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How Do I Erase My iPhone®

November 04, 2014  |  Difficulty: Easy

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Every mobile phone has the option to be completely erased. This means all your settings, personal information, contacts, ringtones and other customizations are removed. You may want to perform this action if you plan on selling your phone or the system fails and you need to reset the phone to its factory settings to fix it.

The iPhone® is no exception. Your information can be completely erased from the iPhone® and the instructions below explain how you can do it. Just remember, all your data including emails, SMS, settings, contacts, photos, and other personal information will be removed from the phone.

Erasing an iPhone® with iOS® 7 operating system:

  1. Tap the main “Settings” icon on the home screen.
  2. Tap on “General” option.
  3. Tap on “Reset” option.
  4. Tap the blue Erase All Content and Settings” option located second from the top.
  5. Confirm your decision by tapping on the “Erase iPhone” in the red pop-up message.
  6. The iPhone® will then go back to its factory reset, starting with the same default settings it had when you bought it, just like it was new.

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