Tip & How-To about Apple iPhone Smartphone

How to restore your iPhone / iPod / iPad to it's factory settings.

Has your iPhone become slow? Are you having problems with it?
You might need to restore it. You don't know how?

Then this tutorial will help you to restore your iPhone/ iPod /iPad.

There are two ways to do it.

Before doing this, don't forget to make a Backup. You wouldn't like to lose any files.
To Backup your device make a right click on your device (Step 1 in the picture below). A menu will appear. Select "Back Up".
After few moments your backup should be ready.

  • The restoring.

1. First way to do this. (With a computer) (part 1)
This will work on a PC with Windows installed or a Mac.

  1. Connect your device to your computer with the data cable.

  2. Open iTunes.
    You can download iTunes from here - link.

  3. Click on your device. (Step 1 in the picture below)

  4. Click on "restore". (Step 2 in the picture below)

    It will take a few minutes. After that, your device will be ready.

2. Second way to do this. (Without a computer) (part 2)

  1. Unlock your device.

  2. Tap on the settings icon.

  3. There you must tap on "General".

  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page - there you will see a menu called "reset". Open it.

  5. You will be given a few options to choose from.

    Reset all settings -
    This will reset your preferences and settings. It will not erase your applications, music, videos etc.

    Erase All Content and Settings - Your settings will be reset and all of your data will be erased.

    Reset network settings - If you are having problems with your cellular/Wi-Fi network this would be the best option. It will reset your network settings.

    Reset keyboard dictionary - This will reset all the words that have been added to your dictionary over the time.

    Reset location warnings - This will reset your Location warnings. Next time you'll open an application, it will ask if it can use your current location.

Important! -
Make sure that you have at least 80% of battery while you are attempting a restore. If your battery dies while restoring, don't worry. You can continue the restore process by connecting your device to a computer, with iTunes. (See 1. part of the tutorial)

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Hey guys.. I got an iPhone 5 clone and want to reset Factory Settings but don't know how! please help asap! Moreover i want to know how to delete applications on it :)

You can restore iPhone to factory settings with iTunes. iTunes enables users to back up data to iTunes and restore iPhone to factory settings. Before you start restoring iPhone to factory settings, please note that you need to install the latest version of iTunes on your PC or MAC. Then go to Settings > iCloud to turn off Find My iPhone.

1. Plug iPhone into the computer with the USB cable. The iTunes on your computer will automatically launch. If not, double-click the icon to start it.
2. Click the name of your iPhone at the upper right corner of iTunes, and then the information of your iPhone will be shown. Click the "Restore iPhone" button in the window to start.
3. iTunes will ask whether you want to back up iPhone before restoring. You'd better choose "Yes" for the reset will erase the contents in your iPhone. Then iTunes will start restoring your iPhone to factory settings.
hey-guys-got-iphone-5-clone-want-reset-oxaxc0rwhkhzilrwacqreyis-1-0.jpg 4. Click Restore again to confirm. Then iTunes erases your iPhone and installs the latest iOS or iPod software. After you restore your iPhone to factory settings, it will restart. Now you can set it up as new.
hey-guys-got-iphone-5-clone-want-reset-oxaxc0rwhkhzilrwacqreyis-1-2.jpg For more methods to restore iPhone to factory settings, please feel free to read this guide. http://www.leawo.org/tutorial/how-do-i-restore-my-iphone-to-factory-settings.html

Apr 14, 2013 | Cell Phones

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iphone running slow

To restart: Hold Sleep/Wake together for about 10 seconds. The screen will go blank but don't let go until the Apple logo comes up.
It sounds like your problems will be solved by upgrading to 2.1 firmware. Just connect to iTunes, click your iPhone in the left column, click "Check for Update", and let it do what it does.
Good luck,

Aug 31, 2008 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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