How to restore iphone without itunes

Resetting an iPhone is a common solution to a lot of iPhone issues even though it can be a very inconvenient one. Although inconvenient, it is very common that it is the only solution that can be found. For example, some of the most popular reasons for having to reset an iPhone 7/7 Plus are:

  • After updating the iOS, data has corrupted and your device is unusable.
  • Your iPhone has malware on it.
  • Simply resetting your device to clear up space and have a fresh start.
  • Removing any personal information which is on your iPhone before selling it to someone you don’t know.
  • If you are sending your iPhone away to be repaired, it is often requested that you reset your iPhone beforehand.

However, as popular as this feature is, iTunes have yet to make this feature perfectly and it is currently full of bugs. With that in mind, today we are going to take a look at some of the methods which are available which allow you to easily reset iPhone X/8 Plus/ 8/7 Plus/7/6S/6S Plus/6 without iTunes in just a matter of minutes.

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If you have an iOS device, then you have access to this method. This may be the most preferable option to those who are experiencing issues with their iPhone and want a quick way to get back to using their device as soon as possible.

Step #1 – While on your iPhone, swipe along until you find your “Settings” application and tap on it once you’ve found it.

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reset-iphone-04 Step #2 – Following this, swipe down and tap on the “General” option followed by the “Reset” option at the bottom of this menu.


reset-iphone-06 Step #3 – You will then be prompted to select the type of reset that you’d like to perform. For this method, click on the “Erase All Content and Settings” option.

reset-iphone-07 Step #4 – Before this process can take place, you will be prompted to enter your device’s passcode and once you’ve done this, you will be asked once again if you would like to erase your iPhone.

Step #5 – Click on “Erase iPhone” and the process will begin.

reset-iphone-08 Step #6 – This process may take some time although once it’s done, you will be able to use your iPhone as if you had just purchased it.

If you aren’t resetting your iPhone in order to fix an issue that you are having but rather you are resetting your device because you are selling it and don’t want the next owner to get their hands on the personal information that you had stored on the device, this method won’t get the job done. The data will still be recoverable. However, with this next method you are able to remove the data on your device so that it is irretrievable.

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