How to Reset Factory Settings of my iPhone

Whether you want to sell your iPhone or look forward to replacing it, you can use the factory reset option to erase all its data. If you wonder how to factory reset iPhone? Here you can follow the steps below if you don't know how to factory reset.

  • First, go to the settings and then click on the general
  • From there, go to the option Transfer or Reset iPhone to factory reset your iPhone

Note:-When you replace the iPhone with the new one, you can use free storage in iCloud to move all your existing data to the new device. Then click on get started, follow the ongoing instruction, return to settings and then general and then transfer or rest iPhone.

  • Once done, click on Erase all content and settings 
  • After you restart the iPhone, you get the option to set up the iPhone as a new or restore the previous data.

So you can follow the process above to Factory reset iPhone. In case of any issue, you can also contact the apple team.

How do I factory reset my iPhone without a Passcode?

If you don't remember the passcode, you can still reset your iPhone by following the steps below.

Step 1: Arrange a computer (Mac or PC)

If you don't have the first code, arrange a Mac or PC. If you have a PC, make sure it's Windows 8 or later and iTunes is installed in it. Keep a cable that comes with the iPhone, or another suitable cable, for connecting the iPhone to the computer.

Step 2: Turn off the iPhone

  • Unplug the iPhone from the computer and turn off your iPhone
  • Now you have to turn off the iPhone by dragging the slider  
  • Make sure that your iPhone is turned off completely

Step 3: Put the iPhone in recovery mode

Now locate the button on iPhone that you need to press in the next step

  • Use slide button for iPhone x or later, iPhone SE(2nd generation),iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus
  • Use the volume down button for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus
  • Use Home button for iPhone SE(1st generation) and iPhone 6s and earlier models
  • Now you can press and hold the appropriate button while connecting the iPhone to the computer
  • Press and hold the button until you get to see the recovery mode screen on the iPhone
  • In case you see a passcode screen, turn off the iPhone and start again

Contact Apple support if your iPhone doesn't show the recovery mode and needs instant help.

Step 4: Restore your iPhone

  • Find out the iPhone in the Finder or iTunes on the computer connected 
  • Now you can click on the Restore option or update
  • Your computer downloads the software for the iPhone and starts the restore process by doing this. 
  • If the download takes more than 15 minutes and exits the recovery screen, wait for the download to finish, turn off the iPhone, and start again.
  • Disconnect the iPhone from commuter once the process is finished, setup and use the iPhone

To factory reset iPhone without passcode, you can follow the step above. Apart from this, in case you face any trouble throughout the process, you can also contact Apple Support.

How can you Factory Reset a Locked iPhone?

Yes! You can reset your locked iPhone using the computer (Mac or PC). It means if you forgot the passcode, you can put your iPhone into recovery mode and then connect it to a PC or Mac and restore it through the classic iTunes process.

Besides that, Apple has introduced a new solution where there is no need to add a computer. As long as your locked iPhone or iPad is in an active network connection, you can reset it and erase all the data to start from fresh(consider it is running on iOS 15.2 or later. To reset a locked iPhone or iPad, follow the simple steps below.

  • Try to enter the password again and again, and after failed attempts, you get to see an option Erase iPhone at the bottom of the iPhone screen.
  • Click on it and confirm to erase the device. 
  • Now you can enter the Apple ID password to remove your account
  • Your iPhone will now reset itself and erase all your data 

Ensure your device has a proper connection to execute the factory reset locked iPhone process. If your device is not connected to wi-fi or mobile data, it can fail the Apple ID authorization and may create a problem in erasing data.

You still have to resort to the old DFU->PC method in that case. Moreover, you can also contact Apple support for additional information or have any trouble throughout.



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