HOW TO RESET MY iPHONE?

HOW TO RESET MY iPHONE?

Sometimes you need to just start over, even when it comes to your iPhone. If you’re experiencing major software errors that you haven’t been able to fix, or are looking to sell your old iPhone after you’ve upgraded, then a factory (or hard) reset is called for.
 
Before doing a full hard reset you might want to restart your phone (sometimes called a soft reset), as that’s a less drastic way of troubleshooting any software issues that you might be having.
A word of warning before we begin, this will erase ALL of your personal data, so be sure to backup your iPhone before performing the reset. That includes contacts, photos, and passwords. These steps will work no matter which iPhone you need to reset. The Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5 all require the same series of steps.

Follow these simple steps to learn how to reset your iPhone.

Follow these simple steps to learn how to reset your iPhone.

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Go to Settings

Go to Settings

If you’re having trouble finding your “Settings” you can search your phone for it. Swipe down on your unlocked phone and enter “Settings” in the search box.

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Tap on General

Tap on General

The “General” link is right above the “Display & Brightness” setting and right underneath the “Do Not Disturb” setting. Keep your eye out for the gear icon.

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Select Reset

Select Reset

You’ll have to scroll down to the bottom of your iPhone’s “General” settings to find this.

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Choose Erase All Content and Settings from the list of options

Choose Erase All Content and Settings from the list of options

Remember, this will remove your personal info (contacts, photos, etc.) and your settings. Back up your data before you factory reset your iPhone.

And you’re done! Your iPhone now will need to be set up again, like it just came out of the box.

And you’re done! Your iPhone now will need to be set up again, like it just came out of the box.

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