3 Easy Ways to Format iPhone

In today’s blog, we tell you three simple ways to format your iPhone. Many people want to sell off their iPhone and so want to wipe off all the data on it. This is also done when your device has suddenly become frozen or suffering other such problems.

Modern technology is getting more and more advanced which has also made it more complicated. Sometimes resetting the device is the only option left to make it work as the competition intensifies and more and more features are added. Resetting the device does not always result in fixing the problem, however, most of the time this is the most effective solution.

But before resetting, please make sure that you have a back up of your phone available, either on iCloud, a hard drive or your laptop/computer. For iCloud, first, check your iCloud setting and ensure it is enabled. Once you are satisfied that your media, documents and contacts etc are safely backed up, you can proceed to follow any of these 3 easy ways to format your iPhone.

Format the iPhone through the Settings of the Device

If you are looking for an option on formatting iPhone while securing your device data, you will need the iTunes app on your computer. With the help of iTunes, you can backup all of your important data before flashing your iPhone.

Step 1:

Open the Settings app on the Home screen of your iPhone.

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The app with the “gear” icon in the Settings app

Step 2:

Tap on the General button and scroll down to find the Reset button.

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The Reset button is present at the bottom of the General tab

Step 3:

Press “Erase All Content and Settings” to remove all of the data on your iPhone.

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Erase accounts and information or the entire content of your iPhone

Format the iPhone using iTunes

Step 1:

Open iTunes on your Windows or Mac and connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

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Connect the iPhone to your computer via a USB cable

Step 2:

Open the Summary window in iTunes to view your connected device, and click on Restore.

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The Summary shows you info abut your iPhone, such as storage capacity and software version

Step 3:

Click on the Restore button to confirm and wait as iTunes erases all of the data on your iPhone.

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Connect the iPhone to your computer via a USB cable

Erase iPhone using the Find My iPhone App

Step 1:

Open the iCloud website, sign in with your Apple ID & password, and click on the Find My iPhone app icon.

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Sign in to your iCloud account

Step 2:

Click on the App Devices tab the top center of the webpage, and select your iPhone from the list of connected devices.

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Find My iPhone App uses Geolocation to find your devices

Step 3:

Press the “Erase iPhone” button on the tab to delete all of the data on your device.

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Press the “Erase iPhone” button on the window

iCloud will ask you enter your Apple ID & password once again to confirm the action. The remote erase will begin only when the iPhone is connected to a network, so make sure that your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi or mobile network when you erase the data on it with iCloud.