In this tutorial, we will explain how to reset your iPhone or iPad and how to restore your backed-up data.
How to repair an iPhone or iPad locked ?.
You don’t escape THE question : “Have you tried to turn off and turn on your iPhone ?”
This manipulation may seem to you ridiculous. However, believe it or not, it helps to fix some bugs and improve the performance of your smartphone or tablet.
For technical problems more serious, we recommend that you make an appointment with the Genius Bar of an Apple Store.
Note that, in many cases, repair your iPhone with an Apple technician will remove your data.
It is therefore vital that you back up your data as regularly as possible.
What to do if your iPhone crashed ?.
If your iPhone not responding or does not turn on again anymore, don’t panic.
There is a method that does not require any installation or special knowledge.
In fact, we only need two fingers and twenty seconds because you will force restart your iPhone or iPad.
To do this, press and hold simultaneously the power button (on the side) and the home button (located at the bottom of your iPhone) until the Apple logo appears on the screen. After twenty seconds, release.
If after this operation, nothing seems to change, then it should be given a complete restore from a backup.
Force reboot on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
The main button of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has a function different from the other models.
This last does not fit, it does detect the pressure exerted by your finger.
To force their restart, follow this technique :
Press and hold at the same time, the power button (on the right side of your phone) and the volume down button (on the left).
Keep them pressed until the Apple logo appears, then release.
How to back up your data before wiping everything ?.
Before you hand over your iPhone or iPad to zero, it is necessary to make a backup of your data.
It is possible to do this either from your phone via iCloud or from your Mac via iTunes.
From iCloud :
Go to Settings → [your account] → iCloud.
Scroll down and select the option iCloud Backup. This allows you to automate backups of your data.
Then, tap on Backup now.
This is the simplest method, and only an internet connection is required.
From iTunes :
Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer.
Once on iTunes, click on the icon of the iPhone/iPad, in the top left.
In the Backups section, click Back up now.
Remove applications and their data one at a time.
Go to Settings → General → local Storage and iCloud → Manage storage (under the STORAGE section).
You will see a list of your applications and storage space that each occupies.
Note that it is not possible to delete the apps from Apple that are pre-installed (native).
For example, for the Music app, you can only delete songs or albums that you have stored. The same goes for the Photos app.
To completely remove an app that you had installed :
Select it from the list.
Then, tap Delete app..
Otherwise, you can delete your apps from the home screen, to do this :
Press and hold your finger on the app in question.
A cross appears in the top left of the app, tap it to remove it.
Note that if there is no cross, it means that you can’t erase it from your phone.
Only the deletion of data is permitted, such as for the apps native.
How to reset your iPhone to factory settings ?.
You have everything backed up ? Then, you are ready to restore to factory settings !
This method consists of a thorough cleaning of your iPhone, this is why you need to be sure to have everything backed up.
Often a reset to factory settings is necessary in case of blockage, malfunction or selling your device.
In the event of a resale, it is even capital in-depth cleaning of your iPhone because your data (messages, photos, phone numbers, banking details, documents, etc) can be accessed and ‘stolen’ by a buyer malicious.
Here are two techniques to reset the factory default settings : first, from your iPhone, the second from iTunes.
1. From your iPhone :
Appointment in Settings → General → Reset.
There, select Erase all content and settings.
Enter your authorization code.
Select Erase iPhone.
To confirm this operation, you will be asked to enter the password of your Apple account..
2. From iTunes :
Connect your iPhone to your Mac.
Log in to your iTunes account.
Finally, in section iPhone 6, in our example, click on the option ‘ Restore iPhone....
That is, your iPhone or iPad is in its brand-new condition, without any data and ready to be disposed of or reused.
Restore an iPhone from an iCloud backup.
If you reset your iPhone to factory settings in order to reuse it, then it remains for you to restore it with your last iCloud backup.
After your reset the settings of factories, vou will need to configure your device (select your language, region, ..).
What‘s restore options are available : Restore from iCloud, Restore from iTunes As a new iPhone.
– Select the option : Restore from the iCloud.
– Enter your Apple id and password, and then agree to the terms and conditions.
The duration of this process depends on the contents of your iPhone or iPad, and the speed of your internet connection.
Also note that your iPhone does not restore your apps, but download their latest version.
Restore an iPhone from backup iTunes.
The process is identical to the restore from iCloud, with the same options.
Connect your iPhone to your computer.
Choose from your iPhone : the option Restore from iTunes.
Log in to iTunes.
Then, select the option : Restore from this backup :
Then, click Continue..
What to do if your iPhone/iPad had no backup ?.
If you had not backup, it is quite possible that your iPhone has an without you even knowing it.
To have the heart net
Appointment in Settings → [your account] → iCloud → Storage.
After a few seconds, Manage the storage appears. Select-the..
Now, are displayed the various backups that have been executed.
Select your backup “this iPhone”/”this iPad”..
The date and the size of your backup are provided to you.
Be aware that it is even possible to choose the data you want to back up. This is very handy to manage your 5 Gb space free.
If need be, it is always possible to increase your storage space via the option : Buy more storage.
Is it possible to recover data from deleted ?.
This is almost impossible, it is for this reason that it is crucial that you make a backups before any deletion or cleaning of your iPhone.
The data stored on the iOS are automatically encrypted, and once you decide to remove them, their encryption key is also destroyed.
Their recovery without backup via iPhone is therefore very difficult or even impossible.
You can always go to the Genius Bar at Apple, but nothing is guaranteed..
Note that if your data has been suppressed due to a malfunction of your device, for example, their recovery is much more feasible.
To avoid this kind of situation, we will repeat it enough : backup, backup, backup.