How to Factory Reset iPhone 11

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Factory resetting your iPhone 11 can be a useful troubleshooting step or a necessary action when you plan to sell or give away your device. This process erases all data and settings on your iPhone, reverting it back to its original factory state. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to perform a factory reset on your iPhone 11.

Important Note: Before proceeding with the factory reset, make sure to back up all important data such as photos, videos, contacts, and any other files you want to keep. The factory reset process is irreversible and will erase everything on your iPhone.

Step 1: Access the Settings

To begin with, unlock your iPhone 11 and navigate to the home screen. Look for the Settings app icon, which resembles a gear. Tap on it to open the Settings menu.

Step 2: Locate General Settings

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the General option. It is usually represented by a gray icon with gears. Tap on General to proceed.

Step 3: Find Reset Options

Within the General settings, scroll down until you see Reset. This section contains various options related to resetting different aspects of your iPhone.

Erase All Content and Settings

The option we are interested in is Erase All Content and Settings. This is the option that will initiate the factory reset process.


  • If you have enabled Find My iPhone:
    • If you have enabled Find My iPhone, you will need to enter your Apple ID password to proceed with the reset. This is a security measure to prevent unauthorized factory resets on stolen devices.
  • If you have set up a passcode:
    • If you have set up a passcode on your iPhone, you will be prompted to enter it before proceeding. This is another security measure to ensure that only authorized users can perform the reset.

Step 4: Confirm the Factory Reset

After entering the necessary credentials, you will see a warning message informing you that all data and settings on your iPhone will be erased. Take a moment to double-check that you have backed up all important data and confirm your decision to proceed with the factory reset.

Step 5: Wait for the Reset Process

Once you confirm the factory reset, your iPhone 11 will begin the process. The duration of this process may vary depending on the amount of data stored on your device. During this time, it is important not to interrupt or turn off your iPhone.

Step 6: Set Up Your iPhone 11

After the factory reset is complete, your iPhone 11 will restart and display a welcome screen similar to when you first purchased it. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device as new or restore from a previous backup.

Congratulations! You have successfully performed a factory reset on your iPhone 11. Your device is now ready for its next adventure!

Note: If you are planning to sell or give away your iPhone, it is recommended to remove it from your iCloud account by signing out of iCloud and Find My iPhone after performing the factory reset.

Remember: Factory resetting your iPhone 11 should only be done when necessary, as it permanently erases all data and settings. Make sure to back up your data regularly to prevent any potential loss.

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