How to properly reset an iPhone 4s

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Crath, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Crath macrumors newbie

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    So I'm selling my iPad2 and iPhone4s in preparation for the new iPad Mini and am having trouble wiping my iPhone. I go into Setting and Reset and hit Erase All Settings (The top option) on both the ipad and iphone. The iPad reset back to factory and is now at the configuration screen (What I want) but the iphone shows the loading bar and does its thing, resets, and goes back to my home screen with my apps still there even. How do I get the iphone to show the configuration screen as well? Thanks!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Plug it to iTunes and hit restore. Setup as new.
    Don't restore from your backup.
     
  3. Crath thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    I'm actually pretty far from a laptop right now, and may have a guy that wants it. Any way to do it without other than hitting the apple store and doing it on one of their store models?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes. You can do it at any computer.
     
  5. Crath thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Figured out why it wasn't resetting properly. Had to remove my sim card. Then once I reset it was as new. Thanks!
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  7. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    Off-topic: Are you going to buy a new iPhone?
     

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