how to factory reset or Force Restart (Hard Reset) iPhone 13?

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In this post, we are going to tell you how to Force Restart or Factory Reset Your iPhone 13.

Factory Reset or Force Restart iPhone 13

Note: The given steps also apply to iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

How To Force Restart iPhone 13?

Note: Force restart comes in place when your device is unresponsive. We will advise you to force restart only when you need to because if you repeatedly force restart then it can cause some issues to your iPhone 13.

  • Force restart which is also known as the hard reset will require a three-button combination.
  • Instantly press and release the Volume Up button.
  • Then quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  • And then quickly press and hold the Side button until you see Apple log on the screen.
  • Now wait, until your phone Force Restart, and come back to normal.
  • The combination is tricky but if you do it correctly then it will perform the hard reset.

How To Factory Reset iPhone 13?

Note: Performing a factory reset will erase all of your iPhone internal storage data, so it’s advisable to backup your iPhone 13 data before performing the factory reset. To back up your data, connect your phone to the internet -> Then go to settings -> Tap your name -> Tap iCloud -> Toggle on iCloud Backup.

Method 1: Factory Reset iPhone 13 From Settings

  • Go to your iPhone 13 Settings.
  • Choose General.
  • Scroll down and choose Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  • Select Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Tap Continue.
  • Enter your iPhone’s passcode or your Apple ID, if your device asks for it.
  • At this point your iPhone 13 will back up the data, so wait.
  • Once the backup is done, follow the on-screen process.
  • Now just wait till your iPhone 13 completes the factory reset process and comes back to normal. 

Method 2: Factory Reset iPhone 13 Using Computer PC

  • Go to your iPhone 13 Settings.
  • Tap on your Name from the top.
  • Tap Find My.
  • Tap Find My iPhone.
  • Toggle off Find My iPhone.
  • Then connect your iPhone 13 to a computer with a USB cable.
  • For Mac running macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and higher, go to the new Finder window and tap your iPhone under Locations.
  • But if you are using Windows PC or older Macs, then open iTunes.
  • Tap Restore iPhone from the main iPhone management screen.
  • Now you can choose to back up your iPhone or can ignore it.
  • Tap Restore.
  • Now just wait till your iPhone 13 completes the factory reset process and comes back to normal.

FAQS | Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is There a Factory Reset Button on iPhone 13? 

No, there is no factory reset hardware button on the iPhone 13. You have to factory reset your iPhone from the settings.

2. How do I factory reset my iPhone 13 without the passcode?

If you forget your iPhone 13 Passcode and as a result, you are unable to factory reset then we will recommend you to factory reset your iPhone 13 with the computer because that process doesn’t require entering the passcode.

3. How do I reset your passcode restrictions on iPhone 13?

To reset your iPhone 13 passcode restrictions simply perform a factory reset, or use iCloud or Recovery Mode. You also have the option to use any third-party software which will let you retrieve the passcode without deleting your iPhone data.

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