Reset your iPad or iPhone? Sound scary right? Maybe…..There might be a few reasons why you would want to reset your iPad or iPhone. For example, you want to sell it later or pass it to family members. One of the most common cases would be the forgotten passcode issue.
May I need to remind you that resetting your device means erasing all of the content and should be a last resort option and one you should only take in rare circumstances? However, resetting can also serve as an excellent option to resolve issues with your iPhone or iPad if it’s crashing or freezing, or suffering from problems you can’t identify. Though It’s not a guarantee, you’d be surprised how often it works.
There are a few ways you can use to reset your iPad or iPhone. If your iPhone is frozen, you should consider an active reboot. You could also try using iTunes if you’ve synced with iTunes, but if not, you can use recovery mode. Interestingly, you can remotely erase anything personal on your device if you’ve been the victim of theft.
Most importantly, make sure you made a backup before any of the incidents like forgetting your passcode or before it got stolen. Apple devices are encrypted out of the box meaning that erased files aren’t merely hidden and displayed as free space, but are completely removed. And no software can bring back deleted files how To Reset Your iPad or iPhone Using iTunesHow To Reset Your iPad or iPhone Using iTunes
How To Reset Your iPad or iPhone Using iTunes It’s not much of a big deal resetting your device if you follow the steps below. As earlier stated, make sure that relevant information is backed up before you wipe your device.
Methods To Reset Your iPad Or iPhone with Utilizing iTunes
If your iPhone is having an issue for some reason, you can reset it to default settings by iTunes. This hint instruction we assist you in restoring your iPhone or iPad to /default settings through iTunes on your laptop, mac.
- First, connect your iPhone or iPad to a PC or Mac you synced with.
- Open iTunes.
- Delay till the device’s icon to show up on iTunes. It displays below the play/ pause button. Once it shows click on it.
- It may ask to enter the passcode and also whether to [Trust this computer ] on your iPhone or iPad. Obtain the trust of the computer once you have entered the passcode.
- Instantly on iTunes of the computer, click the blue color Restore … button.
- Next tick on the Restore button in the pop-up to begin rebooting your iOS device to auto factory settings.
How to Factory Reset Your iPad Or iPhone
- Go to Settings > General > Reset.
- Hereabouts you will see many options. To bring your iPhone back to its factory default settings, tap on “Erase All Content and Settings” and then on “Erase iPhone.”
- Y’all may also see a slide that requires you to renew iCloud backup before deleting. You should tap Back Up Then Erase. However, if you don’t want to upgrade your iCloud backup, tap Erase Now.
- If a Passcode or a Restrictions Passcode is set, you will be asked to enter it before being able to reset your device.
- After you enter the Passcode, you will be asked for your Apple ID password. Enter it to begin erasing all data from your device. Once you do these things, you will be able to reset your iPhone or iPad.
- The reset back to factory settings will run and shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. When you see the welcome screen, it means the factory reset is finished, and no personal data is left on the device.
Note; that you can also customize it if you don’t want to reset your iPhone or iPad completely. You can just reset certain things such as device settings, network settings, keyboard dictionary, home screen layout, and location & privacy. All of these options can be seen under Settings > General > Reset.
Hard Reset Your iPad Or iPhone.
- You might find this method very useful if your device has never been synced with iTunes before. Follow these few steps below.
- Plug the USB cable to your PC but don’t plug your iPhone/iPad just yet. Don’t start iTunes either
- Grab your device and hold down the “Sleep/Wake” button for a few seconds. After the slider appears, perform a finger swipe to turn it off.
- Now plug the USB cable to your iPad or iPhone while holding the “Home” button to turn the device on.
- When the “Connect to iTunes” message appears, release the button.
Launch iTunes. It will tell you that it detects your iPad in recovery mode. Click “OK” and then “Restore” to begin the reset.
Remotely Reset Your iPad Or iPhone Using Find My iPhone.
- This method is especially convenient if you have lost your device or it has been stolen. Below are a few steps you could follow to do so.
- Go to the Find My iPhone website and log in using your Apple ID.
- If you have more than one device in this account, choose the one that you want to reset from the list of available tools.
- Click the “Erase iPhone” or “Erase iPad” option available in your device’s information box.
You’ll be asked to confirm your decision. After that, the reset will start. If the device is offline, it will begin as soon as the method becomes online.
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