To be honest, many problems on your iPhone can be solved easily via a factory reset. But this operation will erase all iPhone data by default. No one is willing to accept data loss. So this post will show 4 ways to factory reset iPhone without losing data.
So-called “Factory Reset” will thoroughly restore your iPhone back to its factory settings, so that this iPhone will work like a fresh new device. Also, after a factory reset, a myriad of issues on the iPhone can vanish into thin air. Therefore, plenty of users prefer to factory reset their iPhone when coming across some troubles, such as iPhone not responding, stuck on Apple Logo, incapacity of connecting to Wi-Fi, running strangely slowly and so on.
Nevertheless, via factory reset, all data stored on the iPhone will be wiped totally, namely data loss, which is not acceptable for all users. Thus, many long for some means to factory reset iPhone without losing any data. Now, in the followings, we will share you 4 simple approaches.
1. Reset All Settings on iPhone
Sometimes, what you want is to restore your iPhone to its factory settings, not to bring it back to exactly its original status when you first bought it. In other words, you simply hope to restore all the iPhone settings without touching any data on it. In this scenario, you can make use of the inbuilt “Reset All Settings” option on the iPhone. On your iPhone, go to “Settings” and click “General” and choose “Reset”. Among the emerging three options, you can select “Reset All Settings”.
2. Erase iPhone after iCloud Backups
Maybe you must have seen the “Erase All Contents and Settings” option under the “Reset All Settings”. By that way, it’ll indeed factory reset the iPhone completely. You can also make use of this method. But there is a premise – you should back up your iPhone data in advance. Just utilize iCloud to back up your data. Then tap on “Erase All Contents and Settings” and hit “Erase iPhone”. After factory resetting is completed, you can restore your iPhone data from backups, like recover PST data from PST backups on PC.
3. Restore iPhone with iTunes
Furthermore, you can also apply iTunes to factory reset your iPhone. In the first place, you have to insure the iTunes on your computer is the latest version. Then connect iPhone to the computer and next launch iTunes. Subsequently, select the iPhone in iTunes and select “Back Up Now”. After backing up, hit “Restore” button. Click “Restore” when iTunes ask you again. Lastly, hit “Agree” and wait reset to be finished.
4. Reset iPhone via Third Party Tool
There are many third party iPhone restore utilities in today’s market. Hence, you can select such an external tool which can factory reset your iPhone with no data lost. Nevertheless, you ought to be careful, only trusting in reputable and reliable tool.
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