Today we will start the new topic, how to reset iPhone back to factory setting. So, lets the blog without wasting your time. The dreaded memory wipe occurs at some point during a device’s life. This could be because you’re parting ways with the company. And want to make sure it’s free of any personal information.
It might also be that it’s old and creaky, and it’s laboring under the weight of its years. And also, it’s in dire need of a new lease on life. A factory reset is a good alternative in those situations. It is, however, a nuclear option. So, if done incorrectly, you risk losing all of your data and, in the worst-case scenario, breaking your iPhone.
There are two ways to reset your iPhone: the right way and the wrong way. We’ll walk you through all you need to know to avoid losing anything. Including how to back up your important data before you start.
Is your iPhone stuck or unresponsive? Follow our instructions on how to reset an iPhone to get it back up and running. Even if a factory reset doesn’t solve your problem, you should check out our troubleshooting guide. Because there are numerous actions you may take to address problems with your iPhone.
Why do I Need to Reset my iPhone?
If your iPhone or iPad is acting up and you’ve tried everything else, a full reset may be essential though you should try rebooting your device first (see the link above).
If your phone keeps crashing or freezing, or if you can’t figure out what’s wrong with it, a factory reset can help. Modern electrical equipment is complex, and they can get themselves into a bit of a tangle from time to time.
Problems that cause a device to get stuck in a loop, appear sluggish, or generally hinder performance can be resolved by resetting and erasing it. If you’re selling your iPhone (or giving it to a family member or acquaintance), make sure you remove all of the important information on it.
If you don’t, a shady buyer could acquire access to your social media profiles, financial information. And even personal images and videos, allowing them to snoop through your intimate moments or take your identity.
Procedure to Reset iPhone Back to Factory Setting
Step 1: Prepare your iPhone by Backing up First
When you sign in with your Apple ID, iCloud is now turned on by default. To choose what to back up,
- First, you need to go to Settings.
- And then put [Your Name].
- Then click on the option of iCloud or go to the Settings option.
- And then click on the iCloud in some previous versions of iOS, and turn on the items you want to save.
Because the factory reset will wipe everything, we recommend backing up practically everything. Especially your Photos, Mail, Contacts, and Notes.
After you’ve turned on your picks, scroll down to iCloud Backup.
Turn it on (if it isn’t already), and tap Back Up Now. Keep in mind that you’ll need to be connected to Wi-Fi and that the backup may take some time.
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Step 2: Access the Reset Menu
- When seeing the home screen, hit the main Settings icon.
- Select General from the resulting menu.
- And then tap the Reset option at the bottom of the page.
Step 3: Factory reset your iPhone
You’re ready to execute a factory reset once you’re sure you’ve backed up your iPad or iPhone. This will totally wipe your device, which is why you should make a backup first.
- Go to the Settings option.
- And then click on the option of General.
- After that, click on the option of Reset and then select Erase All Content and Settings to reset your iPhone or iPad.
- If you have an iCloud backup set up, iOS will prompt you to upgrade it to avoid losing any unsaved data.
- We recommend that you take our advice and tap Back Up Then Erase.
- You’ll get a warning box after typing in your passcode (if you’ve set one) with the option to Erase iPhone (or iPad) in red. This should be tapped.
- To confirm the action, you’ll need to enter your Apple ID password. The gadget will be wiped and returned to the original setup screen that you saw the first time you used it.
- Depending on whether you’ve updated to macOS Catalina or not, you can also completely reset your iPhone or iPad using iTunes or Finder.
- You should notice a ‘Restore iPhone’ button when you plug in your iOS device, which will completely reset the device.
Now is the time to sell your iPhone or iPad.
Step 4: Restore your iPhone
Check to see if your phone has been restored to its original factory settings once the reset procedure is completed – this could take several minutes.
If everything is set up successfully, the iOS Setup Assistant will appear when you restart your computer.
After your iPhone has been factory reset, you’ll need to log in and set it up from scratch. The prompts will ask if you wish to restore using your iCloud account, set up an entirely new phone without any of your previous settings, or restore your old files onto the phone using iTunes and a PC.
Skip to the last page of this post if you want to know what each of the iPhone Reset choices means. Continue reading if you wish to use iTunes to do a factory reset.
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How to Restore an iPhone
If you want to keep using your phone after you’ve wiped the contents, you can restore the content from your backup. Here’s how to do it:
via iCloud Backup
After you’ve finished the factory reset, you’ll need to start over with the setup of your iPhone:
- Start the iPhone and enter your information, including your WiFi password, until you reach the page asking how you wish to ‘Set Up iPhone.’
- You now have three options: Set Up as a New iPhone, Restore from iCloud Backup, or Restore from iTunes Backup.
- Choose Restore from iCloud Backup and you’ll be asked to enter your iCloud account information.
- Your iPhone will begin restoring all of your data once you’ve completed this and agreed to the terms and conditions.
If you have a lot of backups or a slow internet connection, this will take a long time, so don’t do it if you’re in a rush. Your iPhone will reboot after the backup is complete, and it will then begin the larger task of downloading all of your apps.
via iTunes or Finder Backup
Follow the steps up to the ‘Set Up iPhone’ page, then select Restore from iTunes, just as we did with the iCloud instructions.
- Connect to iTunes will be prompted, then put in your iPhone and you’ll get a screen on iTunes with the option to restore a backup.
- When you click Continue, your iPhone will be immediately set up, with the apps restored from your iTunes backup.
- When it’s finished, your system will be thoroughly cleaned. Hopefully, whatever issues you were having before will be resolved.
- If you upgrade to macOS Catalina, iTunes will no longer be available, but Finder will perform the functions listed above. In that application, follow the same instructions.
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