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How to Restore iPhone to Factory Settings

WRITTEN BY Tina ON July 1, 2015

It seems that iPhone is so powerful that it can do many things for users. But no matter how powerful it is, it can be easily damaged by many reasons. For example, if you download an unauthorized software or deleted some important files accidentally, things might go wrong with your beloved iPhone. When you encounter these problems, the decision to restore your iPhone to its factory settings might occur. It is one of the most common and workable methods that iPhone users can use in order to restore the device and start over. However, you should know that restoring iPhone to factory settings will remove everything that you’ve added to it. That is to say, all contacts, photos, text messages, videos, notes and call history etc. will be wiped out. It is very necessary for you to back up iPhone data to iTunes or iCloud before you want to proceed the process.

To recover lost data on iPhone, you can use a recovery tool named iPhone Data Recovery to help you. It is a flexible program which can be used to recover iPhone data from iTunes backup files. In this article, you will first learn how to restore iPhone to factory settings, then you can follow the tutorial step by step to recover lost data from iTunes backup files and save them on your computer safely.

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Method 1: Restore iPhone to Factory Settings with iPhone only
Method 2: Restore iPhone to Factory Settings with iTunes
Method 3: Recover iPhone Data from iTunes Backup Files

Method 1: Restore iPhone to Factory Settings with iPhone only


Step 1: Go to Settings> select General> go to Reset and choose Erase All Content and Settings.


Step 2: After that, you have to confirm whether you want to continue the resetting process or not. If you choose Yes, your device will start to reset and you will see the Apple logo and the loading bar appear on the screen.

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Method 2: Restore iPhone to Factory Settings with iTunes


Step 1: Connect iPhone to your computer with USB cable then launch iTunes.


Step 2: Locate your iPhone under “Device” on the left panel and go to “Restore iPhone…

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You will see an interface which shows the scanning results. All data are listed in certain categories on the left column. To preview the data selectively is very simple. For instance, if you want to see videos, go to “Videos” and you can see all items inside. Then go to “Recover” to save the items you like on computer.

Method 3: Recover iPhone Data from iTunes Backup Files


Step 1: Launch iPhone Data Recovery on PC

Download>install>run iPhone Data Recovery on PC. Then you will see an interface below, choose “Recover from iTunes Backup Files” then select on backup file from the list and click on “Star Scan”.

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It will take seconds for the program to scan the backup file. Once done, you can preview all files on specific categories by taping on them one by one. If you want to check on photos, for example, you can go directly to “Camera Roll” and then you will see all photos are listed on the program. When you choose the items you want, please click on “Recover” to save them on your computer.

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If you have any troubles with your iPhone, like iPhone stuck in recovery mode, or iPhone stuck on Apple logo, you will need a third party to help you out. iPhone Data Recovery is what you can count on. You can solve the issues easily and keep your data safe by using this powerful program.



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