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There are various reasons that may lead us to wipe out data on iPhone. In a situation that you forgot screen lock and you cannot unlock it using Google account you can opt to perform factory reset on your iPhone. This process will remove all the settings on your iPhone including the screen locks. Another reason that may lead you to reset your phone is when you want to sell your iPhone. The data in our phones are sensitive and we may not want anybody to gain access to them. Logging out of accounts is also vital. Therefore, it is necessary to reset your iPhone to factory setting. Now, let's talk about how to factory reset iPhone with iTunes.

Part 1: How to Restore iPhone to Factory Settings with iTunes

One way of resetting your iPhone of any generation is using iTunes. Below is how to do it.

Step 1. One way of resetting your iPhone of any generation is using iTunes. Below is how to do it.

Step 2. Next, connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable that you purchased with your iPhone.

Step 3. iTunes will then detect your phone. You will see a message that prompts you to provide passcode or it could be if you "Trust the computer" Click on "Trust".

Step 4. After that, you can now click on your iPhone on the iTunes window.

Step 5. Go to "Summary" and click on "Restore iPhone".

Step 6. Confirm the process by clicking on "Restore" on the message that pops up.

Bravo! Your phone will be restored and it will automatically restart.

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Part 2: Another Way to Fix iPhone to Factory Settings

Other than using iTunes to perform factory reset on your iPhone, you can also use a third party software like using dr.fone - iOS System Recovery. This software does more than just recovering lost data on your iPhone. It can also set your iPhone to factory using its in-built feature know as Fix iOS to Normal. This feature repairs iOS device that is stuck in Apple logo or one that cannot exit recovery mode. It only takes a few minutes to fix your phone. Moreover this software is easy to use and has other great features that are worth to mention.

Having learnt that this software can restore your iPhone it is now time to learn how to do it. First, ensure that you have installed the software well after downloading it. Thereafter follow these baby steps keenly.

Step 1. Select "System Recovery"

Open the program on your computer and click on "System Recovery" menu. You can then connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. The program will detect it and from there you can then click on "Start" button.

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Step 2. Download Firmware

The program will then prompt you to download the firmware to your iPhone. On the displayed version, click on "Download" to get the firmware.

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Step 3. Repair your iPhone

Once you have downloaded the firmware, the program will then fix your iPhone. This usually takes a few minutes. Therefore, you should exercise patience. Upon completion, the program will notify you and it will restart your iPhone.

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Part 3: How to Restore iPhone Data After Factory Resetting from iTunes

Why Choose This Software to Restore iPhone Data After Factory Resetting from iTunes:

  • dr.fone - iOS Data Recovery has three modes of recovering data. It can recover data directly from iPhone SE/6s(Plus)/6(Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS, iTunes backup and iCloud backup file.
  • It allows you to recover lost data that you may have lost through deletion, system crash, factory reset, jailbreak failure, broken device, virus attack, deletion, or even iOS upgrade failure.
  • Recovering involves three simple processes that is scan, preview and then recover.
  • It is efficient software that allows you to selectively recover data from iPhone or iTunes and iCloud backup file.
  • It can recover contacts, notes, messages, voicemail, calendar, voice memos, Safari bookmarks, WhatsApp history, Photo Library, App photos, App video and App documents, etc.

After restoring your iPhone, you will notice that data on your phone has been wiped out. It is possible to get back the files with the same software with ease. It allows you to restore files from the iCloud and iTunes backup files. However, in this part we will show to recover files from iTunes backup file using dr.fone - iOS Data Recovery. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Select iTunes Recovery Mode

Go to the home window and select "Data Recovery" menu, in this menu window, choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" as a recovery mode. The entire iTunes backup file will be shown on the program. Now, select the one that has files that you want to restore to your iPhone and click on "Start Scan" icon. The scanning process will commence immediately.

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Step 2. Preview and Restore Files

When the scanning is over, the program will display all the extracted files according to data types. Click on each data type to preview images, videos and read through texts and notes. Mark on the files you want to restore and finally click on "Export to Mac" button at the bottom of the page. Next create a folder to save the data on your computer. From there it will be easier to transfer the files to your phone.

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