfolds, it raises the iPad into a standing position, in horizontal orientation. It probably will appeal most to people just carrying an iPad around the office or home. It costs $130, and, to protect the screen, you'd have to shell out another $40 for Apple's own screen cover. It will be unveiled next week and available in September.

Bottom line: You don't need either a case or a keyboard to use an iPad 2, but if you want both in one package, there are plenty of choices.

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A few hours back, Apple released iOS 4.3.5 for iPhone, iPad and iPodtouch. We mentioned that devices susceptible to the Limera1n bootrom exploit will be able to be jailbroken on iOS 4.3.5. Following is the guide on how to jailbreak iOS 4.3.5 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using redsn0w.

Prominent member of the iPhone Dev Team, MuscleNerd has also confirmed that it is indeed possible to jailbreak iOS 4.3.5. It is going to be a tethered jailbreak, meaning that whenever it is required for you to reboot  your device, it has to been connected to the computer for a tethered boot. Otherwise, it will just get stuck on the Apple logo and won’t boot up until and unless you boot tethered using a computer and the very same redsn0w software you used to jailbreak it. So the files that you download for the jailbreak are to be kept safe as those very same files, the iOS 4.3.5 ipsw and redsn0w for your Windows or Mac machine, will also be used to boot tethered. Keep in mind that this procedure does not work on the iPad 2.

A word of advice for our friends who rely on a software unlock for their iPhones. You must not, we repeat, must not upgrade to iOS 4.3.5 or even iOS 4.3.4 for that matter. Your baseband will be upgraded and you shall not be able to use cellular services on iOS 4.3.5. Stay away from stock firmware.

Jailbreak iOS 4.3.5 Tethered on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch:

Step 1: Download both iOS 4.3.4 and iOS 4.3.5 ipsw for your iDevice. You will need the iOS 4.3.4 ipsw.

Step 2: Download the latest public version of iTunes, followed by downloading the recently released redsn0w 0.9.8 beta 4 for both Windows and Mac.

Step 3: Extract the redsn0w folder. Launch redsn0w on your computer. If you are running Windows 7 or Vista, make sure to do the following procedure before you run redsn0w.

  • Right click on redsn0w.exe and click on Properties
  • Go to the Compatibility tab
  • Check Run this program in compatibility mode for and select Windows XP Service Pack 3 from the drop down menu
  • Check Run this program as an administrator down in the Privilege Level.
  • Click Apply followed by Ok
Step 4: Once redsn0w loads up. Browse for the iOS 4.3.4 ipsw that you previously downloaded. Yes, to jailbreak iOS 4.3.5, you need to point redsn0w to iOS 4.3.4 ipsw.
Step 5: Redsn0w now begins to identify the ipsw. Once done, it takes you to a screen where you have several boxes to check. First and foremost, check Install Cydia. You may also choose to enable Battery Percentage and Multitasking Gestures.
Step 6: Upon clicking next, redsn0w now instructs you to power off your device and connect it to the computer. From here when you click next, it will show instructions on how to put your device in DFU mode. Follow these instructions carefully:
  • Press and hold the Power button for around three seconds
  • Press and hold both the Power and Home buttons for up to 10 seconds
  • Release Power button but keep on holding Home button until redsn0w starts injecting the Limera1n bootrom exploit.
Step 7: Once the device is in DFU mode, leave it up to redsn0w to work its magic. Sit back and watch redsn0w jailbreak iOS 4.3.5 on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Boot iOS 4.3.5 tethered after jailbreak:
Step 1: So once you have successfully done the jailbreak, you need to boot your freshly jailbroken device tethered. Connect it to your computer and power it off.
Step 2: Launch redsn0w once again and select the iOS 4.3.4 ipsw.
Step 3: Uncheck Install Cydia and any other options you may have previously checked. Now only check Just boot tethered right now.
Step 4: Follow the above mentioned instructions to put your device in DFU mode.
Step 5: If the instructions have been followed as they are meant to be, you’ll see redsn0w starts to work on its on again. At this moment, your device shall be displaying a pineapple in place of the Apple logo that appears at start up. Within 2 minutes, your device will be fully booted, tethered on jailbroken iOS 4.3.5.
Download iOS 4.3.5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Download iOS 4.3.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
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Download iTunes 10.4 for Windows and Mac
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