How to factory reset your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Performing a factory reset on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch erases all data and settings on the device, returning it to its original state. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Backup your device: Before resetting your device, it is important to back up your data so you don’t lose any important information. You can back up your device using iCloud or iTunes.
  2. Go to the Settings app on your device.
  3. Tap on “General.”
  4. Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Reset.”
  5. Select “Erase All Content and Settings.”
  6. Enter your passcode if prompted.
  7. Tap on “Erase iPhone/iPad/iPod.”
  8. Confirm that you want to erase your device.
  9. Wait for the reset process to complete. Your device will restart and take you through the initial setup process.

Once the reset is complete, you will need to set up your device as new or restore it from a backup. It is important to note that a factory reset cannot be undone, so be sure to back up your data before proceeding.