Sometimes it is necessary to wipe a device. This could be caused by several reasons. For example: You've pushed a DEP Profile to a device that's already gone through the setup assistant. This device will need a wipe before the DEP Profile can be pushed.
Devices can be wiped in several ways:
- With Apple Configurator
- On the device itself
- In the Xinca Management System (XMS) Device overview
Wiping the device using Apple Configurator
When using Apple Configurator 2 to wipe a device you'll need to connect your device to a Mac. When you see your device in Apple Configurator, right-click it and go to Advanced > Erase all Content and Settings:
Wiping the device using the device itself
It is possible to wipe a device using only the device itself by going to the Settings App > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings:
Note: If you do not see this option it's possible this is disabled within a restriction profile. Navigate to the restriction profile and see if Allow the use of the 'Erase All Content And Settings' setting" is checked off.
Wiping the device in Xinca Management System (XMS)
It's possible to wipe a device only using XMS, this is done with the Wipe device option when viewing a device in XMS. Here you have the option to clear the Activation Lock when you're wiping the device: