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3 Best Options to Factory Reset iPhone

Although performing a factory reset of your smartphone may not sound ideal - it essentially wipes your device of any and all personal settings and data you've acquired through the years - it's occasionally necessary when troubleshooting your device for software errors or when retaining your private information is of the utmost importance, such as during a sales transaction or repair. If your iPhone is unresponsive or you have some system errors, you might want to factory reset iPhone. Here we offer top 3 ways to factory reset iPhone. Learn details now.

Solution 1. Factory Reset iPhone Directly on iPhone

Step 1. Make a backup of your data if you wish to retain your music, apps or pictures.

Step 2. After the backup, go to the Settings app and scroll down to the General menu and tap it. At the bottom you have the Reset menu. Tap it.

Step 3. The phone will present you a series of factory reset options. Choose the best option for you and tap it. The iPhone will factory reset the data you choose.

Step 4. The phone will warn you that you are erasing all data. You will be given a choice of Cancel or Erase iPhone.

It takes approximately one to two minutes before you have a brand new iPhone with no data what so ever.


Solution 2. Reset iPhone to Factory Settings via iTunes

The other option is you use iTunes to restore your iPhone. The result is the same, all of your data will be erased and your phone will be like new. Before you can factory reset your iPhone, make sure you have the latest update of iTunes and you have your data backup.

Step 1. Connect your phone to the computer with the attached cable and wait a minute.

Step 2. Choose your iPhone when it appears on iTunes.

Step 3. Click the Restore iPhone button again and confirm the factory reset.

Step 4. Just wait till your iPhone is restored. This can take up to several minutes.

It takes approximately one to two minutes before you have a brand new iPhone with no data what so ever.


Solution 3. Reset iPhone to Factory with Find My iPhone on iCloud (if your iPhone is lost)

If you've lost your iPhone, you're able to use Find My iPhone in iCloud to reset your iPhone to factory, avoiding the person who get your iPhone to access to your personal data. But first, you should make sure that you had enabled Find My iPhone on your iPhone (Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone).

Step 1. Open iCloud.com with a web browser on your computer. Log in with your Apple ID.

Step 2. Click Find My iPhone > in the new window, at the top, click All Devices. In the drop-down list, select your iPhone.

Step 3. After selecting your iPhone, you can see 3 options just below it: Play Sound, Lost Mode, or Eraser iPhone. Click Erase iPhone to set it to factory settings.


Important Notes:

1. If you're going to continue to use this iPhone, it's OK to try Solution 1 and Solution 2. If you're going to sell, donate or give your iPhone away, you're strongly recommended to use Solution 3, because only solution 3 will get all you data erased completely, without any chance to recover data from your iPhone, even Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS can't do it. It's very dangerous to leave personal data on your iPhone if you're going to sell or give it away.

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