Phones have become an important part of our lives because they keep us connected with the world. When you have a phone, you can keep in touch with your friends, store some files, and take photos. For this reason, you need to know how to restore your phone to avoid losing data like photos and contacts.
In some situations, you might need to restore your phone to get some messages and contacts. Instead of spending money, you can DIY.
Reasons for Resetting your iPhone
- You might want to delete all your personal information from the phone before selling or giving it to another person.
- You might have forgotten the password and nothing else seems to be working.
- You might want to fix some errors such as the white screen of death. Perhaps your phone is misbehaving and you want to start everything on a clean slate.
- You have to reset your phone before you restore any data from the cloud.
Here are some easy step-by-step techniques if you are wondering how to reset your iPhone.
Reset Through iTunes without a Password
This method will only work if you have synced your phone to iTunes in the past. This means that you will not be asked for your password again when you try to use iTunes. The first step is to backup your phone because all the data will be wiped by a factory reset.
Then you can use a USB cable to connect your phone to the computer then click on Restore iPhone. When the dialog box pops up, you should click on Restore then a software update window will appear. In this window, click ‘Next’ then ‘Agree’ when the license terms pop up on the next screen. After this, you need to be patient as iTunes downloads iOS and prepares to restore your phone.
Although this technique has worked for many iPhone users, you should prepare to lose all your data if you cannot backup your data for any reason. All your pictures, messages, contacts, notes, and videos will be lost.
Reset Through Settings without Password
This method only works if you have done an iCloud backup in the past. It will also work if you have enabled the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature in your phone. To start, you should go to Settings, General, Reset, then choose ‘Erase all content and Settings’. As you as restart your phone, you will be greeted by the ‘Hello’ screen and you will have to do all those steps as if the phone is new.
When the Apps Data screen appears, you should choose to restore from an iCloud backup then proceed as you want.
Factory Reset without Pass Code using Third-party Software
If the above solutions do not work for you, you should try to use third-party software such as Dr. Fone. With such applications, you only have to install them on your computer then follow the instructions provided in the software to reset your phone. Before buying any software, you should make sure that it works with your phone model to avoid wasting money.
These apps usually work even if your phone is locked, making them useful in resetting a malfunctioning phone. When the process of resetting is over, you should be able to start your phone normally and follow the prompts until your phone starts. Because you will have lost all your data, you need to restore the data from your iTunes or download it again.
Some people encounter phone problems and feel like giving up. You should think out of the box to save your phone.