How to Reset iPhone (Soft Reset and Hard Reset)

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If your iPhone has problems with bugs, applications that crash, or if it simply does not want to start, it may be necessary to reset it. This article is also relevant if you wish to reset iPhone 6 plus or reset iPhone 5.

How to soft reset the iPhone

Here’s how:
Your iPhone encounters a malfunction in its operation and no longer responds:

  • hold down the “Home” button for about 6 seconds, until the home screen appears;
  • you can now reset the device via the settings menu> General> Reset
  • choose “Reset all settings“.

Your iPhone does not start anymore: to perform the reset of the device, it is necessary to hold down simultaneously the buttons “Standby” (button above) and “Home” for ten seconds, until the Apple logo (the apple) appears.

Reset an iPhone completely (Hard Reset)

It also happens sometimes that a simple reset is not enough to overcome the bugs that parasitize your dear smartphone or that it simply does not want to start any more. In this case, it is necessary to completely reset the phone. Here’s how to proceed.
First and foremost, be sure to back up all your personal data (photos, videos, etc.) as these will be destroyed in the process. Make sure to take backup of your iphone contacts as well, else will need to recover deleted contacts from your Apple device later on.

Via the menu:

  • Settings> General> Reset.
  • Choose “Reset contents and settings“.
  • Choose “Erase iPhone“.
  • Confirm your choice and wait until the end of the process.

Via iTunes

  • Connect your iPhone to a computer on which iTunes is installed.
  • Once on iTunes, select your iPhone and choose “Restore iPhone“.
  • Confirm your choice and wait until the end of the process.

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