How To Factory Reset iPhone

Waftr's Quick Answer to Reset iPhone or iPad

1. Go to settings and click General
2. Click Reset and select Erase all
3. Type Apple passcode
4. Choose Erase iPhone or Erase iPad option in Red.

Planning to reset your iPhone? Modern electronic devices like Android, Apple can be very complicated and can get themselves into a bit of a lagging state from time to time. Resetting or wiping your device can clear out the problems that cause the device to get stuck in a tab, behave sluggishly or otherwise alter its performance. It's not a guarantee, but you'd be shocked to see how many times it does work.

When to Factory Reset iPhone?

If your iOS is acting weird or you are having trouble with your device, a factory reset might solve the issue. A factory reset can help you resolve issues with your iPhone or iPad if it's getting slower or freezing, or going through problems you can't identify technically.

Backup iPhone data before Reset

But before resetting your iPhone device, there are some steps you should follow-

  • Backup is something you might want in case you are going to erase your device completely due to some bug or glitch. You can use iClouds or iTunes for backup. For iCloud backup, follow these steps- Settings > iCloud > Backup.
Backup iPhone
  • But what to do if you reset your device and forgot to take backup. Do not panic, there is still a chance that your device might have backed up to cloud. How to find out? Go to settings, select iClouds, click the Storage option, and wait as it loads the Manage Storage option. Tap on it. Each iOS device has 5GB storage for backups, so it should show you previous backups for different apps or files. One of the backups should say that it is this iPhone or iPad. Click on that and you will be able to see what is, and isn't being backed up. You can actually turn on and off the things so that they don't take up your full 5GB. Or if you want, more storage, then you would have to spend a few more pounds.

Steps to Reset your iPhone

Now comes the resetting part. You can follow these steps to reset your iPhone quickly and safely. This method will work for iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone X, iPhone S, and other versions too.

  1. To reset your iPhone or iPad or any iOS device, go to Settings, then General, click Reset and then select Erase All Content and Settings.

    Reset All settings
  2. It will ask you for your apple passcode if you had set one; a warning box will appear, asking you if you want to Erase iPhone (or iPad) in red colors. Tap on this.

    Erase iPhone
  3. To confirm the action, it will ask you for your Apple ID passcode then it will erase iPad or iPhone and everything of its storage and will go back to the initial setup screen you saw when you first bought the device.
  4.  When you plug your iOS device in, you would be able to see a 'Restore iPhone' button, click on it and that will fully reset your device.


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