Before selling or parting with your iPhone, it is important to restore it to factory settings. This will erase all of your photos, videos, contact information, and any other personal data you may have stored.  Here is a simple tutorial demonstrating how to reset your iPhone to factory default..

Warning: After you reset your iPhone, everything will be erased. We highly recommend you back up your data prior to beginning the tutorial. You can choose to back up the iPhone either via iTunes on a Mac or PC, or back up your iPhone using iCloud.


Step 1

First open the Settings App



Step 2

Next find and select the General Menu

settings menu


Step 3

Scroll down to find and select the Reset menu

General Menu- topGeneral Menu- bottom

Step 4

Select Erase All Content and Settings


reset menu eras everything

Step 5

A warning will appear informing you that this process will erase all music, media, data, and settings on the device. Select Erase Now to confirm reset.


erase everything


NOTE: If your device is password protected or linked to an iCloud account, you will be ask you to enter the password to continue. If you do not have a password the device will automatically reset and reboot.

Congratulations! The device has been restored to factory defaults.