i can't find how to hard reset/completely remove everything from my 4s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aliensarecool, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. aliensarecool macrumors 6502a

    aliensarecool

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    #1
    i wanna start from scratch and see if it improves my battery life
     
  2. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

    AppleFan91

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    Delete everything entirely and reset it back to factory?

    Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase all content and settings.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Plug it into iTunes and Restore, but instead of using a backup, set it up as new.
     
  4. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    You can go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> All contents and settings. That'll delete everything from your phone.
     
  5. aliensarecool thread starter macrumors 6502a

    aliensarecool

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    i wanted to remove the current OS then put the newest on...don't i do that by holding down some buttons?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Restore from iTunes does that.
     
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    You're thinking of getting the iPhone into DFU or recovery modes, which is sometimes necessary if your phone is having software problems, or is jailbroken. But if your phone is working fine and isn't jailbroken, then all you have to do is "erase all settings" or restore from iTunes and setup as new.
     

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