Once you erase the current content and settings on your iPhone, restoring your device to factory settings is easy. Before you start, make sure you have an iCloud backup or a backup saved on your computer. A factory reset erases all of the data on your iPhone, so you need a backup if you want to save your content or settings or transfer them to a new device.
You’ll also want to have your Apple ID and password handy. If you want to restore to factory settings from your iPhone, go to settings and tap general. Then Scroll down and tap transfer or reset. iPhone, next tap erase all content and settings and tap continue. Then enter your passcode. If you have screen time enabled you will also be prompted to enter your screen time passcode.
Now just wait for your backup to finish. Next, enter your Apple ID password. Tap turn off in the top right corner of your screen and tap erase iPhone. Now just wait for your iPhone to erase. This may take a moment or two when the process is complete, you’ll see the hello screen. You can also restore your iPhone to factory settings using your Mac or PC. If you’re using Mac OS Catalina or later, you’ll use the Finder in Mac OS, Mojave or earlier, or if you’re using a PC, you’ll use iTunes instead first, you’ll need to turn off find my on your iPhone. You won’t be able to restore it until you do this in settings. Tap your name. Tap find my, then tap Find My iPhone and turn it off. When prompted, enter your Apple ID password, then tap turn off in the top right corner of your screen to confirm. Next connect your iPhone to your computer. And open the Finder or iTunes. Then select your device from the sidebar to sync your computer with your iPhone, click trust. Now tap trust on your iPhone to continue.
Then enter your passcode. Now click restore iPhone. Next, you’ll erase all content and settings from your iPhone, so make sure you have an iCloud backup or a backup on your computer. That way you can retrieve your data later. Click backup if you need to make a backup or click don’t backup to continue without making one click restore to confirm. Then wait for your computer to install the latest version of iOS on your iPhone. Your device will restart and after a moment or two you’ll see the Hello screen and that’s it. For more tips subscribe to the Apple Support YouTube channel or click another video to keep watching some sequences. In this video were shortened.