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If you are selling your Apple iPhone or iPad ,or getting it repair then you will want to remove all your personal data like Photos, videos, Email, Contacts list and other important stuff which is stored in your device. So in this lesson we’ll tell you about how to factory reset your iPhone or iPad .

Before you proceed you have to take its backup so that you can use this data in your new device or reinstall it after you get back your device from Apple repair center.

How to take Backup of an iPhone or iPad

First of all you have to take backup of your iPhone or iPad for this you can use iTunes and iCloud service of Apple even if you use iCloud it is more sensible to make a full backup of your device by connecting it through your pc and use iTunes now locate and wait for device icon which will show in iTunes window now click on it now it will open a summary screen , where you will see a backup section now click on Backup Now  Button you also save your passwords by check the Encrypt iPhone Backup option.You can Also try How to Locate iPhone in ITunes.

How to take Backup of an iPhone or iPad

How to Factory Reset an Apple iPhone or iPad

Once you complete the above steps you can start the reset process it is also important to note that you have to remove you SIM card from device so that you case use it on your new device.

In the screen shot we are using an iPhone running on iOS 9 but it will be same for all other versions of iOS .

Step 1- Go to Setting section on your iPhone then General section and scroll down until you see a Reset option.

How to reset an iPhone

Step 2- Now tap on Erase All Content and Settings. If you have set a Passcode for you device then it will ask to you enter the passcode.

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Step 3- Now you will have to enter you Apple ID password because this way it will remove you account from this device and Find My Phone will be Switched off. If you only restore your iPhone by iTunes then it will ask for Apple ID and password when it reboots.The Method we are describing here will prevent the iPhone asking for an Apple ID when it will restarts.

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Step 4- After that reset process will start and it will take some time, after which you will see the welcome screen asking you to swipe to continue.

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Then your device will be ready to sold on or taken to an Apple store for repair or whatever you want to do with that.

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