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How to Restore iPhone 5 to Factory Settings

May. 18, 2013 6:27 am / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to iPhone Tips
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Apple's iPhone 5 is a typically smart phone of high intelligence, which makes you better enjoy your daily life. However, sometimes you may fall into bad situations, such as your iPhone 5 experienced problems loading due to an application conflict or errors from a recent firmware update. Or in some cases, you want to sell your own iPhone 5 for your own reasons, you got a second-hand iPhone 5 and want to delete the data on it without passcode, etc. At this moment, iPhone 5 factory settings restore is always useful. The next content will show you how to restore iPhone 5 to factory settings in 2 methods.

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How to Restore iPhone 5 to Factory Settings?

You can either restore your iPhone 5 to factory settings though iTunes or without the use of iTunes. However, restoring iPhone 5 will delete all data and contents, including music, videos, contacts, photos, text messages, notes, etc. you'd better backup your iPhone 5 before the restore. There are 2 ways for you to back up iPhone 5 data:

After you have backed up your iPhone 5, you can try the following 2 methods to restore iPhone 5 to factory settings.

Method 1: Restore iPhone 5 to factory settings with iTunes

Before restoring, you should verify that you are using the latest version of iTunes.

  • 1. Connect iPhone 5 to your computer and select your device when it appears in iTunes.
  • 2. Select the Summary tab and click the Restore button to restore iPhone 5 to factory default.

    how do i restore my iphone 5 to factory settings

    how do you restore iphone 5 to factory settings

  • 3. After a restore, your iPhone 5 will restart. You then will see "Slide to set up". Follow the steps in the iOS Setup Assistant.

If you get a second-hand iPhone 5 and don't know the password on it, you can also easily restore the iPhone 5 to factory settings without passcode by connecting it to iTunes. But the first thing you should do is: hold down the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the notice "Slide to power off" appears, slide the red button to power down iPhone 5 and then hold down the Home button about ten seconds until the notice "Please Connect to iTunes" appears. Then you can follow the above instructions to restore the iPhone 5 without a password.

Method 2: Restore iPhone 5 to factory settings without iTunes

If you have no iTunes, you can restore your iPhone 5 like this:

  • 1. Press "Home" button on iPhone 5 and tap "Settings" icon on the main screen.
  • 2. Tap "General" and "Reset".
  • 3. Tap "Reset All Settings" to restore iPhone 5 to its default settings. Tap "Erase All Content and Settings" to restore iPhone 5 to its original factory settings.
  • 4. Tap "Erase iPhone" to confirm.

You can choose either of the 2 methods to restore your iPhone 4 to factory settings according to your need. If you forgot to backup iPhone 5 data and want to directly recover the important files, such as SMS, contacts, photos, etc. try iPhone Data Recovery to help you.

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