How To Hard Reset iPhone
Performing a hard reset on your iPhone can help resolve various software-related issues may be necessary when troubleshooting or selling your device. Here’s a guide on how to hard reset your iPhone.
Step 1: Identify Your iPhone Model
Before proceeding with the hard reset it’s important to identify your iPhone model since the steps may slightly vary.
Step 2: Force Restart
Most iPhone models can be hard reset by force restarting the device. Follow these steps:
For iPhone 8 newer models:
To force restart an iPhone 8 or newer models do the following:
- Press quickly release the volume up button.
- Press quickly release the volume down button.
- Press hold the side/power button until the Apple logo appears.
For iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus:
To force restart an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus follow these steps:
- Press hold both the volume down button the sleep/wake button.
- Continue holding until the Apple logo appears.
For iPhone 6s earlier models as well as iPod touch:
To force restart an iPhone 6s or earlier models as well as iPod touch do the following:
- Press hold both the home button the sleep/wake button.
- Keep holding until the Apple logo appears.
Step 3: Erase Content Settings (if needed)
If force restarting didn’t resolve your issues or you are planning to sell your iPhone you may need to erase all content settings. Follow these steps:
- Go to “Settings” on your iPhone.
- Tap on “General”.
- Scroll down select “Reset”.
- Choose “Erase All Content Settings”.
- Enter your passcode if prompted.
- Tap on “Erase iPhone” to confirm.
A hard reset can be an effective solution for various iPhone issues. Remember to always back up your data before performing a hard reset. If problems persist it may be necessary to contact Apple Support for further assistance.