How to Reset iPhone 12

How to Reset iPhone 12

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

This tutorial explains how to reset your iPhone 12 to factory default settings. It is a simple process that will not require you to restore your device and it will take you less than a minute to perform.

How to Factory Reset an iPhone 12

As previously stated, rebooting an iPhone is referred to as “reset.” Follow these procedures to restore your iPhone 12:

How to Reset iPhone 12

  • Press and hold the Volume Down and Side buttons at the same time.
  • Let go of the Volume Down and Side buttons when the slide to power off slider shows on the screen.
  • To turn off the iPhone, use the slide to power off the slider.
  • Wait for the iPhone to turn off for a few seconds. Wait a few seconds after the iPhone has been turned off before pressing the Side button again. Release the Side button when the Apple logo displays and the iPhone 12 will restart.

How to Perform a Hard Reset on an iPhone 12

If your iPhone 12 doesn’t respond to the regular reset instructions or if you need to tackle more chronic issues, you’ll need to hard reset it. Here’s how to do it:

A hard reset is also known as a force restart.

  • Press and hold the Volume Up button.
  • Press and hold the Volume Down button.
  • Ignore the slide to power off the slider and press and hold the Side button. Let go of the Side button when the Apple logo appears. Wait for the iPhone 12 to restart.

How to Reset the Settings on an iPhone 12

Your iPhone 12 has a variety of Wi-Fi, cellular network, and Bluetooth device options, as well as your choices and settings for how your iPhone is personalized to you. You may need to reset certain settings to address some issues.
Go to Settings > General > Reset to do so. You have the following options for resetting your iPhone 12 from that screen:

  • Reset All Settings: This option resets all of your preferences to their defaults. It will not remove any apps or data from your device.
  • Erase All Data and Settings: This option deletes all of your iPhone’s data. This comprises all of your phone’s configurations and settings, as well as every song, app, photo, movie, and other files.
  • Reset Network Settings: Restores the factory defaults for wireless networking. Bluetooth devices and Wi-Fi passwords are examples of this.
  • Reset Keyboard Vocabulary: Clears your iPhone’s dictionary of any custom spellings and words you’ve added.
  • Reset Home Screen Layout: Undo all of your custom iPhone folders and app layouts to restore the default home screen.
  • Reset Location & Privacy: Clears all location and privacy settings, requiring apps that require access to your GPS location, address book, microphone, or other personal information to request permission anew.

How to Reset an iPhone 12 to Factory Settings

If you want to get your iPhone back to the way it was when you first got it, you’ll need to factory reset it. This is something you should do before sending your iPhone in for service, selling it, or wiping all of your data and settings to remedy an issue.

Here’s how to restore your iPhone 12 to factory settings:

Backing up your data is the most crucial thing to do before factory resetting your iPhone 12. Because a factory reset erases all data, it’s critical that you back it up so you don’t lose it.

  • To begin, go to Settings > [your name] > Sign Out and turn off iCloud and Find My iPhone. Your iPhone 12 will be Activation Locked to your Apple ID if you don’t do this.
  • To return to the main Settings screen, hit Settings in the top left corner once you’ve finished logging out.
  • Tap General.
  • Reset may be found at the bottom of the screen.
  • Erase All Content and Settings is the last option.
  • Enter your iPhone passcode if prompted.
  • This procedure will remove all music, other media, data, and settings, according to a pop-up box. To continue, tap Erase.
  • Wait for your iPhone to delete everything on it, which should take around a minute. Your iPhone has been reset to factory settings when it restarts.