3 Ways to Factory Reset iPhone


Apple’s strategy of not allowing any type of external storage has been one of the greatest successes. It has reduced the number of risks hampering the mobile phone data. On the other hand, if any type of issue occurs, you get the option to factory reset the device, but all of your data will be lost. 

If you are in any critical situation, then you must seek assistance from the experts associated with the iPhone mobile repair centre. But if a factory reset is the answer, then you can follow these 3 DIY ways. However, before starting, make sure that you have a backup of all the data. If possible you can also store them in any removable storage device or cloud storage for safety. 


Various Reasons behind it?

When your iPhone is not operating properly, then surely there is something wrong with the device. On the very first attempt, you can restart the device and verify the situation. If it starts working properly, then well and good. If not, then look for other problems like freezing of the device, accidental deletion of data and many more. In these cases, the factory reset is probably the only effective solution. 

Check the System Configuration

No matter what work you do, your system must be updated to its latest version. According to tech experts, they have suggested that the users of the MacBook or Macintosh PC will get the upper hand. With the help of some dedicated features, you can get your work done within a very short span of time. 

Steps for the Factory Reset 

The process of factory reset needs precision and you have to be careful about that. Make sure that you use the original USB lightning cable that came with the device. Using any third-party cable can lead to damaging the phone’s charging slot. Now, let’s start- 

  1. Backup your phone’s data 

For backing all the data present in your phone, just go to the “Settings” and select iCloud. After that, choose “Backup”. Make sure that the iCloud toggle is active. Now, follow all the steps that are given there to back up the data. If you are using a bit older version of the iPhone, then backup with iTunes. 

  1. Factory Reset the device 

The process of factory reset will completely wipe off all the data, settings, registry, and cache files from your phone. After that, it will be like a newly bought device. In this case, you also have to access the “Settings”, then move on to the “General”. After that, select “Erase”. Tap on it to delete all the items. 

The process of deletion will take time depending upon the number of files in your device. If you are having a security code on the phone, then apply it correctly to keep the process going. After the entire procedure is complete, the iPhone will restart. Make sure that no interruptions take place during the reset process. 

  1. Now, Restore

After the iPhone restarts, it will show the Apple logo. Wait for some time and the device will automatically ask you for restoring the backed up data. Connect the iPhone to the WiFi to establish a secured Wi-Fi connection. After that, select “Restore” and the data will start downloading on your mobile phone. The elapsed time will depend upon the speed of the connection and the amount of data stored in the iCloud server. 

Forgot to Backup Data?

What if you have factory reset your iPhone and didn’t back up your data? Yes, it might happen and in this situation, it might be quite impossible to get those data back. Nothing will be restored after the phone is reset. If this happens, you might talk to the experts, and they might be able to provide a solution for it. On the other hand, you can try to recover the lost data by installing any type of data retrieval software. But, the possibility of retrieval is quite low. 

Other Reset Processes

Apart from the factory reset, there are two other types of reset processes available- Force reset and soft reset. The soft reset is the alternative means of restarting your phone. You can get most of the problems solved in your iPhone with the help of this process. The force reset is a bit different from the other reset processes. 

Whenever your phone freezes and stops working temporarily, then this procedure will be handy. In the case of the recent iPhones like 11, XS, X, SE, 8, and others, within a fraction of seconds, press the volume up button and down button one after another. The phone will restart and it will regain its normal working capability. In the other devices, just hold the volume and wake up button. 


Handling the phone in a proper way will reduce the possibility of factory reset. It will be a much better idea that you connect your phone to the PC and copy most of the data on a daily basis. In this way, you will be able to get most of the collected data from your mobile phone. Whenever your iPhone shows any update notifications, always try to perform the update, as soon as possible to avoid software glitches.