Minor software issues are very common in mobile phones and usually they require a restart or soft reset to fix the problem, but if the problem is not easily resolved after a soft reset then that?s when you know that your phone probably needs to be reset to its factory settings.
But if you are not really sure what is means to reset a phone to its factory settings, then don?t worry because you are about to find out everything there is to know about the process.
In this post we are going to talk about resetting an iPhone X to its factory setting, when and why you need to factory reset and what are the steps involved.
So let?s start with answering the question: what is a factory setting?
Factory setting is the condition or state your phone comes in when it is first purchased. Once you start to store information on your new phone and download applications or make other modifications then you basically change the original settings (Factory Settings).
Making alternations to the phone?s initial settings is not a bad thing, in fact it is not really possible to use your phone without making changes to it or customizing it to suit your preference.
So logically every phone, including the new Apple iPhone X will lose its factory setting as soon as modifications are made. These modifications can be simple steps such as storing personal information, downloading music or even changing the wallpaper.
When is a Factory Resetting necessary?
If you notice your iPhone X misbehaving or not running as smooth as expected, then chances are that it is having software issues. Whether a downloaded application is slowing down your device, or something else is causing software malfunctioning and problems like freezing or crashing, the safest (and cheapest) solution is to reset the phone to its factory settings.
Another time when factory resetting is essential is if you wish to sell your phone or pass it on to a family member. This way you can erase all your personal information, stored contents and personalized settings before handing over the phone almost in the same condition it was first bought.
It is recommended that you always create a backup to revive the contents on to your new phone or the same phone after the reset.
You can backup and reset your device to iTunes on your PC or Mac if you prefer or simply do it via the settings menu to store everything on iCloud.
Resetting an iPhone X to Factory Settings
Now we will guide you through some easy steps to reset your phone to its factory settings whether you know the password or not.
- Follow these steps to factory reset through the settings menu and if you know the password:
- Go to Settings from your iPhone
- Scroll to General
- Select Reset (it should be the option just above ?Shut Down?)
- Tap on Erase All Content and Settings
A pop-up window will ask you to confirm your decision, tap on the Erase iPhone option.
- Next you will need to enter your Apple ID password which will then confirm the action
Depending on how much contents need to be deleted, the process could