Hi, Guest! Login / Register

Announcement: We've crossed the 100,000+ forum members milestone... READ MORE (May, 2018)
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average

[Tutorial] How to use iTunes to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to factory settings


When you restore your iOS device or iPod to factory settings, you'll also install the latest version of software. You can then set up your device as new, or restore from a backup.

Note: Restoring iOS or iPod software deletes all your data and content from your device, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, and calendar info.

Before you restore your device

1. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.
2. Use iTunes to back up your device. Transfer and sync any additional content to your computer.
3. If you're using iOS 6 or later, go to Settings > iCloud and turn off Find My iPhone.

Restore your device

1. Connect your device to your computer using the cable that came with it.
2. Select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod when it appears in iTunes.
3. In the Summary panel, click Restore.

[Image: itunes_restore_iphone.png]

4. Click Restore again to confirm that you want to restore your device to factory settings and delete all data and content. iTunes will download the device software file and restore your device.

[Image: confirm_restore_factory.png]

5. After your device is restored to factory settings, it will restart. When it does, you’ll see the "Slide to set up” welcome screen. Follow the steps in the device Setup Assistant. You can set up your device as new or use a previous backup. If you restored an iOS device that has cellular service, it will activate after you finish setting up your device.

Sent from my itel it1452 using Hovatek mobile

(This post was last modified: 01-05-2017, 12:27 PM by hovatek. )
You also can try iTunes Backup Extractor to restore you iPhone, iPad, or iPod to factory settings. It will be more convenient.
(This post was last modified: 01-05-2017, 12:28 PM by hovatek. )
If you want to use iTunes to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to factory settings, the steps is shown as below. But I want to remind you this method can be used for all iOS devices, the jailbroken devices are included. Besides, if this method doesn't work, you can FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable and select "iPhone" from the toolbar.
Step 2: before continuing, click the "Back Up Now" button to ensure your device is backed up before the restore.
Step 3: Hold down the "Shift" button and click "Restore iPhone".

Users browsing this thread:
1 Guest(s)