How to Reset an iPhone on Itunes

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Resetting your iPhone can help solve a variety of issues, from frozen screens to software glitches. If you’re experiencing any problems with your iPhone, performing a reset using iTunes can often be the solution. In this article, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of resetting your iPhone on iTunes.

Step 1: Install iTunes

If you haven’t already installed iTunes on your computer, head over to the official Apple website and download the latest version of iTunes for your operating system. Once downloaded, follow the installation instructions provided.

Step 2: Connect Your iPhone

Using a USB cable, connect your iPhone to your computer. Launch iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.

Step 3: Trust Your Computer

When connecting your iPhone to a computer for the first time, you may need to trust the computer on your device. Unlock your iPhone and tap “Trust” when prompted. This will allow iTunes to access your device.

Step 4: Select Your Device

In iTunes, click on the device icon located at the top left corner of the window. This will open up the Summary page for your device.

Step 5: Back up Your Data (Optional)

Note: Resetting will erase all data from your iPhone and restore it to factory settings. If you want to keep a backup of your data before resetting, click on “Back Up Now” under the Backups section. This will create a backup of all important data on your device.

Step 6: Reset Your iPhone

In the Summary tab, click on “Restore iPhone.” A confirmation pop-up will appear asking if you want to restore your iPhone to its factory settings. Click “Restore” to proceed.

Step 7: Wait for the Reset

Once you’ve initiated the reset process, iTunes will begin erasing all data on your iPhone and installing the latest version of iOS. This may take some time, so be patient and do not disconnect your iPhone during this process.

Step 8: Set Up Your iPhone

After the reset is complete, your iPhone will restart and display the “Hello” screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device as new or restore from a backup. If you backed up your data in Step 5, you can choose to restore from that backup during this setup process.


  • If iTunes fails to recognize your iPhone: Restart both your computer and iPhone, then reconnect them.
  • If the reset takes longer than expected: Make sure you have a stable internet connection and sufficient free space on your computer.

Congratulations! You have successfully reset your iPhone using iTunes. This method can help resolve various issues and provide a fresh start for your device.

Note: It’s important to regularly back up your data to ensure you don’t lose any important information during a reset or any other unforeseen circumstances.

We hope this guide was helpful in assisting you with resetting your iPhone on iTunes. If you have any further questions or encounter any difficulties during the process, feel free to reach out for further assistance.

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