How to Force an iPhone to Restore

By Mario Calhoun

The iPhone's reset menu can be used if you are unable to access a computer to restore the device. It is irreversible once the process begins. After it's restored, it can be sold or set up as a new device in iTunes, as all of your previous information will no longer be available.

Step 1

Tap the "Home" button on the iPhone and unlock the screen.

Step 2

Click "Settings" and "General."

Step 3

Scroll down to the last tab of the menu and click "Reset."

Step 4

Click "Erase All Content and Settings." Click "Erase iPhone."

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