There are many reasons why you would wanna factory reset iPhone 7. For instance, you have installed any third-party programs or media file onto your device, that has caused your device to respond laggy. Yes, it is always recommended for iOS users to install files & apps from trusted sources. However, if you want to reset your device’s settings to default, then here’s the right guide for you. I’ll help you understand How To Factory Reset iPhone 7. We will be talking about performing this particular task through iTunes & directly from the iPhone.
Factory Reset iPhone 7
- Open Settings and navigate to the General tab.
- Swipe down a little and select “Reset”
- Hit “Erase all content and settings”
- Type in your Apple Account passcode and then tap on “Erase iPhone”
- Depending upon the data stored on your iPhone, it would take several minutes to get the job done. But remember you will not be allowed to perform any further operation on your device while Factory Reset in under operation.
Factory Reset iPhone 7 with iTunes
If you want to keep all of your personal data, settings, and apps, then using iTunes is your only hope. This tutorial is a little lengthy but you’ll know it is not hard to imply.
Step#1: First of all, you need to connect your iPhone with PC via data cable. Afterward, open iTunes on it. Here you’ll see a “Devices” button, placed just above the left-side menu, click on the button.
Step#2: There’s a chance that your iTunes is set to the auto-sync facility. If it’s not, then you need to enable it and transfer all your important files by yourself. Because once you perform the factory reset of the iPhone 7, there will be no chance of getting your precious data back. So to enable the synchronization, click once on the “Sync” button that’s available under Summary option.
Step#3: Now that you have synced all your desired data, it’s time you navigate back to the iTunes page. From there, click on the “Restore” button. Then for the confirmation, again select “Restore”. The moment you do that, iTunes will start the restore process and will tell you some basic info about it. Just stay tuned with iTunes and don’t disconnect your iPhone 7.
Step#4: Let iTunes tell you when your device is done restoring. Also, stay connected with your PC until you see the message about your device needs to activate and when the process is completed.
Step#5: When iTunes is done restoring the factory settings of your iPhone 7, it will provide you with two options. If you want, you can select “Set up as a new iPhone”, but this action will not restore anything. As if you want to restore all your Apple account data, then select “Restore from a backup”. This restoring process will take a while, depending upon the capacity of data you have stored into your account. When the process is completed, you’ll be notified and only then, you can disconnect your iPhone 7 from PC.
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