How To Completely Restore An iPhone
Q: Is there a software restore option on iPhone?
I decided to sell my iPhone 6s on eBey (the price is not good) and it seems I need to wipe out all data on it. How can I completely restore my iPhone 6s so that I'm not risking leak my data?
Apple upgrades iPhone every year, and it's hardly to say no to these stunning new features. Many users think it's wise to upgrade an iPhone in 2-3 years, while it rises a new problem that what to do with these old iPhones (See How Many iPhones Are There).
Before you sell, give away, or trade in your iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, or other old models of iPhone, you should remove your personal information. It's NOT suggested to manually delete your contacts, calendars, reminders, documents, photos, or any other iCloud information while you're signed in to iCloud with your Apple ID. In this quick article, we'll show how to completely restore an iPhone to erase and wipe out all data thoroughly.
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Pre-Check List Before Completely Restoring iPhone
Two purposes are served by completely restoring an iPhone. You can use this method to fix common (but severe) iPhone glitches, or you can erase all content on your iPhone by completely restore it. Make sure you have made solid backup for your iPhone before completely restoring your iPhone. Here are more detailed pre-checks that can help you have a head start.
Steps To Completely Restore An iPhone By iTunes
You can completely restore your iPhone via three methods: by iTunes, by iCloud or on the device directly. Here are the detailed steps about how to completely restore an iPhone via iTunes (How Can I Uninstall Apps on iPhone 8).
Make sure you are running the latest version of iTunes > Connect your iPhone 4/4s/5/6/7/8 to your PC/Mac computer > Open iTunes > Click the iPhone device icon:
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Go to iTunes > Device Summary > Choose Restore iPhone option to start doing complete software restore on your iPhone.
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Click Restore again to confirm. Then iTunes will start resetting your iPhone. By doing so, iTunes will restore your iPhone and installs the latest iOS software.
How To Completely Restore An iPhone Step 3
The Bottom Line
Now can you completely restore your iPhone with our suggestions above? If you still have any iPhone/iOS problems, feel free to leave a message in comment box. One more thing, no matter iTunes doesn't recognize your device, or your iPhone screen is stuck on the Apple logo, Fix My iPhone can help you completely restore your iPhone on 1-Click basis. Free Download To Have A Try >
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