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How to Hard Reset iPhone XR

If you have an iPhone XR, You’ll be learning how to hard reset iPhone XR in this post.
Now, the iPhone has come a long way from needing to be hard reset once a year. You wouldn’t need to hard reset iPhone XR that often.

However, if you ever need to do the hard reset, there is a way to go about it, and it would be nice to know. That’s why this post exists, to show you how to hard reset iPhone XR all by yourself.

Before getting to the deal of the day, it is important that we understand what Factory reset really is, what it does and what it means if you perform it.

A hard reset, also known as a Factory reset, you return your phone (in this case, iPhone XR) to the state in which you bought it new.

It does this by formatting the memory of the phone, effectively wiping all data stored on it

Generally speaking, Hard reset is ideal for when you’re passing the iPhone XR to someone else, or selling it outright; it lets you get your data off the phone completely so it can be just as new to the next person going to use the device.

However, a hard reset is not to be confused with a hard reboot; hard reboot simply forces your phone to reboot itself without any loss of data.

Step 1: Backup your data

Since Hard Reset would wipe off all your data on the iPhone XR, it is always recommended that you have a backup of those data somewhere else.

The two most common ways to backup data on the iPhone XR (and all other iPhones) are by using iTunes or iCloud.

iCloud would require that you have enough free storage space on it (in effect, you must have an active subscription)

While iTunes only requires that you have access to a PC or Mac, on which iTunes is installed, and connect your iPhone XR with the lightning cable.

Use either one of them which suits you to backup your data before proceeding to hard reset your iPhone XR.

Step 2: Hard Reset your iPhone XR

If you’ve backed up your data, you can now proceed to hard reset the iPhone XR.
Head on over to Settings, General, Reset in that order, on your iPhone XR. You will find various reset options (like resetting network settings, location & privacy and so on), just select the Erase all Content and Settings options.

You’ll be shown a screen prompting you to back-up and erase your iPhone XR; select Erase now. You’ll be required to put in your passcode in order to confirm the reset process. After that, you’ll see the Apple logo showing up on your iPhone XR’s screen, and from there, the reset process would be complete in a minute or two.

Now the iPhone XR is now just like the way it was when it was first powered on, and the reset mission has been accomplished.


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Hard Reset iPhone XR FAQs

how do I do a hard reset on the iPhone?

The post above explains how to reset an iPhone XR, but the methods work just as well for other iPhones.

Can you Factory reset an iPhone without a computer?

Yes, you can! All it takes is tapping through the settings until you see the option to wipe and reset the iPhone. Further details are given in the post above.

Can I factory reset a locked iPhone

Yes, provided you have the passcode to the iPhone because it shall be requested.

How do you wipe an iPhone without the passcode?

Simple! The only way is if there isn’t a passcode in the first place!

Can I factory reset a disabled iPhone?

Yes, but you can only do it by using iTunes.

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Michelle Paulsen

Michelle, a former author for renowned tech publications TechCrunch and The Verge, has established herself as a prominent figure in technology journalism. With her deep industry knowledge and experience, she excels at breaking down complex tech topics into engaging, reader-friendly articles. Known for her sharp analysis and compelling storytelling, Michelle has a proven track record of enlightening readers about the latest tech trends and innovations.

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