How Do I Force My Iphone To Factory Reset – 5 Easy Ways (Updated Guide for 2022)

In this guide, we will show you everything you need to know about how do i force my iphone to factory reset, so keep reading!

Below you can find out 5 different methods do i force my iphone to factory reset,

Method 1 – How To Reset Iphone To Factory Default

Hi everyone aaron here for zolo tech and i wanted to show you how to reset your iphone to factory. Default this would basically be used for if you want to sell your iphone and you want to wipe all. Of your data off of it or maybe give it to someone else this will fully wipe it and be. Just like it was when you first pulled it out of the box now before we do that i would.

Recommend you backup in order to do that let me show you here go to settings and under settings you. Want to scroll down until you get to icloud under icloud scroll down to backup and under backup it will. Tell you the last time it was backed up now this phone was backed up on 12 for last time. So we want to just go ahead and hit backup you may need to plug it in you also should. Be on wi-fi as well i dont have a sim card in here because like many of you ill probably.

Want to get rid of it or whatever well one wipe the phone so you can remove your sim card. You will need a sim card to activate a new phone now by backing this up this will allow us. To restore this on to any other phone as long as we have an os thats the same or newer. So if this is ios 8 or newer on it you can restore that if it has ios 9 youll. Need i oh s9 or newer on the new phone so well wait for this to backup and then well.

Come back and ill show you how to actually wipe the phone the backup took about five to ten minutes. And you can see it says backup now last backup 522 its 524 so were good to go so next. We need to go back and for those of you that wondered this will back up everything you have turned. On here so if youre worried about losing anything as long as its here and this includes not just these. Things but it also includes your messages as well your music if you bought it in itunes will be backed.

Up through itunes and you can just redownload it if you didnt youll have to resync otherwise thats what you. Have setup and this is what it will backup it will also backup contacts and things too but i get. Those questions a lot on some other videos but what youll need to do first is turn off find my. Iphone now you can go back and reset it but it will prompt you to turn this off if you. Havent already so since were here turn off find my iphone flip that off and then we want to go.

Enter the password its turning off find my iphone now its off and we can restore it so just go. Back go back again and then you want to go to general so this is just settings and then general. Once youre in general scroll all the way to the bottom go to reset and reset all settings so you. Can do reset all settings or you could do any of these things in particular we want to erase everything. So erase all content and settings it wants my password once you put the password in it pops up this.

Little dialog and says are you sure you want to do this hit a race itll pop up one more. Time and say are you really sure you want to do this so before we do this we can cancel. Or hit a race and it will fully reset and when it comes back up everything will be wiped not. One thing will be on here and ill show you what it looks like when it comes back up this. Will take probably another five minutes or longer it depends on the storage this is a 64 gigabyte iphone 6s.

Theres others that are 128 and those could take a little bit longer so it depends or even less with. A 16 gigabyte so well wait for this and well come back its 526 now so well see what it. Is when this restores the phone has reset and everything has been wiped off of it so youll get this. Screen where its saying hello and all these different languages just swipe and youll see that it goes right to. The set up to select your language or whatever you want to do and this is just as though you.

Bought it and took it out of the box for the first time so you can securely just shut it. Down and know that all of your data is wiped off of it and no one can access that it. Wipes all of your data all of your fingerprints everything is off of this and if you even restore from. A backup youll even have to put in your fingerprints again so all of that fingerprint information is gone its. All wiped off and thats pretty much all there is to it now if youre looking on how to restore.

To a new device ill leave that link in the description below i have another video where ive shown how. To do that but this is basically ready to be sold or given to someone else and fully erased if. You have any other questions or comments or other videos youd like to see let me know in the comments. Below if you havent subscribed already please subscribe and like as always thanks for watching this is erin ill see. You next time.

Method 2 – How To Properly Reset Iphone To Factory Default

Hi everyone aaron here for zollotech and i want to show you how to reset your iphone to factory default. Meaning that it will be just like it was when you took it out of the box for the first. Time and so this will help you erase all data from it disassociate it from your account and make it. So the next person that either purchases it or that you give it to or maybe youre returning it can.

Sign in without having to sign in to find my friends or any of those accounts because it wont be. Locked to your account so in order to do this properly what youll need is a couple things youll need. The devices passcode to unlock it and youll also need the icloud account password if you dont have that you. Wont be able to reset it so if you need to reset that password go to and then you. Can reset your password there now before you erase everything on your phone you want to make sure that you.

Have a backup if youre going to continue using iphone so if youre going from an old phone to a. New phone i have other videos to show you how to do that and transfer all of your settings including. The same app layout and all the app data and messages and everything else but if you want to just. Have a backup in general make sure that youre either using itunes on windows itunes on mac on an older. Mac or you use the finder click on your device and hit backup now however if you want to back.

Up using icloud thats even easier as long as you have the storage available and you do that by going. To settings under settings tap on your name then under your name or whatever phone youre on here you want. To go to icloud and under icloud down towards the bottom youll see icloud backup and under icloud backup tap. On this youll see that its on and as long as its backing up everything it will give you the. Last successful backup below and as long as its backed up youre good to go that will back up not.

Only your settings but your messages your mail settings you may have to enter a few passwords and things in. The future but it will back up even the layout of your apps and most of the app data as. Well so as long as you have that backing up or youve backed up on itunes you should be good. To go and once you know that you have your information secure we can move on to removing everything off. The device now in order to reset the phone what you want to do is once you have that information.

Go into settings and then at the top youll have your name or someone elses name whoevers it is tap. On the name here and go down to find my we need to turn off find my if its on. So tap on find my and youll see it says find my iphone and its on on my device so. I need to turn this off now in order to turn this off i need my icloud password so go. Ahead and tap on find my iphone and then turn off find my iphone it will pop up asking for.

Your apple id password once you put this in it will turn it off now that find my iphone is. Off we want to remove it from our account as well this will make it easier in the future unless. Youre setting it up for yourself so lets go ahead and do that so well go back now once youve. Turned off find my iphone on the same account page we need to scroll to the bottom to turn off. Icloud and disassociate the phone from our account so lets go ahead and scroll down and all the way at.

The bottom it says sign out so well tap on sign out now its saying do you want to keep. A copy of your data on this phone and you dont want to do that if youre erasing the phone. So make sure all of these are turned off if you did want to keep this and sign in with. Another icloud id then you would leave those on otherwise keep them off and hit sign out and it says. Are you sure you want to sign out and then go ahead and hit sign out and then it says.

Copying icloud data thats just to the cloud you wont necessarily have that on this phone and then well erase. The phone in just a moment once weve signed out now once youve signed out of the iphone what youll. Need to do is go down and reset it so under the main settings just scroll down and go to. General scroll all the way to the bottom of general and then you have reset so well tap on reset. And then theres a few options here we want to erase all content and settings so all of these other.

Things dont matter erase all content and settings and then its going to ask you for the passcode of the. Device itself so maybe your touch id wasnt working its that same passcode and this will work for face id. Phones as well once youve put that passcode in its asking you if you want to erase it again its. Just a safety check so it says this will delete all media and data and reset all settings so you. Want to hit erase iphone and then youll have to hit erase iphone again and it will take a moment.

And the phone will reboot now the same thing applies to all iphones so this is my iphone 11 pro. Max and you can see here it says erase iphone if i hit erase and erase again it will wipe. The phone so thats how you completely wipe it well wait for this to reboot and youll see that its. Back at the setup screen now will take a little bit of time to erase and reset and once its. Done it will look just like this and youre at the main startup screen again and so this is where.

You can set your phone up we just press home to open on this phone and well start set it. Up just like it was new you can hand this to someone else to use give it to someone else. Sell it return it either way all of your information has been removed from the phone and its good to. Go it wont be associated with your icloud account and it wont be activation locked or anything like that so. Youll be good to use it hand it to someone else and youre all set and if you dont have.

The wallpaper from the iphone se that i have here from 2020 ill link it in the description for you. Just like i always do in all my other videos if you havent subscribed already please subscribe and if you. Enjoyed the video please give it a like as always thanks for watching this is aaron ill see you next. Time you.

Method 3 – Iphone X,Xs,11 – How To Hard Reset, Factory Reset (Forgot Password)

Hows it going everyone phil here from fierce technology and if you have one of the newer iphones that does. Not have the home button located on the front of it then this video is for you this will work. From anywhere from the iphone 10 all the way up to the newer iphones so how do you shut your. Phone off a lot of people cant figure it out there is two ways to do it and im gonna.

Tell you both ways the first way is go into your settings go into general and go down to shutdown. And then you would just slide to power off so you can slide to just shut it completely off were. Not going to do that right now the next way to do it is to do it from the buttons. Which i find is the much easier way to do it so lets go ahead and do that all you. Need to do is hold either the down or the up button you can choose whichever one you want to.

So for this purpose were gonna hold the down button and then were just gonna hold that that power button. And there we go and that will bring up the screen that we need so we can slide to power. Off from this mode which we will do right now and to turn back on your phone all youre gonna. Do is hold down the slide power button right here for about two or three seconds until you see apple. Logo there we go apple logo is coming back on and your phone will completely restart now why would you.

Need to hard reset your phone hardware you setting your phone is actually not bad for maintenance if you hard. Reset your phone maybe once a week its a good refresh for your phone and its good for your battery. To do it also if your phone is frozen for some reason in an app or its not switching back. And forth for screens you probably want to do a hard reset on it with previous iphones all you would. Have to do is just hold down your home button and hold down this button right here the power button.

And you be able to hard reset your phone but thats not the case anymore because there is no button. In the middle this process requires you to use three buttons your volume up your volume down and your power. On and off lock switch so lets go ahead and get started so all were going to do is go. Volume up volume down hold down your side power button until you see the apple logo continue holding the button. Down here on the side and there we go its restarting once you see the apple logo there we go.

Now you can release the side power button you dont have to continue holding these buttons at all all it. Is is just up down and hold down your power button until you see the apple logo and just let. It reset and now that the phone is all restarted your phone should be unfrozen and should be working properly. So again guys this is a super easy process to do im gonna show you once again without going through. Your settings im just gonna use the buttons this time im gonna hold the volume up and then the power.

Button down together for about two or three seconds and there we go we get the slide to power off. So all were gonna do is just slide to power off and youre completely done lets say you have a. Phone that is acting up the software is a little bit buggy its running slow your battery is dying really. Fast and you need to reset the phone and restore it to factory settings im gonna show you how to. Do that today its gonna require a couple of steps but its really not that difficult to do the first.

Thing you will need is a computer for the purpose of this video i do have my macbook pro here. But you can do this with a pc the first thing you want to do is download the latest itunes. Software on your macbook or your pc once youve done that go to your phone lets have a look at. The phone itself weve got a cable plugged into it you can see the usb cable right here and the. Usb cable right here the lightning cable were gonna plug that right into the phone itself well plug that in.

First there we go its probably gonna ask you to trust or something on your computer sometimes it wont if. Youve already done that before but were gonna leave that as is for now now what were gonna do is. Were going to press a couple combinations of buttons the first thing were gonna do is press the up button. And then the down button and then were gonna hold down the power on and off button so lets go. Ahead and do that right now were gonna press up down hold the button continue holding this button youre gonna.

Have to hold this button for probably 20 or 30 seconds until you see the phone go into recovery mode. Continue holding continue holding dont let go of the button right there even if you see that apple ogle dont. Let go yet continue holding it will show up with like a little computer on the iphone itself and not. Will let you know there we go now you can release the button and you can see now the phone. Is in like a recovery mode or dfu mode as a lot of you like to call it so well.

Leave it as is well put the phone down here for a second and it says theres a problem with. Your iphone that requires it to be updated or restored updating it would be updating it to the newest software. Restoring it would be factory resetting it making it nice and fresh so were gonna hit the restore now before. You do that i want to remind you that this will erase everything off your phone so any photos pictures. Or anything you have on your phone is gone unless you have backed up your phone through icloud or your.

Itunes computer before then you do have a backup of it but dont do this if you dont want to. Lose your information so make sure you have a backup of your phone so lets go ahead and hit the. Restore on there and restore and update so this means that if you dont have the latest software on your. Phone this will require it to update to the latest software if you dont have the latest update on your. Computer its going to download that update for you before it restores your phone so im gonna go ahead and.

Click on restore and update and were just gonna let it do its thing you can see because i have. The software already on my computer its extracting the software and then were gonna let it do its thing you. Can still see my phone still has that recovery mode on there but lets go ahead and fast-forward and see. What it does once its done extracting and installing that software you can see once its preparing and restoring the. Software it does show with the apple logo so it does go away from that little computer screen on the.

Iphone but lets go ahead and let it do its little bar install up there and once that process is. Done you will get a little icon on your screen which says these iphone has been restored and now that. Its done you can see its just hitting that reset mode and its gonna go back to completely the beginning. The factory fresh when you got your iphone and while its restarting you can see it did pop up with. This screen which says activation lock which means that you do need to enter your app id username and password.

To unlock the phone so if you found this phone or its a lost phone and youre trying to do. This process to get into the phone if you dont have the apple id username or password youre not gonna. Be able to use this phone the phone is completely useless so if its stolen phone or its a lost. Phone try and find the original owner and give it back to them but if its your phone all you. Need to do is enter your apple id username and password and you can continue the process and there we.

Go we are at the beginning stages of this phone as if it was brand new i can unplug it. Now and then we can continue the process as far as activating the phone and normal again if you havent. Entered your apple id user and password it will take you to the steps to do that on here if. This video was helpful for you make sure you smash that thumbs up and leave me a comment down below. To let me know and i will catch you guys on the next video bye bye.

Method 4 – Hard Reset Iphone 6S

Hows it going viewers thank you guys for watching my video in this video ill be showing us how to. Do a hard reset on an iphone 6 the hard reset will work on any other iphone and what the. Hard reset does is it clears your phone of any information contact pictures videos anything on your phone it wipes. Everything clear and sets it back to the factory settings as if it were new and you just got it.

From the store just before i get started if youre just doing a hard reset because youre having some sort. Of malfunction i would strongly recommend that you backup any of your information make sure you have it saved on. Your itunes or icloud before doing the hard reset because once you do the hard reset it will delete all. Of your information and just another question that i always get is can i remove the apple id or the. Activation lock anything like that once that theres no way the hard reset will not remove an apple id or.

Activation lock or anything like that so just a little heads up there for all you guys that are gonna. Ask please dont ask so what im gonna do here is power off the phone once its powered off im. Gonna go ahead and slide and ill just give it a couple seconds here just to make sure that it. Is fully powered off and i will be getting out my charging cable my charging cable is connected to my. Laptop so make sure your charging cable is connected to your laptop once youre there go ahead and hold the.

Home button and while youre holding that down just go ahead and insert the charging cable keep holding its at. The apple screen make sure youre still holding your thing and once its on the itunes logo you can at. This point release the itunes logo and from here we will move on over to the laptop and just so. You guys can see what is going on over there as you guys can see the little itunes logo there. Is popping up for us to open and ill go ahead and open it theres a problem with the iphone.

That requires it to be updated or restored what i want to do is im going to restore it and. It says are you sure you want to store the iphone to its factory settings all of your media and. Other data will be erased and the newer version of the phone software will be installed so im going to. Go ahead and hit restore and update and i want to just bring up itunes because this is where everything. Is happening it says iphones in recovery mode itunes is preparing to restore the software on this phone its extracting.

Software here up at the top well go ahead and let it do its thing in the mean time i. Will give you guys a little heads-up about the activation lock if you guys are not aware of what it. Is the first link below will give you all the information that you will need it just kind of talks. About the activation lock of the apple lock what it is what it does how it works that sort of. Thing and then if you guys also want to buy a phone and make sure to make sure its not.

Activation locked the second link in the description will show you guys how to do that and now well just. Answer some of the questions that i get fairly frequent frequently about the hard reset and the first one being. Does it remove the apple id or the icloud lock no it does not remove the apple id or the. Icloud lock and people also ask will this delete my you know delete my carrier will interfere in any way. With my carrier will avoid my contract with verizon or at&t no will not and it will not remove the.

Carrier so if the phone is a verizon phone you do the hard reset it will still be a verizon. Phone it wont be unlocked you wont be able to go use it on a different provider you know if. Its a ate of rising phone and do unlock and go use it on a teen teen thats not what. This video is showing you guys how to do so that will not work and then people will ask do. You have to use an apple product to reset the iphone no you dont you can use you know your.

Regular hp or your lenovo whatever you have any kind of laptop computer the only requirement is that you have. To have itunes on your computer and then theres a every now and then youll run into errors different errors. And the first thing i would recommend is make sure your itunes is up and downloaded the latest version of. Itunes is on your computer on the next one if you guys get some sort of air i will try. Using a different charger cable make sure it is the original charging cable as you guys can see the one.

That i have here is fairly beat up there but its the one that works with this phone so thats. What im using in this demonstration and if youve tried to do the latest version of itunes youve tried the. Different charging cable the next thing i recommend is try a different computer maybe for some reason or just not. Working well with each other you can also try a different computer and the last question that i get asked. Fairly caught fairly frequently is how long does this take and and my question is well it depends on a.

Lot of different things theres you got to take into consider it into consideration internet speed computer speed how full. Your phone is if you got if your phone is maxed out and its got to go through and delete. All of all of your old stuff and bring in the new stuff so that could also take a while. So theres a lot of variables to take into account for that question so theres no way for me to. Answer your questions and tell you oh its going to take you 30 minutes or 10 minutes or an hour.

It all depends theres a lot of different variables that go into that determining the speed or the length of. The hard reset and just going back here to the hard reset as you guys can see its restoring the. Firmware computer part is done now its just waiting on the iphone and the iphone here is finishing up and. Now we should be doing a reset restarting the phone starting it back up it will go through the second. Loading screen that bar will load all the way and the screen here popped up as if youre starting a.

New phone you can set up as new as a new iphone or restore this from a back backed up. Version im just gonna go ahead and wait and show you guys that the phone is at its factory settings. And at this point you guys can go ahead and unplug it the laptop doesnt make that big of a. Difference so im gonna go ahead and slide back down and im just going to go ahead and really quickly. Start this phone back up just to make sure that everything is working properly so i got my internet signed.

Up there disabled locations im just gonna do this as a new iphone skip the apple id agree to the. Terms and conditions skip the touch id and then dont add a password dont use siri dont send zoom dur. Standard it doesnt really matter and welcome to iphone get started and here you have it if youre selling your. Phone i would recommend you take it through these steps and get it to this screen to where its on. The home on the home screen um that way you wont have people asking hey whats your apple id im.

Trying to do a reset here and i dont have the information so id recommend you do that before you. Sell it or ship it off and like i said if you guys are buying iphones be very cautious a. Lot of people try to steal stuff make sure youre doing the right thing check out the two links in. The description below if you guys have any comments questions or concerns go ahead and put them in the comment. Section below i will try to answer them as soon as i can i appreciate you guys watching this video.

Thanks have a nice day.

Method 5 – How To Force Turn Off

Whats up guys its tommy here and in this video im gonna show you guys how to force restart /. Turn off your iphone 10 as you guys know i just recently got this phone at november 30th it is. Not the same as the iphone 7 apple did switch it up this year so the process is different however. It is still very simple to do having said that lets get right into it so the first thing youre.

Gonna want to do is youre gonna want to click the volume up button volume down and then hold the. Sleep / wake button or power button right here on the right side so were gonna do one click all. You meup one click volume down and then hold the power button so were gonna.

Conclusion – How Do I Force My Iphone To Factory Reset

The purpose of this post is to assist people who wish to learn more about the following – how to reset & restore your apple iphone 8 – factory reset, iphone 12 – how to hard reset, factory reset (forgot passcode) – easy, how do i force my iphone to factory reset?, how to force restart, enter dfu, recovery mode on iphone 11, how to force turn off, how to factory reset your iphone without password (2 ways), how to reset & restore your apple iphone x – factory reset, easiest way to hard reset your iphone!, how to reset & restore your apple iphone 12 – factory reset, fix any iphone frozen, factory reset – iphone 7, factory reset iphone 13 pro erase everything in 2021, how to hard reset an iphone 12, 12 pro, 12 pro max, & 12 mini, how to reset & restore your apple iphone 11 – factory reset, iphone se 2 (2020): how to force a restart (forced restart).

Thank you for visiting and reading this article! If you found this article useful, feel free to share it with your friends and help spread knowledge.