Performing a factory reset

Apple iPhone 8 on iOS 16.0.0

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A factory reset will erase all data from your device and is irreversible. This is good to do if you are going to trade in or sell your device. It will wipe all of your personal information from the device.

  1. Step 1/7

    From the Home screen, tap Settings.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  2. Step 2/7

    Scroll to and tap General.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  3. Step 3/7

    Scroll to and tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  4. Step 4/7

    Tap Erase All Content and Settings.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  5. Step 5/7

    Tap Continue.

    Note: If a device passcode has been set, you will need to enter it.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  6. Step 6/7

    Tap Erase iPhone.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
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    Step 7 of 7:

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