Apple iPhone XR

Apple iPhone XR

How to reset or hard reset an Apple iPhone XR

If your mobile/cell phone Apple iPhone XR works very slow, it hangs, you want to bypass screen lock, or memory is full, and you want to erase everything, or you want to sell it or give it away and you want nobody to be able to access your files and passwords. You can do a factory reset so that it returns to be like the first day.

In the following steps we explain how to format the Apple iPhone XR to erase all your information and make it totally clean as it came out of the store.

Keep in mind that a reset or return to the factory state on a mobile deletes all its content, so make a backup of your data before doing it if you don't want to lose everything.

We advise you to consult the following article before restoring the iPhone XR: What to do before selling an iPhone.

In case you do not want to erase the data from the device, you can try to restart the iPhone XR..

There are several ways to do a reset on an Apple iPhone XR depending on the data you have.

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If you know the screen code and the iCloud account of your Apple iPhone XR

If you want to make a reset using the device options to return to the factory state an Apple iPhone XR you have to follow these simple steps:

Estimated time: 5 minutes.

1- First step:

Turn on and unlock your Apple iPhone XR to be able to reset or format it from the device's own settings.

Start iPhone

2- Second step:

Let's go to the settings of the Apple iPhone XR, it is the icon of the gear wheel that you will find on the home screen of the device.

Settings icon iOS

3- Third step:

We look for the “General” section within the settings, its icon curiously is also another cogwheel.

General icon iOS

4- Fourth step:

We go down through the “General” menu of our Apple iPhone XR all the way to the bottom until we find the “Reset” option and click on it.

Reset iOS

5- Fifth step:

Among the different available options that appear in the “Reset” menu we find “Erase All Content and Settings”, click on this option to start the Apple iPhone XR reset.

Reset menu iOS

6- Sixth step:

If you do not have an iCloud backup of your Apple iPhone XR data, photos and applications, a notice will appear inviting you to review the iCloud settings. If you want to make a backup copy this is the moment before deleting all the content of the device, otherwise click on “Continue”. The data you have uploaded to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or backup copies that you have in the cloud, such as iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox or One Drive, will not be deleted.

Reset confirmation message iOS

7- Seventh step:

It will ask you for the password of the iPhone XR and if you have activated “Find”, you will also have to enter your iCloud username and password.

Reset iOS

8- Eighth step:

Your device iPhone XR from Apple it will restart and take several minutes to start while restoring the device to its factory state and optimizing the applications pre-installed in the operative system iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.1.

Restart iPhone XR

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Video instructions

If you do NOT know the screen code and if you know the iCloud account of your Apple iPhone XR

1- Turn off your iPhone XR

2- Open iTunes on your computer and connect the iPhone XR to a computer (you must have iTunes installed on your PC or Mac).

3- When you connect it, the Apple logo will appear on your phone, press and hold the center Home button or lower Volume (iPhone 7 or higher) and the power button.

4- In about 10 seconds the screen will turn off.

5- Release the power button but keep pressing the Home button or turn down Volume (iPhone 7 or higher).

6- In about 30 seconds the computer will recognize the iPhone in DFU mode and you can release the Home button or lower Volume (iPhone 7 or higher).

7- Select “Restore” in iTunes on your computer.

8- The latest iOS software version will be downloaded and the device will be formatted.

9- The iPhone will restart after the process, if it had the iCloud account activated, it will request the email and password of iCloud.

If you do NOT know the screen code and you do not know the iCloud account of your Apple iPhone XR

In this case it is best to contact Apple or take it to an official store to verify that you are the owner and restore it.

If you are not the owner, we recommend that you get in touch with him, if you have found it on the street, it is best to take him to the police so that the owner can recover it, it is impossible to restore an iPhone without the iCloud account and if you get may have been blocked by IMEI.

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About the device:

Apple iPhone XR is a mobile/cell phone with dimensions of 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm (5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 in), a weight of 194 grams, , a screen resolution of 6.1 inches, 90.3 cm2 (~79.0% screen-to-body ratio).

It has a processor Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest), a graphics card Apple GPU (4-core graphics), a RAM memory 3 GB and an internal memory of 64 GB/128 GB/256 GB.

The Apple iPhone XR comes from the factory with the iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.1 operating system.

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