Are you someone seeking a buyer to sell your old iPhone 5 but are worried that the buyer might access your personal data somehow? Or is it that you are fed up with your iPhone 5 hanging all the time and want to do something about it? Perhaps, you may simply want to repair it.
Well, a number of people face these challenges and the one solution they resort to is to restore the iPhone 5 back to its factory settings. However, restoring your iPhone always involves risks that you may lose important data. The following will explain some of the methods that one can use to restore iPhone 5.
How to Restore iPhone 5 with iTunes
Before you can begin restoring your iPhone 5 through iTunes, you need to make sure that iTunes is completely updated. Once you have launched iTunes, select Check for updates from the drop-down menu and see to it the latest version of iTunes is there. If not, immediately download and install any update. After you have done this, follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and then select the option which says ‘Back up Now’ from the summary that is displayed regarding your iPhone. You may skip this step as backing up is not necessary for restoration.
Step 2: Simply the click the button that says ‘Restore iPhone’ on the summary dialog box. Click ‘Restore’ on the pop-up menu and then agree to the license agreement.
How to Restore iPhone 5 without iTunes
As you can see, although restoring your iPhone 5 through iTunes is a possibility, it is certainly time-consuming. Another easier way to restore might be to use iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac. This is an ideal software that will ease you of all the troubles that you go through while restoring your iPhone using iTunes. iMyFone Umate Pro has a number of features that make it a worthwhile choice for restoring iPhone.
Firstly, it has a four options to choose from that allow you to remove data according to your wish.
Secondly, restoring your iPhone through factory settings may not remove the data completely and may still be recoverable through other software. iMyFone Umate Pro, however, prevents this as it has the feature to eradicate even deleted data completely.
Thirdly, it is very easy to use with an intuitive user interface.
Moreover, it allows you to individually select the files that you want to delete making it even more secure.
The following are the steps to restore iPhone 5 using iMyFone Umate Pro.
Step 1: Once you have installed iMyFone Umate Pro, launch it on your computer. Then connect your iDevice to your computer and if this is the first time you are doing so, you will need to confirm that you trust the device.
Step 2: Once you know your iPhone 5 is connected, simply click the ‘Erase all data’ option on the software’s home screen.
Step 3: Type in ‘Delete’ in the box to confirm that you want to remove all the files and then click the ‘Erase Now’ button.
Restoring iPhone 5 – iMyFone Umate Pro vs iTunes
iMyFone Umate Pro has a number of advantages over using iTunes to restore iPhone 5.
- The 4 options in iMyFone Umate Pro – One-click clean-up, Erase All Data, Erase Deleted Files and Erase Private Data – allow the user enough flexibility to choose which type of deletion of files he/she wants. This is not so with iTunes.
- The ‘Erase Deleted Data’ ensures that even your deleted are removed. Thus the data removed cannot be recovered whatsoever giving you more security.
- With iTunes, once you have restored iPhone 5, you will have to reactivate your device. However, iMyFone allows you to a much more seamless process when it comes to removing data.
- The option to actually choose the files that you want to delete individually gives one a much needed peace of mind as you will know that you will not be deleting critical files.