If you think of selling off your iphone device to someone or wish to troubleshoot all its malfunctions that you think might be because of some excessive data in your device. Then, resetting your iphone to all factory settings is all you need, to get all your wishes covered in a moment.
Factory reset settings allow you to quickly delete all of your existing data inside your device, including your device’s settings, accounts, downloads, images, videos, preferences, blocked contacts and much more.
While you were using your device for a hefty time period, you also collectected lots of choices, preferences, ideas and understandings.
That remains in your device’s memory and helps you maintain and avail its benefits. So when you wipe out your device’s memory, and Windows you also wipe out your understanding and choices.
Therefore getting a backup of all of your device’s data is a really smart move in the process of resetting your iphone device to factory settings. Even if you sell your device to someone, your device’s inner workings won’t be gone. You can still get going further with your new device from right where you left.
Before moving on to the process of resetting your iphone device to all factory settings, let’s get a quick insight to the processes that we will be covering up;
So let’s get started with the understanding of resettings your iphone device by first of all knowing about the way of downloading your device’s data.
Downloading your iphones data
You can easily download all of your existing data inside your iphone device by backing it up inside your iphone id. Or you can easily store all of your iphone data in iCloud storage and later regain it by logging into your iphone id.
Follow the steps given below for backing up your data in iCloud;
- First of all, go to the settings app, and tap on your apple id, at the top of the settings screen in your iphone.
Thereafter your apple id page will open up inside your settings.
- Tap on the ‘iCloud’ option inside the apple id page.
- Select the ‘iCloud backup’ button to backup all of your data inside iCloud.
- Tap on the “Back up Now” option.
Hereby all if your iPhone data will be backed up onto the iCloud.
Hence, you have successfully backed up or downloaded all of your iphone data.
Now another step involves Signing off your apple id from the iphone device.
Signing off from your device
If you didn’t sign off from your device before resetting it to factory settings, then your account will automatically open up inside your device. And if you sell this phone to someone else, then that person might be able to access your account or even your data by downloading it from the iCloud. So signing off from your iphone device is essential for saving your identity and data.
Follow the steps given below for signing off from your iphone device:
- First of all, go to the Settings app inside your iphone device.
- Tap on the app id section, on the top of the settings screen.
- Tap on the Sign out button, on the bottom of the apple id page.
Thereafter, you need to enter your password, to confirm that it is you and no one else.
- Enter your password inside the password column. And tap on the Turn off button, on the top right corner of your Settings screen.
Here you finish logging off from your apple id inside your device.
Now, your apple id or other information would not be visible to anyone after you factory reset your iphone device.
Moving to our foremost topic that is factory resetting your iphone device to clear off all your data inside the phone.
Factory resetting your iphone device
Now that you have backed up your data and logged out of your apple id, the only process left to clear off your device is resetting it to factory settings. By doing this you clear your device of every single form of data that you have added or stored to it. Thereby resetting it to its initial or factory settings, with which you started using it.
You can easily reset your iphone to factory settings by following the steps given below:
- First of all, go to the Settings app. And select the General option of settings from other options
- Tap on the “Reset” Option, on the bottom of the General page.
- Tap on the Erase all content and Settings, to reset your device to factory settings.
Thereby you need to provide the passcode to prove that it’s you and no one else.
- Enter the passcode of your apple account in the respective passcode column.
Hereby your iphone device will confirm once again that you really want to erase all of your data.
- Tap on the Erase button, to finally delete all of your data.
Your iphone device will start deleting all of your files and folders inside your device one by one. It may take a minute or so depending upon the data.
After your entire data gets deleted, your device will restart itself.
Here, your iphone device will be cleared of all the data and settings that you have stored or updated.
Hence, it would be in the same condition(from the inside) as you bought it from the store.
Now, your iphone device is all set for a new beginning or new start either by you or your buyer.
If you didn’t intend to sell your phone and rather did reset your phone to clear it off dome malware.
Restore data in your iphone device
Now that you have backed up your iPhone data and reset it to factory settings, then all you need to do is just set up your cleared iPhone device with your old choices and preferences.
Follow the steps given below for restoring data inside your iphone device;
- First of all, switch on your iphone device, and enter the details when the device asks you to.
- Also allow other details to your iphone, such as wifi or network.
Thereafter you will be asked by your iphone to choose the way in which you want to set up your iphone.
There you will be having three options available;
- Set up as a new iphone
- Restore backup from iCloud
- Restore backup from iTunes
- Select the option “Restore backup from iCloud”.
Thereby you need to enter your iCloud account details in the respective column.
- Tap on the Agree and Continue option.
Here your iphone device will begin to restore your data from iCloud.
It will take some time for your iphone to restore all of the data from iCloud.
After your iphone has downloaded all of the data, it will reboot itself. And after rebooting itself, it will begin to download the apps that you have installed on your device.
This was all about resetting your iphone device to factory settings.
Q: What does resetting an iPhone to factory settings mean?
A: Resetting an iPhone to factory settings means erasing all data and settings from the device and returning it to its original state when it was first purchased.
Q: Why would I want to reset my iPhone to factory settings?
A: You may want to reset your iPhone to factory settings if you’re selling or giving away the device, if you’re experiencing issues with the device, or if you want to start fresh with a clean slate.
Q: How do I back up my iPhone before resetting it to factory settings?
A: To back up your iPhone before resetting it to factory settings, connect your device to your computer and use iTunes or Finder to create a backup. You can also use iCloud to back up your iPhone wirelessly.
Q: How do I reset my iPhone to factory settings?
A: To reset your iPhone to factory settings, follow these steps:
Go to “Settings” on your iPhone.
Tap “General” and then “Reset.”
Select “Erase All Content and Settings.”
Enter your passcode or Apple ID password if prompted.
Confirm that you want to erase your iPhone and wait for the process to complete.
Q: Will resetting my iPhone to factory settings remove the iOS operating system?
A: No, resetting your iPhone to factory settings will not remove the iOS operating system. It will only erase all data and settings from the device.
Q: Can I undo a factory reset on my iPhone?
A: No, once you have reset your iPhone to factory settings, you cannot undo it. Make sure to back up your data before resetting your device.