How to reset an iPhone? A guide for each model

16 April 2024 - 17:00

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How to reset an iPhone? Step-by-step guide on how to reset iPhones 15, 14, 13, and all the others.

How to reset an iPhone? A guide for each model

Performing a reset on an iPhone is a common task that many people have to do at some point. For example, resetting an iPhone may be necessary if it doesn’t work and you have tried all the useful methods to unlock it. Or you need to sell your iPhone and need to erase everything on it.

To do all this there is a fast and safe method that varies depending on the device: performing a "reset iPhone" procedure.

Fortunately, the process to follow is similar on all the latest iPhones, including the new iPhone 15.

How to reset iPhone

How to reset an iPhone is to restore factory settings. Once the procedure is finished, we will have a brand new iPhone.

It is crucial to perform an iPhone backup before getting started. This allows you to restore the backup once you have performed a factory reset.

Once backed up, the easiest way to reset your iPhone is to go to Settings.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General.

Step 2: Tap on Transfer or Reset Phone.

Step 3: Tap Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 4: Tap Continue.

Step 5: Enter your password.

Step 6: At this point, your phone will try to back up to the cloud. If it works, you can continue the procedure. Otherwise, the system will ask for permission to delete everything.

Once the reset procedure is complete, which may take several minutes, you should check that your phone has been restored to its original factory settings.

If so, the iOS Setup Assistant will appear upon startup, allowing you to restore your phone from a backup or continue the process as if you were setting it up again.

Types of iPhone Reset

When resetting iPhone, iOS 17 presents us with several different options to choose from, a situation that often confuses users.

Usually, it’s best to do a simple factory reset, but here’s an explanation of the other options so you can choose the best reset for your needs.

Reset all settings

This command restores all iPhone settings to factory defaults, meaning all network settings and preferences. This resets only the system settings. All apps, data, documents, and files are preserved.

Reset network settings

Sometimes you just need to update your network settings to set up a better connection. Choosing this option allows you to reset network settings, clear the cache, and delete all temporary files stored on the device. It’s great for those who have problems with Wi-Fi connections.

Reset keyboard dictionary

This is a simple solution to automatically fix errors and clear keyboard dictionary history. The iPhone’s autocorrect system sometimes irremediably misspells a sentence or word that was fine in its original form, and this procedure will solve the problem of receiving suggestions of typos and words that we don’t need while typing.

Reset the home screen layout

This is a great option if you want to go back to the factory default layout of your iPhone home screen.

Reset location and privacy

If you feel like you need to reset your phone’s privacy and location settings, consider this reset. You don’t have to worry about losing any more information in the process, everything will remain saved.

How to force reset iPhone?

To force reset your iPhone, follow this procedure:

Tap on Settings> General> Transfer or Reset iPhone> Erase All Content and Settings.

How to reset iPhone without password?

To reset an iPhone without a passcode, connect it to a computer and use Finder or iTunes on a different device. Connect your phone to your computer, access your phone in Finder or iTunes, and choose Restore to start the process.

How to reset locked iPhone?

To perform a factory reset on a locked iPhone, the first thing you need to do is connect it to your computer. Open iTunes, find your device and start the process by clicking "Restore iPhone".

Resetting iPhone: Hard Reset vs. Soft Reset

Restarting an iPhone using the software option - i.e. a soft reset - does not result in data loss. The same goes for force restart, which lets you use hardware keys to restart your iPhone when the touchscreen becomes unresponsive or your apps start acting strangely.

But resetting the iPhone, i.e. restoring factory settings, is a completely different procedure. This involves restoring your iPhone to its original state when it came out of the box by erasing all content, settings, and personal information from the device.

We advise you to reset your iPhone only as a last resort if you have problems that you cannot solve. Instead, it is a necessary option when selling or trading your iPhone.

This isn’t necessarily permanent - you can use a backup to restore all of your phone’s data and settings.

Soft reset an iPhone

The easiest way to do a soft reset on your iPhone is to turn it off. This procedure is called a “soft reset” because, unlike a factory reset, you do not lose any data and nothing is deleted from your phone.

A soft reset is a good option when your phone is running slowly, an app fails to start or work properly, or when you are experiencing minor issues but your phone is still functioning well.

iPhone X, 11, 12,13, 14 and 15

Apple has changed the procedure for doing a soft reset on the iPhone X, 11, 12, 13, and 14 series. Just hold down two buttons. This process also applies to the iPhone 15. Just turn off the phone.

Step 1: Press and hold the Side button and the Volume Down button. On iPhone

Step 2: Place your finger on the screen and swipe right to turn off your iPhone.

Step 3: Once the screen goes black, press and hold the Side button again until the Apple logo appears. This turns the iPhone back on.

iPhone SE, 8, 7, 6, and earlier

If you have an iPhone SE or an iPhone 8 or earlier, to turn off the iPhone simply press and hold the side button until the scroll bar appears on the screen.

Alternatively, but only for those who have installed iOS 11 or newer versions, you can go to Settings > General and scroll to the bottom where the Shut Down button is located. Once you click Shut Down, the scroll bar required to turn off the device will appear on the screen.

Original article published on Italy 2024-04-10 18:00:24. Original title: Resettare iPhone, come fare il reset? Guida per ogni modello


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