How To Hard Reset Your iPhone

Are you an iPhone user and want to know how to do a hard reset on your phone? If Yes then this article is best for you. Relax and learn as we introduce to you when a hard reset is necessary, and how to do it.

What is hard resetting?

Hard resetting is when the phone restarts and the memory in which the apps operate is refreshed. However, when you perform a hard reset, all of the data on your device is erased. Hard resetting the iPhone is usually done when an individual’s iPhone performance becomes low or when is unable to boot.

Hard resetting iPhone differs. However, the steps to hard reset the iPhone 6 are different from resetting the iPhone 7. However, below are the step – to – step ways of resetting all iPhones.

Hard Resetting An iPhone 6, 6s, 6s Plus, or SE

  1. Continuously, you have to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button located at the right side of the handset.
  2. Press and hold the Home button whiles the Sleep/Wake button is still pressed.
  3. Continue to keep the buttons down until the Apple logo appears.
  4. Once the Apple logo is displayed, release the buttons.
  5. If the reset was successful, your iPhone should resume normally.

Hard Resetting  An iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

  1. The Volume Down button (on the left side of the handset) and the Sleep/Wake button (on the right side of the handset) must be pressed and held.
  2. Continuously, keep these buttons down until you see the Apple logo.
  3. When you see the Apple logo, let go of the buttons.
  4. If the reset was successful, your iPhone should resume normally.

Hard Resetting An iPhone Device

This complete guide shall walk you through the basic steps on how you could be able to hard reset iPhone as iOS device for iPhone 8, 8 Plus, XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12, 12 pros, 12 pro max, 13, 13 pros, 13 pro max and iPhone 14.

  1. Press and hold the Volume Up button (on the left side of the handset) for a few seconds.
  2. Also, hold down the Volume Down button (on the left side of the handset)  and release it.
  3. On the right side of the iPhone, press and hold the power button.
  4. After the appearance of the Apple logo, release the power button.

How To Factory Reset An iPhone

The information and settings on your iPhone are erased when you perform a factory resetting. However, You can safely erase data from your iPhone if your iCloud backup is synchronized. Below are the steps to factory restore an iPhone.

  1. Open your Settings menu on your iPhone.
  2. At Settings menu, select General.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Transfer or Reset iPhone .
  4. Select Erase All Content and Settings from the menu.

Then enter your Apple ID password and your iPhone’s PIN. However, if you forget your passcode and are requested to input it, see Reset the passcode. Also, if you forget your Apple ID password and are prompted to enter it, go to the Recover your Apple ID page.


When you execute the steps outlined above, you will be able to hard reset your iPhone and not face any challenges. Always make sure to back up your iPhone to iCloud and sign out your Apple ID before factory resetting.

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