To Soft Reset and Hard Reset an iPhone

HOW TO SOFT RESET AND HARD RESET AN iPHONE: iPhone is a line of smart phones designed and marketed by Apple. It actually runs Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. This device is much more than just a mobile phone. It is a fully fledged computer in a small packet but unlike a computer, it sometimes slow down or freeze. To get the iPhone get going again, we need to go for either soft or hard reset. For this, we need to know how to soft reset and hard reset an iPhone. First of all, we need to know that there is a significant amount of difference between Soft Reset and Hard Reset. A soft reset will simply clear the iPhone’s memory, reset all the operating system software routines and allow things to start fresh. Just like we often turn our Macs or PCs from time to time, it is often a good idea to do the same thing with the iPhones. The Hard Reset is a much more drastic process that completely erases all the information on your phone, restoring it back to its factory settings. Hard reset is useful when you are planning to sell out your phone or you just want to give your phone a fresh start.

Also Read : How to Soft Reset and Hard Reset Windows Phones

HOW TO SOFT RESET AND HARD RESET AN iPHONE

SOFT RESET AN IPHONE

In order to perform a soft reset on your iPhone, you need to follow the given steps below:

  • Press and Hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously for about 10-15 seconds until you see an Apple Logo. You can leave both these buttons once the Apple logo appears.
  • The iPhone will restart automatically.
  • After restart, your phone will come back to your Home Screen.
  • This is it. You are done with the Soft Reset. As you can see, performing a soft reset is pretty simple.

to soft reset and hard reset an iPhone

HARD RESET AN IPHONE

As mentioned above, Hard Reset will totally erase all the information on your phone while restoring it back to its factory settings. Well, two methods for hard resetting the iPhones are mentioned below. You can use any of the methods as appropriate.

 

METHOD 1: HARD RESET USING ITUNES

  • Connect your iPhone to your desktop or notebook.
  • Launch iTunes.
  • Click on iPhone
  • Click on Restore iPhone button under the summary tab.
  • A screen will be prompted asking you if you want to create the backup.
  • Click
  • It will start restoring your iPhone to its factory settings.
  • It will take a while and after some time, your phone will autmomatically restart and a welcome screen with Slide to Set Up will be prompted before you.
  • You are done with Hard Reset.

METHOD 2: DIRECT METHOD

You can also perform a hard reset on your iPhone directly, without connecting your iPhone with your desktop or notebook. To do this, just go through the following steps:

  • Go to
  • Click
  • Tap on Reset; present in the bottom most panels.
  • Click Erase all contents and settings.
  • Tap Erase iPhone.
  • It will start restoring your iPhone to its factory settings.
  • It will take a while and after some time, your phone will autmomatically restart and a welcome screen with Slide to Set Up will be prompted before you.
  • You are done with Hard Reset.

This is all guys about how to soft reset and hard reset an iPhone. Hope you liked this article on “To Soft Reset and Hard Reset an iPhone”. If you face any issues regarding soft or hard reset or you stuck somewhere while going through this procedure, you can leave a comment below and you will be responded very soon.

 

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Akhil Prajapati