How to Restore iPhone With Itunes

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Restore iPhone With iTunes

Restoring your iPhone with iTunes is a useful troubleshooting step if you’re experiencing issues with your device or if you want to erase all the data and start fresh. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of restoring your iPhone using iTunes.


Before you begin, make sure you have the following:

  • An iPhone
  • A computer with the latest version of iTunes installed
  • A USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Connect Your iPhone to the Computer

Start by connecting your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. Launch iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.

Step 2: Backup Your Data (Optional)

Note: If you want to restore your iPhone without losing any data, it’s important to create a backup before proceeding. To do this, click on your device icon in iTunes and select “Back Up Now”. Wait for the backup process to complete.

Step 3: Put Your iPhone into Recovery Mode

If you’re unable to access your iPhone or it’s not recognized by iTunes, putting it into recovery mode can help. Follow these steps:

  1. For iPhone X or later models:
    • Press and quickly release the volume up button.
    • Press and quickly release the volume down button.
    • Press and hold the side button until you see the recovery mode screen.
  2. For iPhone 8 or earlier models:
    • Press and hold the power button and the home button (or volume down button on iPhone 7) simultaneously.
    • Keep holding until you see the recovery mode screen.

Step 4: Restore Your iPhone

Once your iPhone is in recovery mode, iTunes will prompt you to either “Update” or “Restore” your device. Choose “Restore” to erase all the data on your iPhone and install the latest version of iOS. The process may take some time, so make sure not to disconnect your iPhone until it’s complete.

Step 5: Set Up Your iPhone

After the restore process is finished, your iPhone will restart. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device as new or restore it from a backup if you created one in Step 2.


Congratulations! You have successfully restored your iPhone using iTunes.

Whether you needed to troubleshoot issues or start fresh, this process can help you get your device back in working order. Remember to regularly backup your data to avoid any potential data loss during future restores.

Note: Restoring an iPhone will erase all data on it. Make sure to create a backup before proceeding if you want to preserve any important information.

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