How to Reset an iPhone to Factory Settings

Summary

Believe it or not, an iPhone iPad may also crash or lock up. To solve this kind of problem, a basic resetting could be a cure.

Kelly Woods

June 24, 2013

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Download this iTunes Alternative so that you can make use of it after reading this How to Reset an iPhone to Factory Settings guide.

As reclaimed by Apple geniuses, usually, an iPhone resetting will help you solve lots of problems like the (iOS) software crashes, screen locks up, some apps work improperly, etc. Beyond that, by resetting your iPhone, you can also wipe off the messes from the device.

If you're planning on selling your iPhone, you should always do a factory reset beforehand. Otherwise, the buyer will have access to all of the personal information that you have stored on the device. So this article is going to show you how to reset an iPhone in a minute.

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How to Reset Your iPhone

1. Hold the sleep/wake button at the top right of the device and the Home button at the bottom center at the same time.

How to Reset iPhone

How to Reset Your iPhone

2. Hold them both until you see the screen go black. In some cases, you may need to keep holding them even after the red power-off slider appears. If it appears, just keep holding it.

3. Wait until the silver Apple logo appears.

4. When this happens, you can let go - the iPhone is rebooting.

The Bottom Line

At this point, your iPhone will be inoperable for the next few minutes while it erases itself. Once it's done, you can restore it from a backup through your iTunes, and then use it as usual.

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