What are the best ways to restore phone settings?

asked by Christos m.liontos
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    #1Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to factory settings

    Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to factory settings

    If you are thinking about resetting your iPhone and want to stay sure of making it well, there isn't a better first place to go than Apple Support official website. You will find a quick guide for doing it without risk. 

    Websites

    Free

    Gregory Simpson
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "Glad I found this guide. I was really lost on what to do, but this lead me to the right direction."
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Reset Any Model of iPhone

    [TUTORIAL] How to Reset Any Model of iPhone

    Lifewire is always a good source of information and tutorials. In this article written by Sam Costello, you will find a quick guide for resetting any iPhone model. 

    Articles

    Free

    Rachel Zhang
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "I needed to reset my iPhone because I was going to trade it in and I didn't want personal information left on it. I went to lifewire and looked up How to Reset Any Model of iPhone. This page made it so easy, lifewire is a tutorial website. This article is written by Sam Costello, and he dd a fantastic job. Every step is numbered and easy to follow, this page made it so easy and I appreciate easy sometimes"
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    #3[TUTORIAL] How to factory reset every generation of an iPhone

    [TUTORIAL] How to factory reset every generation of an iPhone

    Digital Trends is an interesting source of information. In this article written by Brandon Widder, you will learn how to factory reset every generation of iPhone you want. You will find a video, images, and text explaining this. 

    Articles

    Free

    Shirley Walker
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "If your iPhone is performing poorly or had a botched update you might want to consider doing a factory reset. This video from Digital Trends will show you how to reset every generation of the iPhone so far."
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    #4EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a professional data recovery software used to backup solutions, partition manager & other PC utilities. It has a partition tool that allows you to erase, format and create a partition for your hard drive or storage data system.

    Software

    Mac, Android, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Sharon Qin
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "As far as I know, this only works on Windows systems and some file systems. For phones, I recommend keeping searching for better solutions."
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    #5Android Settings

    Android Settings

    Android Settings is the first option (and usually the most accurate) for anything you want to change or fix on your Android device. For example, for showing the hidden apps, you just have to go there and tapping ''Show all hidden apps''. 

    Apps

    Maria Welch
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "This is a great tool when you have trouble with your android. It walks you through the steps to get your phone back in business again. I found I had all kinds of bloatware and hidden apps and pics that I was able to get rid of. Now my phone runs smoother and quicker. Well worth the time spent with it. "
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    #6Lookout Security & Antivirus

    Lookout Security & Antivirus

    Lookout Security & Antivirus is a safety solution for mobile phones that helps users increase their security with its antivirus, wifi security connection, breach report, and many other features. It can also help users locate their phone.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Rose Barnes
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "I am not sure that this would be the best alternative for restoring your phone settings, it is more of a virus protection and security program, good at what it does but best for restoring settings, not so much."
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    #7Hard reset iPhone 6S/6s plus, SE, 6/6/plus, 5S, 5C,5, 4S,4 (reset to factory settings)

    Hard reset iPhone 6S/6s plus, SE, 6/6/plus, 5S, 5C,5, 4S,4 (reset to factory settings)

    This video, that you can watch on How to Smartphone's YouTube channel, explains how to hard reset an iPhone. The tutorial provides you with advice to restore settings of iPhone 4, 5 and 6 series.

    Videos

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