How to Reset iPhone 8/iPhone X to Factory Settings in 2 Ways

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Myra Updated on Jun 08, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

As you may know, restoring your iPhone to factory settings will wipe out your iPhone and set it up as new. Thus it's very important to back up your iPhone to the computer ( Part 1) before you reset your iPhone ( Part 2). In spite of the risk of data loss in resetting iPhone to factory settings, some iPhone users still choose to do so to solve some serious problems on iPhone. No matter what reason you have, as long as you want to restore your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X to factory settings, you can learn how to make it from this article, either with or without iTunes.

Part 1: Back up your iPhone to Computer (FREE)

As mentioned above, resetting your iPhone to factory settings will erase the information and settings on your iPhone. Thus you'd better back up the contents on your iPhone to computer first using a completely free iOS data transfer tool, EaseUS MobiMover Free. Without any cost and limitation, you can use MobiMover to transfer files between iOS device and computer or between two iOS devices. Photos, movies, TV shows, music videos, music, ringtones, playlists, voice memos, audiobooks, contacts, notes and more can all be transferred to or out of your iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later. What's more, MobiMover can also serve as a free iPhone content manager with its file management features. Follow the steps below to learn how to back up your iPhone to computer before you reset your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to factory settings.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen if a pop-up appears. Open EaseUS MobiMover and select the "Phone to PC" pattern in the main interface. To back up your iPhone photos, contacts and other important apps data, click "Next" to start.

how to back up iPhone files - step 1

Step 2. MobiMover will read and load all the iPhone files for you to preview. You can change the default location C:\Users\Owner\Desktop to other preferred locations in advance. Choose the apps you want to back up and click "Transfer".

how to back up iPhone files - step 2

Step 3. MobiMover will start to back up iPhone files to your computer immediately. Don't suspend the USB connection while transferring. You can open the exported pictures and videos directly. The contacts and messages are saved as a .html file, you need to open it by a web browser and check details on the web page.

how to back up iPhone files - step 3

In a word, EaseUS MobiMover is a user-friendly iPhone transfer software for iOS devices. It works as a professional iPhone manager that can help to transfer, add, delete and edit data with a few clicks. After backing up the contents on your iPhone to computer with MobiMover, you can follow the steps below to restore your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to factory settings.

Part 2: Reset iPhone 8/iPhone X to factory settings

Tip 1: Restore iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to factory settings without iTunes

If your iPhone performs properly and you want to reset it to factory settings, you can make it directly on your device in Settings App without iTunes. (Many things can be done in Settings. For example, you can invert color on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, turn off location services on iPhone and block messages on iPhone using this App.)

Step 1: Open Settings App on your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.

Step 2: Go to General > Reset.

Step 3: Tap on Erase All Content and Settings and choose Erase Now to confirm.

How to restore iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to factory settings - Tip 1

Tip 2: Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to factory settings with iTunes

You can also reset your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to factory settings with iTunes. Before that, make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your computer and then follow the steps below to continue.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable and launch iTunes. Tap on Trust on your iPhone to trust this computer.

Step 2: Tap on the Device button in iTunes and choose Summary. (iPhone not showing up in iTunes? Fix it first.)

Step 3: Click Restore iPhone > Restore to reset your iPhone to factory settings.

While if your iPhone won't turn on and you want to restore it to factory settings. learn how to make it from Tip 3 in the article about how to fix "iPhone won't turn on" in iOS 11.

How to reset iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to factory settings - Tip 2