How to Factory Reset iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus

Want to factory reset iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus but don’t know how? Read on this guide to learn how to reset iPhone 7 to factory settings with 3 different yet simple methods.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Sep. 28, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 28, 2018
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Reset iPhone to factory settings is the all-in-one solution for many system problems including unnecessary reboot, frozen during update, crashing, some hardware not working, and others. Also, when you get ready to sell your device or switch to a new iPhone XS (Max)/XR, it is quit necessary and important to safeguard your personal data by factory resetting iPhone.

However, since every generation iPhone has its own features and innovative design, the steps to do the factory reset job is also different. And in this guide, we will focus on how to factory reset iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, three methods will be offered here.

PhoneRescue – Factory Reset iPhone 7

PhoneRescue can help you factory reset your iPhone/iPad, and fix any type of breakdown, like stuck on white Apple logo, continuous reboot loop, or black screen, etc. Beyond fixing iOS errors, recover your accidentally lost data as well.

The two traditional ways (Method 1 and Method 2) to factory reset iPhone will erase all your data and settings on device. So, you’d better make a full backup of your iPhone before trying these two methods. Or you can move to Method 3 to factory reset iPhone 7 without erasing anything, even without iTunes.

Method 1. How to Reset iPhone 7 to Factory Settings without Computer

If you don’t have a computer by your side and your iPhone still works, try this method to reset iPhone 7 to factory settings without a computer.

Step 1 Go to Settings on your iPhone 7 > Tap on General.

Step 2 Scroll down and choose Reset > Tap on Erase All Content and Settings option > Enter your passcode if you have set one > Tap on Erase iPhone to confirm.

How to Factory Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus with Settings

How to Factory Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus with Settings

Method 2. How to Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus to Factory Settings with iTunes

To factory reset iPhone 7 with iTunes, you have to make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes on your computer. In addition, you need to go to Settings > choose [your name] > iCloud > Turn off Find My iPhone.

Step 1 Open iTunes on your computer > Connect your device to the computer.

Step 2 Choose the device icon on the top-left screen of iTunes > Click on Restore [device] button.

How to Factory Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus with iTunes – Step 2

How to Factory Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus with iTunes – Step 2

Step 3 Confirm your restore by clicking the Restore button again. After the process completes, it will restart automatically and you can set it up as new.

Method 3. How to Reset iPhone 7 to Factory Settings without iTunes

If you do factory reset of your iPhone 7 is just for fixing some system errors, such as run slowly, get stuck in block screen, white screen, keep restarting, app keeps crashing, etc. then here’s a time-saving and simple way – PhoneRescue for iOS to help you resolve these problems even without erasing anything on your iPhone.

PhoneRescue for iOS helps you fix your iPhone and iPad from any type of breakdown, like continuous reboot loop, stuck on white Apple logo, block screen as well other update errors. With it, you can easily repair your iPhone iPad at home in just a simple click, no need to waste money on a repair store. More than anything, it resolves all the problems without erasing a single byte from your device. All data and settings on your iPhone iPad will be kept 100% secure. Now, let’s check the simple steps to factory reset iPhone 7/7 Plus without iTunes & data loss.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer (or click the Download button below directly) > Open it.

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone 7 to the computer with its USB cable > Click on iOS Repair Tools mode > Click on Right Arrow at the bottom right corner to continue.

How to Factory Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus without iTunes – Step 2

How to Factory Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3 Choose Advanced Mode > Follow the steps as the screenshot shows to turn your device to Recovery Mode. If the access failed, try again.

How to Factory Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus without iTunes – Step 3

How to Factory Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus without iTunes – Step 3

Step 4 After entering Recovery mode, click “Download” button to download the firmware for your iOS device > Once the download completes, it will repair your iOS device to normal automatically.

How to Factory Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus without iTunes – Step 4

How to Factory Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus without iTunes – Step 4

Besides fixing iOS issues, PhoneRescue for iOS also powerful enough to help users recover lost or deleted data, including photos, messages, contacts, notes as well as other up to 31 iOS file types.

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to reset iPhone 7/7 Plus to factory settings. And we highly suggest Method 3 to help you complete the job if you just want to fix some iOS system errors, as it won’t wipe anything on your device. If you find this guide useful, just share it to help more iPhone 7 users.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.