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How to Hard Reset your iPhone 5 – A User Guide

Sometimes your phone gets too laggy to be usable and you just want it back to the state when it was new; or you just forgot your password. In the case on an iPhone 5, you hard reset it.

Here’s how you can hard reset your iPhone 5.

DISCLAIMER

You can follow these steps as closely as possible but in the case of further damage to your smartphone: both hardware and software, is solely your responsibility. Backup important data to a separate storage, (external or to the cloud); make sure your device is charged up at least 60% before performing a hard reset.
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CONNECT IPHONE TO ITUNES

  • Before hard resetting your iPhone 5, prepare the following:
    • computer (desktop or a laptop) with iTunes installed in it
    • USB cable
  • Connect your iPhone 5 to the computer while still powered on.

TURN OFF THE IPHONE

  • Turn off your iPhone 5 completely while connected to the computer.

ENTER RECOVERY MODE

  • Press and hold both the HOME and the POWER buttons for 10 seconds.

IMPORTANT: RELEASE BUTTONS

  • If you see the iTunes logo with the lightning connector below it release the POWER button.
  • Continue holding the HOME button until you see a confirmation on your computer that your iPhone was detected in Recovery Mode.
  • Release HOME button when dialogue box for Recovery appears on your computer.

CONFIRM DIALOGUE BOX

  • Confirm the dialogue box that you see on your computer and wait while iTunes restores your iPhone 5.
  • IMPORTANT: Be careful not to disconnect the iPhone while the operation is running. Make sure that the computer is fully charged or plugged in to a backup power source to prevent further damage due to interrupted reformatting.

SET UP YOUR IPHONE

  • When reformatting and resetting was successfully completed, set up your iPhone 5 using SET UP AS NEW IPHONE.

SAFELY REMOVE

  • Safely remove your iPhone 5 from your computer when setup is complete.

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