How to Hard Reset Apple iPhone 4 - Swopsmart

How to Hard Reset Apple iPhone 4


A hard reset, also known as a factory reset, will delete all information on a device and restore the software back to it’s original manufacturer settings. A hard reset should only be done if absolutely necessary as it removes all data from your device. Perform a hard reset if your Apple iPhone 4 is experiencing any of the following issues:

  • Forgot your password
  • Constant freezing
  • Crashing applications
  • Touchscreen Issues
  • Can’t hear
  • Can’t make or receive calls
  • Sync issues
  • Sound issues


First Method:


Ensure that your Apple iPhone 4 is turned on by pressing the power button.

Apple iPhone 4



Open the phone and from the Home Screen  select the Settings app.

iphone home screen settings app



In the Settings menu tap on the General tab.

iphone settings screen general tab



From the General menu select the Reset 

iphone general screen reset tab



Once in the Reset menu find and select “Erase All Content and Settings”

iphone reset screen erase all content and settings tab



Select the “Erase iPhone” to confirm reset your device.

iphone erase iphone prompt


If prompted, enter your password to finalize the reset.


Congratulations! The device has been restored to factory defaults.



A hard Reset will erase all data!
We are not responsible for any deleted or lost data.

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