This guide will show you how to factory reset iPhone. Factory reset is a feature on major phone distribution that is very useful. With factory reset you will get your phone back to its previous setting just like when you first bought the phone.
To factory reset iPhone is a simple tasks that you just need few clicks to achieve. We have made this guide easy and even included all the steps in a screenshot so that it will even make more sense to you. Now lets dive into this and learn how to do this.
How to factory reset iPhone
We will advise that you run a full backup of your files before you start because the factory reset will erase everything in your iPhone.
Step 1. Go to Settings and click on General. See below screenshot for reference.
Step 2. Click on Transfer or reset phone. See below screenshot for reference.
Step 3. Click on Erase all content and settings. See below screenshot for reference.
Step 4. Click Continue. See below screenshot for reference.
Step 5. Now enter your passcode. See below screenshot for reference.
Step 6. This is the last stage. Be sure to conclude with your decision to factory reset your iPhone as this is irreversible. If you backup up your file successfully then you should proceed.
Step 7. That’s all. Your iPhone is back to its factory settings and probably all errors on the phone must have gone at this time.
Use a computer to erase iPhone
You can also use a Mac or Windows PC to erase all data and settings from your iPhone, restore iPhone to factory settings, and install the latest version of iOS. This post is not for how to use computer but lets get you into doing this also with computer in few steps.
- Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB or USB-C cable.
- You may also need an adapter.
- Turn on your iPhone.
- On a Mac (macOS 10.15 or later): Click the Finder icon in the Dock to open a Finder window, click the iPhone button in the Finder sidebar (below Locations), click General at the top of the window, then click Restore iPhone.
- On a Mac (macOS 10.14 or earlier) or a Windows PC: Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes (see the Apple Support article Update to the latest version of iTunes). Open iTunes, click the iPhone button near the top left of the iTunes window, click Summary, then click Restore iPhone.
The above are the steps you will need to take to get your iPhone to its factory settings. It will make everything look like it was when you first bought it. The good thing about factory reset iPhone is that you can get back all your photos and everything you backup easily once you login to your iCloud account. Thanks for reading and do share to your friends if you find this helpful.