Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to perform a factory reset on your iPhone:
Backup your data
Before you proceed with the factory reset, it’s crucial to back up your data.You can do this using iCloud or iTunes (on a computer). This backup will allow you to restore your data and settings after the reset is complete.
- To back up with iCloud, go to “Settings” > [Your Name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup, then tap “Back Up Now.”
- To back up with iTunes, connect your iPhone to your computer, open iTunes, select your device, and click “Back Up Now.”
Sign out of iCloud and iTunes
- On your iPhone, go to “Settings” > [Your Name].
- Scroll down and tap “Sign Out.” Enter your
AppleID password when prompted.
- After signing out, go back to “Settings” and scroll down to “iTunes & App Store,” then tap your Apple ID and select “Sign Out.”
Erase all content and settings
- Go to “Settings” > General.
- Scroll down and tap “Reset.”
- Select “Erase All Content and Settings.”
Confirm the reset
You will be prompted to enter your device passcode. After entering it, you will receive a warning message about erasing all content and settings. Confirm the action by tapping “Erase iPhone.”
Wait for the reset to complete
The factory reset process may take a few minutes to complete. Your iPhone will display the Apple logo and a progress bar. Once the process is finished, your iPhone will boot up like a new device.
Set up your iPhone as new or restore from backup
Now that your iPhone is back to its factory settings, you can set it up as a new device or restore your data from your previously created backup.
- To set it up as a new device, follow the on-screen instructions and configure your iPhone with your preferred settings.
- To restore from a backup, during the initial setup process, choose “Restore from iCloud Backup” or “Restore from
iTunes Backup” and follow the prompts.