You may need to delete your iPhone for a multitude of reasons, including selling it, having troubles, or simply wanting a new start. Let’s look at how to do a Factory Reset iPhone.
If you have to Find My iPhone activated, keep in mind that you’ll need to be connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network and have your Apple ID password (the one you use for iCloud) while Factory Reset iPhone.
Before you reset your iPhone, make sure you have a backup or have your vital data stored someplace else (iOS should offer to do a backup during the Factory Reset iPhone process if you don’t already have one).
When you Factory Reset your iPhone, all of your data and settings are erased, and your iPhone is reset to factory default settings. The steps to Factory Reset iPhone are shown below.
Factory Reset Settings
If you are selling your iPhone, giving it away to someone, taking it for repairs, or if your device is bugging you with unfixable problems, you may wish to Factory Reset to its factory default settings. If you’re selling or giving your iPhone away, Factory Reset ensures that all of your personal information, images, messages, accounts, and passwords are erased.
If your iPhone has gotten glitchy and is causing you difficulties that you can’t repair, you may factory reset it and set it up as a new iPhone, or restore it from a solid backup. So, let’s look at how to Factory Reset defaults using Settings, Mac, and iTunes on a Windows PC.
Note: To Reset iPhone on a Mac or Windows computer, you must first disable Find My iPhone.
Factory reset your iPhone with iPhone
Using Apple’s iTunes on a computer is one technique to factory reset your iPhone if you have lost your password. This step requires that you have already synchronized your iPhone using iTunes. This is how you do it. Before continuing, make a backup of your iPhone, since after the factory reset is completed, you will lose everything on your phone.
In our other blog article, we explain how to achieve this:
- Open iTunes after connecting your iPhone to a computer via USB connection.
- Navigate to “Summary” on the left side of the screen.
- Then hit the “Restore iPhone” button.
- You’ll be asked to confirm the factory reset in a prompt.
- If you’re sure you want to factory reset your iPhone, tap “Restore.”
- Allow for the reset to complete.
1. Using Settings, perform a factory reset on your iPhone.
Using the Settings App on your iPhone is probably the simplest approach to Reset iPhone to Factory Default Settings.
1. Go to Settings > General > Reset at the bottom of the page.
2. On the following page, choose to Erase All Content and Settings.
3. If you don’t want to make a backup and then erase your device, press Erase Now on the confirmation pop-up.
4. Your iPhone will restart with the “Hello” or Welcome Screen when the Reset process is done.
5. To set up your iPhone, follow the onscreen steps until you reach the “Apps & Data” menu.
You may opt to Set Up as a New iPhone (ideal for selling or giving away an iPhone) or Factory Reset iPhone from Backup on this page (Mac or Windows computer).
2. Reset to Factory Settings on a Mac
If you have a solid backup of your iPhone on your Mac, you may Reset iPhone to factory default settings and restore the iPhone from your backup file.
1. Use the Lightning to USB connector that came with the iPhone to attach it to the computer’s USB port.
2. Enter your Lock Screen Passcode to unlock the iPhone.
3. Next, on your Mac, click the Finder icon in the bottom menu bar.
4. In the left pane of the Finder screen, pick your iPhone.
Click the Restore iPhone button in the right pane, which is situated under the “Software” section.
5. To confirm, click the Restore option on the confirmation pop-up.
4. Wait patiently for your iPhone’s Factory Default Settings to be restored.
5. Once your iPhone has been restored, press OK and wait for it to show in the Finder sidebar.
6. Your iPhone will resume with the “Hello” screen after being restored to factory default settings.
7. To set up your iPhone, follow the onscreen steps until you reach the “Apps & Data” page.
Set Up as New iPhone, Restore from iCloud Backup, and Restore from iTunes Backup are all possibilities on this screen.
You are free to choose any solution that best matches your needs.
After you’ve set up your device, it should be free of any issues that were stopping it from operating regularly.
3. Use a Windows computer to do a factory reset on iPhone
If you have a Windows computer, you may use iTunes to reset your iPhone to factory default settings:
1. Launch iTunes on your Windows or Mac computer.
2. Use the Lightning to USB cable that came with your iPhone to connect it to your computer.
3. In iTunes, click on the phone symbol that shows on your computer’s screen.
4. Next, on the left pane, select the Summary tab.
Click the Restore iPhone button in the right-hand window.
5. On the next pop-up, choose either Back-Up or Don’t Back Up to begin the Factory Reset procedure for your iPhone.
6. Your iPhone will resume with the “Hello” screen when the Reset Process is done.
7. Set up your iPhone according to the onscreen directions until you reach the “Apps & Data” page.
Set Up as New iPhone, Factory Reset from iCloud Backup, or Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup on Computer are all options on this page. After you’ve set up your gadget, it should be glitch-free and operate regularly.