How to Factory-Reset Your iPhone, iPad, and Other Apple Device: A Step-By-Step Approach

Factory-resetting everything on your iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device will help correct several anomalies from the device. When a factory...

Factory-resetting everything on your iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device will help correct several anomalies from the device. When a factory reset is carried out, all data and information saved on the phone will be completely wiped out. This process restores the phone to factory default.

It is important to note that the factory reset is different from restarting and force-restarting of your gadget. Therefore, it is advisable that before you carry out a factory reset of your phone, make sure you have tried correcting whatever issues that prompted you to want to reset the tab or phone to no avail.

A few reasons abound why you may want to reset your device. Some of these reasons may include, but are not limited to, 

  • The malfunction or misbehaving of the tab.
  • Apps continuously hanging, thereby slowing down the device.
  • Another reason may include- features in the iPhone clogging and refusing to activate when requested and a host of other reasons.
You may have made some attempts to correct such anomaly like restarting the device, but that has proved abortive.

You may also decide to do a factory-reset your iPad or iPhone if it is crashing or freezing. It may also be an issue you cannot easily explain. These digital devices can be complicated sometimes and get themselves into a bit of confused state from time to time.

When a reset is done, the dev0ice will clear out clo0gs and de0bris that got it stu0ck in a lo0op or make it ope0rate in a slug0gish, frust0rating man0ner.

Another reason that may warrant you to reset your device is if you intend to sell it off or give it out to someone else. In that case, it is highly recommended you delete all the vital information contained in it before giving it out.

To Factory-reset your iPad Pro, follow the steps below:

Make sure you are connected to data or WIFI.

Go to “Settings.” Make sure to sign out of your Apple account by putting your password to the box provided. Click “Turn off” when you are done. Since you want to reset your phone, it would be appropriate to sign out of your account.

After you have signed out, a pop-up message will appear asking you to “Keep a copy of your data on this iPad?” You can select any of the options depending on what you have saved.

After selecting the location, you choose to save your data on, maybe on iCloud, click on “Sign out” after confirming again in the next screen pop-up.

Once you are done, it will take longer, depending on the size of the data you have on the phone.

Now, you are ready to factory reset your phone.

From “Settings.”

Locate and click on “General.”

From the new screen, go all the way down to “Reset.”

In the next screen that opens, several options will be available to select the type of reset you want to do. Since you intend to wipe out every data on your phone, select the second option with “Erase all Content and Settings.”

After selecting that option, a notification will pop-up requesting you to “Confirm you want to Erase Phone.” Click on it. A final confirmation will pop-up hit that again. Your iPad Pro will start erasing your data. This process will take a couple of minutes, depending on the size of the data it deals with.

If you want to go quicker, delete all your photos and videos before starting if you can. Otherwise, be patient and allow the process to complete.

Once the process is completed, your iPad or iPhone has been completely wiped and returned to factory default.

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