How to Hard Reset iPhone 6
Like most other mobile devices, the iPhone is prone to a lot of software related problems that can cause the device to become unresponsive and sometimes even useless. From a frozen screen stuck on the Apple logo, a white screen or a black screen to a device stuck on the update screen, the potential software problems your device can face are numerous.
This is why it may become important for you to learn how to hard reset an iPhone 6. A hard reset offers a simple way to fix any of these potential problems. In this article, we look at what a hard reset is and how it can help you fix iOS issues.
What is a Hard Reset?
Before we show you how to perform a hard reset, it is important to understand what a hard reset is. When you perform a hard reset on your iPhone, you will essentially be restoring the device to its factory settings. This means that you will lose all the settings and data on the device when you hard reset an iPhone 6.
Yet there are several reasons why you may have no option but to hare reset the iPhone 6. They include the following;
When an iPhone is infected with a virus, there may be no other way than to hard reset the iPhone to remove the virus.
You may also want to hard reset the iPhone if it simply won't turn on or wont charge.
If you want to sell the device to someone else, a hard reset is the best way to remove all traces of your personal data on the device.
A frozen, locked or malfunctioning device can only be fixed with a hard reset.
Preparing for a Hard Reset
Since it is very likely that you could lose all your data from a hard reset, it is necessary to take several steps to ensure both the safety of the device and the data before performing a hard reset. Some of the things you can do to adequately prepare for the hard reset. They include the following;
Create full backups of all the data on your iPhone on iCloud or iTunes.
Ensure that all your user setting including Wi-Fi passwords and browser bookmarks are also included in the backup.
Make a list of your frequently used apps so you can easily install them on your device after the hard reset.
You may also want to take note of the licenses and serial numbers on third-party apps to avoid paying for them again.
Finally, remove the iTunes authorization before a hard reset to prevent problems when restoring a fresh iPhone using the same ID.
How to Hard Reset an iPhone
With all your data in a safe backup, you can easily hard reset the iPhone in these very simple steps;
Step 1: Open the Settings on your iPhone and then tap on "General."
Step 2: Click on "Restart" to begin the process.
Step 3: Now, choose "Erase All Contents and Settings" and confirm your choice by tapping on the "Ease iPhone" option
Step 4: When prompted, enter your device passcode to confirm the action. The whole process will take a few minutes.
An Alternative Way to Fix iOS Issues
A hard reset may be one of the most effective ways to fix many iOS issues, but the fact that you have to lose all the data on your device, makes it a less than popular solution for many. If you would rather not lose all your data, we have an alternative that works just as well as a Hard reset but guarantees no data loss. This solution is Tenorshare ReiBoot, a third-party solution that can fix any iOS issue easily and quickly.
The following simple steps demonstrate how ReiBoot works;
Step 1: Download and install the program to your computer. Launch ReiBoot on your computer and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. Once the program recognizes the device, click on "Fix all iOS Issues" to begin.
Step 2: Click on "Download" to download the firmware package needed to fix the device.
Step 3: As soon as the download is complete, click on "Start Repair" to begin the repair process.
A hard reset is one of the most effective solutions for iOS issues, but it also leads to data loss. ReiBoot offers the same efficiency in fixing iOS issues without data loss.