Detailed Guide on How to Factory Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus

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There are several reasons as to why you would want to factory reset your iPhone, for example, to improve performance; wipe sensitive data; fix an error; locked out of phone and more, but what a certain problem users face is that they either don't know how to factory reset an iPhone or they are unable to do so using the method they already know. If you are in a situation like this, you have nothing to worry about because, in this article we are going to talk about how to reset an iPhone 7 (Plus) in 4 easy ways. These method also work other models like iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/6/5/4.

It's not a very complicated thing to factory reset an iPhone, but if not done right it can be a confusing task. Here are four easy ways to factory reset an iPhone 7 that you can follow, so you don't have to get confused:

1. Factory Reset iPhone 7(Plus) from Device

Factory resetting your phone using the settings is a straightforward method. To do so on your iPhone 7/7 Plus, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings and enter the passcode to confirm erasing. This step will require a password if you have set one and will delete all the data on your phone.

factory reset iPhone 7 in settings

2. Factory Reset iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus from iTunes

If by any chance you cannot access the settings to do the general factory reset, you can use iTunes for this purpose. Follow the steps:

If your phone is synced with iTunes, you can reset your device. This is going to erase all of the data that you have in your phone. Follow these steps to factory reset your iPhone7/7 Plus using iTunes:

  • Connect your iPhone to a synced computer.
  • Open iTunes. If your phone is synced with iTunes, you can reset your device by clicking Restore iPhone option.  

connect iphone7 with iTunes

Tip

If your iPhone is not synced and iTunes won't detect your device , try to enter Recovery Mode.

  • iTunes will ask for confirmation to restore your device. Click Restore again to proceed.

are you sure you want to restore iPhone 7

  • After that, agree the Terms & Conditions and iTunes will start to restoring your iPhone 7/7P.

3. Factory Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus without Passcode or iTunes

In the off chance that your phone has been locked out and you don't have synchronization with iTunes on any PC, you may be anxious because you can't see a way through this. Good for you, there is a way! And a very effective one. iMyFone Fixppo lets you reset your iPhone in a snap. And it can also fix potential software issues at the same time.

Why Choose iMyFone Fixppo to Factory Reset iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6/5:

  • Completely erase all the content on your device.
  • Factory reset iPhone without passcode or iTunes. If your device is locked, you can use Fixppo to reset it.
  • Compatible with all iOS 12/11/10 devices.
  • Can also fix iOS problems like Apple logo, Recovery mode, black screen and more without losing data.

Now follow the steps and using the Advanced Mode, you should be able to reset your locked/frozen/stuck iPhone 7/7 Plus to factory settings:

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Step 1.Download and install iMyFone Fixppo on your computer. Run it and Select Advanced Mode.

choose advanced mode

Step 2.Connect your iPhone to the computer and click Next.

connect device

Step 3.Choose your iPhone model and your desired iOS. Then click on Download button.

download software online

Step 4.After your desired iOS is downloaded, click Start to verify and install your firmware.

start to factory reset iPhone

After it's finished, you should have a fully restored iPhone. You can then set up as new device or restore from previous backup.

factory reset iPhone 7

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4. Do A Factory Reset on iPhone 7/7 Plus using iCloud

Another easy way of how to factory reset iPhone 7 plus is using the Apply Find My iPhone feature. This feature lets you erase your lost phone's data online using iCloud, which is very convenient. To reset your phone using iCloud, follow these steps:

  • Open Find my iPhone on iCloud.com.
  • Select All Devices' Info window and click erase next to your device.
  • For verification it will ask for your Apple ID password, you can also answer security questions if you are using a trusted PC or you can enter the verification code sent to you on your other Apple device. If the computer you are using is not yours, click Don't Trust. If your device had iOS 8 or later, enter a phone number and send a message.

erase iPhone using icoud

This will help you remoteluy erase your device and reset it.

Also Read: Comparisons of 4 Ways to Factory Reset iPhone

These were 4 of the easiest ways on how to factory reset your iPhone 7. All of them have their pros and cons, here's a comparison table to help you understand better:

From Device
From iTunes
From iCloud
Passcode required
no
yes
yes
yes
iTunes Synchronization
no
no
yes
no
Enable Find my iPhone
no
no
no
yes
Apple ID
no
yes
no
yes
Computer Connection
yes
no
yes
no
Difficulty
Easy
Easy
Medium
High
When to Use
iPhone disabled/frozen/stuck
Normal situation
iPhone not working
iPhone lost

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