Do you own an iPhone 11? Is it brimming with unnecessary images, files, and folders? Are you tired of low storage notifications? Would you like to start fresh with your iPhone 11 by making it a clean slate?
Whether it is for your personal satisfaction or you want to wipe your iPhone’s storage memory before selling it or passing it on to someone else, here’s how you can perform a factory reset on iPhone 11.
A factory reset basically wipes your device free of all personal settings. It deletes all the important data which you’ve collected over the years, may it be messages, photos, music, contact lists, entries.
May it be iPhone 11, iPhone XS, or iPhone SE, reverting your iPhone device back to its original factory settings is a simple process and may only take precious 5 minutes of your time.
So without further ado, let’s find out how you can factory reset your iPhone 11.
How to Factory Reset an iPhone 11?
Basically, there two methods how you can factory reset an iPhone 11 and they are,
- Factory Resetting iPhone 11 using iCloud
- Factory Resetting iPhone 11 using iTunes
Here we will discuss both the methods in detail.
Factory Resetting iPhone 11 using the iCloud
iCloud is a storage space where iPhone users usually store their data such as photos, videos, documents, music, apps, and more. It securely stores all your information and helps you access them across different Apple devices which support iCloud access. It allows you to easily share data among friends and family, in fact, you can use the iCloud app to find your device just in case you lose it.
The iCloud feature can also be used to factory reset your iPhone may it be iPhone 11.
If your iPhone is running slow or you’re experiencing issues with your iPhone 11 and it becomes quite the hassle especially when you are doing an important task, then it is time to erase everything and start anew. Before you plan on resetting your iPhone, just make sure when your last iCloud backup was taken. To do so, simply visit Settings > (your device name) > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups.
Once you are satisfied that your backup is a recent one, it is now time to restore and backup.
- Go to Settings > General > Reset.
- Tap Erase All Content and Settings.
In Case, You Want to Restore
But what if you want to restore it to earlier settings? Then,
- Go through the setup pages until you get to the Apps & Data screen.
- Tap Restore from iCloud Backup.
- Sign in to your iCloud account.
- Proceed to Choose backup and then select the one you need from the list.
As soon as you’re going to select your desired backup, you will observe that a progress bar starts loading on your screen. The time it takes to backup information depends on how large your iCloud backup is. It also depends on the Internet which you are using and what is the speed of the Internet.
You need to make sure that you have a good WiFi to readily restore information quickly and correctly.
Factory Resetting iPhone 11 using the iTunes
Another way to factory reset your iPhone is by using the iTunes service.
Prepare your Phone
Before you initiate the factory reset of your iPhone 11, check whether your Mac or PC is up to date. If you’re about to factory reset your phone using iTunes, make sure that you have the latest version.
If you’re using Mac or PC, make sure you have the latest version.
In case, you want to save up information on your iPhone or iPad, make a backup.
Restore Your Device
- Now connect your device to a Mac or PC running the latest version of macOS.
- Open iTunes.
- If it asks for a passcode, then enter a passcode. If it is your own MAC device choose Trust This Computer. Now follow the onscreen steps.
- Select the device when it appears on your Mac or PC
- Now click on the Restore iPhone option.
- Click on Restore again just to confirm.
- Once, your device restores to factory settings, it will automatically restart.
- And your iPhone will revert back to its original settings.
To learn how you can restore your device from a backup on the computer, Click Here.
There you go, I hope you are now clear on how you can factory reset your iPhone 11 and simply restore it. In case, if you have any further issues with backing up your information on iPhone or Factory Resetting it, then you can always visit the official Apple support page to learn the ins and outs.