Most effective way to Restore?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by LordQ, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. LordQ Suspended

    LordQ

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    Hey guys. Wondering if iTunes restore is still the most effective way for a super clean, factory restore or if "Reset All Settings" is a good option now? (I remember reading some years ago that it did not erase some files, etc).

    Assuming you want to go completely PC-free, what would you do?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Do you mean just reset all settings or reset all settings and erase all data?
     
  3. LordQ thread starter Suspended

    LordQ

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    Sorry, "Erase All Content and Settings"
     
  4. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    That's fine, if you weren't jailbroaken. If yes, than, DFU restore and setup as new.
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    But would that need a computer?
     
  6. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    For DFU restore yes, you do need a computer.
     
  7. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Like someone else said, if you're not jailbroken Erase All Content and Settings is fine, if you are it'll crash your phone so don't
     
  8. Jimmyss macrumors member

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    I still believe the most effective way to restore is restoring from the computer backup through iTunes. I don't know any better way, and I don't think there will be any.
     
  9. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    And with that restored backup, you could return a lot of junk.......so no, I don't think so :)
     

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