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Monday, November 21, 2016

How to factory reset an iPhone using iTunes

Performing a factory reset on an iPhone — or an iPhone 4S whether it's a 7 — When you use the cloud directly from the device and reset the job easier, but you can still use a PC with Apple's iTunes aging. This is useful if you are a long time iPhone owner and have traditionally used this method.

Step 1: Prepare your iPhone for restoration

First, launch iTunes as you would normally. Then, click in the menu located on the left side of the main iTunes toolbar, select Check for updates from the resulting drop-down menu and ensure you have the latest version of iTunes. If not, download and install the latest version thereof. Afterward, connect your iPhone to your computer via USB and click the gray back up now button when viewing the Summary tab for your given device click. Alternatively, follow your guide how to use iCloud to back up Apple's remote servers to the device pre. Although backing up your device is not necessary, doing so will store your photos, apps, Contacts, Settings, and other data are automatically restored so that you can other iOS devices from the backup down the line.

If you're using an iPhone 4S or newer device, you might also want to disable find my iPhone. To do so, tap ' main Settings icon when viewing the Home screen, select iCloud, and tap Find My iPhone. Then, toggle the slider at the top of the feature to disable if you haven't done so already.

Step 2: restore your iPhone

The first backup job is complete, click the gray restore iPhone button when viewing the Summary tab for your given device. Click the Restore button in the resulting pop-up window to confirm your decision, and if prompted, click agree to agree to the Software License Agreement and begin downloading the necessary iOS software file before restoring.

Step 3: Ensure the phone was restored

The first restoration process to complete the job — a process that may take up to several minutes — check to ensure your phone has been restored to its original factory settings. If done correctly, you'll be presented with the iOS Setup Assistant upon startup again before, which you can then restore from a backup or from your phone as if you were setting it up continue the process anew. It's like it just came off the assembly line in China and all over again. If you want to perform a factory reset directly from your iPhone, follow the direction on the next page.

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