How to Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus to Factory Settings without iTunes

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 07, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

When you want to wipe the data on your iPhone 7 to sell it or give it to others or when your iPhone 7/7 Plus can't work correctly, like stuck on Apple logo on the screen, you can consider resetting your iPhone to factory settings. In this tutorial, we show you how to reset iPhone 7 to factory setting without iTunes on iPhone itself when you iPhone works well and with iTunes if your iPhone has frozen. Before proceeding, one crucial thing you need to know is that factory reset iPhone will ERASE EVERYTHING from your iPhone and reset it back to default factory settings. Therefore, you’d better make an iPhone backup at first. Please see following quick navigation to get basic info on how to restore iPhone 7/7 Plus to factory settings

How to back up iPhone 7/7 Plus in the easiest way

You can back up iPhone with common iTunes and iCloud if you have no other exporting data reading requirement. Otherwise, you can't miss EaseUS MobiMover Free, the top one and 100% free iPhone data transfer software in the world. With MobiMover Free, you can download iPhone files to the computer in a manageable way, sync data between two iOS devices and transfer files from PC to iPhone in an easier way than ever after factory resetting.

Now, download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, then follow the steps to safely back up your iPhone to computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows or Mac OS systems with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover on your computer, and select the "Phone to PC" to help you back up iPhone data to Window PC. On the right pane, click "Next".

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Step 2. MobiMover enables you to transfer all the iPhone files at once, including photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more. The default storage path is C:\Users\Owners\Desktop. You can customize a location by yourself in advance. Now choose the desired files you want to back up, and click "Transfer". 

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Step 3. Wait patiently until MobiMover finished all data migration from your iPhone to your computer. Once done, you can view, edit, keep, or delete the content as you like.

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How to get your iPhone 7/7 Plus ready for factory reset

1. Download and install the latest iTunes version on your Mac or PC. If your iPhone 7 still works, you can erase and restore it to factory settings without a computer.

2. Open your iPhone 7, go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud", then turn off "Find My iPhone".

How to reset iPhone 7/7 Plus to factory settings with or without iTunes

We will offer you two following ways to reset iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to factory setting with or without iTunes in different situations.

Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus to factory settings without iTunes

As mentioned before, if your iPhone still usually works, you can restore it to factory setting on your device.

1. Open your iPhone, go to "Settings," tap "General."

2. Scroll to the bottom and click "Reset," then tap "Erase all Content and Settings."

3. Enter your passcode (if you have set one) and confirm your reset by tapping "Erase iPhone."  Wait patiently, when the process finished, your iPhone will be like new.


Reset iPhone 7/7 Plus to factory settings with iTunes

If your iPhone has already been unresponsive or your iPhone won't turn on, learn what to reset iPhone 7 to factory settings through tips below.

1. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC. Connect your iPhone 7/7 Plus to the computer via a USB cable. If a pop-up occurs on your device screen asks for your device passcode or to "Trust This Computer", follow the onscreen steps.

2. Click the device button within iTunes, then choose "Summary". On the right-side panel, click "Restore iPhone..." 

3. Click "Restore" again to confirm. Then iTunes will begin to erase your device and installs the latest iOS software on your iPhone 7.