How To Reset iPhone 8 To Factory Settings

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Wondering how to reset your iPhone 8 to factory settings? We've got you covered!

If you are selling your iPhone or exchanging it for a brand new iPhone 14 or iPhone 15, you may need to reset your phone to factory settings. This will erase all the information and settings on your iPhone and make it like it was the first time you bought it.

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In their article, we will guide you with a step-by-step guide on how to reset your iPhone 8 to factory settings. Let's get started!

How To Reset iPhone 8 To Factory Settings

Factory reset or hard reset deletes all your photos, videos, contacts, call logs, passwords, messages, browsing history, calendar, chat history, notes, installed apps, etc. So, before you reset your iPhone, it is recommended to back up your data on iCloud.

Here is how to reset iPhone 8 to factory settings.

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  1. Tap Settings > General > Reset
  2. Tap Erase All Content and Settings. If prompted, enter your passcode.
  3. Tap Erase iPhone to confirm reset.
  4. Wait for your device to be erased. It can take a few minutes for it to be erased completely.

Erasing all content and settings on your iPhone 8 is known to fix many iPhone issues such as blank or frozen screen, apps crashing or freezing, iPhone stuck at the Apple logo, iPhone stuck in a boot loop, ‘0 bytes available’ message, and others.

Read More: How To Fix Deep Scratches On iPhone Screen

How To Reset iPhone 8 To Factory Settings Without Passcode Or Apple ID

If you can't remember your passcode or your iPhone is disabled, you can use a Mac or PC to put your iPhone in recovery mode. If you're using a PC, make sure it's running Windows 10 or later, and that iTunes is installed. Follow the steps to factory reset your iPhone 8 with iTunes.

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  1. Turn off your iPhone. Press and hold both the side button and the Volume down button until the power off slider appears.
  2. Put your iPhone in recovery mode. To do that, press and hold the side button for your iPhone while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer. Don't let go of the button until you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone.
  3. Locate your iPhone in iTunes on the computer. If you're using Windows or macOS Mojave or earlier, your device will be shown in the top left-hand corner of the iTunes window.
  4. Restore your iPhone. Click the device icon and choose Restore when you see the option to Restore or Update. Your computer downloads software for your iPhone and begins the restore process.

In case the download takes more than 15 minutes and your device exits the recovery mode screen, let the download finish, then turn off your iPhone and start again. If you can't complete any of these steps or if you're still prompted for a passcode, contact Apple Support.