How to Factory Reset iPhone 13

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you having trouble with your iPhone 13 and want to start fresh? A factory reset might be just what you need.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of performing a factory reset on your iPhone 13. But before we proceed, please note that a factory reset erases all the data on your device, so make sure to back up any important information beforehand.

Step 1: Back up your data

Before performing a factory reset, it’s essential to back up your data to ensure you don’t lose anything important. You can do this by connecting your iPhone 13 to a computer and using iTunes or Finder to create a backup. Alternatively, you can use iCloud to back up your device wirelessly.

Step 2: Access the Settings

Once you have backed up your data, it’s time to initiate the factory reset process. Start by unlocking your iPhone 13 and accessing the home screen. From there, find and tap on the Settings app icon.

Step 3: Navigate to General

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the General option. Tap on it to access additional settings.

Step 4: Find Reset options

In the General settings, scroll down again until you see Reset. Tap on it to view various reset options available for your iPhone 13.

Step 5: Select Erase All Content and Settings

In the Reset menu, locate and tap on Erase All Content and Settings. You may be prompted to enter your passcode or Apple ID password for security reasons.


Before proceeding, ensure you have backed up your data as mentioned in Step 1. Once you initiate the factory reset process, there is no going back, and all your data will be erased.

Step 6: Confirm the factory reset

A confirmation pop-up will appear on your screen, warning you that this action will erase all media and data and restore all settings to their defaults. If you are certain about proceeding, tap on Erase Now to confirm the factory reset.

Step 7: Wait for the reset to complete

Your iPhone 13 will now begin the factory reset process. This may take a few minutes, so be patient and avoid interrupting it. Your device may restart multiple times during this process.

Once the factory reset is complete, your iPhone 13 will boot up as if it were new. You can then proceed with setting up your device from scratch or restoring it from a backup.


A factory reset is a useful troubleshooting step for various issues with your iPhone 13. However, if you are facing specific problems such as software glitches or app crashes, it’s worth trying other troubleshooting methods before resorting to a factory reset.

  • Reset All Settings: If you don’t want to erase all content but want to revert settings to their defaults, you can choose the Reset All Settings option instead of Erase All Content and Settings.
  • DFU Mode: If your iPhone 13 is stuck in a continuous boot loop or experiencing severe software issues, you can try putting it into DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode and restoring it using iTunes or Finder on a computer.
  • Apple Support: If you are still facing problems with your iPhone 13 after a factory reset, it’s advisable to contact Apple Support for further assistance.

With these steps, you can easily perform a factory reset on your iPhone 13. Remember to back up your data before proceeding and consider other troubleshooting methods if necessary. We hope this tutorial has been helpful in resolving any issues you may have had with your device!

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